Acceptance and Commitment Financial Therapy for Women

  • Joni Klontz WadaEmail author
  • Bradley T. Klontz


Despite the growing number of women in the workforce, research suggests that poverty is still primarily a woman’s issue and that single women continue to be more vulnerable financially than single men. This chapter examines women’s relationship with money and how their limiting financial beliefs may result in problematic financial behaviors. Financial therapy exercises based on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) are presented to help financial therapists inform women about their current financial reality, educate them about their limiting beliefs , and teach them how to move toward their valued goals by changing their relationship with money and making mindful choices about their future.


Experiential Avoidance Financial Behavior Experiential Exercise Caregiver Role Unwanted Thought 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ho’ola Lahui KauaiLihueUSA
  2. 2.Family Studies and Human ServicesKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA

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