MS, MSSA, LISW-S, IMFT-S

Artist: Jules Garel


Emotional Impact of Wealth

We assume that having significant assets makes life easy. In some ways, it does.  In other way, life can be even more complicated.

Parent or Grandparent

Searching for ways to: 

  • Avoid the negative impact wealth can on your children and grandchildren?
  • Create a wholesome wealth and values legacy for future generations?
  • Influence how your heirs will think about money and work?
  • Reduce the likelihood of family conflict about money?
  • Build a commitment to philanthropy in your family?


Individuals and Couples

Struggling with: 

  • The role of money in your life, and in the lives of those you care about?
  • Balancing freedom and responsibility in a privileged life?
  • Feeling isolated in dealing with money matters?
  • Adjusting to and planning for sudden wealth?
  • The changes divorce brings to a high net worth family?
  • Being sure money a tool for good now and in the future?
  • The complicated emotions associated with significant wealth?
  • Finding purpose and meaning in work?
  • Raising productive children in a life of privilege?
  • Planning for life after the sale of a business?


I can help.

About My Experience

I am a particularly useful resource for those with high net worth because I know that:

  • High net worth individuals and families have many of the challenges and problems faced by those with more modest means.
  • Money can add great complexity to the lives of high net worth individuals, couples and families.
  • My membership in the Financial Therapy Association reflects my ability to provide sophisticated counseling about money and relationships.


I am a neutral, knowledgeable resource to help you and your family work through challenging personal and professional issues wealth can create.

Together we strategize about practical solutions to the problems that are even more complicated because of money.    

What Elaine Says about Me
Barbara was always available to my husband and myself to help us deal with painful issues that arose from the loss of a family member, and the sudden wealth we inherited.  Empathetic, intuitive and responsive, Barb is very experienced, with deep insight.  She has been kind and highly professional in guiding us to viable solutions for ourselves and our children. She is open, warm and trustworthy.  We would not hesitate to recommend Barb.

Would you like a consultation or more information? 

​Contact me through email at barbfein@sbcglobal.net 


We’ll set up a time to talk to make sure we’ll work well together.