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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 independence. The stresses of living away from friends and family and shouldering the responsibilities 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, beginning January 8, 2018

Monday through Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Phone: 845-758-7433
Fax: 845-758-7437

Let's Talk During 2018

Let's Talk During 2018 Spring 2018 hours are as follows:
Mondays 3-4pm, Kappa House
Wednesdays 12-1pm, Library, 2nd floor Room 202
Fridays 12-1pm, Bito Conservatory, Room 206

Announcements and Updates

Let's Talk Program - free, confidential, walk-in counseling resumes. For more info about Let's Talk see side bar.

Also watch the sidebar for updates on our groups for Spring 2018

WHEN CLASSES ARE IN SESSION, 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 you, or someone you know is experiencing a crisis anytime please contact: 
* - Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the US, anytime, about any type of crisis.
*ULIFELINE, the National Mental Health Hotline 24/7: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
*Dutchess County Helpline Call or Text 24/7: 845-485-9700 
*Family of Woodstock Hotline Call or Text 24/7: 845-679-2485

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