Episode #75 “How To Identify Your Money Thoughts and Change Everything”

With Dr. Pete Kelly | C.Psych | Podcaster | Clinical Psychologist


Dr. Kelly provides individual and group treatment to adults for mood and anxiety disorders using a variety of cognitive-behavioural therapies. An area of focus and interest in the treatment of posttraumatic stress using CBT techniques. Dr. Kelly also provides cognitive-behavioural treatment for anxiety and depression associated with tinnitus.

Prior to joining the OICBT Dr. Kelly was a psychologist in the Anxiety Disorders Program at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. He is currently an Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University.

In addition to publishing scientific papers, Dr. Kelly is co-author of the clinician manual “Treating Psychosis: A Clinician’s Guide to Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Compassion-Based Approaches within the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Tradition”. He is also co-author of the Canadian Adaptation of the textbook “Research Methods in Psychology” for Oxford University Press.


  • How to bring “meaning” in our daily activities
  • How challenges, difficult moments and negative emotions are part of our “meaning” journey
  • Access to wealth above a certain amount will not cure the ailments we have
  • How we search for significance by using money
  • The value of aligning your values, money and actions
  • The impacts of feeling “never enough” and “always striving” for something
  • Why identifying your home base as yourself helps create happier lives
  • We don’t have control over the outside world, and money often creates an illusion we can control the outside world
  • How utilizing the learnings from CBT can help us gain awareness on why we think, act and feel about money


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