Financial Therapy

Financial Therapy

Tired of stressing over money?


Sick of arguing about bills?


Burned out by Retail Therapy?


Ready for financial peace?


If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. According to a 2008 survey by the American Psychological Association, 81% of people say that money is their #1 stressor.

Financial stress can lead to depression, anxiety, health issues, decreased functioning, and poor sense of self-worth. It is also one of the leading causes of marital conflict.

Financial health goes beyond one’s knowledge and planning for current and future needs. Financial health measured by an ability to make financial choices that are consistent with one’s values and by the ability to use money as a tool to help fulfill one’s life purposes – not as an end in itself. In other words, it is determined by one’s relationship with money.

Your relationship with money is developed over time, through personal experiences and through witnessing the financial behaviors of others, such as parents and significant others.

Without understanding your past and present relationship with money, you may find it difficult to change your future relationship with money. This lack of insight is one reason why we sometimes struggle to do better, even when we know better.

Financial Therapy for couples and individuals:

Through Financial Therapy, clients learn about their relationship with money and how it has formed over time.

Clients identify the unconscious beliefs they hold regarding money and how these beliefs impact their choices and quality of life. Through Financial Therapy, clients also learn how to challenge faulty beliefs that prevent them from achieving financial health.

The goal of Financial Therapy is for clients to gain freedom from unwanted financial habits, to align financial choices with their true passions and values, and to allow money to work for them and with them to achieve life goals and purposes.


Signs of Financial Distress

Financial health exists along a spectrum, and so does financial distress. Below are common signs of less-than-optimal financial health. 

  • Overspending or shopping binges
  • High levels of consumer debt
  • Frequent arguments about financial matters
  • Difficulty spending money on self or others
  • Feeling guilty about money earned or inherited
  • Hiding purchases or credit card bills
  • Attempting to compensate financially for a lack of quality time or emotional attachment
  • Constant worry about finances
  • Procrastination of bill payment or bouncing checks
  • Lending to others without clear expectations for repayment
  • Avoidance of financial decision-making
  • A struggle to implement financial plans
  • Regularly buying things that go unused
  • Lying about time spent shopping
  • Workaholism
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