Are You Struggling With Compulsive Spending and Shopping?
Compulsive spending and shopping are the inability to control impulsive and potentially irresponsible purchasing patterns. It may look like maxing out credit cards or going shopping to deal with stress, discomfort, or boredom with the inability to control it. It’s accompanied by guilt and stress due to the spending yet an extreme difficulty stopping.
Available Treatment Options
Therapist interventions for compulsive spending and shopping include helping a person gain awareness and understanding of the situations or feelings that lead to the compulsive behavior. Once a person gains awareness, they can work with a therapist to design coping strategies for their triggers that don’t involve spending. Group therapy or support groups may also offer spaces of comfort and ways to connect with people who understand what it’s like.