ABCT Services

Find a CBT Therapist


ABCT's Find-a-Therapist service gives you access to therapists schooled in cognitive and behavioral techniques.

The therapists listed in Find-a-Therapist are licensed professionals who have met the requirements of membership in ABCT and who have chosen to appear in this directory. Primarily psychologists, psychiatrists, and clinical social workers, the practitioners that participate in this service practice in private practice, clinics, hospitals, and community mental health settings.

We also recommend browsing our Self-Help Book Recommendations. The books included in this directory were chosen for their ability to easily translate CBT strategies and assignments into text that is easily understood by the intended clientele. 

The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) is an interest group of mental health professionals and is not a certifying organization. The Association, therefore, does not make specific referrals, but does make its list of members and specialties available.

ABCT is not a certifying organization and does not make specific referrals. This service does not include and does not intend to confer opinions, ratings, or reviews of participating professionals. ABCT assumes no responsibility with respect to the selection of a therapist and the outcome of the therapy. This list is provided as a public service and includes the names and clinical practice information of ABCT Full Members who choose to participate in this service. The absence of the name of a behavior therapist from this list in no way implies that they are not a competent behavior therapist; it only implies that they do not participate in this particular service.

We would appreciate your dropping us a line to know if our service was helpful to you. Please keep in mind that the listing in the Find A Therapist section makes no representation with respect to the success of your treatment. ABCT assumes no responsibility for the results of your therapy or the associated costs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are you thinking of harming yourself or thinking of suicide?
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Q: I cannot find any CBT therapists available in my area on the Find-a-CBT-Therapist Clinical Directory, how can I find a provider?
A: Not all CBT providers are listed in our Find-a-CBT-Therapist Clinical Directory (although we wish they were!).

We recommend that you contact one or more CBT providers with facilities as close to your desired geographic region as possible. They may be able to help refer you to someone who provides services in your area, since they will be knowledgeable about your region and may know other CBT providers in that region. Another option is to find identify and contact a CBT therapist who specializes in your area of concern, and they may know other specialists in your area. Finally, most teaching hospitals now have training in CBT as part of the curriculum, if there is one in your area.

Q: I am experiencing psychological symptoms, but I don't know what I am suffering from. What should I do?
A: Your CBT provider will help you to understand your symptoms. We also provide Fact Sheets that you can review. Please note that the information is provided as a service only and you should seek the services of a professional for an accurate assessment for any psychological treatment you may be seeking.

Fact Sheets can be found at:

Q: How do I know if I really need psychological treatment?
A: If symptoms regularly interfere with an important part of your life, such as your relationships or your job, this is an indicator that you should consider psychological treatment. Also, if symptoms are regularly distressing or painful for you, this is another indicator that you should consider psychological treatment.

Q: What can I expect from CBT Treatment?
A: Refer to our information here:

Q: I am experiencing many symptoms that are concerning to me. How do I choose which symptoms to address?
A: Your CBT therapist can help you to address multiple areas of concern. In fact, CBT is scientifically-proven to improve many types of psychological symptoms. To choose which symptoms to address first, you and your therapist may discuss which ones are affecting your ability to function the most, or which are causing you the most distress.

Q: Are all of the providers on the Find-a-CBT-Therapist Clinical Directory licensed or certified?
A: ABCT does not license or certify CBT providers, although many providers in our directory are licensed and/or certified in their area of expertise. ABCT does not offer any type of certification or licensing, but members listed in the directory must be licensed in their respective states.

It is important for you, as a potential client, to know how to determine this -- and other important information -- about your potential CBT providers.

ABCT provides information on choosing a CBT therapist, located at:

Q: I do not see my primary concern listed under the specialty dropdown menu. What should I do?
A: We try to provide a comprehensive list of possible provider specialty areas. However, if you do not see your primary concern listed, then there are a few things you can do. The first is to read through the list to see if there is a specialty area that is similar to your concern, if not identical. Second, there may be an umbrella term for your concern. Third, you can contact providers in your area to see if they can help to refer you to someone with the specialty you think will be most helpful to you.

Q: Are the providers listed at the top of the Find-A-CBT-Therapist Clinical Directory more experienced or more highly-rated than other providers?
A: Not necessarily. These providers have simply paid an extra fee for their listing to appear at the top.

Q: What is the best way for me to reach providers?
A: These providers do not work directly at ABCT, so the best way to reach them is via their phone or e-mail contact information.