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 Hours Spring 2017

Monday and Wednesday
9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Phone: 845-758-7433
Fax: 845-758-7437
Email: counselingservice@bard.edu

Groups Spring 2017

Managing Anxiety & Depression
Better manage anxiety and depression symptoms with mindfulness, relaxation, and cognitive behavioral skills.
Fridays, 1:30-2:45pm (beginning 3/3/17)
Location: TBD
Contact: Maggie Quirk, mquirk@bard.edu
Understanding Self & Others
Gain insight and self-awareness. Sharpen interpersonal skills. Prevent isolation. Foster growth and development.
Two sections to choose from:
Section 1:
Mondays, 5:15 – 6:45 pm (Feb. 20 – May 1)
Section 2:
Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:45 pm (Feb. 22 – May 3)
 Location: TBD
Contact: John Asuncion, jasuncio@bard.edu
Drug & Alcohol Recovery Support
Peer support for students experiencing difficulties surrounding the use of alcohol and drugs.
 Fridays, 6-7 pm (Feb. 3 – May 19)
Location: Grey Stone Cottage
Contact: David Hyman, djhyman@gmail.com

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 Contact: jasuncio@bard.edu or just show up.
Fridays (beginning 2/10/17), 1:30-2:30 in the Health and Counseling Group Room (enter the Health and Counseling Service)

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 Spring 2017

Let's Talk Spring 2017
Tuesdays 2-3pm in the Library
Thursdays 5-6pm in the BEOP office in the Stone Row Quad
Fridays 12-1pm in the BITO Conservatory Building, second floor


Announcements and Updates

Welcome to Bard College Counseling Services. 

Counseling Service has a number of mental health programs and groups scheduled for Spring 2017; see the sidebar for details. Please check our website as we update frequently.

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