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What Is ADD / ADHD? Worksheet

What Is ADD / ADHD? Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) affect many people. Typically, a diagnosis of ADD/ADHD is diagnosed during childhood, but it can also be diagnosed during adolescence and adulthood. People with ADD/ADHD suffer from symptoms related to their cognitive functioning and behavior. ADD/ADHD causes difficulty with concentration, behavioral impulsivity, and many other symptoms. […]

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Wheel Of Emotions For Kids Worksheet

Wheel Of Emotions For Kids Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

During childhood, we learn how to identify and cope with our emotions. It is important to encourage children to understand and embrace their emotions at an early age. That way, they develop a level of emotional intelligence that will help them develop a healthy relationship with themselves and with others. Emotions can be triggered in […]

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Relationship Growth Activity Worksheet

Relationship Growth Activity Worksheet

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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When Is Anger A Problem? Worksheet

When Is Anger A Problem? Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Anger affects everyone. It is a powerful emotion that can be triggered by many different things. You may feel anger from an upsetting situation, stress or another emotion you don’t entirely understand. Sometimes, when we do not understand our anger or how it negatively affects us, it has a damaging effect on our quality of […]

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Self-Exploration Sentence Completion Worksheet

Self-Exploration Sentence Completion Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Self-image is an important part of understanding who you are as a person. Many people who seek therapy struggle because they do not have a good relationship with themselves. They do not understand who they are, and that can be for many reasons. Sometimes people are so distracted with who they want to be they […]

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Where Do I Feel? Worksheet

Where Do I Feel? Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Children often struggle to explain how they are feeling. During childhood, they are actively developing their understanding of their own emotions. Feelings can be confusing for a child, and in that confusion they can struggle to express themselves. Children often do not realize their physical symptoms of feelings like anxiety, anger, fear and sadness are […]

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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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My Partner's Qualities Worksheet

My Partner’s Qualities Worksheet

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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Reward Coupons Worksheet

Reward Coupons Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A huge part of encouraging a child to continue to engage in good behavior is to provide positive reinforcement. Reinforcement is a powerful tool because it helps a child learn what behaviors will get a positive reaction from the people around them. It helps them to understand consequences and how to behave in a way […]

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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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Family Mindfulness Schedule Worksheet

Family Mindfulness Schedule Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Mindfulness is an important exercise to practice regularly. Clients must learn how to be mindful of themselves, their needs and their emotional wellness in order to ensure good mental health. Families often need mindfulness exercises to ensure their mental health and relationships as well. Family mindfulness is a great way to bring families closer together. […]

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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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Introduction To Stress Management Worksheet

Introduction To Stress Management Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Stress is a natural part of life. Everyone experiences stress, and everyone is affected by stress in different ways. It is important to know how to manage stress. When you do not know how to manage your own stress, you face consequences like anxiety, depression and sleep issues. The first step to learning how to […]

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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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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. They are complex, and go against logical reasoning. When we feel emotions we do not understand, we can be at a loss of how to cope. An important part of learning how to cope with your emotions is learning how to understand them. It is not uncommon for people […]

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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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Protective Factors Worksheet

Protective Factors Worksheet

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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Chore Chart Worksheet

Chore Chart Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

An important part of teaching a child responsibility, accountability and maturity is to provide structure and routine in the daily schedule. With the help of chores and responsibilities around the house, the child is able to learn how to interact with the world, how to take initiative to be self-sufficient, and how to internalize the […]

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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 children can learn how to behave well in school, at home, and in counseling. A great technique is incorporating a reward […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Punishment And Reinforcement Worksheet

Punishment And Reinforcement Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

There are many reasons why rewarding systems and operant conditioning strategies can be beneficial for a client. Whether it is to learn new parenting skills, communication skills, or leadership skills, understanding the process of reinforcement and punishment styles can be instrumental in a client’s therapeutic process. While helpful skills to learn, understanding the difference between […]

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Positive Traits For Kids Worksheet

Positive Traits For Kids Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It is important for children to feel empowered and confident in themselves. Confidence helps a child feel proud, motivates them to learn and engage with others, and helps them build social skills and resilience that will be useful in the real world. Unfortunately, many children find it difficult to identify their positive qualities and what […]

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Grief Sentence Completion For Kids Worksheet

Grief Sentence Completion For Kids Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Grief is one of the most difficult things in life that we have to go through. It is confusing, upsetting, painful, and sometimes traumatic. A child is especially affected by grief and loss because they do not understand they may not understand what it means to lose someone, and certainly do not understand how to […]

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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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