Borderline Personality Disorder Worksheets

Latest Borderline Personality Disorder Worksheets For Therapists

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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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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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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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. In turn, it will facilitate how a client will react to a situation. In order to ensure behavior is healthy, appropriate, and promotes mental […]

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Positive Belief Record Worksheet

Positive Belief Record Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A major part of learning how to cope with feelings and emotions in therapy is to understand how negative thoughts affect our thoughts and emotions. When a person is feeling a great deal of negative emotion, like anxiety, depression or anger, that person will also have negative thoughts. A major way to learn how to […]

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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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Your Safe Space Worksheet

Your Safe Space Worksheet

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

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

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

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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Values Clarification Worksheet

Values Clarification Worksheet

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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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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Self-Esteem Journal Worksheet

Self-Esteem Journal Worksheet

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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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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Balancing Negative Thoughts Worksheet

Balancing Negative Thoughts Worksheet

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

It is important for therapists who are trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to teach their patients how to deal with automatic negative thoughts (ANTs). ANTs are huge catalysts for negative behavior like lashing out at others and self-destructive behaviors. If a patient is able to identify and understand how ANTs are able to affect […]

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My Fears And Strengths Worksheet

My Fears And Strengths Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Children find it hard to cope with things they do not understand. There are many people, places and things in the world that scare children, and when children are afraid they feel lost, alone and vulnerable. Children who are fearful have a hard time developing the confidence they need to face their fears, but if […]

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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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Why I Am Grateful Worksheet

Why I Am Grateful Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Sometimes when people suffer from low self-esteem, low confidence, or mood disorders like anxiety and depression it is easy to focus on the negative and forget about the positive that they have in their lives. When patients focus only on the negative it is hard to imagine a happy and positive life that has hope, […]

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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

Weekly mood charts are great ways to track the progress of a patient’s mood regulation exercises. With weekly mood charts the patient is able to record any successful or unsuccessful attempts of managing his or her moods and emotions. It is also very helpful for helping the patient identify his or her triggers and ability […]

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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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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 components like cognitive distortions, automatic negative thoughts, emotions and behavior all contribute to our perceptions, it is important to provide the patient with an automatic thought record (ATR) assignment. An ATR pulls in all of the material to teach the patient how […]

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Cognitive Distortions Worksheet

Cognitive Distortions Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Cognitive distortions, or Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) are important for patients to understand when they are learning to challenge their thoughts and behavior. ANTs are patterns in thinking that typically make someone think in the negative and have negative expectations. This can be detrimental to the patient for many reasons, the biggest being it holds […]

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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, their world, and their future based on what they have learned through life experiences. When a person develops negative, irrational, or maladaptive core beliefs, the […]

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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). ATRs are so useful because they help the patient take a look at himself and reflect on his own reactions to a given situation. This empowers the patient to reflect and identify his own errors and […]

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