Dr. Brad Klontz emphasizes the importance of further integrating Financial Psychology into financial and legal services. It is also important that it becomes standard practice in mental health care to address finances and related problems. And at the same time. There is a huge gaping gap between the main problem drivers experienced by people in the US and Europe and the services we provide them with. He also would like to see it become standard practice in mental health care to address finances and finance related psychological problems with clients. And at the same time develop training programs to prepare students to do the same. There is a gap between the No. 1 problem people are having and the services we’re providing them.”

Dr. Bradley T. Klontz, Psy.D., CFP® has a  background in both clinical psychology and financial planning. He is a well known expert  in the area of money and behavior , including the effective integration of psychotherapy with financial planning. Dr. Brad Klontz as well as his father Ted  Klontz is recognized as worlds  leading pioneers in the emerging field of financial psychology and financial therapy. Their research, developed methods and interventions are evidence-based and peer-reviewed. They also guide and work closely with other researchers in this field.  Brad Klontz co-found the Financial Psychology Institute® with dr.Ted Klontz in response to interest in financial psychology and a desire for training for financial and mental health professionals.  

He is an Associate Professor of Practice at Creighton University Heider College of Business. Dr. Klontz is  Managing Principal of Your Mental Wealth Advisors, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), and a Former President of the Hawaii Psychological Association. He is also Member Financial Wellness Advisory council CNBC

Dr. Brad Klontz was awarded the Innovative Practice Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association for his application of psychological interventions to help people with money and wealth issues and his innovative practice in financial psychology for practitioners across the country.  He was also the recipient of the 2018 Montgomery-Warschauer Award for the most outstanding contribution to the betterment of the financial planning profession. 
Dr. Brad Klontz is frequently quoted in academic work, books and the media on issues of behavioral finance, money disorders and financial health.  Dr. Brad Klontz has co-authored/co-edited  six books on the psychology of money:

  • Money Mammoth: Harness the Power of Financial Psychology to Avoid Extinction. (Soon to be released);
  • Facilitating Financial Health: Tools for Financial Planners, Coaches, and Therapists;
  • Financial Therapy: Theory, Research & Practice;
  • Mind Over Money;
  • Wired for Wealth;
  • The Financial Wisdom of Ebenezer Scrooge .

His innovative work is attracting a great deal of attention and is widely reported in the press. Dr. Klontz  has been featured on ABC News’ 20/20, Good Morning America, and in USA Today. His work in the field of Financial Psychology is broadly  published in the leading newspapers as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time, Kiplinger’s, Money Magazine, NPR and in many other media outlets and professional magazines and journals. Dr Klontz has been a columnist for the Journal of Financial Planning, On Wall Street, and PsychologyToday.com.  

He has partnered with organizations including JP Morgan Chase, Capital one  and H&R Block in efforts to help raise public awareness around issues related to financial health and financial psychology.Through his research, books, videos, speeches, education, projects and coaching dr Klontz has helped thousands gain insight into their relationship with money and obtain financial health for CEO’s, management, students, as well as for  the average person on the street and even to teens on Tik Tok. 


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