Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT): Transform Your Thoughts, Transform Your Life
McDowell Counseling & Associates, LLC offers Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) as a structured therapy approach that helps you restore your sense of self and reclaim your life after a traumatic experience. Whether you have experienced interpersonal violence, abuse, combat exposure, or other traumatic events, CPT can help you manage the emotional impact of trauma and move toward healing.
CPT operates on the assumption that traumatic experiences can alter our thoughts and beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world around us. These thoughts, often negative and inaccurate, can continue to cause distress and hinder our quality of life long after the traumatic event has passed. CPT seeks to identify and challenge these unhelpful thoughts, empowering you through the process of correction and ultimately contributing to your resilience and recovery.
How CPT Works
During a CPT session, our skilled therapists will guide you through a process of exploring your thoughts, beliefs, and emotions about the trauma. Together, we will identify cognitive patterns and distortions that might contribute to continued emotional distress or disrupt your daily functioning. By examining and challenging these patterns, you will start to develop new and more adaptive ways of thinking about the trauma and your life, leading to a greater sense of control and improvement in mood and behavior.
The Benefits of CPT
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) offers a range of benefits for individuals seeking healing from trauma:
Take the first step towards healing and reclaim your life. Contact McDowell Counseling & Associates, LLC today to schedule a CPT session.