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10 Warning Signs Of Anorexia

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10 Warning Signs Of Anorexia

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Anorexia is rarely ever solely a body image issue. Most people who suffer from anorexia also suffer from deep emotional issues that are not properly managed with healthy coping skills. Without healthy coping skills, a person with anorexia turns to un[...]

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Diagnosis And Treatment Of Bulimia Nervosa

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Diagnosis And Treatment Of Bulimia Nervosa

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Proper diagnosis of bulimia is a critical component to ensuring that a patient is properly treated. Without proper diagnosis treatment will likely be ineffective. It can sometimes be a challenge to accurately identify a case of bulimia because sympto[...]

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Body Image

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How Bulimia Nervosa Affects Your Life

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Bulimia nervosa is a serious eating disorder that has major consequences on a person’s life. Bulimia nervosa is a condition in which a patient struggles with body image. In effort to cope with the poor body image the patient will engage in comp[...]

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How Bulimia Nervosa Affects The Body

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How Bulimia Nervosa Affects The Body

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder that has serious medical and physical health consequences. A patient who is bulimic will engage in behavior to prevent weight gain. He or she will struggle with self-esteem and self-image. There will be destructi[...]

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How Families Are Affected By A Patient’s Schizophrenia

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How Families Are Affected By A Patient’s Schizophrenia

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It can be difficult to cope with a family member’s diagnosis of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia causes many alarming symptoms. These symptoms cause the patient to act in an unusual manner. It can also cause a patient to become fearful or act errat[...]

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Latest Therapist Worksheets

Life Story Worksheet

Life Story Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When it comes to certain cases, clients may find it difficult to grasp an understanding of the struggles they are going though. Whether dealing with trauma, anger, anxiety, depression or otherwise, it can be a challenge for many clients to understand how they came to become who they are. Sometimes it is not easy to […]

Recognizing Stress-Worksheet

Recognizing Stress Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

The first step to managing stress is learning how to recognize stress. Most people who experience symptoms of stress do not realize that it is a physiological reaction. They also do not realize how often daily occurrences can be triggers for stress. When working with a client who is struggling with stress-related issues, it is […]

Distress Tolerance Skills: ACCEPTS Worksheet

Distress Tolerance Skills: ACCEPTS Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Dialectical behavioral therapy is particularly useful when it comes to teaching a client how to handle distressing or upsetting situations. DBT teaches coping skills for stress tolerance, emotional regulation, and the reduction of mood swings and panic attacks. DBT provides several different tools that help a person learn how to cope with upsetting emotions like […]

Challenging Anxious Thoughts Worksheet

Challenging Anxious Thoughts Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When working toward learning steps to manage anxiety, it is important to learn how to challenge anxious thoughts. Anxious thoughts can stem from anywhere, and can affect a client at any time. Being sure that your client is well-equipped with coping strategies to manage anxious thoughts will have a major impact on how he or […]

Cognitive-Behavioral Model Worksheet

Cognitive-Behavioral Model Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

The Cognitive-Behavioral model is used in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). It is a model used to explain the process of how CBT works and how it is helpful to utilize while in counseling. Often clients struggle to understand the meaning behind concepts in CBT, so it is helpful to have a visual aid that explains the […]