Looking In the Financial Mirror and Seeing Your Financial Self: A Financial Therapy Approach Using Interpersonal Neurobiology

Saturday, October 7 | 9:00 am – 9:50 am | Providence 3

The experiential reality of financial planning activates areas of unresolved, disorganized, and dysregulating affect and memories related to money and relationships. It is imperative that financial therapists be able to have an expanding window of tolerance for sitting with, processing, and facilitating a client’s money experience while working in a variety of financial domains. This ability starts with the financial therapist’s own ability to actively and openly reflect on all the major areas of their financial life. Each financial therapist has their own financial no-fly zones that evoke enough psychological/physiological distress that they can not go there with their clients. 

Ed Coambs

Ed Coambs MBA, MA, MS, CFP®, CFT-I™, LMFT is an internationally recognized thought leader and award-winning author in financial therapy. He leads couples through Therapy-Informed Financial Planning™ from financial despair and frustration into financial intimacy and connection using the latest in love and brain science. His ideas appear in the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, Time, and CNBC. He earned master’s degrees in business, counseling, and financial planning. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and Certified Financial Therapist-I™. 


Ed is the founder of HealthyLoveandMoney.com, an organization on a mission to help couples transform their relationship through learning, healing, and growing. He offers fee-only Theray-Informed Financial Planing™, social content, books, courses, blogs, and podcasts through this website, all aimed at helping couples and the professionals that serve them understand where their relationship and money challenges come from and how to create financial intimacy in their lives.