I often get asked if I work with “hoarders” and my answer is that it depends on your definition of a person with a hoarding disorder. My guiding principle is that if you’re not ready for change, you wouldn’t be calling me. I work with my clients so it’s essential that you want to declutter and get organized for yourself and aren’t just bowing to the pressure of family and friends. It’s why I don’t offer gift certificates.
Take a look at this link from the International OCD Foundation which illustrates in easy-to-rate photographs the degrees of clutter that can build up: clutter hoarding scale. I see all sorts of houses with all sorts of clutter and I have the skills and strategies to help you make a change. As a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers and the Institute for Chronic Disorganization, I have access to a wide range of professional support and ongoing training. I have a wonderful team of therapists I can refer you to if the issues behind the clutter are bigger than just being overwhelmed or having ADHD. Working with a counselor to sort out any issues while clearing the clutter and setting up systems can be highly effective if past issues come up during the course of our work together.
When you decide that you want to make a change, I’m your biggest advocate and I’ll work with you at your pace to make the changes you’re looking for.
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