Communication Worksheets


Latest Communication Worksheets For Therapists

My Changing Family: Sentence Completion Worksheet

My Changing Family: Sentence Completion Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Children often struggle to talk about how they feel. They struggle to work through their own emotions to feel okay. When a changing family affects a child, they may act out or shut down. It is important to be mindful of these changes, and to help the child work through their feelings, rather than punishing […]

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Boundaries Exploration Worksheet

Boundaries Exploration Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A huge part of having a healthy lifestyle and promoting healthy relationships is to have proper boundaries with yourself and with other people Boundaries are very important, but can sometimes be difficult to maintain. Everyone’s boundaries are different. They mean different things to different people. Everyone has their own unique needs and expectations in their […]

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What Is Anger? Worksheet

What Is Anger? Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Just like adults, children can have a hard time controlling their anger. They often do not understand how their anger affects them, and how it affects others. Children can struggle to learn how to process and express negative feelings like anger, so it is important to teach emotional intelligence skills to keep them grounded when […]

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Cognitive Distortions: Predicting The Future Worksheet

Cognitive Distortions: Predicting The Future Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Everyone struggles with cognitive distortions. A cognitive distortion is an error in thinking. It is a pattern of thinking that is detrimental to the way clients think about challenges and behave in reaction. A cognitive distortion can cause different issues with stress management, communication, and relationships. It can also affect a client’s self-esteem, self-image, and […]

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Relationship Gratitude Tips Worksheet

Relationship Gratitude Tips Worksheet

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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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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Goodbye Letter Worksheet

Goodbye Letter Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Grieving can be a very overwhelming and confusing time for a child. Loss and death is a complex concept, and it can be hard for a child to understand what death and loss means, and how the permanence will affect them. It is not uncommon for a child to feel many different feelings, and not […]

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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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Thoughts, Feelings & Actions

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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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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Star Jar Worksheet

Star Jar Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Reinforcement exercises are a helpful tool when teaching children healthy communication and behavior habits. With positive reinforcement, a child learns what types of behaviors elicit positive reactions from people. Through using positive reinforcement techniques like reward systems, children can learn how to behave well in school, at home, and in counseling. About This Worksheet This […]

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My Strengths Worksheet

My Strengths Worksheet

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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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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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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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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My Fears Worksheet

My Fears Worksheet

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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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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Thank You Worksheet

Thank You Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When working with kids and adolescents, especially those who have behavioral problems, it can be a challenge to teach empathy and healthy socialization skills. Being able to express gratitude and appreciation for others helps a child relate to children and how to identify positive qualities within themselves. When a child is able to express appreciation, […]

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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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Love Yourself And Others Worksheet

Love Yourself And Others Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Promoting self-love is an important part of therapy, but sometimes can be a challenge for clients. It is a lesson that is dynamic, and should be treated as such. For a client to learn to love himself or herself, he or she must also learn how to love and appreciate those around him or her. […]

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My Relationship Needs Pyramid Worksheet

My Relationship Needs Pyramid Worksheet

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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