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 Service Hours Citizen Science 2017

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

Let's Talk Spring 2017

Let's Talk Spring 2017
Let's Talk is in recess, but will resume next semester. Stay tuned for new hours and locations for Spring 2017!


Announcements and Updates

Welcome back to all the first year students here for Citizen Science. We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable break, and that you are renewed and refreshed for the up coming semester.

During Cit Sci the Counseling Service is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. As always you can use our online request form to request an appointment. Also as usual for emergencies and crises a counselor is available 24/7. During business hours you can call the counseling office at 845-758-7433. See the last paragraph for After Hours.

Information about various groups for the Spring '17 semester will be forthcoming. Watch the Sidebar.

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