Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment with a focus on how our thoughts influence our feelings and behaviors. Clinical trials conducted since the 1960s have shown the efficacy of cognitive and behavioral treatments for many mental health conditions (depression, anxiety, insomnia, psychosis, and substance abuse, to name a few). CBT is intended to be relatively short term and solution-focused. It is based in a collaborative effort between client and therapist, with identifiable, targetable goals. Individuals can learn to identify and change ineffective patterns of thinking that negatively impact their mood and behavior.