In recent years, teachers have been required to possess high level of expertise, such as acquiring practical teaching skills alongside offering psychoeducational services. In order to develop such expertise, any knowledge acquired need to be put to practice. This study investigated the impact of cognitive counseling on university students who wanted to become teachers. A quantitative test analysis was carried out on free description answers, and an exploratory study was conducted. As a result, it became clear that trainee teachers’ experience of cognitive counseling helped them to think about supporting children in becoming “self-organized learners.” However, little mention was made of the psychological knowledge necessary for cognitive counseling. Further guidance is needed to understand how to apply such knowledge practically.