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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.

2016 Fall Counseling Hours:

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

FALL 2016

Thursdays from 5-6pm in the BEOP Office (In the Stone Row Quad)
Fridays from noon-1pm in the Bito Conservatory Building, Room 206 (harp room)

Groups

A full list of support and therapy groups will be offered in the fall, including Bereavement Group, Managing Anxiety and Depression, and a Drug and Alcohol Use Support Group. Dates and locations will be posted here.

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!

Thursdays from 5-6pm in the BEOP Office (In the Stone Row Quad)
Fridays from noon-1pm in the Bito Conservatory Building, Room 206 (harp room)

Announcements and Updates

WELCOME BARD STUDENTS!!
 
LET’S TALK—a Bard Counseling program that offers free, informal, confidential consultations with Bard counselors.
The Let's Talk schedule for Fall Semester:
Thursdays 5-6pm in the BEOP Office (off of Stone Row Quad)
Fridays noon-1pm in the Bito Conservatory Building, Room 206 (the Harp Room)
 
FOR AFTER HOURS OR WEEKEND EMERGENCIES (when classes are in session),  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