Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
A goal-oriented treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. It is used to help treat a wide range of issues in a person’s life from sleeping difficulties, relationship problems, drug and alcohol abuse, or anxiety and depression.
At the heart of CBT is an assumption that a person's mood is directly related to his or her patterns of thought. Negative, dysfunctional thinking affects a person's mood, sense of self, behavior, and even physical state. The goal of cognitive behavioral therapy is to help a person learn to recognize negative patterns of thought, evaluate their validity, and replace them with healthier ways of thinking.
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
A treatment protocol that has been found effective for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other corollary symptoms following traumatic events. It focuses on how the traumatic event is construed and coped with by a person who is trying to regain a sense of mastery and control in his or her life. CPT teaches you how to evaluate and change the upsetting thoughts you have had since your trauma. By changing your thoughts, you can change how you feel.