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Psychodynamic Approach

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

The psychodynamic approach to therapy derives from the works of Sigmund Freud. Freud used his research on the unconscious mind to develop the psychodynamic approach. The psychodynamic approach applies each of Freud’s theories to therapy. It[...]

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Unconscious Mind

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Sigmund Freud is the creator of the first theory about the unconscious mind. His theory is called psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis focuses on how unconscious drives affect behavior. Freud believed that most conscious thoughts and impulses der[...]

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Defense Mechanisms

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Defense Mechanisms

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Defense mechanisms are methods people use to defend themselves. According to Dr. Sigmund Freud, people use defense mechanisms as a defense against stressful situations. Sigmund Freud is the founder of psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis is a t[...]

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Psychosexual Stages Of Development

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

The psychosexual stages of development is a concept developed by Dr. Sigmund Freud. Freud believed that the development of sexuality began at birth. His theory suggests that children will pass through the 5 stages of psychosexual development.[...]

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Psychoanalysis

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Psychoanalysis is a theory developed by Sigmund Freud. It is a theory that focuses on unconscious drives, and how they fuel personality. The theory focuses on how the unconscious affects human behavior. It indicates sex and aggression as the [...]

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Positive Traits Worksheet

Positive Traits Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Understanding your own positive traits is an important part of building your self-worth and self-esteem. When you do not know your own positive traits, it is hard to feel like you know yourself. You often do not know how to make proper decisions, or how to behave in a healthy way. Your self-worth and moral […]

OCD Exposure Hierarchy Worksheet

OCD Exposure Hierarchy Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an oppressive condition to live with each day. It causes many daily challenges, and can cause a client to feel helpless to ever get better. OCD causes a lot of obsessive thoughts, compulsive behaviors and irrational fears that can be difficult to manage. It creates many challenges as a person tries […]

Anger Diary Worksheet

Anger Diary Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Anger can be difficult to manage. People who suffer from anger management issues often struggle to cope with their anger in a healthy way. They may engage in unhealthy behaviors, like lashing out at others, or taking it out on themselves. It is important to have healthy anger management skills. Without proper anger management skills, […]

ABC Model For REBT Worksheet

ABC Model For REBT Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT) is a form of therapy that can be very effective in helping clients. It offers a means to gain perspective on challenging situations. REBT suggests that the way people understand situations causes them to be reactive. The concept of REBT implies that a situation is neither positive nor negative. A […]

Anger Management Skill Cards Worksheet

Anger Management Skill Cards Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Children often do not understand how to handle their anger in a healthy way. They may act out, shut down, or lash out at others. Anger can be a complicated emotion for children, so ensuring that they understand how to cope with the feeling is important. Children often need guidance for how to communicate their […]

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