Anger Management Worksheets


Latest Anger Management Worksheets For Therapists

Cognitive Restructuring: Decatastrophizing Worksheet

Cognitive Restructuring: Decatastrophizing Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Catastrophizing is a common issue that people face in therapy. It is a term that refers to people feeling anxious because they feel the worst will happen in a challenging situation. Catastrophizing causes people to feel a great deal of anxiety. It often causes people to act irrationally and in a way that worsens the […]

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Simple CBT Model Worksheet

Simple CBT Model Worksheet

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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Countering Negative Thoughts Thought Log Worksheet

Countering Negative Thoughts Thought Log Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Everyone faces challenges. Life is about facing challenges to find resolution and grow from the experience. A huge factor that affects a person’s ability to handle challenges while maintaining inner peace and growth is the way in which they handle their own negative thoughts. It is important to know how to counter your own negative […]

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Cognitive Distortions: The "Shoulds" Worksheet

Cognitive Distortions: The “Shoulds” Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Cognitive distortions (thinking errors) are a huge contributing factor to many people’s mental health issues. Cognitive distortions are erroneous patterns in thinking that lead to negative thoughts, bad feelings and poor behavior. When someone suffers from a cognitive distortion, they are not able to perceive tough situations in a healthy way. That is why it […]

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Cognitive Distortions: Blaming Worksheet

Cognitive Distortions: Blaming Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A huge part of using cognitive behavioral therapy with clients is teaching them about cognitive distortions and how they affect their thoughts, feelings and reactions to upsetting situations. It is not uncommon for a client to turn to cognitive distortions like blaming to avoid taking realistic responsibility for challenges in their lives. In order for […]

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Past Vs. Present Worksheet

Past Vs. Present Worksheet

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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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 […]

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Reflections: Communication Skills For Confrontation Template

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Thinking Errors Worksheet

Thinking Errors Worksheet

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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Cognitive Distortions: Labeling Worksheet

Cognitive Distortions: Labeling Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It is important for clients in therapy to understand how cognitive distortions affect them. Cognitive distortions can affect motivation, perspectives, expectations and self-image. They are powerful, and important to keep in mind when learning how to improve thought patterns in therapy. A cognitive distortion that can be particularly powerful is labeling. Labeling can affect a […]

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Triggers Worksheet

Triggers Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Being aware of triggers is a critical component to learning how to cope with symptoms of mental illness. A part of a client understanding why they are feeling uncomfortable is understanding what causes the discomfort. Being able to identify triggers helps the client learn how to cope with several different disorders, like anxiety, depression, anger […]

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Positive Journal Worksheet

Positive Journal Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Many people who suffer from mental illness struggle to see their daily lives from a healthy perspective. It can be a challenge for most people in therapy to remove the lens of negativity that causes them to feel anxious, depressed or angry. When the balance between positive experiences and negative experiences is weighed toward the […]

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Symptoms Of Stress Worksheet

Symptoms Of Stress Worksheet

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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Anger Stop Sign Worksheet

Anger Stop Sign Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Anger is an emotion that can overwhelm anyone, especially a young child. When a child is not taught proper emotional regulation skills, they can have trouble with learning how to manage their behaviors in reaction to their feelings. This can result in behavioral issues and troubles with communication. Teaching proper anger management skills helps a […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Cognitive-Behavioral Model Worksheet

Cognitive-Behavioral Model Worksheet

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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Relapse Prevention Plan Worksheet

Relapse Prevention Plan Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When in recovery, it is important to have a safety plan. Patients who are in recovery will face many challenges, and most of them will be unexpected. This is why helping our patients be prepared for triggers, cravings and obstacles is critical for recovery. About This Worksheet This is the Relapse Prevention Plan worksheet. This […]

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My Needs Pyramid Worksheet

My Needs Pyramid Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

At some point in a client’s journey, he or she will need to take a step back to evaluate how he or she is managing self-care. It is important for a client to be well-aware of what he or she needs to be able to maintain self-care, and to understand a hierarchy in which the […]

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Therapy Goals Worksheet

Therapy Goals Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It is important to have a list of goals and objectives for the client and therapist to work toward when beginning a new therapeutic relationship. Setting goals creates a foundation that helps the client and therapist stay on track when helping a client feel better. Setting goals also empowers a client to stay on track […]

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Thought Log Worksheet

Thought Log Worksheet

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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Fair Fighting Rules Worksheet

Fair Fighting Rules Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Arguments are never easy, but it is important to know how to effectively argue to keep lines of communication open. Often when people struggle with arguments the point of the argument is lost, which prevents the partners to find resolution. This is why it is important to learn how to effectively argue to find resolution […]

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Gratitude Exercises Worksheet

Gratitude Exercises Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

In recent studies, it has been found that practicing gratitude exercises and positive affirmations have been effective in helping people manage stress, anxiety, depression, and an array of other types of mental health disorders. Teaching a client how to practice gratitude exercises helps him or her learn how to acknowledge and appreciate the good. This […]

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Balancing Logic And Feelings Worksheet

Balancing Logic And Feelings Worksheet

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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How To Talk About Your Feelings For Kids Worksheet

How To Talk About Your Feelings For Kids Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Teaching emotional intelligence skills is important when working with young children. Often children have feelings they may not understand, which makes it difficult for them to express how they are feeling and if they are upset. This struggle can prevent caretakers and parents from being able to understand the child’s needs, and can further complicate […]

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What You See In The Mirror Worksheet

What You See In The Mirror Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It is not uncommon to have a client pass through your doors who has low self-esteem and a poor awareness of who he or she is and how he or she fits into the world. This can cause a great deal of unpleasant feelings and anxiety within a person, as he or she struggles to […]

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How To Create A Mantra Worksheet

How To Create A Mantra Worksheet

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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Recipe For Happiness Worksheet

Recipe For Happiness Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When we are kids, we have a good grasp of what it means to experience those staple emotions: Happy, sad, angry, excited, etc. We learn about emotions slowly, what they mean, and how to manage them. As we develop, our brain expands, and our understanding of emotions and how we feel becomes more complex. For […]

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Mindfulness Meditation Worksheet

Mindfulness Meditation Worksheet

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

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

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

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

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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List Of Emotions Worksheet

List Of Emotions Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Sometimes it can be tough for our clients to know what words to use to express what they are feeling. Feelings and emotions are complex, and can sometimes be uncomfortable and overwhelming. When our clients struggle to articulate their feelings it can be helpful to provide a guide to help navigate them through the words […]

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Building Happiness Worksheet

Building Happiness Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Sometimes clients struggle with learning how to feel happy and fulfilled in their lives. Whether it is due to depression, low self-esteem, or motivation issues, it is not uncommon for clients in therapy to struggle to find traction toward happiness or contentment. These clients will ultimately feel lost and sometimes hopeless in their efforts to […]

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Printable Emotion Faces Worksheet

Printable Emotion Faces Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Sometimes our clients have a hard time expressing how they feel to their therapist and others. There could be several reasons for this, like the client was not brought up to express their emotions, they struggled to relate to how others feel, or they simply struggle to make the connection between feeling and expressing their […]

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How I Feel Worksheet

How I Feel Worksheet

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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DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills DEARMAN Worksheet

DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills DEARMAN Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Interpersonal issues like assertiveness, aggression, and confrontation are often things people struggle to know how to handle. There is a fine line between assertiveness and aggression, hostility, and submission, when dealing with confrontation. Sometimes it can be difficult to know which road to take, whether to be assertive, aggressive or submissive, and the confusion can […]

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Relationship Conflict Resolution DBT Relationship Effectiveness Worksheet

Relationship Conflict Resolution Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When working with patients who struggle with relationship issues and communication issues, it is important to be sure the patient understands the core elements needed in developing relationships. Patients often struggle with building relationships, getting to know people, being open to others, and communicating. When patients struggle with these issues it is important to teach […]

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Distress Tolerance Skills: Radical Acceptance Worksheet

Distress Tolerance Skills: Radical Acceptance Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Many patients will struggle with a major issue that all people are best coming to terms with: we cannot control what happens around us. Wanting to remain in control is a natural thing for people, but it can sometimes be difficult for a patient to understand that they cannot control the environment or a situation, […]

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DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills: FAST Worksheet

DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills: FAST Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

One major cause for stress for patients is understanding how to handle confrontation and interactions with others. Sometimes people struggle with being assertive, controlling their temper, or simply expressing how they are feeling or what they are thinking in a given situation. When patients struggle with such challenges it helps to help them understand social […]

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Behavior Chart Worksheet

Behavior Chart Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When it comes to teaching children proper behavior it helps a great deal to have a reward system in place in which the child can watch his or her progress grow. Such positive reinforcement helps with keeping children motivated to keep growing and working hard to learn good behavior and responsibility. Especially when dealing with […]

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Anger Warning Signs Worksheet

Anger Warning Signs Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It is sometimes difficult for to control anger. Whether it is an isolated situation or a long-term problem , triggers for anger have the potential to cause the affected to react in alarming and sometimes dangerous ways. Those who suffer from anger management issues find it difficult to understand and control their anger. That is […]

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Understanding Emotions For Kids Worksheet

Understanding Emotions For Kids Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Working with children is as challenging as it is rewarding. As we know, children perceive and interpret their world very differently than adults. As children develop they begin to understand their lives and their influence on it in different ways. While they grow their understanding and expression of their emotions become more complex, which makes […]

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Positive Activities For Behavioral Activation Worksheet

Positive Activities For Behavioral Activation Worksheet

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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Positive Experiences Worksheet

Positive Experiences Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When we are confronted with patients who are fixated on the negative it is difficult to break away from the bad and shift focus on the good. Often we will have a patient who does not acknowledge anything besides the negative in his or her life which not only is detrimental to their overall health, […]

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People, Places And Things Worksheet

People, Places And Things Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When starting with recovery from substance use it is so important that the patient be able to identify and understand the people, places and things to avoid. The more a patient learns about sobriety and themselves the more they realize the patterns that people, places and things cause and how detrimental it is to their […]

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Daily Mood Chart Worksheet

Daily Mood Chart Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When we are struggling with understanding our mood and emotions it helps a great deal to use a mood journal to keep track of daily activities, triggers from the day, and how we managed out feelings. Sometimes we get caught up in the day and forget to focus on what we are feeling, which causes […]

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Weekly Mood Chart Worksheet

Weekly Mood Chart Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Many clients seek therapy because they struggle to regulate their mood. They go through mood swings, and feel stressed easily. People who struggle with managing their mood can feel overwhelmed often, and the feeling makes it hard to understand and manage their moods throughout the week. A weekly mood chart is a great tool to […]

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Anger Thermometer Worksheet

Anger Thermometer Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

An important step to understanding your anger is understanding how intense it can become and the situations that make it as intense as it can be. Patients with anger management issues sometimes find it difficult to assess a situation and their reaction to the situation. An anger thermometer is a good way to help patients […]

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Understanding Anger Worksheet

Understanding Anger Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Anger is a difficult feeling to understand and control. When a patient suffers from anger management issues it is easy for them to identify through the feeling and behavior. Of course, holding on to anger is not a healthy habit, so we want to teach our patients a healthier way to handle emotions. In order […]

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Daily Mood Journal Worksheet

Daily Mood Journal Worksheet

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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Challenging Cognitive Distortions Automatic Thought Record Worksheet

Challenging Cognitive Distortions Automatic Thought Record Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

After learning what cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is, how it works, and how com-ponents like cognitive distortions, automatic negative thoughts, emotions and behavior all contribute to our perceptions, it is important to learn how to challenge negative thoughts and cognitive distortions. A great tool to learn how to challenge cognitive dis-tortions is the automatic thought […]

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Cognitive Distortions Worksheet

Cognitive Distortions Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Cognitive distortions (CDs) are important for people to understand when they are learning to challenge their thoughts and behavior. CDs are patterns in thinking that typically make someone think in the negative and have negative expectations. This can be detrimental to the affected person for many reasons, the biggest being it holds them back from […]

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Core Beliefs Worksheet

Core Beliefs Worksheet

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, based on what they have learned through life experiences. The way a person sees each aspect of their world is […]

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Automatic Thought Record Worksheet

Automatic Thought Record Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Arguably the most popular and useful therapeutic exercise for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the automatic thought record (ATR). Automatic thought records are useful because they help the client take a look at themselves and reflect on their own reactions to a given situation. This empowers the client to reflect and identify their own errors […]

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