Your local hospital or university may have a licensed biofeedback practitioner already available. If they do not, you may ask hospital staff if they can refer you to a licensed practitioner in your area. You can do so on your own by first determining which type of biofeedback is best for your needs. This will depend on the condition or symptoms for which you are seeking biofeedback treatment.
If you know the condition for which you are seeking biofeedback, you can begin searching for therapists and practitioners in your area by browsing online. Enter search engine keywords like biofeedback therapy, biofeedback treatment or biofeedback practitioner with your location to narrow down the search to local practitioners. Try combining the type of condition with these phrases and your location to narrow down the search even further, for example, back pain biofeedback therapy in (location name).
In many cases, online search results may provide specialized biofeedback directory websites that allow you to search for practitioners and therapists in your area based on conditions, disorders, qualifications and professions.
If you are not completely certain about the type of condition for which you are seeking biofeedback, you should contact your doctor, physician, therapist or other healthcare professional, and discuss the possibility of biofeedback treatment. They may tell you what type of biofeedback is best for your condition and may be able to refer you to a practitioner or therapist in your area.
When seeking a biofeedback practitioner, you should always consider that many states and countries do not have any set regulations on the practice of biofeedback. This means that people without training or certification may offer biofeedback services and claim to be professionals, and there is no law that prevents them from doing so. In many cases, state or local licensing boards may provide professionals such as doctors and therapists with a biofeedback license without any special requirements for training or experience.
For these reasons, it is important to make sure that your local practitioner is not only trained or experienced in biofeedback, but specializes in treatment for your particular condition, symptom or disorder. One way to determine if your local biofeedback practitioner is qualified is to make sure that they are certified by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). This assures that they have at least met the minimum standards of biofeedback training, knowledge and experience set by BCIA guidelines.