Individuals dealing with stress related to money in Oakland and Berkeley have a resource for help. Financial therapist, Connie Linas, offers counseling and financial therapy that addresses the emotional aspects of money and personal finances. Financial therapy is a newer field of specialty that examines emotional triggers and experiences that relate to financial decisions and aids people in understanding and thinking about the monetary choices they make. Connie Linas offers financial counseling for individuals and couples.
Tens of millions of Americans are stressed about money. Many struggle with financial issues as well as with their own personal relationship with money. Some people make poor financial decisions repeatedly and can never determine why they do so. These poor decisions and the resulting financial strains can lead to stress, anxiety, trouble sleeping, and depression, chronic stress, prolonged anxiety, insomnia and depression can lead to other health problems over time. Conflicts can develop with families, spouses, partners, and colleagues. Financial therapy can help to address these common, but serious problems.
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Counseling allows for a deeper understanding of these issues. When asked about financial therapy and how it can help, licensed therapist and counselor, Connie Linas said, “Money plays a big role in everyday life. Financial behaviors, good or bad, have a direct impact on us. Some people struggle with money problems individually and in their relationships. Stress about money and financial worry can have a negative effect on people’s quality of life. I provide Psychotherapy, a space for open and honest communication and emotional support, which helps people address the core issues regarding their thoughts and actions with money. I also provide people with support to accomplish the concrete tasks needed to meet their financial goals. My goal is to help my clients navigate through their emotions as they examine areas of their life that they might not have examined before.”
Linas incorporates several evidence based therapeutic approaches in financial therapy including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. These approaches help clients focus on their financial behaviors and move forward with their desired changes for how they perceive and handle money, getting out of debt, getting rid of money anxiety, and finally obtaining financial knowledge and financial security. One of the most popular services is the development of a financial wellness plan. This plan is a comprehensive and holistic look at clients’ relationship to money as well as a documentation of their short, medium, and longer-term financial goals. Counseling in conjunction with the creation of a financial wellness plan provides clients with a sense of purpose, a set of goals, and a sense of financial health and wellness.
Those interested in seeing a financial therapist and getting more information about a financial wellness plan, getting help with stress and anxiety over money, financial therapy, individual counseling, or couples counseling can do so here: http://www.eastbaywellness.org
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