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Cognitive Processing Therapy in West Palm Beach, FL

If you are struggling with PTSD, cognitive processing therapy (CPT) can help. CPT is a highly effective treatment for PTSD that can help you to identify and challenge the negative thoughts and beliefs that are contributing to your symptoms. CPT can also help you to develop coping mechanisms for dealing with PTSD symptoms and triggers. Our therapists are certified clinical trauma specialists with extensive experience in CPT. They are committed to helping you overcome PTSD and live a full and meaningful life.

What Is Cognitive Processing Therapy?

Cognitive processing therapy (CBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that is designed to help overcome symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Trauma occurs due to the negative beliefs that result from the stressful event. CPT helps you identify the negative beliefs that have resulted from your traumatic experiences and reframe them into positive beliefs.

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How Does Cognitive Processing Therapy Work?

CPT works by utilizing the following aspects:

CPT is an effective treatment approach to healing PTSD. CPT has been shown to decrease symptoms and improve quality of life. Our therapists have extensive training in CPT, which means they are effective in helping you identify and reframe your negative beliefs.

How Does Cognitive Processing Therapy Work?

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How Effective is Cognitive Processing Therapy?

CPT is a highly effective therapy for PTSD. According to a research article published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress, “CPT is a highly effective treatment for PTSD, with studies showing that up to 90% of participants experience a significant reduction in symptoms after treatment.”

Research suggests that the benefits of CPT stand the test of time and clients experience benefits and reduction in symptoms after completing treatment. 

Is Cognitive Processing Therapy Evidence-Based?

Yes, CPT is an evidence-based intervention. This means it has been rigorously studied and proven to be effective in reducing PTSD symptoms.

Can Cognitive Processing Therapy Improve Depression?

CPT is a safe and effective treatment for depression. It works similarly to CBT for PTSD by helping you identify negative thoughts and beliefs and reframing them to positive beliefs. In a study of 126 women, researchers found that CPT was more effective than supportive therapy for treating and preventing depression. Another study found that CPT was more effective than other therapies, such as medication for treating PTSD in veterans.

Can Cognitive Processing Therapy Work for Anxiety and OCD?

CPT can help you overcome anxiety by helping you challenge the thoughts that lead to anxious feelings. A randomized controlled trial of CPT for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) found that “79% of participants who received CPT no longer met criteria for GAD after treatment, compared to 29% of participants who received a waitlist control condition.” (Rizvi et al., 2012)

CPT is an effective treatment option for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) because it allows you to see the relationship between your obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. CPT is also an excellent tool to learn coping strategies to help deal with OCD. “A randomized controlled trial of CPT for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) found that 69% of participants who received CPT no longer met criteria for OCD after treatment, compared to 29% of participants who received a supportive therapy control condition.” (Rizvi et al., 2012)

How Does Cognitive Processing Therapy Help for Day-to-Day Life With PTSD?

Not only does CPT alleviate PTSD symptoms, but it also helps you prevent negative effects from future stressful experiences. CPT changes the way you think and perceive day-to-day challenges. CPT gives you the tools to solve problems while remaining grounded and confident.

How Does Cognitive Processing Therapy Affect an Individual?

CPT can help you change your life in many ways including:

CPT is an empowering tool that counselors at the Trauma Therapy Center have used on hundreds of clients to help them overcome PTSD symptoms. 

How Long Does Cognitive Processing Therapy Last?

Generally, CPT therapy takes 12 sessions, however, some people may benefit from more. Talk to your therapist to know what to expect.

How to Get Started With CPT:

To begin CPT, ask your therapist what to expect. They will tell you about the assessment process, which includes your therapist asking you about your history, symptoms, and goals. Then, together, you will create a treatment plan that works towards your specific goals. Your therapist will provide you with psychoeducation on how CPT works. In each session, you will work on identifying your negative beliefs and developing new belief patterns that better serve you.

To schedule an appointment for CPT in West Palm Beach with our empathetic therapists, please contact our office today.

Page Modified on Mar 13, 2024 by Liz Chelak (Trauma Therapist)

The information on this website is to provide a general information. In no way does any of the information provided reflect a definitive treatment advice. It is important to consult a best in class trauma counselor in WPB regarding ANY questions or issues. A thorough evaluation should ALWAYS be performed for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Be sure to call your local trauma therapist, to schedule a assessment.