Trauma is a response to a disturbing event that overwhelms the brain’s and body’s ability to cope. Trauma profoundly impacts the mind and body. It has lasting impacts on how we think, feel, and behave. What happens when a traumatic event touches our finances? Financial Trauma is pervasive and often unrecognized. 1 in 4 Americans and 1 in 3 Millennials have been through a Financial Trauma experience and report experiencing PTSD symptoms related to financial stress. In this event, we will discuss how Financial Trauma impacts our overall wellness and our relationships with money. We will discuss how to recognize Financial Trauma symptoms in yourself and skills for managing this trauma. Please join me to discover how Financial Trauma could be impacting your life and the people around you.
Amanda Kruger is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Trauma and Financial Therapy. Amanda has been working in Mental Health since 2008. She is a Certified Financial Social Work Counselor and a member of the Financial Therapy Association. She is a thought leader in the Financial Wellness space and has been published by TherapyDen.com and UpJourney.com. Amanda volunteers with Financial Literacy First, and her biggest career aspirations are making Financial Education accessible to everyone and helping close the gender, racial, and disability wealth gaps . When she’s not working to close wealth gaps, you can find Amanda boarding an airplane, roller skating, or splurging on vintage vinyl.