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How To Prevent Panic Attacks

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How To Prevent Panic Attacks

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

People who have experienced a panic attack know that they are oppressive. They take a major toll on a person’s day. Panic attacks create physical, mental and emotional reactions that are uncomfortable. Many people may even develop unhealthy strateg[...]

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Warning Signs of Binge Eating Disorder

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Warning Signs Of Binge Eating Disorder

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

There is an alarming increase in the rates of obesity in America and around the world. Currently, we are seeing the highest percentage of overweight Americans in US history. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 39 p[...]

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Types Of Therapy For Anxiety

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Types Of Therapy For Anxiety

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

There are currently millions of people who suffer from anxiety each day. Each person who suffers from anxiety has different symptoms, causes and challenges to face. It can be hard for most people to cope with their symptoms of anxiety. Understanding [...]

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Myths Friends And Families Of Alcoholics Should Know

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Myths Friends And Families Of Alcoholics Should Know

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It can be hard to know that a loved one is suffering from alcoholism. It is not uncommon for loved ones of an alcoholic to be confused or mistaken about what alcoholism is and what it does to the person they love. Families of alcoholics endure a grea[...]

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Mistakes We Make With Sleep And Technology

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Mistakes We Make With Sleep And Technology

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

In today’s world our lives revolve around technology. We depend on technology for many things, and we sometimes do not even realize when it is negatively affecting us. One of the biggest pitfalls those with insomnia and sleep issues face is their i[...]

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Latest Therapist Worksheets

Thinking Errors Worksheet

Thinking Errors Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When teaching your clients cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT) skills, it is important to help them gain an understanding of common thinking errors and how they affect thoughts, feelings and behaviors. When a person has a pattern of negative thinking, it will skew the way they see and understand how they fit into a situation. This will […]

Looking Back, Looking Forward Worksheet

Looking Back, Looking Forward Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It is not uncommon for a person to get stuck on the past, present or future. Each frame of time is important to consider when planning goals or the best way to move forward with life. When a person focus too much on the past they can get stuck because they don’t know how to […]

Cognitive Distortions: Labeling Worksheet

Cognitive Distortions: Labeling Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It is important for clients in therapy to understand how cognitive distortions affect them. Cognitive distortions can affect motivation, perspectives, expectations and self-image. They are powerful, and important to keep in mind when learning how to improve thought patterns in therapy. A cognitive distortion that can be particularly powerful is labeling. Labeling can affect a […]

Protective Factors Worksheet

Protective Factors Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When dealing with a client who is struggling with self-confidence and low self-esteem, it is important to ensure that they are aware of their protective factors. Knowing your own protective factors is important. Protective factors serve as a source of strength, hope and comfort when dealing with a challenge. Sometimes a client is not aware […]

Triggers Worksheet

Triggers Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Being aware of triggers is a critical component to learning how to cope with symptoms of mental illness. A part of a client understanding why they are feeling uncomfortable is understanding what causes the discomfort. Being able to identify triggers helps the client learn how to cope with several different disorders, like anxiety, depression, anger […]