Weekly Mood Chart Worksheet
Worksheet published on February 1st, 2023
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 chart is a great tool to track a client’s mood and the progress they are making with their mood regulation skills. With weekly mood charts, the client can record any successful or unsuccessful attempts of managing their mood and emotions.
Mood charts help the client identify their triggers and track their ability to utilize coping skills in moments of high stress. They can also help both the client and the therapist identify patterns that may contribute to mood swings, which can help with making healthy lifestyle changes.
About This Worksheet
This is the Weekly Mood Chart worksheet. Reviewing a mood chart weekly with a client who is struggling with mood swings is very helpful for tracking thoughts and triggers that may be contributing to their changes in mood. It also helps both the client and therapist pinpoint areas of strength, along with needs for improvement.
On this weekly mood chart, the client is asked to track 6 key components of their mood swings. This helps with identifying reasons for mood swings and what helps in managing them. With these 6 components, both the client and therapist can develop an understanding of the client’s patterns and stressors outside of sessions. They are also helpful with tracking progress and identifying healthy coping skills.
The Weekly Mood Chart worksheet is used as a homework assignment. It works well with adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, mood swings, and anger issues.
Before assigning it as homework, review the worksheet’s contents and purpose with the client. This will ensure that they understand each section of the mood chart before completing it during the week.
Throughout the week, the client will keep a record of their mood swings. Each time they have a mood swing, they will note it on the chart and record details for each of the six components.
During the following session, discuss the results with your client. Be sure to remind the client to make note of any successes, struggles, or questions to review with the therapist as the week progresses. Continue to assign the worksheet as needed.