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.

Summer Hours

Counseling services are available by appointment on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for students enrolled in eligible summer programs. Please use the link below to request an appointment.

Let's Talk

This program is in recess for the summer, and will resume in Fall 2017. Check here for times and hours.

Announcements and Updates

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

Welcome to Bard College Counseling Services. We are available to support students in a variety of ways throughout the school year.

Counseling for Summer Students - A counselor will be available by appointment for students enrolled in eligible summer programs. To request an appointment please use the link in the sidebar.

An On-Call counselor is available for emergency and crisis counseling. 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 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