Humanistic Approaches to Financial Therapy

  • L. Martin JohnsonEmail author
  • Kelly H. Takasawa


In this chapter, humanistic approaches to psychotherapy are reviewed as potential treatments for financial therapy. The approaches reviewed include person-centered therapy, Gestalt therapy , focusing-oriented/experiential psychotherapy, existential psychotherapy, and emotion-focused therapy. Humanistic psychotherapy is an evidence-based approach with a body of outcome research that demonstrates its effectiveness in achieving therapeutic success. An argument is made that money disorders can be effectively addressed and resolved through the use of these humanistic approaches. This is demonstrated through the use of a case vignette approached from each of the humanistic approaches listed above.


Therapeutic Relationship Financial Therapist Humanistic Approach Empathic Understanding Emotion Scheme 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hawaii Center for PsychologyHonoluluUSA

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