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Why Friends Are Important For Your Well-Being

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Why Friends Are Important For Your Well-Being

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When we think about our friends, we usually do not consider that they are an important aspect of our health. However, it is true: friendships can help us live a healthy lifestyle, both emotionally and physically. Let’s take a look at friendships an[...]

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Mental Health Benefits Of Walking

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Mental Health Benefits Of Walking

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Exercise is one of the best things that you can do for your body. Not only does exercise make you feel better, but it also has major health benefits- both for your physical health and your mental health. Luckily, you do not need to spend tons of mone[...]

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Jean Piaget's 4 Stages of Cognitive Development Explained

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Jean Piaget’s 4 Stages of Cognitive Development Explained

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Jean Piaget was a psychologist who focused on child development. Piaget is arguably most well-known for his theory of cognitive development. Other theories of his time placed importance on environment or biology. Piaget believed that development depe[...]

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Ways To Discover Your Life Purpose

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Ways To Discover Your Life Purpose

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

For some people, achieving their dreams and goals comes quite easily. Other people find it more difficult to understand what their purpose is in life. Some questions that they might ask themselves are: Why am I here? What am I supposed to be doing wi[...]

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Common Traits Of Happy People

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Common Traits Of Happy People

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It would be great if all of us could magically find the secret to being happy. The truth is that happiness is not something that can be found; it is already inside of us, waiting to be cultivated. Happy people have traits in common. They are able to [...]

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Latest Therapist Worksheets

Goodbye Letter Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Grieving can be a very overwhelming and confusing time for a child. Loss and death is a complex concept, and it can be hard for a child to understand what death and loss means, and how the permanence will affect them. It is not uncommon for a child to feel many different feelings, and not […]

Self-Care Assessment Worksheet

Self-Care Assessment Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Practicing proper self-care techniques is a very a important part of mental health. Without self-care, people cannot grow and learn how to cope with the stress of their daily lives. It is particularly important when someone is struggling with mental illness because it teaches skills to maintain good coping strategies and mental wellness. Self-care is […]

Social Anxiety Hierarchy Worksheet

Social Anxiety Hierarchy Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Social anxiety has an effect on how people interact with others. It affects the connections people make with friends and family. Social anxiety can cause a great deal of stress for affected people, and can be really frustrating to manage everyday. Those who seek help with social anxiety aim to learn how to manage their […]

Cognitive Distortions: Filtering Worksheet

Cognitive Distortions: Filtering Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Cognitive distortions are powerful and erroneous thought patterns that significantly affect a client’s ability to perceive and understand an upsetting situation. Filtering is also referred to as focusing on the negative, which can be detrimental to a client’s self-image and ability to think reasonably. It is important for a client to understand how the habit […]

Reflections: Communication Skills For Confrontation Worksheet

Reflections: Communication Skills For Confrontation Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Having healthy communication skills are important, but also challenging to develop. Some people may struggle with articulating their feelings and needs. It is common for a client to struggle with being assertive or understanding what it means to be assertive with your needs. Learning how to reflect on a situation before confronting another person can […]