Discover a Different Path to Healing Finances and Emotions

– Where Real Life Meets Real Solutions.

Not stuffy. Not sterile.

Healing Happens Best When We are Happy.

Free Mini Course

"Happy Again"

In just one hour, you’ll decode the impact of past trauma on your finances, mend strained relationships, and transform your money habits. With rich reference materials and insightful prompts, it’s your at-your-own-pace path to springboard increased happiness.


In my practice, I prioritize:

Interconnectedness, transformation, reflection, and direction. 

What this looks like in my approach, and how it might feel for you.


“In my therapy and coaching approach, I serve as a mirror, reflecting the qualities of “observation” and “curiosity”, never judgment. I guide individuals to explore the depths of their emotions and finances, helping them gain profound insights into their inner selves and past experiences while envisioning a brighter future. Like a macramé textile, I emphasize the quality of ‘Interconnectedness,’ showcasing the intricate threads that bind emotions and finances together. I help clients understand how their emotional well-being and financial health are intricately woven, allowing them to heal holistically. The rainbow with the sun and arrow encapsulates my work’s core and essence of ‘Transformation.’ I aim to bring hope, positivity, and direction to their journey, much like a rainbow after a storm, guiding them toward overcoming trauma and achieving financial well-being.” – Michele Paiva

The Trauma-Money Connection

Anxiety, ADHD, Relationship Conflict, Trauma, etc., and financial struggles.

These conditions can both create and result from financial challenges. They can lead to impulsive spending or difficulty managing finances, causing financial stress. Conversely, financial struggles can trigger anxiety and worsen symptoms.

It’s a complex interplay, but with support, individuals can find strategies to manage both their mental health and finances effectively.

What is Financial Therapy?

If you’re here, you might wonder how to improve your emotional and financial well-being. Financial therapy is your compass on this journey. It isn’t just about getting out of debt, it’s so much more.

No one would be suffering if it were just about spreadsheets and budgets. Whether you’re an individual, a couple, or a family, it’s a welcoming space where we explore the emotional side of money, heal financial trauma, and empower you to make informed financial choices.

The Podcast: Where we talk about feelings and finance every weekday at 8 a.m.

Available everywhere you listen to podcasts.

The Finance Therapist Podcast

“Healing emotionally and financially is a free-spirited dance of self-discovery.”

“Healing emotionally and financially is a free-spirited dance of self-discovery.”

Financial Therapist, Michele Paiva The Finance Therapist

Michele Paiva, Financial Therapist/Licensed Therapist

meet michele

I’m Michele, a Financial Therapist based in Pennsylvania, though I have clients internationally. With over three decades of experience, I focus on financial therapy, trauma healing, and financial literacy. I offer personalized 1:1 sessions, group programs, and a weekday podcast, ‘The Finance Therapist.’

Welcome to this space where financial well-being and emotional healing merge. My style is laid-back and light-hearted because I believe therapy doesn’t have to be morose, and financial wellness shouldn’t be shrouded with shame or blame.

In addition to my therapy practice, I own a public relations agency dedicated to helping clients enter the spotlight. It’s a platform for those ready to be seen and heard by the media and the public if they so wish.


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Finance and Feelings

Unlocking Financial Freedom Through Healing Via Financial Therapy

In the intricate tapestry of our lives, the threads of our past experiences often weave a profound impact on our financial well-being.

Just like an artist creates masterpieces from fragments of color or texture, our financial journey is shaped by the stories of our past, both beautiful and challenging.

Childhood trauma or

recent turbulent relationships

can cast shadows that linger,

affecting our relationship with money.

Yesterday’s wounds can echo into our financial choices today, creating obstacles to prosperity. But here, I recognize that healing these wounds is essential to economic liberation.

We understand that your financial hardships are not just about numbers on a spreadsheet.

They are often the result of emotional scars that have been left unattended. Our Bohemian approach invites you to explore these scars with an open heart and a free spirit.

Through holistic financial therapy, we empower you to release the weight of your past traumas and transform them into stepping stones on your journey to financial freedom.

Just as the Bohemian lifestyle celebrates the beauty of imperfection, we celebrate your unique journey, scars and all.

So, let’s embark on this voyage together, where your financial healing merges with your emotional freedom.

You can break free from financial hardship and create a brighter, more prosperous future guided by the liberating power of self-discovery and self-compassion. Your economic story is a canvas waiting to be painted with colors of healing and hope.

Join us, and let’s begin this beautiful transformation today.

I invite you to embrace your individual financial path with the open-hearted spirit of a free soul. We don’t just talk about numbers and budgets; we dance through the rhythms of your financial story. It’s a place to learn, heal, and grow.

In a digital landscape dominated by sterile and uninventive palettes, we choose nature’s earthy, soothing tones. Our colors whisper of healing and speak of growth. Intentionally different because we are.

Imagine earthy beige and taupe reminiscent of the grounding soil beneath your feet. Picture muted sages that evoke the tranquility of a forest’s embrace. See the soft sky blues, mirroring the vast, open heavens.

And amidst it all, a splash of vibrant teal, a reminder that there’s room for passion and transformation even in the gentlest of hues.

Welcome to our sanctuary, where the colors themselves tell a story of healing and renewal, where nature’s palette guides you back to your true self.