Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD is one of our favorite approaches in trauma recovery. And we’re not alone! Multiple research studies show the significant benefits and improvements in people working to transform their lives after a traumatic event, leading it to be considered a gold standard treatment for trauma recovery. As one of a handful of therapists in NY offering CPT to the community, we can help you get your life back on track with 12 weekly session modules.
In CPT, we work to help you understand and change how you think about your trauma and its aftermath. Our goal is to understand how certain thoughts about your trauma bring on stress and make your symptoms worse.
You will learn how your thoughts about the world and yourself are making you feel afraid or upset. Together, we will help you will learn to replace these thoughts with more accurate and less upsetting ones that can help you feel safer, calmer, and more in control of your life. You will also learn ways to cope with the difficult feelings such as anger, guilt, and fear. CPT also helps you understand that what happened was not your fault.
Not everyone entering therapy for PTSD will have the same goals. Part of our initial sessions will include figuring out specifically what your life would look like once you’ve work through the trauma symptoms.
Be sure to contact us for information on how you can get started living the fulfilling life you deserve and share with any loved ones who might benefit from this empowering therapy model!