Cognitive Processing Therapy

At Into the Light, we offer Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), a specialized and evidence-based approach designed to help individuals overcome the impact of traumatic experiences. CPT is a structured therapy that assists individuals in processing and reframing their thoughts and feelings related to trauma, leading to meaningful healing and recovery.

Understanding Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Cognitive processing therapy is a proven therapeutic approach specifically developed to address the aftermath of traumatic experiences, particularly for individuals dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). CPT is grounded in the belief that trauma can alter the way we think about ourselves, others, and the world, and it aims to help individuals reconstruct their understanding and beliefs.

The Benefits of

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Facilitates Healing of Trauma

CPT guides you through the process of healing trauma by helping you understand and reframe distressing thoughts related to the traumatic event.

Empowers You to Restructure Thoughts

Get equipped with tools to challenge and reframe negative thoughts, providing a sense of empowerment and control over your own healing journey.

Enhances Emotional Processing

CPT encourages you to explore and process complex emotions associated with trauma, aiding in emotional regulation and balance.

Improves Problem-Solving Skills

By addressing avoidance and rumination, it enhances your ability to approach challenges and solve problems more effectively.

Strengthens Coping Mechanisms

Learn healthy coping strategies that can be used not only in dealing with trauma but also in managing daily stressors and difficulties.

Promotes Acceptance and Resilience

CPT fosters acceptance of the past and encourages building resilience, empowering you to move forward and create a positive future.

Assists in Reclaiming Personal Beliefs

Examine and reestablish personal beliefs about safety, trust, control, esteem, and intimacy, fostering a sense of security and self-worth.

Provides a Structured Healing Process

Experience a structured framework for healing, providing a clear path for you to navigate through the healing journey.

Reduces Symptoms of PTSD

Research has shown that CPT significantly reduces symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), leading to an improved quality of life.

Encourages Self-Compassion

CPT emphasizes self-compassion and understanding, allowing you to be gentle with yourself during the healing process.

Facilitates Emotional Closure

It supports you in processing and making meaning of the trauma, ultimately assisting in achieving emotional closure and peace.

Promotes Long-Term Well-Being

  • Through its comprehensive approach, CPT aims to equip you with skills that contribute to your long-term mental and emotional well-being, fostering a fulfilling life beyond trauma.
Our Approach to


At Into the Light, we provide CPT in a supportive and empathetic environment. Our approach includes:

Thorough Assessment

Our CPT therapists conduct a comprehensive assessment to understand your unique trauma history, symptoms, and goals for therapy.

Understanding Cognitive Patterns

We help you identify and recognize patterns of distorted or unhelpful thinking that have developed due to trauma.

Challenging Beliefs

With the guidance of our therapists, you’ll learn strategies to challenge and reframe harmful or inaccurate beliefs about yourself and your experiences.

Processing Traumatic Events

CPT involves focused discussions and journaling to process and integrate the traumatic experiences into your narrative in a healthier way.

Skill Building

You’ll acquire practical skills and tools to manage distressing emotions, regulate your responses to triggers, and enhance overall well-being.

Common Issues Addressed with CPT

Cognitive Processing Therapy is particularly effective in addressing trauma-related concerns, including:

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Trauma from combat or military service

Sexual assault or abuse

Childhood trauma and neglect

Survivor guilt

Complex trauma

Other traumatic experiences impacting mental health

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Why Choose Into the Light for CPT

Experienced CPT Therapists

Our team includes licensed therapists with expertise in Cognitive Processing Therapy, ensuring you receive specialized care.

Personalized Treatment

We understand that each person’s trauma journey is unique, and we tailor our CPT approach to address your specific needs and goals.

Evidence-Based Care

CPT is supported by extensive research and is recognized as an effective treatment for trauma-related concerns.


Your privacy is of the highest importance to us. We maintain strict confidentiality in all our interactions and services.

Try Cognitive Processing Therapy with Into the Light

If you are seeking Cognitive Processing Therapy to address trauma-related concerns or if you have questions about our CPT services, please reach out to Into the Light. We are here to provide you with the expert treatment, understanding, and support you need to transform your relationship with traumatic experiences and reclaim your life.

Rediscover a sense of control and well-being as you work through trauma with the support of Cognitive Processing Therapy. Let Into the Light be your partner on your journey to healing and recovery.