Self-Awareness: A Key Ingredient to a Happy and Healthy Relationship with Money

Joy Lere, Psy.D | Licensed Clinical Therapist | Co-Founder of Shaping Wealth


Meet Dr. Joy Lere, a distinguished expert in the realm of money psychology. Dr. Lere is a licensed clinical psychologist and co-founder of Shaping Wealth. Her extensive experience includes research and clinical roles at Penn Medicine Princeton Health, Children’s National Medical Center, and the Department of Defense. Additionally, she has served as an Assistant Clinical Professor in Clinical Psychology at George Washington University.

Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, Dr. Lere discusses the complex realm of money psychology. Her genuine approach makes the topic relatable and easy to grasp.

Discover the vital role of self-awareness in navigating our personal money stories. Dr. Lere explains how self-awareness helps us connect emotionally with our financial experiences, paving the way for a life filled with purpose and joy.

Dr. Lere explores the power of storytelling, the essence of financial well-being, and how to transform discomfort into valuable life lessons. Dr. Lere reminds us that true happiness comes from within and that financial well-being hinges on both safety and freedom.


  • Discover the power of storytelling in connecting with ourselves and others emotionally.
  • Gain insights into financial well-being and learn what it truly means to become financially well.
  • Explore the pivotal role of self-awareness in understanding our personal money stories and progressing from mere existence to meaningful growth.
  • Uncover strategies for recognizing and overcoming financial anxiety, with a realization that discomfort can be a potent teacher.
  • Learn how to identify and reconcile old financial behaviours and patterns to craft a new narrative for your financial future.
  • Dr. Joy Lere emphasizes that true joy and happiness originate from within, challenging the common misconception of seeking external sources for contentment.
  • Understand the foundation of financial well-being, rooted in the dual concepts of safety and freedom.

Notable Quotes:

  • “Being. Becoming.”
  • “Using our pain to create purpose.”
  • “Joy and happiness are an inside job.”


  • Dr. Lere’s clinical site: https://joylere.com/
  • Dr. Lere’s Substack: https://joylere.substack.com/
  • Shaping Wealth: https://www.shapingwealth.com/

You Might Also Like...

No Comments

    Leave a Reply