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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

WHAT IS FINANCIAL THERAPY?

Financial therapy is a field that combines therapeutic knowledge and financial acumen to helping people think, feel, and behave differently. The end goal of financial therapy isn't just to change financial behaviors, but to increase overall well-being in life satisfaction, relationship satisfaction, etc.

DO YOU SEE INDIVIDUALS AND COUPLES FOR FINANCIAL THERAPY?

Yes! I now offer therapy services for individual and couples in Manhattan Kansas.

DO YOU OFFER FINANCIAL COACHING?

Yes! I offer financial coaching virtually across the United States.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COACHING AND THERAPY?

Therapy is a regulated field where practitioners are required to carry malpractice insurance and generally requires a mental health diagnosis (Bipolar, Major Depressive Disorder, etc.). In general, therapy protects the client much more than coaching does.

Coaching is not a regulated field, and does not require a mental health diagnosis, which is why it is important to find coaches with appropriate credentials. The coaching I provide is focused on skill development and emotional intelligence. During coaching, we explore the psychology surrounding financial decisions and interactions involving money.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN YOUR INTRODUCTORY CLASS (FOR FINANCIAL ADVISORS)?

My class is designed to expose you to basic concepts in therapeutic psychology, and give you skills, based in various therapy theories, that can help your clients with their financial decision making. 

You will be presented with content I've created and be given opportunities to practice the skills with other financial planners in your group. My goal is to have you able to start using the skills immediately after the session.

DOES THIS MEAN I CAN CALL MYSELF A FINANCIAL THERAPIST (FOR FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS)?

A financial therapist is not a regulated term, so technically anyone can call themselves a financial therapist. However, the Certified Financial Therapist designation from the Financial Therapy Association is the gold standard for the industry. Unless you go through their training and pass the exam, I do not recommend calling yourself a financial therapist.

ARE THERE SPECIALS FOR GROUPS (FOR FINANCIAL ADVISORS)?

Yes! If you have 6 or more professionals seeking the training and would like special classes for your group, please send reach out to relationalmoney@gmail.com for a quote.