Financial Therapy: Establishing an Emerging Field

  • Sonya L. BrittEmail author
  • Bradley T. Klontz
  • Kristy L. Archuleta


This chapter outlines the origins of financial therapy—an emerging field interested in the integration of cognitive, emotional, behavioral, relational, and economic aspects with financial health. This chapter differentiates among financial therapy, financial coaching, and financial planning; explores ethical considerations; and discusses the importance of theory and evidence-based practices in the development of the field of financial therapy. The chapter concludes with a rationale of the need for financial therapy, ethical considerations for the field, and future directions.


Mental Health Professional Mental Health Disorder Financial Planning Gambling Disorder Financial Advisor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonya L. Britt
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bradley T. Klontz
    • 1
  • Kristy L. Archuleta
    • 1
  1. 1.Family Studies and Human ServicesKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA

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