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You have the ability to regain trust in yourself and others.

CPT for adults in GA & FL

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a therapeutic technique that is used to help you process and work through trauma. CPT utilizes worksheets, writing, and talking to help you process trauma and challenge negative thoughts.

CPT can help in several ways, including:

  • Resolving trauma-related issues

  • Decreasing guilt, shame, and self-blame

  • Improving relationships

  • Teaching you how to change your own thought processes

Overall, CPT can be an effective therapeutic technique if you have experienced trauma and are struggling with its emotional and psychological effects. By working with a trained CPT therapist, you can work through your trauma in a safe and supportive environment and begin to heal and move forward in your life.

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CPT can help you change your thoughts about your traumas so they don't control you.

Are you ready to let go of guilt, shame, and negative self-talk and reconnect with yourself and others?

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a form of psychotherapy that helps you recover from traumatic events or experiences. CPT is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and focuses on identifying and challenging negative thoughts related to the trauma to decrease trauma symptoms and increase resiliency. CPT specifically targets five areas often impacted by trauma: safety, trust, power/control, esteem, and intimacy.

CPT is a regimented, twelve-session modality that can be used to target one specific trauma or multiple traumas. It is most recommended if you have an overwhelming amount of negative thoughts related to your trauma, which can impact the five themes mentioned above and how you think about those themes in relation to yourself, others, and the world. Over the course of the twelve sessions, you will learn how to challenge your own thoughts without needing the assistance of a therapist, which will provide you with an increased sense of agency and confidence. I will help you learn to identify negative cognitions and utilize worksheets to challenge these thoughts and replace them with more adaptive ways of thinking.

As you move through CPT, you may experience a reduction in symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and flashbacks related to your trauma. You may also feel a greater sense of control over your thoughts and emotions, and develop a more positive self-image.

It's important to note that CPT is a regimented process that occurs over the course of twelve sessions and is not a quick fix. Progress may seem somewhat slow at first as we lay the foundations of this therapy, but persistence will allow you to reap the full benefits of this modality.

CPT can help you...

  • Overcome trauma and PTSD symptoms

  • Increase feelings of safety and trust

  • Let go of shame, guilt, and self-blame

  • Improve your self-esteem and self-agency

  • Reconnect with others and yourself

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Frequently Asked Questions About CPT
  • What is your pricing?
    15-Minute Consultation - Free Initial/Intake Session - $150/50 min Individual Therapy Session - $135/50 min Cancellations require at least 24 hours' notice or you will be charged the full session fee.
  • Where are you located?
    My office is located at 99 Weatherstone Drive, Suite 950 in Woodstock, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta, but I am licensed to practice virtually across both Georgia and Florida.
  • With what populations do you work?
    I work with individuals aged 18+ and specialize in the treatment of trauma and personality disorders. If I feel your presenting problems are outside of my scope of practice, I will suggest that you see a different clinician who can better meet your needs.
  • How do I know if I need therapy?
    You may benefit from therapy if you feel your quality of life has been affected by trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem issues, or stress. You may come to this conclusion on your own or someone close to you may have brought it to your attention. In some cases, you may have only realized there was an issue after having an adverse experience or being referred to therapy by a physician. Sometimes you may not even know what is affecting you, but just know that you don't feel like yourself anymore. If this is the case, we can work together to find out what might be causing the symptoms you've been experiencing and how to manage them. I believe therapy can be of use to anyone, regardless of what issues they're dealing with, as long as they are willing to put in the hard work necessary to make progress.
  • How does online therapy work?
    Online therapy is very similar to in-person therapy, however instead of meeting in the office we meet in a virtual setting, via a link sent to you prior to your first appointment session. Online therapy is a great option if you like convenience, flexibility, and the comfort of being in your own space during sessions.
  • What can I expect from therapy?
    The first session mainly consists of getting to know one another and building trust. I'll have some paperwork for you to complete prior to your first session and then we'll complete an intake assessment in session. This is comprised of discussing your goals for therapy and areas of your history that you're comfortable sharing. You will also be able to ask me any questions you may have and we will discuss a preliminary treatment plan for how to meet your therapy goals. Not every therapist is right for every person, so this first session provides us with an opportunity to determine if we're a good fit to work together moving forward. We may be able to determine a therapy modality to utilize moving forward in the first session or it may take a few sessions to determine which modality is the best fit for your needs. As we move forward in therapy, we will check in on your goals and treatment plan to make sure we're making the progress you want to see. If not, we can adjust our approach as many times as needed to find what works. I will ask you for feedback on whether you feel there is anything I could do differently to help you achieve your goals and will incorporate your feedback to the best of my ability. We will work at your pace to meet your goals, but I will provide you with encouragement to push yourself in the therapeutic process. True progress in therapy occurs when you are able to remain in the zone in which you are both uncomfortable and still emotionally/psychologically safe. Although I will encourage you to venture into this zone, you always retain the right to decline discussing certain issues or processing certain memories. As it starts to feel that therapy is less necessary for you due to your symptoms decreasing or being more well-managed and that you have processed what you needed to process, we will begin to discuss terminating therapy. This period will focus more on reflecting on your progress and preparing you for the future. Please know that if therapy is terminated but you find that you need to resume therapy in the future, you are always welcome to return as a client.
  • How long will I need to be in therapy?
    This is dependent on each individual person and is influenced by factors such as history, goals, and life circumstances. I trust and empower you to recognize your needs in therapy and provide me with feedback. We will regularly check in to see how you’re feeling about your progress and the work we’re doing together and to determine if changes need to be made to your treatment plan.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    I accept private pay as well as Aetna, Optum, United Healthcare, and most of their partner insurances in both Georgia and Florida. I am considered an out-of-network provider with many insurances, meaning I don’t accept payments from those insurance companies directly. However, you may contact your insurance provider to see if you have out-of-network coverage, as some insurance plans may reimburse your out-of-pocket costs.
  • What if I have out-of-network benefits?
    If you have out-of-network coverage, I can provide you with a superbill for you to submit to your insurance provider so you can possibly receive reimbursement. Please note that reimbursement by your insurance company is not guaranteed and you may need to cover some or all of the charges out-of-pocket.
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