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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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What Affects Your Sleep?

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What Affects Your Sleep?

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A poor night’s sleep is not helpful for starting your day. The mental fog and grumpiness that comes from poor sleep affects you in many ways. Millions of people suffer from poor sleep. It can be hard to live with sleep deprivation. Knowing the caus[...]

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How To Prepare To Confront Someone In A Healthy Way

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How To Prepare To Confront Someone In A Healthy Way

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Confrontation is tough. It is uncomfortable and stressful. Confrontation can cause tension between people, which can affect relationships. For each of these reasons it is normal for a person to try hard to avoid confrontation. The problem with avoidi[...]

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What Causes Anxiety?

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What Causes Anxiety?

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Anxiety is a feeling that everyone will experience regularly in their lives. It is an emotion that can be triggered by several factors. Sometimes it will be triggered by recognizable situations and sometimes it will be triggered by circumstances that[...]

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Latest Therapist Worksheets

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 […]

Assertive Communication Worksheet

Assertive Communication Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A huge part of successfully developing effective communication skills is understanding what it means to be assertive. Assertive communication skills are essential for clients who are learning how to express themselves effectively. When a person is assertive, they are able to make their point and perspective clear. They are able to state their needs and […]

Wheel Of Emotions Worksheet

Wheel Of Emotions Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Emotions can be challenging to understand. It is not uncommon for people to feel different emotions at the same time and not understand why. When people don’t understand what is fueling their emotions or how they are connected they cannot understand what is needed to appropriately manage and take control of their emotions. About This […]

Thoughts, Feelings & Actions Worksheet

Thoughts, Feelings & Actions Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Using methods from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a great way to help children understand and take accountability for their feelings and actions. CBT helps kids understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviors, which can be instrumental in building self-esteem. It also helps with modifying problematic behaviors. Helping a child understand their thoughts, feelings and actions […]