Financial Therapy

for money and trauma


I hope that this information about Financial Therapy for money and trauma will give you a sense that I get you and your challenges, and that I am offering what you want for support.
Take a peek below. See if any of this resonates.
If so, we might be a good fit.

Tell me if any of this sounds familiar

  • I need to change my money mindset.
  • I'm stuck in scarcity.
  • I'm underearning.
  • I'm just bad with money.
  • I keep repeating my bad money patterns.
  • I am ashamed of my debt.
  • I make financial plans and budgets but never follow through.
  • I feel guilty about having money.
  •  I avoid my finances.


  • I undercharge but overdeliver and I’m burning out.
  • I’m anxious about money even when I have plenty.

Truth? 

On the surface, these can seem like they’re easy to fix.
So why can’t you get it together?
The reality is that it’s simply not that easy.


Here's what's missing

Our culture teaches us that we can hack our way through these challenges by thinking abundant thoughts, raising our rates or managing our money better.

(And you probably know this as you’ve tried them with mixed results.)

Here’s what’s always missing from these solutions:

Money beliefs, decisions and behaviours are, at their root, psychological.

And without understanding and care, these things won't shift.


Your Trauma Around Money Is Real


Chances are you have experienced some sort of trauma, whether it be individual, generational, intergenerational, relational, societal or systemic, around money and finances.
(All in great part thanks--no thanks--to our messed up money world that arises from intersecting systems of oppression including capitalism, White supremacy, consumerism, Calvinism, etc.)

And let’s face it, who hasn’t experienced money stress, guilt, shame and self-blame?
 
Trauma and stress shape beliefs around yourself and the world, affecting your sense of safety, trust, control, self-esteem, and intimacy.

Trauma writes scripts in our minds, embedding behaviours into our nervous system.

When the trauma has to do with money, the beliefs we develop—usually outside of our conscious awareness
—lead us to various painful disruptive behaviours and money disorders.

Without healing that trauma and changing those scripts, financial strategies and behavioural tactics will only help superficially.

Here's how we can work together

to create lasting change

With my support, you will compassionately investigate how your money traumas have affected your beliefs about money, and, in turn, your relationship with money and finances. 

We will hold this information with care so that what you need for healing can surface from the inside out.

You will be supported to:

  • Develop self-kindness (it's a learned skill)
  • Connect with your inner wisdom
  • Get to know your money stories and beliefs
  • Shift your money beliefs and behaviours

You will also learn the skills and information you need so that your money life can thrive, and you can flourish in your business and your life.


Hello there! I'm Shulamit Ber Levtov.

You can call me Shula for short.


I'm the entrepreneur's therapist and a certified Trauma of Money facilitator.

I work with women business owners who want to address and heal their relationship to money, so they can set a foundation for sustainable financial success in business and in life.

What makes me different from other money mindset professionals?

I get what you're going through as an entrepreneur and I'm trained to support you.

I am a certified Trauma of Money facilitator. I'm also a licensed, Masters-level, trauma-trained therapist with 20+ years of professional experience in the field of mental health.  Plus I'm an award-winning entrepreneur who has been working for herself for more than 27 years. 


The key to healing your relationship with money is supporting you to develop a warm and tender relationship with yourself.


Money elicits so many powerful emotions, not the least of which are shame, self-criticism and guilt.

 

A kind relationship with yourself supports you in taking a gentle, yet clear and honest look at your money stories, beliefs and behaviours.


As Carl Rogers said, "The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I change."


I integrate both therapeutic and coaching techniques in our work together, as well as social justice, somatics and spirituality. Because it's all connected, and systems of oppression play an important role in our money traumas.


Together we'll find what works for you and your relationship with your money. You'll have the responsibility for implementing the solutions, and I'll provide the support.

What is financial therapy for money and trauma?

 

I am a certified Trauma of Money facilitator. The Trauma of Money method is a compassionate approach to healing collective and individual money-related traumas so that you can create financial safety and well-being.


Financial therapy for money and trauma includes education, compassionate inquiry and healing work. It is therapeutic support for healing the psychological impacts of money stress and trauma.

This is Financial Therapy, Not Financial Advice


It’s  important to be clear that I am not a financial professional. 


I am a mental health professional who is qualified to support your inquiry and healing process in relation to the psychological aspects of your money challenges.

 

I bring 10+ years of experience as a registered social worker psychotherapist, and  I’m a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional also certified in the Trauma of Money Method.

While I will provide you with resources and referrals as appropriate, I do not provide:
• Financial advice
• Budgeting advice
• Investment guidance
• Business coaching
• Bookkeeping support
• CFO services
• Tax consulting

Let's Work Together

Psychotherapy research conducted by the American Psychological Association indicates that, “on average, 15 to 20 sessions are required for 50 percent of patients to recover.” (In this context, what it means to recover was self-reported by clients.)


Ongoing dialogue around money supports integration of the learning and growth that occurs in session.

I therefore recommend 2 appointments per month for a minimum of three months to set the foundation for change in your relationship to yourself and your money, accompanied by support between sessions.

 

  • Starter Package 
  • 6 appointments over 3 months 
  • Implementation and accountability support between sessions

$1000 USD/CAD per month*

  • Ongoing Package
  • 12 appointments over 6 months
  • Implementation and accountability support between sessions 

$1000 USD/CAD per month*

*Depending on the currency in which you earn your living

If you're not earning CAD or USD, email me to discuss.

Payment plans are available at no additional charge.