What is CPT?

Cognitive professing therapy (CPT) is a specific type of therapy that is effective in reducing symtoms of trauma. Helps with challenging beliefs related to trauma.  CPT is endorced by US Dept of Veterants Affairs and Defense as well as the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies.  During CPT the client will be able to connect  the relationship between their thoughts & emotions. I can hep clients who feel “stuck” in how they are thinking or feeling.

According to cptforptsd.com, goals of CPT are:

  • Improve understanding of PTSD
  • Reduce distress about memories of the trauma
  • Decrease emotional numbing and avoidance of trauma reminders
  • Reduce feeings of being tense or on edge
  • Decrease depression, anxiety, guilt or shame
  • Improve day-to-day living
Helpful resources:

  • https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/types/cognitive-processing-therapy
  • https://www.ptsd.va.gov/understand_tx/cognitive_processing.asp
  • https://www.verywellmind.com/cognitive-processing-therapy-2797281

Therapists trained in CPT:

  • Eileen Henry, LPC