Below is a select list of therapy homework materials I use in my practice. Many thanks to the Center for Clinical Interventions,, and colleagues for many of these. If you are my patient, you know what you need for this week! If you are not my patient, please feel free to peruse, but note that these worksheets are not complete or stand-alone self-help materials, and they should not replace what your own mental health provider has prescribed.

Setting sMART Goals

SMART goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant (to your values), and timely. Use this worksheet to set goals and keep track of your accomplishments.

Getting ready for behavior change

It's okay to be ambivalent. Make an informed and intentional decision by balancing the pros and cons of changing versus staying the same, whether you are getting ready for losing weight, quitting smoking, or making another change.

Gaining insight into thoughts, emotions, and behaviors

Learn about common unhelpful thinking styles, safety behaviors, "cognitive fusion," and other things (coming soon).

Get to know your own fears, thought process, and behaviors. Conduct an experiment, or get out of your comfort zone (coming soon).

Finding your "North Star"

Your hard work won't make sense unless you know what your values are. You can explore them in more detail, or assess which values are yours versus others'.

Solving problems and making decisions

Learn about solvable problems vs. worries here. Work through solvable problems. Note down un-solvable ones for your next Worry Time.

Tracking sleep

Use the sleep diary daily to monitor your sleep behaviors and outcomes (these are foundational to insomnia treatment...if you don't bring these to your appointment, we'll just have to stare at each other awkwardly for the whole session!). Follow these basic guidelines between appointments.

Identify reasons for daytime fatigue.