Emotions Worksheets


Latest Emotions Worksheets For Therapists

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 cope with automatic negative thoughts (ANTs). ANTs can be catalysts for negative behavior like lashing out at others and self-destructive habits. They also cause negative emotions and hurt feelings that may not necessarily fit the situation that caused the […]

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Signs Of Burnout Worksheet

Signs Of Burnout Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Burning out is normal- we all burn out sometimes. It is a form of prolonged stress and is most often applied to someone who is overworked with little opportunity breaks or recovery time. The stress that leads to burnout could come from work, school, home, or in other areas of life. Over time, stress can […]

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Exploring Values Worksheet

Exploring Values Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A common component to a client’s experience with low self-esteem or emotional issues is poor self-image. There are many reasons that a person may have a poor self-image, but one reason that can affect a client is not being aware of or understanding the things they value in life. Being disconnected from personal values can […]

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Grief Sentence Completion For Kids Worksheet

Grief Sentence Completion For Kids Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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 for different reasons. They often do not understand what it means to lose someone, and the permanency of a loss is a […]

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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. A fearful child will have a hard time developing the confidence they need to face their fears, but helping […]

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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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Grounding Techniques Worksheet

Grounding Techniques Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Managing uncomfortable feelings can be challenging at times, but it is not always so tedious when you have the right tools. Coping skills are important because they teach you what to do in the moment when you are feeling uncomfortable or triggered. Knowing how to calm yourself down can help you feel more comfortable, manage […]

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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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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: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Each stage represents a common experience with grief when coping with loss.  While present-day professionals argue against the validity of the theory, the 5 stages are often referenced for their representation of common experiences associated with grief. The […]

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Why I Am Grateful Worksheet

Why I Am Grateful Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Sometimes when people suffer from low self-esteem, low confidence, or mood disorders like anxiety and depression, it is easy to focus on the negative and forget about the things that they appreciate in their lives. When clients focus only on the challenging or painful parts of their life, it is hard to imagine a life […]

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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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Anticipatory Anxiety Automatic Thought Record Worksheet

Anticipatory Anxiety Automatic Thought Record Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Anticipatory anxiety is a struggle for many people. It is a type of anxiety that occurs when thinking about something that will be happening or may happen in the future. A person who is struggling with anticipatory anxiety may find themselves in thinking patterns like catastrophizing or imagining the worst-case scenario.  When it comes 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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Triggers And Coping Strategies For Depression Worksheet

Triggers And Coping Strategies For Depression Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Depression is a condition that can weigh heavily on a person. Many people with depression struggle to cope with their symptoms each day. Not fully understanding how depression affects a person prevents them from learning what they need to do to help themselves feel better. An important first step when someone with depression enters therapy […]

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Understanding Depression Worksheet

Understanding Depression Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Depression is an oppressive disorder that can cause many challenges. It can be felt for different reasons and can cause people to act in ways that are not in their character. A person with depression may even have habits and tendencies that they do not realize are symptoms of depression. Many people with depression believe […]

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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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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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Identifying Triggers For Anxiety Worksheet

Identifying Triggers For Anxiety Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Anxiety is a powerful emotion that can take a toll on a person. It can affect a person’s self-esteem, stress management skills, relationships, and performance at work and school. Anxiety can be difficult to live with but gaining an understanding of what anxiety is and how it affects a person can be a great way […]

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Understanding Anxiety Worksheet

Understanding Anxiety Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Anxiety is a common feeling people have, but when it is happening on a chronic basis it can impact a person’s quality of life. A person in therapy needs to understand what anxiety is and how it affects their life. Often people do not fully understand what anxiety is or how it affects them, which […]

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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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Coping Skills: Depression Worksheet

Coping Skills: Depression Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A depressed mood can affect most areas of a person’s life. Sometimes depression is chronic or consistent, and sometimes it can come and go in waves. Depression can impact how a person can cope with life stressors, which is why it is important to know how to handle it in the moment. A person does […]

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What Is Psychotherapy? Worksheet

What Is Psychotherapy? Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Psychotherapy is a term that refers to talk therapy. Talk therapy is what a person may think of when they envision what it is like to be in counseling. It can be helpful to teach a new client in counseling what psychotherapy is and how it can help. There are different types of psychotherapy. Each […]

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How Are You Feeling Today? Worksheet

How Are You Feeling Today? Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Teaching a child to learn how to express what they are feeling can help them learn assertiveness skills and skills to express how they feel in times of need. Assertiveness and self-expression skills are important for a person at any age, and the younger a child learns how to communicate what they are feeling the […]

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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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Worry Coping Cards Worksheet

Worry Coping Cards Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Between sessions, clients need to practice coping skills. Worries happen each day of a person’s life, but they should not be strong enough to consume a person. That is why it is important to remember to use coping skills each day. A great way to make sure a client remembers to use coping methods to […]

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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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Coping Skills: Anxiety Worksheet

Coping Skills: Anxiety Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Anxiety is an emotion that everyone feels sometimes. Whether a person is seeking therapy for an anxiety disorder or something that is causing them to feel anxious, it is important to understand what anxiety is and how it can affect a person. Anxiety can cause many uncomfortable symptoms. It is a different experience for everyone, […]

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Mask Project For Art Therapy Worksheet

Mask Project For Art Therapy Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Children in therapy can often struggle with expressing how they feel. For a number of reasons, a child can struggle with expressing their feelings and needs, even with their parents and friends. When a child is struggling to talk about how they feel, it can be helpful to think about other means of expression. A […]

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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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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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Cognitive Distortions: Catastrophizing

Cognitive Distortions: Catastrophizing Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A great method of helping a client overcome their anxiety is educating them about cognitive distortions. Cognitive distortions are patterns of negative thinking that make the client have unrealistic expectations or perceptions of a situation. Cognitive distortions can cause a person to view the world and themselves in a negative light, which prevents them from […]

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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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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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Cognitive Distortions: All Or Nothing Thinking Worksheet

Cognitive Distortions: All Or Nothing Thinking Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Awareness about your own cognitive distortions is an important part of therapy. It is a step toward correcting thinking errors. A cognitive distortion is a pattern in negative thoughts. It is an error in thinking that causes many challenges in a person’s life. Understanding cognitive distortions is a part of the process of cognitive behavioral […]

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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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Self-Exploration Sentence Completion Worksheet

Self-Exploration Sentence Completion Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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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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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Cycle Of Anxiety Worksheet

Cycle Of Anxiety Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Anxiety is an oppressive emotion for people to feel. People with chronic anxiety tend to suffer from cycles of anxiety, panic and avoidance. It is not uncommon for these people to not realize the cycle of anxiety they fall into, nor how the cycle affects them. In order to learn how to manage anxiety, a […]

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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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Values: Self-Exploration Worksheet

Values: Self-Exploration Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Exploring values can help a great deal in therapy. When a client understands their values, they can gain a better understanding of their goals and what they want from life. They also learn about the type of person they want to be, and how they want to behave. When a person does not have a […]

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My Changing Family: Sentence Completion Worksheet

My Changing Family: Sentence Completion Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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 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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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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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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Introduction To Stress Management Worksheet

Introduction To Stress Management Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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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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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Goodbye Letter Worksheet

Goodbye Letter Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Grieving can be very overwhelming and confusing for a child. Loss and death can be complicated concepts, and it can be hard for a child to understand what death and loss mean, and how the permanence of a loved one’s passing will affect them. It is not uncommon for a child to feel many different […]

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Self-Care Assessment Worksheet

Self-Care Assessment Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Practicing effective self-care techniques is a very important part of mental health. Without self-care, people cannot grow and learn how to cope with the stress of their daily lives. It is particularly important to practice self-care when struggling with mental illness. This is because self-care helps to promote skills to maintain good coping strategies and […]

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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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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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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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Thoughts, Feelings & Actions

Thoughts, Feelings & Actions Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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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Looking Back, Looking Forward Worksheet

Looking Back, Looking Forward Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It is not uncommon for a person to get stuck on the past, present or future. Each frame of time is important to consider when planning goals or the best way to move forward with life. When a person focus too much on the past they can get stuck because they don’t know how to […]

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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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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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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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Countering Anxiety Thought Log Worksheet

Countering Anxiety Thought Log Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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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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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Food Diary Worksheet

Food Diary Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

People can develop unhealthy eating habits for a number of reasons. Some people use food as a reward, punishment or comfort, while others do not prioritize eating in times of stress. Establishing and maintaining a healthy diet is a critical part of mental health. Without a healthy body a person cannot maintain a healthy mind. […]

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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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Star Jar Worksheet

Star Jar Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC 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 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 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 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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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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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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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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My Relationship Needs Pyramid Worksheet

My Relationship Needs Pyramid Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Healthy communication is an integral part of strengthening relationships. People who are struggling in a relationship often have a hard time expressing their needs openly and effectively. This can cause tension between partners, leading to a rift in the relationship. Exploring relationship needs requires time and planning. Some needs will be addressed daily and some […]

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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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Self-Reflection Worksheet

Self-Reflection Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Healthy self-reflection skills help clients in therapy learn how to be more aware of their behavior. When working with clients on methods to improve their reactions to challenges, knowing how to slow down reactions, think situations through, and be more aware of their feelings and triggers can help a client understand how to improve their […]

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Positive Belief Record Worksheet

Positive Belief Record Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Negative self-talk can impact many areas of a client’s life. It can cause challenges when managing mental health, including low self-esteem, poor self-worth, anxiety, depression, and more. An important part of therapy is learning how negative thoughts affect core beliefs and self-esteem. Focusing on only negative beliefs can cause a client to struggle when coping […]

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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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Emotion Regulation Skills: PLEASE Worksheet

Emotion Regulation Skills: PLEASE Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Learning how to regulate emotions is an important part of mental health. People in therapy often work on their emotional regulation skills, as it is a significant factor in their ability to cope with uncomfortable feelings and experiences. Emotional regulation can be challenging to learn at first, but when taught effective coping skills, a client […]

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Emotion Regulation Skills: Opposite Action Worksheet

Emotion Regulation Skills: Opposite Action Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Emotional regulation is an important part of mental health, and it is often a part of a client’s treatment plan. Learning how to regulate emotions can be challenging, but is an important skill set. Teaching clients how to regulate their emotions helps them understand how their emotions affect their reactions to difficult things in life. […]

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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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Values Clarification Worksheet

Values Clarification Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

As therapists, we know that most issues and concerns our clients face are more dynamic and intricate than the client may realize. Many components contribute to presenting issues with our clients, and often there is more than meets the eye. When working with clients on issues like emotional regulation, mood disorders, anxiety, and self-esteem, it […]

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CBT For Anxiety Worksheet

CBT For Anxiety Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

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

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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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Self-Esteem Journal Worksheet

Self-Esteem Journal Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Helping a client build self-esteem can be a challenging process. Many people in therapy suffer from low self-esteem, which contributes to other challenges they may be facing. Low self-esteem makes anxiety, stress, relationships, and depression more difficult to cope with and holds clients back from reaching their full potential in therapy. Helping a client boost […]

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Challenge Your Worries Worksheet

Challenge Your Worries Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Worrying consumes more time and energy than we may realize. It is a feeling that is often hard to shake, especially when struggling with anxiety and stress, or feeling out of control. Clients often struggle to cope with worrying, and may not even realize how severely they are affected by their worrisome thoughts. Teaching a […]

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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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Balancing Negative Thoughts Worksheet

Balancing Negative Thoughts Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Negative thoughts can control the way people perceive almost every aspect of their lives. Some may have negative thoughts about themselves, others, or the way of the world. Negative thoughts generate negative feelings. In turn, negative feelings contribute to harmful behavior and can worsen mood disorders. That is why it is important to know how […]

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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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