CBT and CPT Psychotherapy

What is CBT

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a collaborative, practical, and structured form of psychotherapy to help treat mild to moderate forms of anxiety and/or depression. Our psychotherapists help people develop skills and strategies for becoming and staying healthy. CBT focuses on the problems that come up in day-to-day life. CBT helps people examine how they make sense of what is happening around them and how these perceptions affect the way they feel.

What is CPT?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It’s normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after a traumatic event. But, most people start to feel better after a few weeks or months. Those who have symptoms for longer than a few months, may be suffering from PTSD.

One type of therapy that is strongly recommended for the treatment of PTSD is called Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). CPT is generally delivered over 12 sessions and helps patients learn how to challenge and modify unhelpful beliefs related to the trauma.

Increasing Access to Structured Psychotherapy (IASP)

Chigamik’s CBT and CPT therapy are part of the North Simcoe Muskoka’s Increasing Access to Structured Psychotherapy (IASP) program, funded by the Government of Ontario. The program provides access to CBT in both English and French throughout Simcoe and Muskoka counties. All clients are provided up to 15 sessions per course of treatment. These sessions usually occur weekly and are 50 minutes in length.

How To Book An Appointment

A primary care provider or other regulated health professional must submit a referral on your behalf. Referral forms can be found at www.waypointcentre.ca/programs_and_services/iasp and faxed to 705-549-7330. All services are free and available to everyone in the community. *Eligibility requirements apply. For more information about the Increasing Access to Structured Psychotherapy program, please call 1-877-341-4729 ext. 2883.