Here at the coping resource center, we are dedicated to treating our clients with the most effective treatments for our clients. We often get asked why we don't offer EMDR. The short answer is that Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) are actually the gold standard treatments for PTSD and have stronger scientific evidence than EMDR. We want our clients to have the best and we cannot settle for less. For those reasons, we are happy to offer the most effective treatments for trauma and PTSD.
Treating PTSD With Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can cast a long shadow on one's mental well-being, requiring treatment from a qualified PTSD therapist to find relief. At the Coping Resource Center in Houston, Texas, we recognize the importance of addressing PTSD and its debilitating symptoms, which may include:
- Anxiety and depression
- Flashbacks and nightmares
- Avoidance of triggers
- Hypervigilance and heightened reactions
- Emotional numbness and detachment
EMDR therapy is widely considered the popular choice for PTSD treatment. However, the underlying theory behind this method is unfalsifiable, making the results questionable. The Coping Resource Center utilizes a different approach. Our data showcases the superiority of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE) in helping patients find relief from these symptoms.
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT): Restructuring Thoughts, Restoring Lives
CPT is an evidence-based psychotherapy method designed to address the impact of trauma by challenging distorted thoughts related to traumatic experiences. The main three elements of CPT include cognitive restructuring, understanding beliefs, and gradual exposure to trauma-related memories in a controlled environment.
Prolonged Exposure (PE): Confronting Fears, Regaining Control
For those seeking an alternative to EMDR, Prolonged Exposure therapy is a game-changer. This method involves systematically confronting triggers in a safe environment, reducing anxiety over time and allowing for lasting healing.
Why CPT & PE Instead of EMDR Therapy?
Extensive research supports the effectiveness of CPT and PE. CPT and PE together can be used to comprehensively tackle the root cause of PTSD, providing a more holistic approach. And compared to EMDR, CPT and PE allow for more personalized therapeutic journeys, ensuring a more nuanced and effective treatment.
Experience the transformative power of Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure at the Coping Resource Center, where we are dedicated to guiding individuals in Houston toward a brighter, trauma-free future. Get in touch with our compassionate team today to begin your healing journey.