Financial therapy deals with financial problems related to subconscious behavior. Financial therapy is a process of evaluating and reprogramming one’s money related habits so that an individual can move from self defeating behaviors and attitudes to ones which help him/her thrive.
Common Counseling Issues:
Serial Borrowing: Rolling over debt; often times the individual pays small amounts toward an old loan as a new loan is taken out
Financial Infidelity: A process of "cheating" on a partner by spending and lying about it or not mentioning significant purchases
Financial Incest: Father/son psychologists Ted Klontz and Brad Klontz coined the term "financial incest" to describe situations in which children are used by adults to bear unreasonable, age-inappropriate responsibility for financial situations. An example is a mother relying heavily on her 12 year old son to help make family financial decisions.
Financial Enabling: A process by which a person recognizes that a negative financial circumstance is occurring on a regular basis and yet inadvertently assists that individual in such a way that detrimental behavior continues. For example, a father continues to provide large sums of money to his financially strapped adult daughter who is then not motivated to support herself.
Hoarding: A symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Frost and Hartl (1996) provide the following defining features: the acquisition of and failure to discard a large number of possessions that appear to be useless or of limited value; living spaces sufficiently cluttered so as to preclude activities for which those spaces were designed; significant distress or impairment in functioning caused by the hoarding; reluctance or inability to return borrowed items; as boundaries blur, impulsive acquisitiveness could sometimes lead to kleptomania or stealing.
If you can identify with one or several of these issues, please contact me for a complimentary consultation at 818.635.5191.
I utilize a process-oriented approach to counseling which recognizes the individual as a whole. All aspects of the person are considered: behavior, cognitions, beliefs, body sensations, imagining, and dreams. I hold the position that my client is the expert and my role is to be a facilitator to bring about a sense of awareness, improving the individual's contact with oneself and one's environment. My method of bringing one's relationship with money from the subconscious to consciousness works to reduce anxiety and depression around money, while creating new thought and behavior patterns.
I attained a Bachelor in Business from Temple University, with emphasis on Accounting and RMI. I later went on to receive a Masters of Arts in Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute. I have five years of critical experience in the Mental Health Profession and have gained practical accounting, budgeting and forecasting experience as Financial Analyst at Electronic Payment Services. Owning and operating retail and manufacturing businesses strengthened this experience.
From depression, anxiety and stress to marriage difficulties, weight loss, self-esteem and phobias, I provide a wide range of therapies, including:
If you're not sure exactly what you need, or you want to talk more about how we might work together, I offer all new clients a FREE consultation. Contact me today and we'll see if we are a good fit.
2239 Townsgate Rd. Suite 104
Westlake Village CA, 91361
5743 Corsa Ave., Suite 223
Westlake Village CA, 91362
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Choosing a therapist you really connect to is the most important decisions you can make. I believe the therapist should assume an active role throughout the therapeutic process rather than remain a passive participant, yet the session is not about me.