Compulsive spending involves unnecessary, spontaneous and emotionally driven purchases that can adversely affect the individual. A defining feature is that compulsive spending continues despite the adverse effects it brings. Emotionally, the pursuit of the “fix” of shopping may bring isolation or depression, anxiety, guilt and shame. In relationships, it may make you more secretive and may lead to dishonesty and deception. At Sanctum Wellness and Healing, we have worked with addictions of this nature and provide a safe and secure environment in which the emotions underlying these compulsions are dealt with.