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Latest ACT Worksheets For Therapists

Thoughts And Behaviors: Costs And Benefits Worksheet

Thoughts And Behaviors: Costs And Benefits Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

People in therapy often face challenges when they are not in touch with how their thoughts affect their behavior. Without understanding the connection between these two things, clients can struggle to understand how to reflect on themselves to become healthier individuals. Both thoughts and behaviors should be challenged when working to build a healthy lifestyle. […]

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Social Support Worksheet

Social Support Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A strong social support network is an important component of maintaining mental health. Whether suffering from a mental health condition, recovering from addiction, or just managing daily stressors, social support can be a huge resource for managing mental wellness. Sometimes it can be hard to reach out for support, but helping a client know who […]

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Wise Mind Worksheet

Wise Mind Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It can be challenging to have a balanced and healthy perspective on life’s challenges. Clients often struggle to understand how they think and feel, and how their thoughts and feelings can affect a situation. When a client is being negatively impacted by their behavior, it is important to help them take a step back. A […]

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Self-Exploration Sentence Completion Worksheet

Self-Exploration Sentence Completion Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Self-image is an important part of understanding who you are as a person. Many people who seek therapy struggle because they do not have a good relationship with themselves. They do not understand who they are, and that can be for many reasons. Sometimes people are so distracted with who they want to be they […]

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Cycle Of Anxiety Worksheet

Cycle Of Anxiety Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Anxiety is an oppressive emotion for people to feel. People with chronic anxiety tend to suffer from cycles of anxiety, panic and avoidance. It is not uncommon for these people to not realize the cycle of anxiety they fall into, nor how the cycle affects them. In order to learn how to manage anxiety, a […]

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ABC Model For REBT Worksheet

ABC Model For REBT Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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 […]

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Values: Self-Exploration Worksheet

Values: Self-Exploration Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Exploring values can help a great deal in therapy. When a client understands their values, they can gain a better understanding of their goals and what they want from life. They also learn about the type of person they want to be, and how they want to behave. When a person does not have a […]

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Relaxation Techniques Worksheet

Relaxation Techniques Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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 […]

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Simple CBT Model Worksheet

Simple CBT Model Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When used properly, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a very effective form of therapy. CBT helps people work on their problem behavior by providing a means to understand their thoughts and feelings. People often react to stressors quickly, and that can prevent them from thinking things through. CBT teaches a person how to slow down […]

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Introduction To Stress Management Worksheet

Introduction To Stress Management Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Stress is a natural part of life. Everyone experiences stress, and everyone is affected by stress in different ways. It is important to know how to manage stress. When you do not know how to manage your own stress, you face consequences like anxiety, depression and sleep issues. The first step to learning how to […]

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Past Vs. Present Worksheet

Past Vs. Present Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Throughout the course of therapy, it is important for both the therapist and the client to have a concrete understanding of how the client is growing and developing their coping skills. Therapy is more than just talking about feelings. It is about personal growth and learning how to manage thoughts, feelings, coping skills, behaviors and […]

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Thoughts, Feelings & Actions

Thoughts, Feelings & Actions Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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 […]

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Thinking Errors Worksheet

Thinking Errors Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When teaching your clients cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT) skills, it is important to help them gain an understanding of common thinking errors and how they affect thoughts, feelings and behaviors. When a person has a pattern of negative thinking, it will skew the way they see and understand how they fit into a situation. This will […]

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Countering Anxiety Thought Log Worksheet

Countering Anxiety Thought Log Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It is not uncommon for a client to feel like a victim of their own anxiety. Anxiety is a difficult feeling to live with, and it is often chronic for people who seek counseling. Anxiety brings ruminating negative thoughts that can have a major impact on a client’s ability to get through their day. When […]

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Symptoms Of Stress Worksheet

Symptoms Of Stress Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Stress is a natural part of life. It is a part of life that everyone must face and learn how to cope with. Some people are able to manage stress well, while others tend to really struggle to cope. Stress can lead to other issues, like anxiety, depression, motivation issues and relationship issues, so it […]

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What Is Worry? Worksheet

What Is Worry? Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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 […]

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Life Story Worksheet

Life Story Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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 […]

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Recognizing Stress Worksheet

Recognizing Stress Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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 […]

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Challenging Anxious Thoughts Worksheet

Challenging Anxious Thoughts Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When working toward learning steps to manage anxiety, it is important to learn how to challenge anxious thoughts. Anxious thoughts can stem from anywhere, and can affect a client at any time. Being sure that your client is well-equipped with coping strategies to manage anxious thoughts will have a major impact on how he or […]

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Cognitive-Behavioral Model Worksheet

Cognitive-Behavioral Model Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

The Cognitive-Behavioral model is used in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). It is a model used to explain the process of how CBT works and how it is helpful to utilize while in counseling. Often clients struggle to understand the meaning behind concepts in CBT, so it is helpful to have a visual aid that explains the […]

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Self-Esteem Sentence Completion Worksheet

Self-Esteem Sentence Completion Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Building self-esteem is an essential part of child development. Without developing a high self-esteem, a child has a higher risk of struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, body image and many other challenges. These challenges will affect the quality of how the child lives his or her life. In order to be able to develop […]

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Thought Log Worksheet

Thought Log Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Sometimes a client will struggle to overcome racing or ruminating thoughts. These thoughts can be frustrating for a client, and can prevent him or her from staying productive throughout the day. If a client is struggling with racing thoughts, it is important for him or her to learn skills to manage those thoughts. Managing the […]

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Balancing Logic And Feelings Worksheet

Balancing Logic And Feelings Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It is important for clients to have an understanding of where logic meets feelings. These are two opposite elements that play a major role in how a client perceives a situation. They are strong forces that facilitate how a client will react to a situation. In order to ensure behavior is healthy, appropriate, and promotes […]

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Self-Reflection Worksheet

Self-Reflection Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When working with clients on how to modify behavior, it is important to teach how to be self-reflective and aware of his or her behavior in reaction to the people places and things around them. When clients learn how to be self-reflective, they are able to learn how to slow down reactions, think situations through, […]

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Your Safe Space Worksheet

Your Safe Space Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Many of the clients that pass through therapy offices struggle a great deal with feeling safe in their own skin. Whether it is due to a history of trauma, personal insecurities, or just a general suspicion or lack of self-awareness, people often develop symptoms of anxiety and panic when confronted with different challenges. Sometimes, this […]

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How To Create A Mantra Worksheet

How To Create A Mantra Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Creating mantras is a great way to help your client learn how to cope and self-soothe when going about their day-to-day life. A mantra is a saying or phrase that is created and used by a person in times of distress, discomfort, sadness or anger. Mantras derive from meditative practices and have been found to […]

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Mindfulness Meditation Worksheet

Mindfulness Meditation Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When confronted with a difficult situation or an uncomfortable feeling that is not easily resolved, it can be easy to fall into a pattern of ruminating over the discomfort. It creates an urgent need to resolve a situation or find a solution to help you feel better. As we move through life, we learn that […]

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Deep Breathing Worksheet

Deep Breathing Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

We all know that sometimes life can get overwhelming. Whether it is stress at work, home, or from an unexpected circumstance that causes us to feel overwhelmed. Whatever the case, it is important to know how to manage the feelings of stress, anxiety, fatigue, and depressed mood that comes with difficult circumstances. We all have […]

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Positive Steps To Wellbeing Worksheet

Positive Steps To Wellbeing Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

In successful therapeutic processes, there will come a point in which a client needs to learn how to maintain a healthy, positive lifestyle that promotes mental health and wellness. Clients learn a great deal while in therapy, and making sure that the skills they learn is important to ensuring the client’s successful completion. It is […]

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Steps To Challenge Automatic Negative Thoughts Worksheet

Steps To Challenge Automatic Negative Thoughts Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

The way we think is a huge component that contributes to the way we feel, behave and react to situations. People develop habits in thinking. Sometimes those habits are healthy, but often people can develop erroneous patterns of thought that affect the way they perceive the world and their place in it. These thoughts are […]

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Meditate To De-Stress Worksheet

Meditate To De-Stress Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It can be easy to get wrapped up in the moment of a stressful situation and instantly feel overwhelmed and without direction or hopes of finding resolution. When dealing with stress it is important to keep in mind that it will trigger anxiety, and each person reacts to anxiety in different ways. It is important […]

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Values Clarification Worksheet

Values Clarification Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

As therapists, we know that most issues and concerns our clients face are more dynamic and intricate than the client may realize. Many components contribute to presenting issues with our clients, and often there is more than meets the eye. When working with clients on issues like emotional regulation, mood disorders, anxiety, and self-esteem, it […]

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How I Feel Worksheet

How I Feel Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

There are a number or reasons why our clients develop a tendency of stunting their emotional expression. Many grow up in homes where they learn to silence their feelings, some suffer from mood disorders that cause unfamiliar feelings, and some come from traumatic, abusive, or negligent situations that prevent them from being able to understand […]

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Self-Esteem Journal Worksheet

Self-Esteem Journal Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Helping a patient build self-esteem can be a challenging process. Many patients suffer from poor self-esteem, and that poor self-esteem contributes to their presenting concerns. It also will hold patients back from reaching their full therapeutic potential and feeling confident in themselves to make the changes in their lives that will help them improve their […]

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Challenge Your Worries Worksheet

Challenge Your Worries Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

We all know that worrying consumes time and energy, and is a feeling that is often hard to shake. Patients often struggle to cope with worrying, and may not even realize how severely they are affected by their worrying. do not quite understand that they have the power to control how their thoughts affect their […]

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Balancing Negative Thoughts Worksheet

Balancing Negative Thoughts Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Negative thoughts have the potential to control the way people perceive and interpret almost every aspect of their lives. Some may have negative thoughts about themselves, others, or the way of the world. Negative thoughts generate negative feelings, and negative feelings contribute to negative behavior and mood disorders. That is why it is important to […]

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Challenging Negative Thoughts Worksheet

Challenging Negative Thoughts Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Therapists who are trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) find value in teaching their clients how to deal with automatic negative thoughts (ANTs). ANTs are huge catalysts for negative behavior like lashing out at others and self-destructive habits. They also cause negative emotions and hurt feelings that may not be fair to the client. ANTs can […]

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Exploring Values Worksheet

Exploring Values Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A major reason why patients suffer from low self-esteem or emotional issues is a poor sense-of-self. There are many reasons for a person to develop a poor sense-of-self, but one common reason being aware of or understanding the things they value in life. Helping a patient discover what is important to them and their moral […]

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Positive Activities For Behavioral Activation Worksheet

Positive Activities For Behavioral Activation Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When patients suffer from more debilitating emotional issues like depression and severe anxiety it can be difficult for them to keep from falling into bad habits like isolating and cutting off things that bring them joy. Of course this is understandable, as with such mental illnesses it can be difficult for a patient to enjoy […]

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Anticipatory Anxiety Automatic Thought Record Worksheet

Anticipatory Anxiety Automatic Thought Record Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Anticipatory anxiety is a struggle for many people. Often we see things like catastrophizing when people experience anxiety about upcoming events. When it comes to anticipatory anxiety the thought of the worst case scenario is enough to have a patient be overcome with worry, which will sometimes affect performance and their mental and emotional health. […]

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Daily Mood Journal Worksheet

Daily Mood Journal Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Patients often have a pattern of how their mood affects them. Throughout the day there are certain triggers based on responsibilities, encounters, etc. that may cause a patient’s mood to fluctuate. It helps a patient prepare for triggers when they are aware of when and where they are likely to encounter a trigger, along with […]

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Core Beliefs Worksheet

Core Beliefs Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A huge part of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is understanding what core beliefs are and how they affect people. Core beliefs are the perceived conclusions a person makes about themselves, the world, and their future. These conclusions are based on what they have learned through life experiences. The way a person sees each aspect of […]

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