Cognitive Processing Therapy

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The experience of traumatic events can affect the way you view yourself and the world. These experiences may cause you to believe you are to blame for what happened or that the world is a dangerous place. These kinds of thoughts keep you feeling stuck and cause you to miss out on things you used to enjoy.

What Is Cognitive Processing Therapy and How Does it Help?

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a specific type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that has been shown to reduce symptoms related to PTSD. CPT teaches you ways to challenge and modify the unhelpful thoughts and beliefs related to the trauma that keep you feeling stuck. 

With CPT, you will develop a new conceptualization of your experiences which will reduce the negative effects that these events have had on your life to include beliefs related to:

  • Safety
  • Trust
  • Power and Control
  • Esteem
  • Intimacy