Therapist Assessment Tools



Free Report: 3 Assessment Tools for Therapists

Does Your Client Buy Compulsively? No?  Are You Sure?  

Our clients come to therapy for all sorts of reasons.  Their presenting issues may be depression, anxiety, or relationship struggles.  But just as most couples don’t offer sex as a focus area in marriage counseling until they’re asked, spending and money issues are another area often cloaked by shame.  The stress caused by this problem is pervasive.  The results of being financially out of control—of living beyond one’s means—can and do exacerbate many emotional issues.  There are a number of simple ways to determine whether your client is shopping or buying compulsively enough to warrant making it a focus of treatment. Dr. April Benson has provided this free, targeted guide for therapists “Is Your Client a Compulsive Buyer? 3 Assessment Tools for Therapists.”  Just click here to access the guide.


  1. Rene Lopez says:

    I am a psychologist from Guatemala and I would like to have much more information about this interesting disorder such as detection and treatment

    • Dear Rene,

      It’s nice to hear from you and learn of your interest in this problem. Are you finding it to be a problem in your professional practice in Guatemala?

      As far as much more information about compulsive buying disorder, I can recommend my first book, I Shop, Therefore I Am: Compulsive Buying and the Search for Self, where there are chapters that cover assessment, etiology, and chapters about several different forms of treatment. I also offer a 4-session audio course that covers all of this material. If you go to the For Therapists tab of my website, there is a great deal of information there for therapists and a place to opt-in to the therapist email list. If you have any further questions, feel free to email me at

      Warm regards,
      April Benson

    • Dear Renee,

      I apologize that your comment from January, 2015 never got responded to. For more information about detection and treatment, go to the For Therapists part of our website and there is much relevant information there.

      Please let us know if you have any further questions.

      Warm regards,
      April Benson

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