Cognitive Processing (CPT) Therapists in Indianapolis, IN

See all therapists in Indianapolis
Photo of Maggie McGrann, Counselor in Indianapolis, IN
Maggie McGrann
Counselor, LMHC-A, MS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46219
If you or your child are suffering from an OCD or an anxiety disorder, you are not alone. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness and yet most sufferers do not have access to effective treatment. The good news is that if you or your loved one is troubled with unwanted thoughts or worries, physical symptoms due to anxiety, perfectionism, phobias, health fears, or any other anxiety, there is help. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and more specifically exposure therapy has repeatedly shown to be the most effective approach for defeating anxiety and OCD.
If you or your child are suffering from an OCD or an anxiety disorder, you are not alone. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness and yet most sufferers do not have access to effective treatment. The good news is that if you or your loved one is troubled with unwanted thoughts or worries, physical symptoms due to anxiety, perfectionism, phobias, health fears, or any other anxiety, there is help. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and more specifically exposure therapy has repeatedly shown to be the most effective approach for defeating anxiety and OCD.
(317) 854-8292 View (317) 854-8292
Photo of Beverli D Mason, Counselor in Indianapolis, IN
Beverli D Mason
Counselor, MS, MA, LMHCA, LCACA, CSAYC
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Waitlist for new clients
We are living in some very difficult times. At times it's hard to take it all in and find healthy ways to cope. My hope is that I'll be able to join you on your journey of healing by using therapeutic interventions and skill building. I will use a variety of therapeutic interventions (CBT, REBT, DBT) to help you understand how negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are linked. I use TF-CBT and EMDR to work specifically with those who struggle with complex trauma. My areas of specialty are Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking, Addictions, Sexual Abuse or Sexual Maladaptive Behaviors, Mood and Personality Disorders, and Hoarding,
We are living in some very difficult times. At times it's hard to take it all in and find healthy ways to cope. My hope is that I'll be able to join you on your journey of healing by using therapeutic interventions and skill building. I will use a variety of therapeutic interventions (CBT, REBT, DBT) to help you understand how negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are linked. I use TF-CBT and EMDR to work specifically with those who struggle with complex trauma. My areas of specialty are Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking, Addictions, Sexual Abuse or Sexual Maladaptive Behaviors, Mood and Personality Disorders, and Hoarding,
(317) 967-9203 View (317) 967-9203
Photo of Emily Shoemaker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Emily Shoemaker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46240
I am a mental health counselor with experience partnering alongside clients of all ages who hope to achieve a greater sense of wellbeing. I have worked with clients experiencing a broad range of concerns including depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, complex trauma, family/relationship difficulties, and more. Whether you are looking to talk through a current life transition, receive support for ongoing challenges, create healthier relationships, or seek diagnosis and treatment for mental illness- I am committed to creating a safe, healing space for you.
I am a mental health counselor with experience partnering alongside clients of all ages who hope to achieve a greater sense of wellbeing. I have worked with clients experiencing a broad range of concerns including depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, complex trauma, family/relationship difficulties, and more. Whether you are looking to talk through a current life transition, receive support for ongoing challenges, create healthier relationships, or seek diagnosis and treatment for mental illness- I am committed to creating a safe, healing space for you.
(317) 458-9822 View (317) 458-9822
Photo of Miosha 'mya' Williams, Counselor in Indianapolis, IN
Miosha 'mya' Williams
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LMHC) in Indiana with 13 years of professional work experience. I hold a Master's degree in clinical psychology and a doctoral degree in philosophy in psychology. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence.
I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LMHC) in Indiana with 13 years of professional work experience. I hold a Master's degree in clinical psychology and a doctoral degree in philosophy in psychology. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence.
(219) 217-1987 View (219) 217-1987
Photo of Corby Bubp, Psychologist in Indianapolis, IN
Corby Bubp
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Dr. Corby Bubp is a fellowship trained Neuropsychologist and Psychologist. He completed a 2-year Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Indiana University School of Medicine following his Ph.D. and M.A. in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Bubp has completed hundreds of IME/Legal/Forensic, public saftey, FAA, HIMS, brain Injury and Occupational Psych evals across his 25 plus years in the field. He has also been a consultant to several professional/college teams and major public safety departments.
Dr. Corby Bubp is a fellowship trained Neuropsychologist and Psychologist. He completed a 2-year Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Indiana University School of Medicine following his Ph.D. and M.A. in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Bubp has completed hundreds of IME/Legal/Forensic, public saftey, FAA, HIMS, brain Injury and Occupational Psych evals across his 25 plus years in the field. He has also been a consultant to several professional/college teams and major public safety departments.
(317) 676-3169 View (317) 676-3169
Photo of Ethany Michaud, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Ethany Michaud
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Many of my clients have experienced some sort of trauma in their lives. Others are going through life transitions such as relationship difficulties, grief reactions, hopelessness, panic attacks, trouble focusing and other work/life stressors just to name a few. If you identify with any of these and/or are finding it difficult to enjoy life then you have come to the right place. No matter what it is that you are dealing with, we can work together as a team to help you start feeling better! Call or text our office manager at 317-992-1919 to get set up.
Many of my clients have experienced some sort of trauma in their lives. Others are going through life transitions such as relationship difficulties, grief reactions, hopelessness, panic attacks, trouble focusing and other work/life stressors just to name a few. If you identify with any of these and/or are finding it difficult to enjoy life then you have come to the right place. No matter what it is that you are dealing with, we can work together as a team to help you start feeling better! Call or text our office manager at 317-992-1919 to get set up.
(317) 676-9694 View (317) 676-9694
Photo of Thelma Moore, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Thelma Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46203  (Online Only)
At times throughout our lives we may find ourselves feeling lost or confused due to sudden changes, uncertainty, or the inability to move forward. Understanding who and what shaped our lives as well as how those influences continue to impact us is empowering. Therapy is an excellent way to clarify our thoughts and understand our emotions in order to reach a healthy life balance. It can help us move from feeling helpless or hopeless to developing insight, daring, and resilience. The therapeutic process can instill a level of self-confidence and self-awareness inspiring us to become our ideal self.
At times throughout our lives we may find ourselves feeling lost or confused due to sudden changes, uncertainty, or the inability to move forward. Understanding who and what shaped our lives as well as how those influences continue to impact us is empowering. Therapy is an excellent way to clarify our thoughts and understand our emotions in order to reach a healthy life balance. It can help us move from feeling helpless or hopeless to developing insight, daring, and resilience. The therapeutic process can instill a level of self-confidence and self-awareness inspiring us to become our ideal self.
(317) 768-0656 View (317) 768-0656
Photo of Indya Peoples Simpson in Indianapolis, IN
Indya Peoples Simpson
MSW, LCSW
3 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46256
I understand that it takes much strength to seek out assistance when needed. I believe we are not made to live in isolation, and we do best when we are part of a community. By recognizing the events that have formed us in life, we can learn from them and become a better version of ourselves.
I understand that it takes much strength to seek out assistance when needed. I believe we are not made to live in isolation, and we do best when we are part of a community. By recognizing the events that have formed us in life, we can learn from them and become a better version of ourselves.
(317) 497-3520 View (317) 497-3520
Photo of Melissa Ulewicz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Melissa Ulewicz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RBC, CCTP, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46229
I have direct experience working with families, groups, and individuals. I have a passion for Perinatal Mental Health. I enjoy working with individuals who are struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, and Trauma Recovery. All of my therapy sessions are held on a secure online platform. This allows you to have therapy in the comfort of your own space and be able to access therapy from anywhere in Indiana.
I have direct experience working with families, groups, and individuals. I have a passion for Perinatal Mental Health. I enjoy working with individuals who are struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, and Trauma Recovery. All of my therapy sessions are held on a secure online platform. This allows you to have therapy in the comfort of your own space and be able to access therapy from anywhere in Indiana.
(317) 342-0593 View (317) 342-0593
Photo of Misty Hinnefeld, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Misty Hinnefeld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46237
ATTN!: Are you looking for someone well-versed in neurodiversity? With expertise in working with ADHD or Autism? Yay! Your search is over! Working with adults, children and teens who are diagnosed or self-diagnosed with neurodivergence is my LIFE'S calling! From personal experience to professional and educational expertise, let's partner up to change your life. I have extensive experience in working with adults, children and families through heavy emotions, behavioral challenges, school-specific behaviors, trauma, anxiety, and social difficulties.
ATTN!: Are you looking for someone well-versed in neurodiversity? With expertise in working with ADHD or Autism? Yay! Your search is over! Working with adults, children and teens who are diagnosed or self-diagnosed with neurodivergence is my LIFE'S calling! From personal experience to professional and educational expertise, let's partner up to change your life. I have extensive experience in working with adults, children and families through heavy emotions, behavioral challenges, school-specific behaviors, trauma, anxiety, and social difficulties.
(317) 258-4901 View (317) 258-4901
Photo of Sarah Dang, Counselor in Indianapolis, IN
Sarah Dang
Counselor, LMCH, LSC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Do you sometimes feel like you’re not living the life you want? Ever feel like you don’t have a voice or a say in your own life? Maybe spending too much time wondering if you are enough, where you went wrong and why you can’t seem to shake the pressure? These are common experiences that clients I’ve worked with have overcome through my approach. Specifically, I work with those who take on the pressure to be “perfect,” without the grace they deserve as a human who makes mistakes. Sometimes this comes from taking on too much, and for others the pattern comes from experiencing frequent judgment or shaming as a child or young adult.
Do you sometimes feel like you’re not living the life you want? Ever feel like you don’t have a voice or a say in your own life? Maybe spending too much time wondering if you are enough, where you went wrong and why you can’t seem to shake the pressure? These are common experiences that clients I’ve worked with have overcome through my approach. Specifically, I work with those who take on the pressure to be “perfect,” without the grace they deserve as a human who makes mistakes. Sometimes this comes from taking on too much, and for others the pattern comes from experiencing frequent judgment or shaming as a child or young adult.
(317) 801-3737 View (317) 801-3737
Photo of Ciera Brown, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Ciera Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46203  (Online Only)
I am committed to creating a safe and supportive space for your personal growth. With compassion and a client-centered approach, I aim to empower you in overcoming challenges, fostering resilience, and navigating the complexities of life. Together, we can embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing.
I am committed to creating a safe and supportive space for your personal growth. With compassion and a client-centered approach, I aim to empower you in overcoming challenges, fostering resilience, and navigating the complexities of life. Together, we can embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing.
(463) 210-2651 View (463) 210-2651
Photo of Heartland Healing Counseling & Consultation, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Heartland Healing Counseling & Consultation
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46203  (Online Only)
HHC centers LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities, working with motivated individuals to build insight, confront obstacles to well-being, and heal trauma to move toward self-actualization & joy. Our team of therapists represent many identities & theoretical perspectives, and work from queer feminist and family systems frameworks. We value self-determination, holistic health, harm reduction, and disability & racial justice. Relationships are built through collaboration, creativity, and recognition of the environmental & cultural factors that impact client's lives. We currently have a fantastic team of 9 providers!
HHC centers LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities, working with motivated individuals to build insight, confront obstacles to well-being, and heal trauma to move toward self-actualization & joy. Our team of therapists represent many identities & theoretical perspectives, and work from queer feminist and family systems frameworks. We value self-determination, holistic health, harm reduction, and disability & racial justice. Relationships are built through collaboration, creativity, and recognition of the environmental & cultural factors that impact client's lives. We currently have a fantastic team of 9 providers!
(812) 799-2069 View (812) 799-2069
Photo of Michaelangelo McClendon, Counselor in Indianapolis, IN
Michaelangelo McClendon
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46268  (Online Only)
With a passion for helping others, Michaelangelo McClendon, LMHCA has dedicated his career to assisting individuals in overcoming challenges, improving their mental well-being, and achieving personal growth. He believes in creating a safe and supportive therapeutic environment where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences without judgment.
With a passion for helping others, Michaelangelo McClendon, LMHCA has dedicated his career to assisting individuals in overcoming challenges, improving their mental well-being, and achieving personal growth. He believes in creating a safe and supportive therapeutic environment where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences without judgment.
(765) 739-3290 View (765) 739-3290
Photo of Jolynn Ness, Mental Health Counselor in Indianapolis, IN
Jolynn Ness
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240
My ideal client would struggle with diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, or mood-related issues. This client would be self-motivated and have identified goals that are being held back or complicated by their mental health issues. The client would be able to identify areas that are strengths and weaknesses for themselves and would be willing to put forth the effort that is growth and change. Also, this client would be open to new and different suggestions for coping strategies or ways of thinking about difficulties they may experience in order to learn and grow.
My ideal client would struggle with diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, or mood-related issues. This client would be self-motivated and have identified goals that are being held back or complicated by their mental health issues. The client would be able to identify areas that are strengths and weaknesses for themselves and would be willing to put forth the effort that is growth and change. Also, this client would be open to new and different suggestions for coping strategies or ways of thinking about difficulties they may experience in order to learn and grow.
(317) 751-2687 View (317) 751-2687
Photo of Susan Kleinman, Counselor in Indianapolis, IN
Susan Kleinman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240
I provide individualized, person-centered care and create a supportive space where you can explore challenges and cultivate personal growth. My approach infuses strengths-based principles and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to empower you with effective tools for navigating challenging situations and building lasting resilience. Through active listening and open dialogue, we'll work together to reduce symptoms and achieve your desired outcomes. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, a relationship or simply seeking to enhance your well-being, I'm here to help you choose healing, choose growth, and choose well.
I provide individualized, person-centered care and create a supportive space where you can explore challenges and cultivate personal growth. My approach infuses strengths-based principles and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to empower you with effective tools for navigating challenging situations and building lasting resilience. Through active listening and open dialogue, we'll work together to reduce symptoms and achieve your desired outcomes. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, a relationship or simply seeking to enhance your well-being, I'm here to help you choose healing, choose growth, and choose well.
(317) 296-4855 View (317) 296-4855
Photo of Thania Hernandez, Pre-Licensed Professional in Indianapolis, IN
Thania Hernandez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46204  (Online Only)
If you find yourself going through a difficult time in your life, don't let it stop you in your life. Find peace, love, and joy in life no matter what you're struggling with. Accepting this hard moment in life will help you achieve empowerment. I’m here to support you through this process.
If you find yourself going through a difficult time in your life, don't let it stop you in your life. Find peace, love, and joy in life no matter what you're struggling with. Accepting this hard moment in life will help you achieve empowerment. I’m here to support you through this process.
(463) 219-2362 View (463) 219-2362
Photo of Kimtoiya O Sam, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Indianapolis, IN
Kimtoiya O Sam
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCAC, CADACIV, MATS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46236
I am passionate about helping people achieve their highest potential. I believe that everyone has value and the capacity to transform their lives. It would be a pleasure to work alongside you to achieve your goals. I am compassionate, empathetic and down to earth.
I am passionate about helping people achieve their highest potential. I believe that everyone has value and the capacity to transform their lives. It would be a pleasure to work alongside you to achieve your goals. I am compassionate, empathetic and down to earth.
(317) 978-2659 View (317) 978-2659
Photo of Earthly Expression, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Earthly Expression
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46236  (Online Only)
You have been searching for counseling which means you are searching for a way to address some issues you have already identified are there. You have taken the first step and you should feel proud of yourself for being here! I have been in the field of social work for over 20 years and I hold a license as a LCSW. I work from a strengths-based, solutions-focused, client-centered approach. Meaning that I firmly believe in the capacity for individuals to solve their own problems - they just may need a little push and direction in seeing the goals and how to obtain them.
You have been searching for counseling which means you are searching for a way to address some issues you have already identified are there. You have taken the first step and you should feel proud of yourself for being here! I have been in the field of social work for over 20 years and I hold a license as a LCSW. I work from a strengths-based, solutions-focused, client-centered approach. Meaning that I firmly believe in the capacity for individuals to solve their own problems - they just may need a little push and direction in seeing the goals and how to obtain them.
(463) 300-5690 View (463) 300-5690
Photo of Brendan Conn, Counselor in Indianapolis, IN
Brendan Conn
Counselor, MS, LMHCA, NCC
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46202  (Online Only)
There is no "ideal client" in my eyes. I think the most important part of this experience is finding the right therapeutic relationship. If your needs fall into one of my specialties, great. If not, that is okay too. Feel free to reach out and we can chat about what you are wanting out of services and I promise to be transparent if I think we would be a good fit. My goal is not to find the "ideal client" but instead help in any way that I can. If that means finding someone else, I am good with that and will help you find someone that would benefit you more than myself.
There is no "ideal client" in my eyes. I think the most important part of this experience is finding the right therapeutic relationship. If your needs fall into one of my specialties, great. If not, that is okay too. Feel free to reach out and we can chat about what you are wanting out of services and I promise to be transparent if I think we would be a good fit. My goal is not to find the "ideal client" but instead help in any way that I can. If that means finding someone else, I am good with that and will help you find someone that would benefit you more than myself.
(317) 978-4507 View (317) 978-4507

See more therapy options for Indianapolis


Cognitive Processing (CPT) Therapists

How does cognitive processing therapy work?

A CPT therapist helps a client evaluate their thoughts about the trauma they experienced, focusing on maladaptive or self-blaming thoughts that can exacerbate symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, or depression. The therapist will work with a client to help them learn to challenge such thoughts and consider different perspectives. The therapist is also likely to ask a client to work on these techniques at home between meetings, such as writing an account of their trauma that can be read aloud during a future session.

What is cognitive processing therapy for PTSD?

Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy primarily used in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to treat individuals who experienced abuse or violence, who survived natural disasters, who were first responders to such incidents, or who otherwise experienced trauma.

How long does cognitive processing therapy last?

CPT is a short-term therapy. Whether conducted one-on-one or in a group, a complete set of CPT sessions typically includes 12 weekly sessions, along with tasks for clients to complete at home, although this can vary depending on a client’s needs or a therapist’s particular treatment plan. Sessions typically last 60 or 90 minutes.

How effective is cognitive processing therapy?

A large body of research supports the use of CPT to treat people experiencing PTSD, finding it to be effective among different age groups, either in one-on-one therapy sessions or in a group therapy environment. Research suggests that although the initial sessions may be difficult, clients tend to begin to feel positive progress after the first few sessions, and that the benefits tend to last well after the therapy ends.