Anger Management Worksheets


Latest Anger Management Worksheets For Therapists

Understanding Emotions For Kids Worksheet

Understanding Emotions For Kids Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Working with children is as challenging as it is rewarding. Children see and understand their world very differently than adults. As they grow, they learn more about their lives and how they are influenced by their experiences and feelings. While children grow, their emotions become more complex and difficult to understand. This can often make […]

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Positive Activities For Behavioral Activation Worksheet

Positive Activities For Behavioral Activation Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It can be difficult for clients who suffer from emotional issues like depression and anxiety to keep from falling into bad habits, like isolating and cutting off things that bring them joy. With such mental health challenges, it can be difficult for a client to enjoy the moment without having to deal with uncomfortable symptoms. […]

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Positive Experiences Worksheet

Positive Experiences Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When working with clients who fixate on the negative it is difficult to break away from the cycles of negativity and shift focus onto good and hopeful thoughts and feelings. Therapists will often work with a client who does not acknowledge anything besides the negative in their life, which not only is detrimental to their […]

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Passive, Aggressive And Assertive Communication Worksheet

Passive, Aggressive And Assertive Communication Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A common cause of challenges with relationships is how a person communicates. Communication skills can affect a person in different ways, whether they are struggling with relationship issues, social anxiety, self-esteem, or other issues. Being able to communicate well helps with a person’s mental health in several ways, including boosting confidence, working through emotional challenges, […]

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People, Places And Things Worksheet

People, Places And Things Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When starting with recovery from substance use, it is important for the client to know the people, places, and things to avoid. The more a client learns about themselves and their sobriety, the more they realize the how certain people, places, and things influence them and how detrimental they are to their recovery. The client […]

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Daily Mood Chart Worksheet

Daily Mood Chart Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Sometimes we get caught up in the day and forget to focus on what we are feeling. This can cause us to miss important signs of our changing mood, which can affect our ability to use healthy coping skills. When we are struggling with understanding our mood patterns it helps a great deal to have […]

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Coping Skills For Anger Worksheet

Coping Skills For Anger Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Anger is difficult to control sometimes. It is powerful, and can affect a person in a number of different ways. When a person does not feel in control of their anger, they can react in ways that leads to consequences. It is important to know how to stay in control of anger. Anger can be […]

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Weekly Mood Chart Worksheet

Weekly Mood Chart Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Many clients seek therapy because they struggle with regulating their moods. They go through mood swings that may cause them to easily feel stressed. People who struggle with managing their moods can often feel overwhelmed, which makes it difficult for them to understand and manage what they are feeling throughout the week. A weekly mood […]

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Anger Thermometer Worksheet

Anger Thermometer Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

An important step to understanding anger is understanding how intense it can become and the situations that make it as intense as it can be. People with anger management issues find it difficult to assess a situation without their anger affecting their judgment, which makes it challenging for them to control their reactions. Learning how […]

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Understanding Anger Worksheet

Understanding Anger Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Anger can be a difficult feeling to understand and control. Everyone feels angry sometimes, but dealing with chronic anger can be challenging for a number of different reasons. It is not easy for a client to struggle with controlling their anger, but a good first step to managing angry feelings and minimizing consequences is to […]

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Daily Mood Journal Worksheet

Daily Mood Journal Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A person’s mood can fluctuate when they are struggling with mental health issues. Some days are easier than others, and patterns of dealing with harder days can affect a person’s progress in therapy.  Clients often have a pattern of how their mood affects them. Throughout the day there are certain triggers based on responsibilities, encounters, […]

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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 is, how it works, and how components like cognitive distortions, automatic negative thoughts, core beliefs, 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 distortions is the automatic […]

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Cognitive Distortions Worksheet

Cognitive Distortions Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

In cognitive behavioral therapy, a therapist will often work with their client to identify their cognitive distortions. Cognitive distortions are patterns in thinking that typically make someone think in the negative and have negative expectations. This can be detrimental to the client for many reasons, the biggest being it holds them back from growing mentally […]

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Healthy Vs. Unhealthy Coping Strategies Worksheet

Healthy Vs. Unhealthy Coping Strategies Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Having coping strategies is an important part of maintaining good mental health, but sometimes a person can develop unhealthy coping strategies without realizing the impact they have on their quality of life. Unhealthy coping strategies may be effective, but that does not necessarily mean that they should be used to cope with life stressors. There […]

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Core Beliefs Worksheet

Core Beliefs Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Core beliefs are the strong and withstanding beliefs that a person has about themselves and how they relate to others, the world, and their future. These beliefs are based on what a person has learned through life experiences and begin being formed during childhood. The way a person sees each aspect of their life is […]

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Automatic Thought Record Worksheet

Automatic Thought Record Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Thoughts can be upsetting sometimes, but the thoughts that upset us are not always healthy or realistic. We often have thoughts in reaction to situations that we may not fully understand or are interpreted through our feelings. Upsetting thoughts can affect how we feel about ourselves, our behaviors, and our emotions, so it is important […]

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Anger Management Skills Worksheet

Anger Management Skills Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Anger management skills are an important part of maintaining good mental health and healthy relationships. People who struggle with anger are often struggling with other feelings, like stress, grief, and fear. In the moment, they may not realize how many other things are going on that is causing the anger, which can lead to outbursts […]

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Anger Discussion Questions Worksheet

Anger Discussion Questions Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Controlling anger can be challenging for many people. People can be triggered at different times and for different reasons, but the experience of anger is often relatable. Everyone deals with anger sometimes, and while the reasons may be different, people can empathize with each other’s experiences and methods of coping. Knowing that you are not […]

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Fight-Or-Flight Response Worksheet

Fight-Or-Flight Response Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Everyone reacts differently when faced with a high-stress situation. It can be confusing for people to know why they reacted to such situations the way they did when reflecting, but there is a theory that suggests that when a person is faced with danger, they will react in one of three ways. They will either […]

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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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Vicious Cycle Worksheet

Vicious Cycle Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Managing symptoms of mental health conditions can be challenging, especially for clients who prolonged mental illness or clients who are new to managing their mental health and wellness. It is common for clients to give in to their symptoms and allow them to take control, which can feel good at the moment, but causes a […]

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Cognitive Distortions: Jumping To Conclusions

Cognitive Distortions: Jumping To Conclusions Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Jumping to conclusions can have a major effect on how a person relates to others and feels about themselves. When people jump to conclusions, they draw conclusions based on part of the whole picture they see. This causes them to assume things that may not be true and can prevent them from handling a situation […]

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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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Thoughts And Behaviors: Costs And Benefits Worksheet

Thoughts And Behaviors: Costs And Benefits Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

People in therapy often face challenges when they are not in touch with how their thoughts affect their behavior. Without understanding the connection between these two things, clients can struggle to understand how to reflect on themselves to become healthier individuals. Both thoughts and behaviors should be challenged when working to build a healthy lifestyle. […]

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Cognitive Distortions: Generalizing Worksheet

Cognitive Distortions: Generalizing Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

An important skill to have when managing negative thoughts is learning how to identify cognitive distortions. A cognitive distortion is a pattern of unhealthy thinking. Identifying cognitive distortions is an important part of cognitive-behavioral therapy, which helps you learn how to challenge and rethink unhealthy thoughts. One type of cognitive distortion is called generalizing. The […]

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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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Basic Emotion Assessment Worksheet

Basic Emotion Assessment Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A big part of therapy is learning how to experience one’s own emotions. It can be hard to experience emotions and learn how to be comfortable with feeling them. It is not uncommon for people in therapy to struggle with identifying and embracing how they feel. This can cause them to transfer all of their […]

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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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Introduction To Anger Management Worksheet

Introduction To Anger Management Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Anger is a powerful emotion that can have many effects on people. Everyone feels anger for different reasons, and everyone has different triggers for their anger. It is important to be in touch with your anger. Understanding your own anger and why you are feeling angry is an important step in managing anger. If an […]

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Wheel Of Emotions For Kids Worksheet

Wheel Of Emotions For Kids Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It is important to encourage children to understand and embrace their emotions at an early age. Children who develop emotional intelligence can learn how to cope with uncomfortable feelings at an early age. That way, they develop a level of identity and self-awareness that will help them develop a healthy relationship with themselves and with […]

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When Is Anger A Problem? Worksheet

When Is Anger A Problem? Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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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Wise Mind Worksheet

Wise Mind Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It can be challenging to have a balanced and healthy perspective on life’s challenges. Clients often struggle to understand how they think and feel, and how their thoughts and feelings can affect a situation. When a client is being negatively impacted by their behavior, it is important to help them take a step back. A […]

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Anger Iceberg Worksheet

Anger Iceberg Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When people are angry, they are not only angry. Their anger is a reaction to a trigger. A trigger occurs in a person’s environment, but it is fueled by much more. Feelings, thoughts, insecurities, fears and memories all contribute to a person’s anger. It is important for a client to understand this fact. Clients rarely […]

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Where Do I Feel? Worksheet

Where Do I Feel? Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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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Anger Diary Worksheet

Anger Diary Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Anger can be difficult to manage. People who suffer from anger management issues often struggle to cope with their anger in a healthy way. They may engage in unhealthy behaviors, like lashing out at others or taking it out on themselves. It is important to have healthy anger management skills. Without proper anger management skills, […]

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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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Anger Management Skill Cards Worksheet

Anger Management Skill Cards Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Children often do not understand how to handle their anger in a healthy way. They may act out, shut down, or lash out at others. Anger can be a complicated emotion for children, so ensuring that they understand how to cope with the feeling is important. Children often need guidance for how to communicate their […]

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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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Triggers And Coping Skills Worksheet

Triggers And Coping Skills Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Everyone has stressors in their lives. When people are in therapy, different stressors can serve as triggers for different conditions. Most people in therapy will have significant triggers that can cause them to think, act and feel in ways that are not healthy for them. An important part of therapy is helping clients identify their […]

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Reward Coupons Worksheet

Reward Coupons Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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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Relaxation Techniques Worksheet

Relaxation Techniques Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A major part of learning how to cope with stress, anxiety and other mental health disorders is to learn effective relaxation techniques. Relaxation techniques are a critical part of maintaining good mental health. They are needed for different areas of your body, and without them you cannot properly cope with stress, anger and other upsetting […]

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What Is Anger? Worksheet

What Is Anger? Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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 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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Cognitive Restructuring: Decatastrophizing Worksheet

Cognitive Restructuring: Decatastrophizing Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Catastrophizing is a common issue that people face in therapy. It is a term that refers to people feeling anxious because they feel the worst will happen in a challenging situation. Catastrophizing causes people to feel a great deal of anxiety. It often causes people to act irrationally and in a way that worsens the […]

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Simple CBT Model Worksheet

Simple CBT Model Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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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Countering Negative Thoughts Thought Log Worksheet

Countering Negative Thoughts Thought Log Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Everyone faces challenges. Life is about facing challenges to find resolution and grow from the experience. A huge factor that affects a person’s ability to handle challenges while maintaining inner peace and growth is the way in which they handle their own negative thoughts. It is important to know how to counter your own negative […]

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Cognitive Distortions: The "Shoulds" Worksheet

Cognitive Distortions: The “Shoulds” Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Cognitive distortions (thinking errors) are a huge contributing factor to many people’s mental health issues. Cognitive distortions are erroneous patterns in thinking that lead to negative thoughts, bad feelings and poor behavior. When someone suffers from a cognitive distortion, they are not able to perceive tough situations in a healthy way. That is why it […]

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Cognitive Distortions: Blaming Worksheet

Cognitive Distortions: Blaming Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A huge part of using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients cope with their triggers is teaching them about cognitive distortions. Cognitive distortions are patterns of thinking errors, and they affect a person’s thoughts, feelings, and reactions to upsetting situations. It is not uncommon for a person in therapy to turn to cognitive distortions like […]

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Past Vs. Present Worksheet

Past Vs. Present Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Throughout the course of therapy, it is important for both the therapist and the client to have a concrete understanding of how the client is growing and developing their coping skills. Therapy is more than just talking about feelings. It is about personal growth and learning how to manage thoughts, feelings, coping skills, behaviors and […]

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Cognitive Distortions: Filtering Worksheet

Cognitive Distortions: Filtering Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Our thought patterns make a difference in how we interpret challenging situations. When we practice healthy thinking patterns we can control how we react to upsetting issues. When we have errors in thinking, or cognitive distortions, we can misunderstand a challenging situation and behave in a way that may not fit our character.  Cognitive distortions […]

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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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Wheel Of Emotions Worksheet

Wheel Of Emotions Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Emotions can be challenging to understand. Sometimes they have concrete reasons for being felt, and sometimes we are not sure why we are feeling a certain way. When we feel emotions we do not understand, we can struggle to understand how to cope. People who struggle to understand how to identify and cope with their […]

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Thinking Errors Worksheet

Thinking Errors Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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 GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Cognitive distortions, or errors in thinking, can cause a person to misinterpret situations and see themselves in a negative light. They are powerful and can have effects on a person’s sense of self-esteem, mood, and reactions to challenging situations. Teaching a client in therapy about how cognitive distortions may be impacting their mental health can […]

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Triggers Worksheet

Triggers Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Being aware of a client’s triggers is a critical component of learning how to cope with symptoms of mental health challenges. Triggers are situations that can cause a person to react in an unwanted or unhealthy way.  Triggers can cause a person to struggle with unwanted thoughts, feelings, and impulses. They are especially challenging when […]

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Positive Journal Worksheet

Positive Journal Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Many people in therapy struggle to see their daily lives from a healthy perspective. It can be a challenge for people in therapy to remove the lens of negativity that causes them to feel anxious, depressed, or angry. While it is unrealistic to expect someone always to see things positively, it can help to balance […]

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Symptoms Of Stress Worksheet

Symptoms Of Stress Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Stress is a natural part of life. It is a part of life that everyone must face and learn how to cope with. Some people are able to manage stress well, while others tend to really struggle to cope. Stress can lead to other issues, like anxiety, depression, motivation issues and relationship issues, so it […]

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Anger Stop Sign Worksheet

Anger Stop Sign Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Anger is an emotion that can overwhelm anyone, especially a young child. When a child is not taught proper emotional regulation skills, they can have trouble with learning how to manage their behaviors in reaction to their feelings. This can result in behavioral issues and troubles with communication. Teaching proper anger management skills helps a […]

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Life Story Worksheet

Life Story Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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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Recognizing Stress Worksheet

Recognizing Stress Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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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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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Cognitive-Behavioral Model Worksheet

Cognitive-Behavioral Model Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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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Relapse Prevention Plan Worksheet

Relapse Prevention Plan Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When in recovery, it is important to have a safety plan. Patients who are in recovery will face many challenges, and most of them will be unexpected. This is why helping our patients be prepared for triggers, cravings and obstacles is critical for recovery. About This Worksheet This is the Relapse Prevention Plan worksheet. This […]

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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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Therapy Goals Worksheet

Therapy Goals Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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 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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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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Gratitude Exercises Worksheet

Gratitude Exercises Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Gratitude can create healthy habits that help clients cope with several mental health challenges. Gratitude provides balance to negative thoughts and feelings, so a client can benefit from learning about gratitude and the types of exercises they can use to boost gratitude and mindfulness practices. Teaching a client how to practice gratitude exercises helps them […]

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Balancing Logic And Feelings Worksheet

Balancing Logic And Feelings Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It can sometimes be a challenge for a client in therapy to balance their thoughts and feelings. Difficulty with finding clarity when feeling uncomfortable emotions is common because the two elements can tend to work against each other. Conflict between feelings and logic can cause anxiety, panic, depression, and more when not properly addressed. Helping […]

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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 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 cause confusion and frustration for caretakers. It also affects the child’s ability to build healthy communication […]

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What You See In The Mirror Worksheet

What You See In The Mirror Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Many clients in therapy struggle with low self-esteem. They often do not have a strong sense of identity or are unhappy with who they are. Facing yourself in therapy can be scary, so a therapist needs to be equipped with helpful tools to help their clients boost their self-image and self-esteem. A poor self-image can […]

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How To Create A Mantra Worksheet

How To Create A Mantra Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Creating mantras is a great way to help your client learn how to cope when dealing with life stress. A mantra is a repeated phrase or saying used to calm the mind and promote relaxation. It is a useful tool when needing to calm anxious thoughts or feel more grounded. Mantras are an important exercise […]

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Recipe For Happiness Worksheet

Recipe For Happiness Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Awareness of different emotions is an important part of child development. Learning about basic emotions at a young age can help a child learn how to regulate their feelings and empathize with others. It can also help with learning healthy ways to communicate. We learn about emotions slowly- what they mean and how to manage […]

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Mindfulness Meditation Worksheet

Mindfulness Meditation Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When confronted with a difficult situation or an uncomfortable feeling that is not easily resolved, clients can fall into a pattern of ruminating over the discomfort. Oftentimes, the ruminating thoughts cause a sense of urgency to resolve an issue or find a solution to help you feel better. With that sense of urgency, it is […]

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Deep Breathing Worksheet

Deep Breathing Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

We all know that sometimes life can get overwhelming. Stress at work, home, or from unexpected circumstances causes us to feel overwhelmed when not properly managed. It is important to know how to manage the feelings of anxiety, fatigue, and depressed mood that can come with prolonged and unmanaged stress. Because life can be so […]

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Positive Steps To Wellbeing Worksheet

Positive Steps To Wellbeing Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Teaching a client in therapy how to maintain healthy habits for mental health is an important part of the therapeutic process. Clients learn a great deal while in therapy, and making sure that they learn skills to cope with life challenges helps ensure the client’s success. It is also important to guide the client in […]

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Steps To Challenge Automatic Negative Thoughts Worksheet

Steps To Challenge Automatic Negative Thoughts Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Negative thoughts can be powerful and have a big impact on a client’s mental health, especially when they are dealing with issues like anxiety, grief, and depression. Without proper tools for managing negative thoughts, a client’s process for healing may be challenging. When a client is struggling with negative thoughts, they are seeing the world […]

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Meditate To De-Stress Worksheet

Meditate To De-Stress Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It can be easy to get wrapped up in the moment of a stressful situation and instantly feel overwhelmed. Without direction or hopes of finding a resolution, that overwhelmed feeling can turn into helplessness or hopelessness, and make you lose touch with your authority over how the situation affects you. Each person reacts to stress […]

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List Of Emotions Worksheet

List Of Emotions Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It can sometimes be tough for clients to know what words to use to express what they are feeling. Emotions are complex and can be uncomfortable and overwhelming to talk about without proper guidance and support. When a client struggles to articulate their feelings, it can be helpful to provide a tool to help them […]

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Building Happiness Worksheet

Building Happiness Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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 GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Children in therapy often have a hard time healthily expressing their emotions. Emotions can be overwhelming for kids, and their ability to express what they are feeling depends on different factors. It is not uncommon for a child in therapy to struggle with understanding, identifying, and expressing their emotions. In such cases, a visual aid […]

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How I Feel Worksheet

How I Feel Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

There are several reasons why a person in therapy may struggle to express their feelings. Many grow up learning that they need to silence or suppress their uncomfortable feelings, which can affect the way they relate to their emotional needs. People can also struggle to understand how they feel when they suffer from mood disorders, […]

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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 passivity when dealing with confrontation. Sometimes, it can be difficult for someone in therapy to know which road to take- whether to be assertive, aggressive, or submissive, […]

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Relationship Conflict Resolution Worksheet

Relationship Conflict Resolution Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It is common for couples in therapy to struggle with communicating and resolving conflict. Conflict poses challenges for people in relationships because it impacts communication, which is an important part of socializing, bonding, and getting along with others. When a person in therapy struggles with communicating, their self-esteem, ability to relate to others, and overall […]

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Distress Tolerance Skills: Radical Acceptance Worksheet

Distress Tolerance Skills: Radical Acceptance Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Accepting things that are outside of our control is challenging. Many clients in therapy struggle with accepting the limits of control and being tolerant of the things that are outside of their control. Experiences like chronic pain, grief, loss, anxiety, and depression can cause a great deal of suffering, but being able to accept the […]

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DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills: FAST Worksheet

DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills: FAST Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

One common cause of stress for clients in therapy 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 clients struggle with such challenges, it helps to assist them […]

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Behavior Chart Worksheet

Behavior Chart Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When it comes to teaching children healthy behavior it helps a great deal to have a system in place in which the child can watch their progress grow. Such tools for positive reinforcement help motivate children to continue to grow and work hard to learn healthy behaviors and responsibility. Especially when working with children who […]

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Anger Warning Signs Worksheet

Anger Warning Signs Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It is sometimes difficult to control anger. Whether it is an isolated situation or a long-term problem, managing anger can be a challenge, especially when feeling overwhelmed with emotions or stress. Triggers for anger can potentially cause a person to react in alarming and sometimes dangerous ways. Those who suffer from anger management issues find […]

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