How can a counselor help with CBT? How do you find one?
If you work with a counselor or a therapist, he or she can
coach you to do CBT methods on your own.
There is no special
license to show that a counselor has trained in CBT. You need to ask about a
counselor's knowledge of CBT.
Try to find two or three counselors
who are licensed by your state. Ask your doctor and family or close friends if
they can recommend someone. Licensed counselors may have a doctorate (a Ph.D.)
in psychology or a master's degree in social work or counseling.
You can call the counselors for a brief phone interview. Ask them if they
have training in CBT and if they use it often.
Pick the counselor
you feel most comfortable with.