Goal Sheet Worksheet
Worksheet published on March 2nd, 2023
People who are suffering from mental health challenges can often feel discouraged from being able to achieve their goals. Sometimes their ambitions and efforts to make progress toward their goals are overshadowed by defeating thoughts, like “why bother?”, “it’s too much, I won’t be able to do it” or “I will start tomorrow”.
Having an outline of goals can help a client in therapy build focus and motivation for what they want to achieve for themselves. It can help to draft a list of goals and objectives to keep the client focused on what they need to do. It is also fun and encouraging for the client to see the progress made in a week.
About This Worksheet
This is the Goal Sheet worksheet. It is a weekly goal sheet where the client outlines the goal and objectives that they want to complete for the week. The worksheet consists of an outline for tasks to complete during the week and space to reflect on their progress to hold themselves accountable for their progress toward their goal.
This worksheet is excellent for people who are struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, or other mental health challenges. It is a homework assignment that can be helpful for adolescents and adults and is best utilized in individual counseling sessions but may also apply in other mental health settings at the therapist’s discretion.
Work with the client to develop a goal to achieve for the following session. When you and the client have agreed on a constructive goal, outline the objectives needed to achieve each goal in the chart. Instruct the client to track their progress by completing the chart provided on the worksheet at the end of each day during the week and bring the worksheet back with them to the next session.
When the client returns for their next session, review the results of the worksheet. Discuss the progress that the client made and the challenges they faced. Use the exercise to continue to build on goal-setting skills and coping strategies as needed.