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5 Coping Strategies For Seasonal Affective Disorder

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5 Coping Strategies For Seasonal Affective Disorder

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is not easy to live with. It can be confusing to suffer from SAD, because it causes mood changes during certain parts of the year. While some people may experience SAD during the summer months, most people who suffer[...]

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Health Effects And Treatment Of Binge Eating Disorder

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Health Effects And Treatment Of Binge Eating Disorder

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

If binge eating disorder is left untreated, it has the potential to have some devastating effects on the patient’s overall health. Binge eating disorder can either stem from or create serious mental health consequences. It will also cause significa[...]

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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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Latest Therapist Worksheets

My Strengths Worksheet

My Strengths Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When a child is suffering from the effects of anxiety, trauma, abuse, or behavioral problems, he or she feels helpless and vulnerable. These feelings can prevent the child from taking action in taking care of themselves when it counts. In order to ensure a child develops the skills needed to become mentally and emotionally strong […]

What Is Worry? Worksheet

What Is Worry? Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Children can have a particularly difficult time communicating how they feel. There could be a few different reasons for this. Whether they are afraid, frustrated, or simply do not understand how to express emotions, the ability to talk about how a child feels is important. An emotion that is especially important to be able to […]

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 […]