Financial stress can be brutal — it can affect your mental, physical, and even relationship health. When you live with ADHD, it can be even harder to achieve financial harmony in your life. In my research, I see evidence that financial issues really are harder to handle when you have ADHD. That’s the bad news.
The good news? It can get better. In my clinical work, I specialize in financial therapy and working with individuals, couples, and families with ADHD. I work with clients regarding how to have better relationships with money (and each other) through recognizing how ADHD affects financial management as well as thoughts, feelings, and beliefs related to money. My intention is that after attending this session, you’ll be more able to recognize and address some of the ways in which ADHD affects your finances, your emotions, and your relationships with others. You’ll come away with some key tips to get you started on a better path to financial well-being and have a bit of laughter along the way. Hope to see you there!
Christine Hargrove is a Marriage and Family Therapy PhD student at the University of Georgia. She specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families with ADHD, and integrates financial therapy into much of her clinical work. She conducts research focusing on the relational and financial well-being of couples (including those with ADHD) through the Couple and Relationship Enrichment Lab at UGA and presents her findings at national conferences. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Financial Therapy Association.
Ms. Hargrove works from a strengths-based approach to living with ADHD without ignoring the difficulties ADHD can present in daily life and relationships.