Please note that masks are required to enter the health & counseling offices
Meeting with a counselor : Open Clinic Hours
Counseling Service is available to all enrolled Bard Students. If you have worked previously with a counselor, you can contact them directly to schedule your appointment. If you do not already have a counselor, you are welcome to come during any one of our Open Clinic blocks, which are offered Monday through Friday.
On your first visit you will be asked to complete a confidential on-line form. Try to choose a time when you have some flexibility, as Open Clinic is first come first served basis.
If you are not able to attend Open Clinic Hours, you can contact counseling services directly at [email protected].
We look forward to meeting you.
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Meeting with the Bard Psychiatrist
Our office can provide psychiatry services to Bard students who are currently meeting on a regular basis with one of our staff therapists. Please speak with your Bard therapist if you are interested in scheduling a consultation with our psychiatrist. Options for students seeking psychiatry services (who are not currently seeing a Bard therapist) include:
The Counseling Service staff abide by professional standards of confidentiality. We will not provide any information about your health or mental health to family members, faculty and staff, coaches, or employers without your written permission to do so.
Exceptions to the confidentiality standard occur when a student is assessed to be a danger to themselves or others, when records are subpoenaed, or in reporting abuse as required by law. In such cases, you would be informed when possible, and only the necessary information would be released.
If this is an emergency:
If you are having a mental health crisis and are a Bard student living on campus or in the Bard vicinity, please call Bard Security at 845-758-7777 and ask to speak with the counselor on call. You may also call or text the Dutchess County Helpline 24/7 at 845-485-9700. Otherwise, please call 911 or go to your local emergency room.
Are you a young person of color?
Feeling down, stressed, or overwhelmed? Text STEVE to 741741 and a live, trained crisis counselor will respond.
Other emergency resources available wherever you live:
Crisistextline.org: Text HOME to 741741 ULIFELINE: 24/7 call 800-273-TALK (8255) Family of Woodstock Hotline: 24/7 call or text 845-679-2485