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NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Compulsive Shoppers

  • February 06, 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Virtual Zoom Meeting


  • For first-time guests new to NAPO. Contact for code.

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Who is a Compulsive Shopper?


Before COVID we hit the Perfect Storm: a confluence of factors encouraging more and more consumerism. And then COVID took it to a whole new level when the need to escape fear, gain control, escape, and adapt made it worse. Compulsive shopping has been called the "smiled upon addiction" because it's lurking beneath the surface, not recognized like alcoholism or drug addiction, yet causing shame among overshoppers. Shopping has become a coping mechanism for an emotion(s) an individual just can't bear. This presentation will discuss the human needs we try to fill, healthier alternatives you might assist your client in finding, behaviors that would indicate an overshopper, and the true damage that may be lurking below the surface.

You will learn to:

1. Identify unhealthy shopping behaviors

2. Probe for the underlying emotional need

3. Identify healthier solutions for that need

Speaker: Carrie Rattle, Behavioral Cents LLC, New York

Carrie Rattle is a financial therapist, coach and compulsive shopping specialist. In addition to her financial accreditations (MBA, CDFA and AFC) and experience as a finance executive, Carrie has trained with psychotherapist Olivia Mellan, a money psychology pioneer and critically acclaimed author. Carrie also has trained with author and psychologist Dr. April Benson, who helped overshoppers for years.  Carrie bought Dr. Benson's business and her proven program during COVID and serves overshoppers nationwide. Carrie has been quoted in media such as CNBC, CBC, Time, USA Today, Glamour magazine and others. 


Note: Registrants will receive Zoom registration link and meeting info in their confirmation and reminder emails. 

Zoom will allow participants to interact with each other via audio and video on their computer, tablet, or smartphone app in a real virtual meeting (optional alternative audio available by telephone) where we will be able to see and listen to each other in real dialog. 

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather, we will only cancel if power is out for necessary meeting managers, in which case, meeting registrants will be emailed.

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