Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a subset of cognitive-behavioral therapy tailored to the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In PTSD, clients experience distortions in thoughts and feelings about themselves and their environment, especially those dealing with safety, control, intimacy, trust, and self-esteem. Using CPT, our therapists teach a set of skills that interrupt those distortions.

CPT is effective for anyone with a PTSD diagnosis, particularly for persons who anticipate additional traumatic encounters, like first responders and military personnel. Over the course of weekly sessions, our therapists work with the client to explore the ways trauma may have altered their thoughts, feelings, and actions. Together, client and therapist partner to restructure negative interpretations of events, known as “sticking points,” thereby gaining a healthier perspective on the trauma.

PTSD leads to negative emotions like fear, anxiety, guilt, and anger, all of which can impede recovery. By challenging the negative thoughts behind these emotions, our therapists help clients craft a new narrative on their traumatic experiences, regaining control of their lives.

Speak with a Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Specialist in Newport Beach.

Our highly-trained Newport Beach CPT professionals are ready and able to help you through the process at every turn. To start your journey, contact one of our therapists in Newport Beach that specializes in CPT.

Curry Psychology Group offers CPT in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Santa Anna, Fountain Valley, Lake Forest, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, and all of Orange County. If you have any questions about Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) or are not sure about how to get started, contact us anytime!