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

The Drug and Alcohol Use Support Group will be offered from 6-7pm in Hopson Cottage (Admissions Office) on Friday evenings. Contact David at djhyman@gmail.com for more info or just show up.

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
Stop by and talk with a counselor. It's free. It's confidential. No appointment necessary!

​Tuesdays 3-4 pm
Library, 2nd Floor Seminar Room 202 

Thursdays 5-6 pm
BEOP Office (In the Stone Row Quad)

Fridays 12-1 pm
Bito Conservatory Building, Room 206 (harp room)

Announcements and Updates

LET’S TALK—a Bard Counseling program that offers free, informal, confidential consultations 3X each week with Bard counselors; no appointment needed. See side bar for details.

The Drug and Alcohol Use Support Group is being offered on Friday evenings, Hopson Cottage (admissions building) from 6-7pm. Contact djhyman@gmail.com for more info or just show up.
Understanding Self and Others Group forming.  Gain insight and self-awareness, sharpen interpersonal skills, connect with other students. Contact jasuncio@bard.edu if interested. 

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