Cognitive Processing Therapy

Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a specific type of cognitive behavioral therapy that has been effective in reducing symptoms of PTSD that have developed after experiencing a variety of traumatic events including child abuse, combat, rape and natural disasters.

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I have specialized training and experience in using CPT for recovery from traumatic experiences including combat, first responders, crime survivors, and other traumatic experiences.

— Scott Rheinschmidt, Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio, TX

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a gold standard treatment for PTSD. I have years of experience applying CPT in my work with hundreds of trauma survivors. Cognitive Processing Therapy involves exploration and processing of thoughts and emotions related to traumatic experience and the various ways in which past traumatic experience comes up in the present. Through this process, clients come to better understand their experiences and the context in which they occurred.

— Jarrett Langfitt, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL
 

Attended 2 day intensive training by CPT co-developer Dr. Kathleen Chard. Completed 19 hours of CPT group consultation with Dr. Alexandra Macdonald Pending CPT provider status

— Shawna Williams, Psychotherapist in Austin, TX

CPT is a specific type of cognitive behavioral therapy that has been effective in reducing symptoms of PTSD that have developed after experiencing a variety of traumatic events including child abuse, combat, rape and natural disasters. CPT is generally delivered over 12 sessions and helps patients learn how to challenge and modify unhelpful beliefs related to the trauma. In so doing, the patient creates a new understanding and conceptualization of the traumatic event.

— Ezmir Zepeda, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , TX
 

Identifying and challenging unhelpful thoughts and beliefs regarding trauma can provide a path to more freedom in our lives, and I like that CPT does not require us to relive the traumatic experiences in a drawn-out narrative.

— Holly Love, Licensed Professional Counselor in Aurora, CO
 

Adlin will assist you with stuck thought processes that are associated with stressful experiences from the past. You will be able to confront stuck points in your mindset that are causing emotional suffering and will substitute them with realistic and helpful ways of thinking. During these interventions, you will find freedom from traumatic events and high levels of anxiety, shame, guilt, and fear. You will feel free from the mental imprisonment that makes you scared and out of control.

— Adlin Morales Aguilu, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chandler, AZ

CPT is generally used to treat trauma. It’s very different from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or any other trauma treatment, since it focuses on the messages and stories that have developed as a result of the trauma(s) you’ve experienced. Using CPT, we will work together to identify the thoughts and emotions that have arisen as a result of your experiences, and craft new thoughts and emotions to address the effects of trauma(s).

— Jennifer Kendrick, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisville, KY
 

An evidence-based treatment to help individuals who have experienced trauma change the way they think about and respond to their traumatic experiences.

— Ivy Jones, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in allen, TX

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) targets trauma, especially PTSD. We identify and challenge distorted thoughts in structured sessions, fostering a healthier perspective. Empowering you to manage emotions and regain control, CPT is evidence-based for enhanced well-being.

— Megan Cerney, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
 

Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral therapy found to be effective for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in people who have experienced violence, abuse, natural disasters, or other traumatic events. CPT is short-term, typically conducted over the course of 12 sessions.

— Sarah Smithers, Therapist in Okemos, MI

Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral therapy found to be effective for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in people who have experienced violence, abuse, natural disasters, or other traumatic events. CPT is short-term, typically conducted over the course of 12 sessions.

— Sarah Smithers, Therapist in Okemos, MI
 

Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral therapy found to be effective for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in people who have experienced violence, abuse, natural disasters, or other traumatic events. CPT is short-term, typically conducted over the course of 12 sessions.

— Sarah Smithers, Therapist in Okemos, MI