Understanding Anxiety Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Worksheet published on August 16th, 2022

Understanding Anxiety Worksheet

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 can cause them to minimize its impact on how they feel each day.

Sometimes people do not even realize that they have anxiety until they talk about their symptoms with a mental health professional. That is why a person with anxiety needs to be educated on what anxiety is and how it affects people.

About This Worksheet

This is the Understanding Anxiety worksheet. This worksheet is designed to outline what it means to have anxiety. It gives the user a guide to understanding their own anxiety and how they are affected by it. 

This worksheet is designed to be an informative and reflective exercise in therapy. The user will learn what it means to have anxiety, and will also make connections between what they feel and how it is related to how they function in their day-to-day life.

The Understanding Anxiety worksheet can be used as an educational tool for adults. It can be used in individual and group counseling sessions.


The Understanding Anxiety worksheet is a great tool to use when providing an overview of what anxiety is, what it feels like, and what can cause a person to feel anxious. Begin by reviewing the educational sections and answering any questions the client(s) may have about the content. 

After introducing the worksheet, allow the client time to reflect on the information and how it resonates with them and their own life. Instruct them to answer the reflection questions and review their responses once completed.

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2 Comments On Understanding Anxiety Worksheet

  1. Janey Stewart Wheeler

    Using these as resources to work with clients. Please let me know if that is acceptable. Will not publish or post your work anywhere else and appreciate you sharing these valuable resources.

    Janey Stewart Wheeler, LPC

    • Of course! These resources are here to help, so you are free to use them anytime! I am glad they are helpful for you and your practice. Feel free to share and continue to use our resources.

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