About Me

I have 17 years of clinical experience. I received my undergraduate degree from Duke University in psychology and my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from The California School of Professional Psychology, Bay Area Campus.

My first role as a psychologist was working as a middle school counselor in El Sobrante, California. I then transitioned to working at University campuses and found my passion. I have worked at five Universities across the country in various roles. I worked at the Duke University admissions office as a reader rater of undergraduate applications and has worked as a staff psychologist at the Counseling and Psychological Centers of the University of California, Davis, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Dr. Barbara Bear

Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychological Services

I have also worked as a staff psychologist at the Counseling and Career Center at Johns Hopkins University, and at the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cornerstone Behavioral Medicine conducting therapy with all ages and clinical issues. While working at the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cornerstone Behavioral Medicine, I evaluated children and adolescents for ADHD and Learning Disabilities.

In 2006, I co-founded the Greensboro Center for Disordered Eating with a registered dietician to help treat clients with eating disorders. One of my areas of expertise is with eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and compulsive overeating.

I am an Adjunct Faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership, a global leadership development organization ranked among the world's top 10 providers of executive education by Bloomberg Businessweek and Financial Times. I help employees of organizations across the world gain better leadership skills and conflict resolution skills in the workplace.

My private practice is located in Greensboro where I see mostly adolescents, college students, and women. I am passionate about working with adolescents, college students, and adults, helping them with their interpersonal growth.

In addition to my private psychology practice, I have founded Next Step College Admissions and Career Counseling to further my passion to help high school students find a college that is the “best fit” for them. I also enjoy helping college students find majors and careers that are the “best fit” for them. Also included in this practice is career counseling for adults who are wanting to change careers.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my four children and husband, reading, traveling, and biking.

Dr. Barbara Bear Licensed Counselor in Greensboro North Carolina Specializing in Women's issues