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 August 2017

Monday through Thursday
9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Phone: 845-758-7433
Fax: 845-758-7437
Email: counselingservice@bard.edu

Let's Talk During L&T 2017

Let's Talk During L&T 2017 Monday through Thursday 4pm-5pm at the Counseling Service, Robbins Annex

Announcements and Updates

Welcome to Bard College Counseling Service. We look forward to meeting you! Here are some of the services we offer:

*Let's Talk Program- free, confidential, walk-in counseling. See below and side bar for details.
*Request an appointment - to schedule a time to meet with a counselor, submit a request from our website.
*Mindfulness Mondays-Every week from 4-5pm, George Ball Lounge in the Campus Center. Come learn and practice some strategies to find calm, be in a quiet, safe space and meet other like-minded students.
*Check our website for groups, workshops, talks during L&T and throughout the year.
*An On-Call counselor is available for emergency and crisis counseling after our office is closed. Follow the instructions below to reach the On-Call counselor.

FOR AFTER HOURS OR WEEKEND EMERGENCIES: please call security at 845-758-7460 or 845-758-7777 and ask for the counselor on duty. You can also call: 
*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