Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD

Cognitive Processing Therapy is used to treat PTSD in adults. Learn more about the symptoms of PTSD and how online therapy by video offers easy access to treatment.

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Hi, it’s Michelle at Interface Telehealth. I’m really excited to be asking for your help in spreading the word to current service members, veterans and people who are affiliated with the military. We are looking for potential clients who are currently suffering from symptoms related to traumatic experiences that they had while serving in the military or engaged in activity related to the military. That could be people who either directly experienced traumatic events, or witnessed them, or heard about the details of those events. And are at this time experiencing some symptoms that might be associated with that trauma.

The reason we are looking to screen potential clients with this background is because I am currently participating in on-going training that is being provided by STRONG STAR out of Texas to develop my expertise in Cognitive Processing Therapy, which is an evidence-based treatment that’s recognized in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and traumatic symptoms for military trauma. 

One of the barriers to bringing people in for this treatment is that they may not know what the signs of PTSD or trauma are. And so I just want to do a quick run through. Reactions to trauma can look different in different people. So we’ll be screening for a list of different symptoms that may or may not apply to different people. But some of those symptoms include intrusive thoughts or memories of the event, dreams, flashbacks and having a feeling of distress when those thoughts come to mind. Other symptoms include avoiding things that are reminders of the traumatic event like people, places and conversations; withdrawing from loved ones and other people in general; engaging in reckless behavior; taking risks that you wouldn’t typically take; having a hard time sleeping or a hard time concentrating; and feeling negative emotions like sadness, anger, feelings of guilt and shame that are hard to get rid of; and having a hard time accessing more positive emotions like happiness and love, and joy, satisfaction.

For those who are involved in this treatment, we’ll be providing Cognitive Processing Therapy via telehealth, which is by live video therapy. The participants won’t need to come into an office. They’ll be able to get therapy from the privacy of their own home or wherever they feel most comfortable. And they won’t have to deal with the hassle of traveling or getting to and from appointments. Everything will be by video.

Another benefit of Cognitive Processing Therapy is that it has a start and a finish. So this isn’t a long-term treatment that will be going on indefinitely. It has a projected start and finish that people work through step-by-step.

If you know someone who may benefit from this opportunity, please share this video with them. And let them know that at our website, interface.care, you can schedule a free consultation with us. During the consultations, we’ll be getting more information about the specific symptoms that each person is experiencing and provide them with more information about what this treatment might look like.

Thank you for watching and for helping us to spread the word about this awesome opportunity!

Michelle Smith, LCSW is a psychotherapist and life coach with Interface Telehealth

Interested in learning more? Schedule a free video consultation with Michelle to learn more about our therapy and coaching services!