Hoarding Recovery Therapy

The clutter – it’s overwhelming.

You can’t live like this anymore. There’s no room for you and your family because of all the stuff.

There’s no room to make a meal in the kitchen, and you haven’t seen the dining room table in years. Friends and family can’t come over – you’re too ashamed.

But letting go seems impossible. Just the thought of it makes your heart race.

And no one understands. They look at your things and say, “Just throw it out – or donate it.” “What do you need this for?”

But you have a plan…

What no one seems to understand is how hard you’ve worked for years to get this clutter organized and under control.

You’ve moved things around – or purchased dozens of storage containers. You’ve promised yourself that you’d finish those projects and sell them, or give them away as gifts, or properly recycle them, or…

But it’s only gotten worse. All those grand plans somehow never seem to happen. Boxed in – literally and emotionally – you feel like a failure.

So, why am I like this?

First of all, it’s not your fault. If we measured progress by your brains, creativity, and hard work – your home would look like a cover of Better Homes and Gardens.

But you’re fighting against genetics and brain wiring. I’m serious! Hoarding Disorder (HD) runs in families, and the brain of someone who has HD looks different from someone who doesn’t.

Your brain’s wiring makes it really hard to let go of your stuff – and more challenging to organize it. It also makes it really hard to make decisions.

And you’re not alone – HD affects about 5% of the population! That makes it the second most common mental health issue after depression.

But you can live differently.

Take a moment – and try to see your space the way you’ve always dreamed it could be.

What would it look like? What would you be doing?

Maybe you’d create that arts and crafts corner you’ve always longed for so you can channel that creative passion.

Maybe you’d cook all those interesting recipes you’ve always wanted to try and invite your friends over for a dinner party.

Or maybe you’d enjoy sitting in your uncluttered living room, bingeing Netflix, and finally feeling peaceful.

I can help you get there.

You just haven’t yet discovered the right tools.

If someone gave you a screwdriver and told you to dig a ditch, it wouldn’t matter how smart you are or how hard you worked. You wouldn’t get very far.

But if I gave you a shovel, and we started building some muscles, you’d become a ditch-digging machine!

Let’s fill one box to empty another.

I can give you the tools you need to work around that pesky brain wiring. I can also help you manage the emotions that come with letting go of your treasures.

I won’t lie. It’s uncomfortable.

That’s why you’ve been avoiding this for so long despite how damaging it has become for you. That’s normal. We humans don’t like feeling uncomfortable.

But you can do this. I’ve helped people just like you do this.

Let’s get started.

Together, we can turn your house back into a home and free you to cultivate the relationships you truly desire.

Contact me at (818) 861-6463 to start getting “un-stuffed.”