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Institute of Personal Financial Planning

Financial Therapy Clinic
Kristy Archuleta, Ph.D., LMFT
Associate Professor
Editor, Journal of Financial Therapy
Kansas State University
Mary & Carl Ice Hall
1310 Research Park Dr.
Manhattan, KS 66502


Financial Therapy Clinic

Innovation in Research and Learning

Student readingThe Financial Therapy Clinic at the Institute of Personal Financial Planning is home to innovative research in financial therapy, financial planning and financial counseling. The purpose of the clinic is to provide excellence in student training and advancements in research.


Clinical ObservationThe Financial Therapy Clinic is the first university facility in the nation dedicated to conducting cutting-edge clinical research related to financial therapy, financial counseling and financial planning. Research integrates the psychological, emotional and relational aspects of money. Recent research has focused on the office environment and stress as well as financial therapy modalities.


Personal financial planning students can gain hands-on experience in an office-like environment. Students learn various approaches and modalities that are effective in building strong client-facilitator relationships. State-of-the-art observation equipment allows faculty and peers to provide immediate feedback to enhance students' skills. Students are not only prepared to work with clients when they graduate, but they are also prepared to conduct clinical research.