The pull of back-to-school sales and supersized fashion magazines are tough for compulsive shoppers to resist.
April Benson, PhD
April Lane Benson, PhD, is a nationally known psychologist specializing in the study and treatment of compulsive buying disorder. Editor of I Shop, Therefore I Am: Compulsive Buying and the Search for Self and author of To Buy or Not to Buy: Why We Overshop and How to Stop, Dr. Benson practices in New York, trains therapists and appears regularly in the media. She recently launched a personalized, interactive text-messaging program for compulsive buyers. You can learn more about Dr. Benson at ShopaholicNoMore.com.
Shopaholic No More“Shopaholic No More” is a place where I’ll happily answer readers’ questions about anything concerning compulsive buying, compulsive shopping or overspending. From time to time, I’ll also post about recent news and research in the field, offer tips about how to avoid seasonal or holiday overshopping and offer proven strategies for stopping overshopping.
Leading shopping addiction expert Dr. April Benson fields a common question.