Everyone has a fraught relationship with money. All of us have shame, guilt, or conflicted feelings about our money situation or behavior. It's not our fault—this society creates so much stress, isolation, and obscurity around money. It’s inescapable. You may be keeping secrets about money. Your money behavior might not match up with your goals, plans, wishes, or values. Overwhelm, shame, avoidance, fear, or sadness may get in the way of the behavior that's aligned with what you want and what you believe in.
In money therapy we create a confidential, non-judgmental space to uncover, express, and process your emotional money life. Talking with complete openness about money—and attending to the emotions that come up—brings insight to your processes around money and helps you make the changes you want to make. Money touches most parts of our lives and money therapy has the power to ease a wide range of challenges—from repairing relationships to improving our work lives and our ability to rest and care for our bodies, to deepening our connection with social justice movements.
My money therapy approach is shaped by my own money struggles and healing, my training and experience as a psychotherapist, previous work as a financial counselor, and by years of involvement with two communities working on wealth redistribution: Resource Generation (where I was a member and leader for 7 years) and POOR Magazine (where I have been a student/mentee and member of the Solidarity Family).