Longy School of Music of Bard College Partners with META Teletherapy to Provide Mental Wellness and Counseling Services to Students

Longy School of Music of Bard College, a degree-granting conservatory in Cambridge, MA with an additional campus in Los Angeles, CA, is the latest institution to partner with META Teletherapy, the leading mental health marketplace for higher education institutions, to provide private counseling services to their students.

Students can download the META app for free. While in the META app, Longy School of Music students can use META’s Uber-like mobile app to connect with licensed and vetted mental health providers of their choice. Students can chose their own META counselor based on their preferences for gender, therapy style, ethnicity, language and more.

Longy School of Music of Bard College supports a culturally diverse demographic of students with a mix of international and non-traditional students. META counselors have been treating students dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression, either pre-existing, caused by, or exacerbated by both the pandemic and rises racial and political tension.

Students download the META app, choose a counselor, and receive chat, video, or voice counseling through the privacy and convenience of their smartphones. The app presents available online counselors for immediate connection, or students can leave a chat or voice message to schedule a future session.

By partnering with META, Longy School of Music receives a robust mental health outreach program, complete with self-service content directed at students and an ongoing awareness campaign encouraging students to take care of their emotional and mental well-being.

About Longy School of Music: Longy School of Music of Bard College was founded in 1915 as Longy School of Music by renowned oboist Georges Longy. A degree-granting Conservatory and school of Preparatory and Continuing Studies, Longy is located in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Longy is led by Karen Zorn, who became the School’s 10th President in 2007. The school serves 225 undergraduate and graduate students from 37 states and 21 countries, and nearly 1,000 children and adults from the Greater Boston area. For all students, Longy provides a distinguished faculty that promotes profound musical understanding and technical mastery, encourages growth of imagination, and fosters inquiry about the role of music and the musician in the larger world. With a curriculum rooted in the traditions of Western music, Longy’s mission is to prepare musicians to make a difference in the world. https://longy.edu/