CBT Worksheets


Latest CBT Worksheets For Therapists

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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Thoughts, Feelings & Actions Worksheet

Thoughts, Feelings & Actions Worksheet

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

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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Countering Anxiety Thought Log Worksheet

Countering Anxiety Thought Log Worksheet

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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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 […]

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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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Challenging Anxious Thoughts Worksheet

Challenging Anxious Thoughts Worksheet

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

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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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. 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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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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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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CBT For Anxiety Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When teaching a client how to use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for managing anxiety it helps a great deal to provide a visual aid. Clients who suffer from severe or chronic anxiety struggle to maintain control over anxious thoughts and resulting anxious feelings and behavior. It is important to teach clients in CBT treatment to […]

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Challenge Your Worries Worksheet

Challenge Your Worries Worksheet

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

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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What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? Worksheet

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a very popular and effective treatment modality that is used for many different types of cases. Whether the patient has depression, anxiety, borderline personality, low self-esteem, poor impulse control, anger management issues or otherwise, CBT is an excellent form of treatment that provides the patient with tools needed to identify […]

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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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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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Anticipatory Anxiety Automatic Thought Record Worksheet

Anticipatory Anxiety Automatic Thought Record Worksheet

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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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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