Cognitive Therapy for Depression: How to Start
If you feel you might be depressed, the first thing to do is call your primary care physician. He or she can probably refer you to a professional therapist or psychiatrist who is knowledgeable about cognitive therapy.
If not, you can find a cognitive therapist in your area by contacting one of the following professional organizations:
Academy of Cognitive Therapy
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
The Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research
Cognitive Therapy for Depression: 5 Questions to Ask Your Provider
Here are questions to ask your provider if you are considering cognitive therapy for depression:
1. Should I take antidepressants if I'm trying cognitive therapy?
2. How do I find a therapist who practices cognitive therapy?
3. Will my health insurance cover cognitive therapy?
4. When can I expect to start feeling better?
5. How will I know cognitive therapy is working for me?