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Institute of Personal Financial Planning

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Co-Sponsored by IPFP and the KSU Foundation

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Certified Financial Planner® Board Approved Program

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Meets Educational Requirements for
Accredited Financial Counselor™ Exam

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2017 North Central Region Mature Program
(Credit) Award

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2015 Distinguished Program:
Credit Program Award

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


About Us

The Financial Therapy Clinic at the Institute of Personal Financial Planning was founded in 2009 to conduct innovative research that integrates interpersonal and intrapersonal elements with money. The clinic is operated by the nationally-recognized Personal Financial Planning (PFP) Program at Kansas State University. Staff members are trained in a variety of competencies and hold or are in training to hold various designation, such as Certified Financial Planner® (CFP), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC).

Our Mission

To conduct excellent, cutting-edge research as it relates to financial therapy, financial counseling and financial counseling.

What is Financial Therapy?

The term "financial therapy" describes the integration of behavioral, cognitive, emotional, relational and economic aspects of financial well-being according to the Financial Therapy Association (FTA). Two PFP faculty members were co-founding board members of the national Financial Therapy Association.

What is Financial Counseling?

Financial counseling is the reorganization of financial management attitudes and financial behaviors to meet financial goals. Financial counseling typically involves financial problem solving, setting immediate and long-range goals, cash flow and budgeting, record keeping and credit management. Financial counseling may be needed before financial planning can take place.

What is Financial Planning?

Financial planning is the process of addressing insurance, tax, investments, retirement, and estate planning to meet individual and family financial goals and objectives. Creating a financial plan involves developing, implementing, and re-evaluating strategies to reach these goals and build wealth.

Location and Hours


Hours: By Appointment