Codependency Worksheets


Latest Codependency Worksheets For Therapists

Reflective Listening Worksheet

Reflective Listening Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Listening skills are important to have, but not everyone is taught effective methods of listening to others. To listen does not mean to formulate a response, it means to understand the points and perspective of another. We all get eager to respond to things we are listening to at times, but it is often more […]

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Stages Of Change Worksheet

Stages Of Change Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Change takes time. Change can be challenging for people to accomplish, and it is often something that people resist. Change is scary, but can also be exciting, healthy, and liberating. Some changes cause pain while others cause relief. Whatever the need is for change, it can be difficult for a client to facilitate change in […]

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Cognitive Distortions: Personalization Worksheet

Cognitive Distortions: Personalization Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Learning about cognitive distortions can be helpful for a person in therapy. A cognitive distortion is a pattern of unhealthy thinking. When a person thinks through cognitive distortions, they are not able to see a situation clearly. This can impact their judgment and how they view themselves and the world around them. A cognitive distortion […]

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Cognitive Distortions: Emotional Reasoning Worksheet

Cognitive Distortions: Emotional Reasoning Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Emotional reasoning can be a major barrier in a client’s progress in therapy. When a client uses emotional reasoning to understand the world around them, they develop a poor self-image and distrust for people around them. Emotional reasoning can cause a client to have unrealistic expectations and misunderstand the reality of the challenging situations they […]

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Cognitive Restructuring: Thoughts On Trial Worksheet

Cognitive Restructuring: Thoughts On Trial Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Negative thoughts can have a significant impact on how we feel and how we react to challenging situations. They can cause us to act out of character, and get down on ourselves for reasons that are not fair to us. When we give in to our negative thoughts, we set ourselves up for feeling anxious, […]

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Relationship Building: Shared Qualities

Relationship Building: Shared Qualities Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Relationships can be challenging. In any relationship, there are points of strength and points of struggle. In the more challenging times, it is important to be able to work as a team. The goal of resolving problems in a relationship is finding resolution, not winning an argument. To be a strong team, each partner must […]

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Cognitive Restructuring: Socratic Questioning Worksheet

Cognitive Restructuring: Socratic Questioning Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It is important to teach clients how to challenge their negative thoughts. Negative thoughts lead to negative self-talk, which can affect a client’s self-esteem. It can also affect how they relate to people around them, and have a negative effect on their ability to build relationships with others. Cognitive restructuring is a process that involves […]

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Relationship Growth Activity Worksheet

Relationship Growth Activity Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Relationships can be challenging at times. There are many obstacles a couple faces throughout the course of their partnership. It is not uncommon for a couple to fall out of sync with each other. Whether it is dishonesty, unfaithfulness, or just troubles with managing work and family, every long-term couple will face its trials. Every […]

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Cognitive Distortions: Mind Reading Worksheet

Cognitive Distortions: Mind Reading Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Cognitive distortions are a major source of mental and emotional strain on a person’s day-to-day life. Everyone struggles with cognitive distortions sometimes. They are natural patterns that our brain develops to understand how the world affects us. The challenge with cognitive distortions is they warp the way we see the world and how it relates […]

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Positive Traits Worksheet

Positive Traits Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Understanding your own positive traits is an important part of building your self-worth and self-esteem. When you do not know your own positive traits, it is hard to feel like you know yourself. You often do not know how to make proper decisions, or how to behave in a healthy way. Your self-worth and moral […]

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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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Boundaries Exploration Worksheet

Boundaries Exploration Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A huge part of having a healthy lifestyle is having proper boundaries with yourself and the people in your life. Boundaries promote healthy relationships with others and a good sense of self-esteem. They are very important, but can sometimes be difficult to maintain. Everyone’s boundaries are different. Each person has their own unique needs and […]

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My Partner's Qualities Worksheet

My Partner’s Qualities Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A huge part of being able to build a strong relationship is to know how to acknowledge your partner’s qualities, and be able to articulate why the qualities are important to you. Building a strong foundation takes time, dedication and patience. Couples need to learn how to communicate, compromise, and express appreciation for one another. […]

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Relationship Gratitude Tips Worksheet

Relationship Gratitude Tips Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Relationships can be tough, but a couple that is motivated for change and attends couples counseling has a lot of room for growth. It is not uncommon for a couple to struggle with a number of issues. Sometimes an issue that a couple can face is remembering to express gratitude for their loved one. Feeling […]

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Social Anxiety Hierarchy Worksheet

Social Anxiety Hierarchy Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Social anxiety has an effect on how people interact with others. It affects the connections people make with friends and family. Social anxiety can cause a great deal of stress for affected people, and can be really frustrating to manage everyday. Those who seek help with social anxiety aim to learn how to manage their […]

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Reflections: Communication Skills For Confrontation Template

Reflections: Communication Skills For Confrontation Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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 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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Protective Factors Worksheet

Protective Factors Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When dealing with a client who is struggling with self-confidence and low self-esteem, it is important to ensure that they are aware of their protective factors. Knowing your own protective factors is important. Protective factors serve as a source of strength, hope and comfort when dealing with a challenge. Sometimes a client is not aware […]

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My Strengths Worksheet

My Strengths Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When a child is suffering from the effects of anxiety, trauma, abuse, or behavioral problems, he or she feels helpless and vulnerable. These feelings can prevent the child from taking action in taking care of themselves when it counts. In order to ensure a child develops the skills needed to become mentally and emotionally strong […]

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Distress Tolerance Skills: ACCEPTS Worksheet

Distress Tolerance Skills: ACCEPTS Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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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My Needs Pyramid Worksheet

My Needs Pyramid Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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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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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My Fears Worksheet

My Fears Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It is not uncommon for a child to struggle with verbalizing his or her fears. It can be a challenge for a child to face his or her fears, but setting up a child in a safe setting to express and explore the fears that he or she struggles with can facilitate growth and development […]

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Fair Fighting Rules Worksheet

Fair Fighting Rules Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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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My Relationship Needs Pyramid Worksheet

My Relationship Needs Pyramid Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Working on communication in relationships is an integral part in strengthening the bond between a couple. Often, people who are struggling in a relationship have a hard time expressing their needs in an open and effective way. This can often cause tension in a relationship and cause a rift between partners. About This Worksheet This […]

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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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Positive Belief Record Worksheet

Positive Belief Record Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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 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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Emotion Regulation Skills: PLEASE Worksheet

Emotion Regulation Skills: PLEASE Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Emotional regulation is an important thing to learn when in therapy. Each of us experiences different feelings and different emotions for a wide array of reasons, and sometimes it can feel overwhelming and can be difficult to keep those feelings and emotions in check. Sometimes, these difficult emotions can lead to chronic feelings of depression, […]

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Emotion Regulation Skills: Opposite Action Worksheet

Emotion Regulation Skills: Opposite Action Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

One of the hardest things for a client to work on is how to learn how to understand, regulate and control their emotions. Emotions are tough, and can often lead clients to behave in a way that is detrimental to themselves and others. A major goal for most clients is to learn how to regulate […]

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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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DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills DEARMAN Worksheet

DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills DEARMAN Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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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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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Relationship Conflict Resolution DBT Relationship Effectiveness Worksheet

Relationship Conflict Resolution Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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 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 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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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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My Fears And Strengths Worksheet

My Fears And Strengths Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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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My Stages Of Grief Worksheet

My Stages Of Grief Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

In 1969, Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross developed the 5 stages of grief. This is where the grieving process is broken down into 5 stages. These stages include denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Each stage is a part of the difficult process of grieving that almost everyone who experiences loss faces. Although the theory behind the […]

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Pocket Support Worksheet

Pocket Support Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

In therapy, a client learns a lot about their emotions and issues that create challenges in their lives. Through their own self-exploration, they begin to learn different ways to cope with different challenges. Therapy teaches coping skills that help clients relieve their symptoms in real life situations. They learn valuable life skills in therapy. It […]

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Challenging Cognitive Distortions Automatic Thought Record Worksheet

Challenging Cognitive Distortions Automatic Thought Record Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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 GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Cognitive distortions are important for people to understand when they are learning to challenge their thoughts and behavior. Cognitive distortions 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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