Dr. Barbara Bear

Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychological Services

Frequently Asked Questions


What hours are you available?

My normal business hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-7:00PM.


What insurance plans do you accept?

I accept and file all major health insurance plans with the exception of Medicaid, TriCare or Cigna. Please call your insurance company before your first appointment for authorizations and to determine your deductible or payment portion. The client's payment portion is due at the time of service. If you do not know your portion, I will collect 50% of the fee at the time of service and bill the balance to the client or the responsible parent of the child receiving services.


Do you accept debit-credit cards?

Yes, I accept Visa, Mastercard, Debit cards, and HSA cards.


What if I don't want to use my insurance?

My fees are $150.00 for the first appointment; $120.00 for following appointments; testing fees are $120.00/hour; and fees for career testing and consultation are $120.00/hour.


Do you file Medicare?

No.


Is there someone there who prescribes medication?

No. However, I can refer you to a psychiatrist or primary care physician when medication is indicated.


How long do appointments last?

The initial appointment lasts 75 minutes. Additional sessions are available in 30 minute, 45 minute or 60 minute intervals.


Whom should I contact about billing questions?

If you have any questions about your bill, please contact Christie Ragan at 336.736.6441.


What types or problems do you test for?

Psychological and personality evaluations, career and vocational testing.


What should I expect from psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is not easily described in general statements. It varies on the personalities of the therapist and the patient, as well as the particular problems the patient brings.


What are your professional associations?

APA - American Psychological Association

NCPA - North Carolina Psychological Association

GCPA-Guilford County Psychological Association

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