Megan Ford, M.S., LMFT

ASPIRE Clinic Coordinator

ASPIRE Clinic at McPhaul Center


workOffice Phone: 706-542-6795

Alternate Phone: 706-542-4486

Fax: 706-583-0907



Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
M.S. Family Studies and Human Services, emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy Kansas State University 2010
B.S. Psychology University of South Dakota 2008


Megan Ford's research focuses on holisitic wellness, aspects of financial therapy, and currently, measuring physiological responses of couples in financial therapy.

Areas of Expertise

Holistic intervention and collaborative work; clinical development; marriage and family therapy; financial therapy

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
Copyeditor Journal of Financial Therapy 2010-2017


Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
Financial Therapy Association President-Elect 2015 National
Financial Therapy Association President 2016 & 2017 National
Financial Therapy Association Regulatory Committee, Chair 2017-present National


Ford, M. R., Grable, J. E., Kruger, M., & DeGraff, A. N. (2017). Physiological arousal during couple financial discussions as a precursor to seeking financial planning help. Journal of Financial Therapy, 8(1), 1-20.

Archuleta, K. A., Burr, E. A., Carlson, M. B., Ingram, J., Kruger, L. I., Grable, J. E., Ford, M. R. (2015). Solution Focused Financial Therapy: A brief report of a pilot study. Journal of Financial Therapy, 6(1), 1-16.

McCoy, M. A., Gale, J., Ford, M. R., & McCoy, R. (2013). A therapist’s perspective of a financial planning course: Implications for financial therapy education and trainings. Journal of Financial Therapy, 4(1), 21-38.

Ford, M. R., Baptist, J. A., & Archuleta, K. L. (2011). A theoretical approach to financial therapy: The development of the Ford Financial Empowerment Model. Journal of Financial Therapy, 2(2), 20-40.


Ford, M. R. (2014). Ford Financial Empowerment Model. In Klontz, Britt, & Archuleta (Eds.), Financial Therapy: Theory, Research, and Practice (pp. 173-190). Switzerland: Springer.

Advisory Committee

ASPIRE Clinic Advisory Committee, Chair