Experiential Financial Therapy

  • Bradley T. KlontzEmail author
  • Paul T. Klontz
  • Derek Tharp


This chapter describes experiential financial therapy (EFT), an integration of experiential therapy and financial planning. Research on EFT is reviewed, showing significant reductions in psychological distress, anxiety, worries about finance-related issues, and improved financial health following EFT. This chapter will present in more detail the EFT model, including its theoretical underpinnings, therapeutic techniques, and ethical considerations. A case presentation is provided to illustrate the application of EFT followed by a discussion of future research directions.


Group Therapy Traumatic Event Pathological Gambling Experiential Therapy Misinformation Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bradley T. Klontz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Paul T. Klontz
    • 3
  • Derek Tharp
    • 2
  1. 1.Family Studies and Human ServicesKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA
  2. 2.Kansas State UniversityManhattanUSA
  3. 3.Klontz Consulting GroupNashvilleUSA

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