Financial Therapy Resources

My name is Elaine Korngold, LPC, and I share below financial therapy resources that I recommend to my clients. In my private practice I offer Financial Therapy services to individual adults and to couples.

Books Referenced in Financial Therapy

  • You Need a Budget – by J. Mecham
  • This is the Year I Put My Financial Life in Order – by J. Schwartz
  • Crossing the Tracks for Love: What to Do When You and Your Partner Grew Up in Different Worlds – by R. Payne
  • Money and the Pursuit of Happiness: In Good Times and Bad – by R. Trachtman
  • The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy – by T. Stanley & W. Danko
  • It’s Not About the Money: Unlock Your Money Type to Achieve Spiritual and Financial Abundance – by B. Kessel
  • The Simple Path to Wealth: Your Road Map to Financial Independence and a Rich, Free Life – by J. D. Collins
  • Mind Over Money: Overcoming the Money Disorders That Threaten Our Financial Health – by B. Klontz & T. Klontz
  • Beyond Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands: How to Teach Young Kids About Finance (and They’re Never Too Young) – by L. Frazier
  • ADD and Your Money: A Guide to Personal Finance for Adults with Attention-Deficit Disorder – by S. M. Sarkis and K. Klein

Websites Referenced in Financial Therapy

  • – an app based on the book “You Need a Budget” (see above)
  • – a non-profit company funded by grants that helps people repay credit card debt and figure out what is reasonable to budget for categories, given their location and family size.
  • – women and money
  • – Debtors Anonymous, with meetings
  • Save First Financial Wellness – an organization in Portland, Oregon, that provides educational materials, workshops, and asset creation & debt-reduction strategies.
  • Financial Education Resources from
  • My Money Five – five building blocks for managing & growing your money, from
  • Money Smart for Adults – instructor-led FDIC curriculum provides participants with practical knowledge, skills-building opportunities, and resources they can use to manage their finances with confidence.

Financial Therapy Assessments