WealthStyle Podcast

WealthStyle Podcast

The Psychology of Love & Money with Dr. Carmela Bennett

March 04, 2024

Talking about money can be challenging for couples. It’s not just about the numbers; it’s about the emotions, values, and power dynamics that come into play.

In the latest installment of WealthStyle, Evan Wohl and Iván Watanabe are joined by licensed psychotherapist Carmela Bennett. Carmela brings her extensive experience to the table, providing insights into how couples can approach their finances in a way that strengthens, rather than strains, their relationship. She offers tips that encourage couples to engage in regular, stress-free discussions that promote transparency and understanding to lead them to a healthier financial future.

Evan, Iván, and Carmela discuss:

  • Carmela’s experience dealing with different couples 
  • How your history and learned behaviors with money impact your relationship
  • Strategies for transparency and overcoming negative money beliefs
  • And more

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About  Our Guest:

Carmela Bennett, a psychotherapist with 30 years of experience, has run a private practice in NYC since 2016, specializing in relationships, addiction, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and developmental trauma treatment using somatic experiencing. With a Doctorate in Leadership from Columbia University and a Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling, she is also a certified Somatic Experiencing practitioner and holds a CASAC addiction specialist certification. 

In addition to her therapeutic work, Dr. Bennett internationally coaches executives, organizations, and universities, integrating her two decades of experience in human development. Her expertise lies in creating individualized plans for expanding strategic leadership capacities, developing emotional intelligence, and enhancing communication skills, especially under stress and conflict. 

Carmela’s lifelong involvement in expressive arts, particularly dance and movement, shapes her passion for integrating creativity into her work, reflecting her focused, intuitive, and creative approach to life.