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What Are Cognitive Distortions?

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What Are Cognitive Distortions?

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Cognitive distortions (CDs) are ways of interpreting situations that make you think in the negative. CDs fuel negative core beliefs about yourself and the world around you. They create a negative self-image and low self-esteem. They can also create p[...]

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20 Communication Tips For Couples

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20 Communication Tips For Couples

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Communication skills are a critical part of a strong relationship. Without good communication, there cannot be good understanding between partners. That is why trust, understanding and growth, all start with communication. Communication must be not o[...]

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5 Minute Mindful Breathing Exercises

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5 Minute Mindful Breathing Exercises

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A powerful method of dealing with the stress of each day is to practice deep breathing exercises. Deep breathing exercises can help relieve any symptoms of stress, including daily stressors, unexpected challenges, or prolonged family and life issues.[...]

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Treatment Options For Agoraphobia

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Treatment Options For Agoraphobia

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Agoraphobia is a condition that causes people to fear leaving their home. People who suffer from agoraphobia suffer from anxiety. They will feel great discomfort in different types of environments. People with agoraphobia suffer from anxiety, and liv[...]

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8 Ways To Rekindle The Romance In Your Relationship

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8 Ways To Rekindle The Romance In Your Relationship

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Even the strongest of relationships hit a romantic slump sometimes. It can happen to anyone, and there can be many different reasons why it happens. Sometimes work, family or unexpected stress can distract us from our relationship. Sometimes the resp[...]

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Latest Therapist Worksheets

When I Am Tempted To Use Worksheet

When I Am Tempted To Use Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When working with clients in recovery from substance abuse it is important for both the counselor and the client to understand where their temptations stem from. Everyone will have different moments of temptation, and it is not uncommon for a client to be confronted with temptation when they least expect it. Temptations are very difficult […]

Reward Coupons Worksheet

Reward Coupons Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A huge part of encouraging a child to continue to engage in good behavior is to provide positive reinforcement. Reinforcement is a powerful tool because it helps a child learn what behaviors will get a positive reaction from the people around them. It helps them to understand consequences and how to behave in a way […]

Relaxation Techniques Worksheet

Relaxation Techniques Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A major part of learning how to cope with stress, anxiety and other mental health disorders is to learn effective relaxation techniques. Relaxation techniques are a critical part of maintaining good mental health. They are needed for different areas of your body, and without them you cannot properly cope with stress, anger and other upsetting […]

Exposure Hierarchy Worksheet

Exposure Hierarchy Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Phobias are a challenging struggle for clients to experience. Working with clients who are trying to overcome irrational or debilitating fears takes a great deal of time and patience. A person who is facing a phobia or fear will work hard to develop the courage to face it head on, and often need guidance and […]

What Is Anger? Worksheet

What Is Anger? Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Just like adults, children can have a hard time controlling their anger. They often do not understand how their anger affects them, and how it affects others. Children can struggle to learn how to process and express negative feelings like anger, so it is important to teach emotional intelligence skills to keep them grounded when […]

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