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Why Call Us?

Why Call Us?
College is a time of exciting change. For many of us it is the first taste of true independance. The stresses of living away from friends and family and shouldering the responsibilites of adulthood can be a shock for some, while for others it is an exhilaratingly new experience. For most it is likely to be somewhere in between these two extremes with many challenges both large and small. Counseling Services is here to provide support during your time at Bard.

Below is a partial list of issues and concerns that students often bring up during counseling.

OFF-CAMPUS REFERALS.- below are links to lists of off-campus providers and resources.

Counseling Service Hours Fall 2016

Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday through Friday 9am - 5pm
Phone: 845-758-7433
Fax: 845-758-7437
Email: counselingservice@bard.edu

Groups Fall 2016

NEW GROUP FORMING: Books, Body Image, and Behaviors. Please join Bard's nutritionist, Ilyse Simon RDN CDN, for a weekly discussion/support group. We will focus on issues of emotional eating, restrictive eating, body shame, hunger, and metaphor. 
If interested/for more info email: jasuncio@bard.edu or just show up.
Fridays (beginning 11/4/16), 1:30-2:30 in the Health and Counseling Group Room (enter the Health and Counseling Service)

The Drug and Alcohol Use Support Group will be meeting on Fridays in Grey Stone Cottage from 6-7pm. Contact djhyman@gmail.com for more info or just show up. Grey Stone Cottage is located on the road to the library, across from the tennis courts.
 

Understanding Self and Others group forming. Contact John at jasuncio@bard.edu if interested.

Grief Group forming, contact, jasuncio@bard.edu. 

STUDENT LED Support Group for Chronic Illness and Disability meets every Monday evening from 7:30 to 8:30 in Olin 101, and welcomes anyone with mental or physical difficulties. There is no commitment involved, so members can come to whatever number of sessions is convenient for them.

Let's Talk Fall 2016

Let's Talk Fall 2016
Let's Talk is in recess for the remainder of the semester and will resume next semester. If you would like to speak with a counselor you can drop by Counseling Service offices during our Open Clinic Hours listed below.

Nov 28 - Dec 2        2 PM - 3 PM
Dec 5 - Dec 9          2 PM - 4 PM

Stay tuned for new hours and locations for Spring 2017!

 

Announcements and Updates

OPEN CLINIC HOURS 
Bard Open Clinic Hours are times set aside for students to come speak with a Bard counselor, at the Health and Counseling Service office, about any concern they may have, no appointment needed. Just check in at the front desk. Please note: there may be a wait. 

Week of 12/5 Open Clinic Hours 2-4:00 pm MONDAY THRU FRIDAY

ON-GOING DROP IN GROUPS:
Books, Body Image, and Behaviors. Please join Bard's nutritionist, Ilyse Simon RDN CDN, for a weekly discussion/support group. We will focus on issues of emotional eating, restrictive eating, body shame, hunger, and metaphor. For more info email: jasuncio@bard.edu or just show up.
Fridays, 1:30-2:30 in the Health and Counseling Group Room (enter the Health and Counseling Service)

STUDENT/ALUMNI LED The Drug and Alcohol Use Support Group will be meeting on Fridays in Grey Stone Cottage from 6-7pm. Contact djhyman@gmail.com for more info or just show up. Grey Stone Cottage is located on the road to the library, across from the tennis courts.

STUDENT LED Support Group for Chronic Illness and Disability meets every Monday evening from 7:30 to 8:30 in Olin 101, and welcomes anyone with mental or physical difficulties. There is no commitment involved, so members can come to whatever number of sessions is convenient for them.

FOR AFTER HOURS OR WEEKEND EMERGENCIES: please call security at 845-758-7460 or 845-758-7777 and ask for the counselor on duty. If your situation is not an emergency but you want to talk it through with a trained peer anonymously, please call security and ask for the BRAVE Counselor.
You can also call ULIFELINE, the National Mental Health Hotline and speak with a trained local hotline counselor ANYTIME: 
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
 

Issues & Concerns

  • Depression
  • Homesickness
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Dating issues
  • Rape or sexual harassment
  • Alcohol or drugs
  • Eating concerns
  • Academic worries
  • Concern about a roommate or friend
  • Social problems
  • Family problems
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Identity concerns
  • Sexual issues
  • Diversity or cultural concerns