Couples seek “financial therapy” for a variety of reasons. For some, money is a highly conflictual even polarizing issue in their relationship. For others, one or both partners are vague and/or avoidant with money. And then there are couples who simply want to enhance communication, clarify goals, and learn to work with a spending plan.
No matter the reason, Integrative Financial Counseling offers a safe and professional environment where couples can explore, communicate, and implement specific tools. Unlike most other financial professionals or coaches, Danielle is a licensed psychotherapist formally trained and equipped to work with the complexities, dynamics, and feelings that emerge; she is also trained as a financial counselor so couples can achieve clarity with the numbers and meet their concrete goals.
Common complaints and concerns are:
- The couple lives beyond their means.
- They have different beliefs and associations about how money “is intended to be used”.
- One person identifies as “the saver” and the other as “the spender”.
- One or both feel out of control with spending.
- Credit card debt is increasing.
- Savings are being raided to pay for current lifestyle.
- There is uncertainty or conflict over whether and how to merge their money.
- Opinions on child related expenses differ.
- One or both struggle with issues around earning.
- They lack exposure to good financial habits.
- They experience general confusion and vagueness about money.