therapy worksheets, tools, and handouts for mental health counselors.

Featured Video: What is CBT?

What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy based upon the theory that our thoughts affect how we think and feel. This video gives an overview of CBT including the theoretical underpinning, and how it is actually applied in session. CBT has been found to be effective in the treatment of many disorders such as depression, anxiety, addictions, phobias, and more...
Related tools: Simple CBT Model

Featured Treatment Guide: Treating Anxiety with CBT

Treatment Guide: Treating Anxiety with CBT
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has become the leading treatment for anxiety, and with good reason. Research indicates that CBT can be an effective treatment for anxiety after as few as 8 sessions, with or without any form of medication (1). Due to the high prevalence of anxiety disorders (18% of adults in the United States meet criteria for an anxiety disorder over a 1-year period [2]), it's valuable to have a strong understanding of best practices for its treatment...

Featured Worksheet: Challenging Negative Thoughts

Challenging Negative Thoughts
Use this CBT worksheet to help clients learn and practice challenging their negative self-talk. This printout lists several questions that will help your client begin to think of their situation or their thoughts from a new perspective.

This worksheet assumes that a client has some basic knowledge about the CBT model and they are able to identify their negative thoughts.

Featured Worksheet: Self-Esteem Journal

Self-Esteem Journal
Use this worksheet to help clients build confidence and improve their self-esteem. The worksheet requires clients to answer three daily questions related to their successes, good qualities, and positive experiences. The layout of this printout is designed to be straight-forward and simple activity to help improve self-esteem. Here are some examples of prompts in the worksheet:

"I felt proud when...
Related tools: Gratitude Journal