What is CPT?

Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a specific type of therapy that is effective in reducing symptoms of trauma. Helps with challenging beliefs related to trauma.  CPT is endorsed by US Dept of Veterans 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 help clients who feel “stuck” in how they are thinking or feeling.

According to cptforptsd.com, the goals of CPT are:

  • Improve understanding of PTSD
  • Reduce distress about memories of the trauma
  • Decrease emotional numbing and avoidance of trauma reminders
  • Reduce feelings 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