Excellence in Psychiatry
Dr. Laura Beard provides comprehensive psychiatric care integrating psychotherapy and medication management according to your needs. She will engage with you at your own pace, whether you are seeking direct answers to specific questions or a healing space for an in depth exploration of your personal history and emotions, or both. Dr. Beard has the experience and expertise to empower you to overcome:
Anxiety Disorders including Panic, OCD and PTSD
Relationship challenges and loss
Impulse control disorders
Overeating, binge eating, bulimia and anorexia
Alcohol and drug use disorders
Premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction
Psychotic disorders including schizophrenia
Dr. Beard is LGBT friendly and warmly welcomes new patients of all religious beliefs and ethnic backgrounds, age 18 and older.
As Dr. Beard's office manager, Ginger's full attention is dedicated to ensuring a smooth scheduling and office visit experience for you. You’ll receive personalized attention in a warm and welcoming setting.
Ginger is here to answer your questions by phone, text or email and to schedule your appointment with Dr. Beard.
Eprescribing is available for all prescriptions, including stimulants.
After your first appointment, you may choose the convenience of Facetime or Skype if you prefer, though in person care is always best.
You may choose to receive appointment reminders by text or phone.
The private pay environment ensures the highest level of confidentiality.
New Patient Evaluation 60 Minutes $350
Individual Therapy 45 Minutes $230
Couples Therapy 45 Minutes $230
Medication Management 20 Minutes $140
Dr. Beard’s Office
5445 La Sierra Drive, Suite 250
Dallas, Texas 75231
Call or Text: 214-691-9090
Monday - Friday 9:00am to 2:30pm
Please email using this form,
or for faster answers, just call or text.
Board Certified in Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Private Practice of Psychiatry
Same location since 2002
Adjunct Research Instructor
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas 2002-2004
Texas A&M University
Doctor of Medicine
Texas Tech University
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Completed residency in psychiatry
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Internship and residency in psychiatry
May I use my insurance when I see Dr. Beard?
Dr. Beard is an out of network psychiatrist. You will pay out of pocket and be given an appointment code to obtain any out of network benefits you may have. If you are eligible, your insurance company will mail your reimbursement check directly to you.
What about Medicare?
Dr. Beard is happy to see patients who have Medicare. She is opted out of Medicare which means you will pay out of pocket and not be eligible for reimbursement from Medicare.
How long will I wait to be seen?
Usually, not at all! Dr. Beard values your time and stays on schedule.
Will I always get my full appointment time?
Yes! As long as you arrive on time. You are encouraged to use your full appointment time.
Does Dr. Beard prescribe refills?
Yes, refills are provided during appointments depending on what medication is prescribed and your current clinical condition.
May I bring my loved one to my appointment with me?
Yes! Dr. Beard is happy to see your loved one along with you. She will also see you alone for part of your appointment, unless it is a couples therapy appointment.
Will Dr. Beard help me with my custody case?
Yes, if you are an established patient who develops custody needs. She does not testify in court or take new patients who are seeking a psychiatrist to testify.
Will Dr. Beard help me get my pet certified as a service animal?
Yes, if a service animal is still needed after completing a course of therapy focused on this issue with Dr. Beard.
Will Dr. Beard help me apply for disability?
May I schedule two therapy appointments back to back?
Laura B. Beard, M.D., P.A.
Board Certified Psychiatrist