A Message to the Community from Bard Counseling Services Staff
June 1, 2020
We, the Bard Counseling staff, want to add our voices in expressing grief, sorrow and compassion to all those who have been impacted by the race-based tragedies that have been occurring across our nation. These tragedies reflect a longstanding and entrenched history of structural and systemic injustice that we condemn and are dedicated to addressing. We believe that intolerance, hatred and institutional racism have no place in our community or our nation.
While these tragedies can be traumatizing for all of us, we recognize that they may be especially injurious to members of our Black and African-American community. As mental health professionals and members of a diverse and caring college community, we stand in solidarity with the people of color in our community and across the nation.
In addition to the counseling services that our office offers, we are sending a message and a list of resources recently created by Bard student Tatyana Rozetta '21, "Mental Health Resources for Black Folk." Also, "Anti-racism Resources for White People."
With love and solidarity,
The Bard Counseling Staff
|Tamara Telberg |
|Mirelva Colon |
|Dan Sullivan |
COVID-19 Impact on College Student Mental Health
A Letter about COVID-19 and Mental Health from the Director of Counseling Services
Dear Bard Students and the Bard Community:
The Bard Counseling Service is suspending in-person sessions and groups for now but will continue to make counseling services available for all enrolled Bard students through telephone or other remote methods. We understand these are challenging times for everyone and we will be creative and flexible in finding ways to stay connected.
Our mission is to provide high quality mental health services, referrals and educational programming to foster the intellectual, emotional and personal-social development of all students. We are dedicated to meeting the challenges of a complex world responsibly, actively, and imaginatively. We are committed to inclusive excellence and the promotion of social justice. We appreciate and honor the rich diversity of the institution and work with all students with compassion, respect and dignity.
What We Do
We also serve as a referral source for students to regional experts in areas such as psychological testing, eating disorder programs, addiction services, long term therapy and psychiatric services. Our counselors are highly experienced, licensed professionals, each of whom brings specific areas of expertise, experience and passion to our community. We are members of and participate with several College Counseling organizations, including CCNY and AUCCCD, and are a founding member of the Hudson Valley College Counseling Forum. Please contact us via email (email@example.com) or by phone (845-758-7433) should you want to speak with us about our services, or if you have an idea of something that you would like to see offered by our department. To meet with a counselor, see our Appointments page for all our options.