What’s Your Communication Style?

Client Handout + Worksheet

There are many different communication styles, and people often have a mix of these styles to varying degrees. These communication styles influence how individuals express themselves, interact with others, and handle conflicts. This handout reviews common communication styles, as well as cultural context that may influence communication. The accompanying worksheet offers prompts for discussion or journaling focused on developing insight into the whats, whys, and hows of an individual’s unique combination of styles.
  • Psychoeducational handout covers communication styles such as aggressive, assertive, passive, direct, indirect, nonverbal, and more!
  • Accessible for Beginners to Advanced
  • Quickly and directly engage clients in learning with easy-to-read info and space to reflect on their own experiences.

Laurel Sims-Stewart

Therapist, Podcast Host, and Content Developer

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Laurel is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a background in art therapy. She is the recipient of the 2019 Bridge to Light award for Child Counseling and Support. In her work with the Academy, Laurel assists in content production, development, and training.

Laurel specializes in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, and life stage transitions. Throughout her time in practice, she has always gravitated toward an integrative, insight-based approach. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness and meditation, psychoeducation, and expressive techniques. She encourages all of her clients to take an active role in writing the narrative of their life by including elements of mind, body, and spirit throughout.