Hoarding Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Elizabeth Iniguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90044
Hi. My name is Elizabeth Iniguez, I'm a licensed clinical therapist. I'm what's considered an integrative or eclectic therapist, which means that I draw upon various modalities, taking what I believe is most relevant from various methods to incorporate into my sessions, depending on what each individual is going through. I enjoy working with a variety of people. I specialize in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Trichotillomania, Dermatillomania, Hoarding Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression and anxiety disorders.
Hi. My name is Elizabeth Iniguez, I'm a licensed clinical therapist. I'm what's considered an integrative or eclectic therapist, which means that I draw upon various modalities, taking what I believe is most relevant from various methods to incorporate into my sessions, depending on what each individual is going through. I enjoy working with a variety of people. I specialize in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Trichotillomania, Dermatillomania, Hoarding Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression and anxiety disorders.
(213) 682-2262 View (213) 682-2262
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Sara Slayden
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90066  (Online Only)
I focus on working with OCD, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Panic Disorder, Trichotillomania (hair pulling), Excoriation (skin picking), Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Hoarding.
Feeling scared and ashamed of distressing thoughts, being stuck in repetitive behaviors that feel impossible to stop, avoidance of things that used to matter because of intense fear, frequent conflict with loved ones over fears being ‘real’ - these are all things that clients with OCD and Anxiety related disorders report. People who struggle with these issues express feeling incredibly stuck and afraid of their worst fears coming true while also trying to manage relationships and pressure from life obligations.
I focus on working with OCD, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Panic Disorder, Trichotillomania (hair pulling), Excoriation (skin picking), Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Hoarding.
Feeling scared and ashamed of distressing thoughts, being stuck in repetitive behaviors that feel impossible to stop, avoidance of things that used to matter because of intense fear, frequent conflict with loved ones over fears being ‘real’ - these are all things that clients with OCD and Anxiety related disorders report. People who struggle with these issues express feeling incredibly stuck and afraid of their worst fears coming true while also trying to manage relationships and pressure from life obligations.
(310) 982-2237 View (310) 982-2237
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Heather Gold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90019
My name is Heather Gold, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based out of Redding, California, and working with clients statewide via teletherapy. I work with adults and specialize in hoarding, anxiety, depression, and life transitions, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Grief/Loss Support. My approach to therapy is based on one of collaboration for I see each client as having their own expertise that I help.
My name is Heather Gold, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based out of Redding, California, and working with clients statewide via teletherapy. I work with adults and specialize in hoarding, anxiety, depression, and life transitions, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Grief/Loss Support. My approach to therapy is based on one of collaboration for I see each client as having their own expertise that I help.
(562) 573-6609 View (562) 573-6609
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Katharine Malia Shumaker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90002  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, hoarding disorder, mood disorders and psychosis.
I meet with folks who feel stuck and are looking to improve their mental health and overall quality of life. My passion is working with folks to address their mental health symptoms by identifying specific goals to work towards. I have extensive experience in utilizing goal oriented modalities with a blend of psychodynamic therapy. Importantly, my primary mission is to work towards equity within the mental health sector. I accept some insurance and provide a sliding scale fee. You can also find me at: secure.helloalma.com/providers/katharine-shumaker/ or through Headway.
I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, hoarding disorder, mood disorders and psychosis.
I meet with folks who feel stuck and are looking to improve their mental health and overall quality of life. My passion is working with folks to address their mental health symptoms by identifying specific goals to work towards. I have extensive experience in utilizing goal oriented modalities with a blend of psychodynamic therapy. Importantly, my primary mission is to work towards equity within the mental health sector. I accept some insurance and provide a sliding scale fee. You can also find me at: secure.helloalma.com/providers/katharine-shumaker/ or through Headway.
(424) 788-1008 View (424) 788-1008
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Julie Plutt
Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024  (Online Only)
If you find yourself struggling with OCD, panic, social anxiety, or generalized anxiety, you're not alone, and there are ways to manage these symptoms. OCD and anxiety tend to latch onto our values and target what matter to us. This frequently leads to avoidance of these things, whether they be specific individuals, hobbies, spaces, tasks, etc, decreasing our quality of life. Although it may feel impossible, there are ways to manage these fears and get you back to living a fulfilling life.
If you find yourself struggling with OCD, panic, social anxiety, or generalized anxiety, you're not alone, and there are ways to manage these symptoms. OCD and anxiety tend to latch onto our values and target what matter to us. This frequently leads to avoidance of these things, whether they be specific individuals, hobbies, spaces, tasks, etc, decreasing our quality of life. Although it may feel impossible, there are ways to manage these fears and get you back to living a fulfilling life.
(424) 371-7518 View (424) 371-7518
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Garett Weinstein - Expansive Therapy
Counselor, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90004
My philosophy centers on creating a safe and inclusive space where individuals can explore their unique stories and identities. I believe in the transformative power of genuine connection, acknowledging the unique intersections of each person's journey and creating an affirming environment where diverse identities are celebrated. Together we will navigate the intricacies of relationships, identity, and personal growth in a holistic and affirming manner.
My philosophy centers on creating a safe and inclusive space where individuals can explore their unique stories and identities. I believe in the transformative power of genuine connection, acknowledging the unique intersections of each person's journey and creating an affirming environment where diverse identities are celebrated. Together we will navigate the intricacies of relationships, identity, and personal growth in a holistic and affirming manner.
(631) 430-4346 View (631) 430-4346
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Anton Yanagisawa
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and substance abuse. I have provided therapy in various settings: public mental health, family agencies, hospitals, school systems, and in private practice. I have worked with a wide range of severity of problems and challenges. These experiences provided me with ways to relate to my clients, regardless of circumstance or background, in a way where they can be heard and understood and provided a treatment that is meaningful to them.
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and substance abuse. I have provided therapy in various settings: public mental health, family agencies, hospitals, school systems, and in private practice. I have worked with a wide range of severity of problems and challenges. These experiences provided me with ways to relate to my clients, regardless of circumstance or background, in a way where they can be heard and understood and provided a treatment that is meaningful to them.
(310) 742-8456 View (310) 742-8456
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Joe Taravella
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Are you ready to embark on a journey of personal and professional growth and fulfillment with me? I am a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist who embodies a compassionate, understanding, and respectful therapeutic approach with all my clients. My expertise lies in identifying and treating psychological, emotional, and relationship issues, and I have been instrumental in getting individuals to achieve breakthroughs by revealing toxic secrets and long-standing issues. Our work together will enhance your ability to effectively communicate, identify triggers, break maladaptive patterns, and achieve your greatest potential in life.
Are you ready to embark on a journey of personal and professional growth and fulfillment with me? I am a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist who embodies a compassionate, understanding, and respectful therapeutic approach with all my clients. My expertise lies in identifying and treating psychological, emotional, and relationship issues, and I have been instrumental in getting individuals to achieve breakthroughs by revealing toxic secrets and long-standing issues. Our work together will enhance your ability to effectively communicate, identify triggers, break maladaptive patterns, and achieve your greatest potential in life.
(310) 773-9780 View (310) 773-9780
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Virginia Melin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Reconnect to life, nature & your authentic self. Cultural pressures, defenses, fears, fantasies & attachment styles serve as guides to a deep story about your origins, unique needs & desires. Rather than condemn symptoms, let's get curious and engage in creative exploration. You can mourn your losses, build resilience & embark on a meaningful relationship with personal goals to take ownership of your narrative. Together, we can unearth ingrained beliefs that do not serve your true purpose & desire to grow, discover tools to thrive, & reignite your authentic self expression, hopefulness, connection with others, & your life force.
Reconnect to life, nature & your authentic self. Cultural pressures, defenses, fears, fantasies & attachment styles serve as guides to a deep story about your origins, unique needs & desires. Rather than condemn symptoms, let's get curious and engage in creative exploration. You can mourn your losses, build resilience & embark on a meaningful relationship with personal goals to take ownership of your narrative. Together, we can unearth ingrained beliefs that do not serve your true purpose & desire to grow, discover tools to thrive, & reignite your authentic self expression, hopefulness, connection with others, & your life force.
(818) 290-8687 View (818) 290-8687
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Ana Lisa Tucker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Are you missing connection, community, stability, trust, and acceptance in your daily moments? Are you searching for peace of mind and a greater love for yourself? Are you at a crossroads in your life? I'd be happy to support you and navigate through this with you. Let me hold a safe space for you to process what's happening. If you are suffering or moving through grief, depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, addictions, loss of any kind, or if you wish to elevate your life at a deeper more profound place, let's talk about working together.
Are you missing connection, community, stability, trust, and acceptance in your daily moments? Are you searching for peace of mind and a greater love for yourself? Are you at a crossroads in your life? I'd be happy to support you and navigate through this with you. Let me hold a safe space for you to process what's happening. If you are suffering or moving through grief, depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, addictions, loss of any kind, or if you wish to elevate your life at a deeper more profound place, let's talk about working together.
(310) 494-7114 View (310) 494-7114
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Kendal Maxwell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90036
I am accepting new clients via private pay. My background is neuropsychology and health psychology, therefore, I specialize with understanding the complexity of interactions between neurological illnesses and psychological symptoms such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, etc. I have worked with several illnesses such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, TBI & adjustment to these medical conditions. Additionally, I believe in mindfulness meditation. You can access my "21 day Positive Mindfulness Meditation Challenge" on Spotify, Apple podcast, as well as Google podcasts.
I am accepting new clients via private pay. My background is neuropsychology and health psychology, therefore, I specialize with understanding the complexity of interactions between neurological illnesses and psychological symptoms such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, etc. I have worked with several illnesses such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, TBI & adjustment to these medical conditions. Additionally, I believe in mindfulness meditation. You can access my "21 day Positive Mindfulness Meditation Challenge" on Spotify, Apple podcast, as well as Google podcasts.
(734) 339-2170 View (734) 339-2170
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Nabil Hanna
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Psychotherapy helps to regulate your feelings, make better choices, and to remove the obstacles to your goals. As a licensed psychotherapist and Professor at Pepperdine and Antioch Universities, I work with individuals, couples, and families from diverse cultural backgrounds dealing with emotional difficulties, relationship problems and various psychological conditions.
Psychotherapy helps to regulate your feelings, make better choices, and to remove the obstacles to your goals. As a licensed psychotherapist and Professor at Pepperdine and Antioch Universities, I work with individuals, couples, and families from diverse cultural backgrounds dealing with emotional difficulties, relationship problems and various psychological conditions.
(310) 435-8869 View (310) 435-8869
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Yesenia Perez Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
Life transitions can be difficult and lead to an array of emotions ultimately impacting your mental health. Whether you are struggling with feelings of anger, sadness, stress, worry, confusion or a particular life change, it can be helpful to obtain services from a mental health professional. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 11 years of experience in the mental health field. I specialize in treating adolescents and adults. I am trained in multiple treatment modalities used to address issues including depression, anxiety, trauma and oppositional behaviors.
Life transitions can be difficult and lead to an array of emotions ultimately impacting your mental health. Whether you are struggling with feelings of anger, sadness, stress, worry, confusion or a particular life change, it can be helpful to obtain services from a mental health professional. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 11 years of experience in the mental health field. I specialize in treating adolescents and adults. I am trained in multiple treatment modalities used to address issues including depression, anxiety, trauma and oppositional behaviors.
(310) 929-6088 View (310) 929-6088
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OCD Clinic Community West
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
OCD is a debilitating condition that consists of irrational or excessive fears and concerns that become obsessive and manifest as intrusive, unwanted, disturbing thoughts, images or impulses. These obsessions are accompanied by repetitive and time-consuming mental and behavioral acts called rituals or compulsions that are done to prevent bad things associated with the obsessions from happening. Avoidance is the third component of OCD, which involves deliberately staying away from things, people and places that trigger or worsen obsessive fears and concerns, or to avoid the risk of some dreaded event.
OCD is a debilitating condition that consists of irrational or excessive fears and concerns that become obsessive and manifest as intrusive, unwanted, disturbing thoughts, images or impulses. These obsessions are accompanied by repetitive and time-consuming mental and behavioral acts called rituals or compulsions that are done to prevent bad things associated with the obsessions from happening. Avoidance is the third component of OCD, which involves deliberately staying away from things, people and places that trigger or worsen obsessive fears and concerns, or to avoid the risk of some dreaded event.
(424) 377-7286 View (424) 377-7286
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Amy Sewart
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90026  (Online Only)
Hi — I’m Dr. Amy. I’m a Licensed Psychologist trained and certified in evidence-based therapies. I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at UCLA, where I specialized in the treatment of emotion-related disorders including anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use. My mission as a psychologist is to provide my clients with psychotherapy that is informed by science and tailored to their individual needs, goals, and preferences. I view therapy as a collaborative process in which I help clients develop the skill set necessary to independently cope with the challenges they’re facing.
Hi — I’m Dr. Amy. I’m a Licensed Psychologist trained and certified in evidence-based therapies. I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at UCLA, where I specialized in the treatment of emotion-related disorders including anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use. My mission as a psychologist is to provide my clients with psychotherapy that is informed by science and tailored to their individual needs, goals, and preferences. I view therapy as a collaborative process in which I help clients develop the skill set necessary to independently cope with the challenges they’re facing.
(424) 339-2085 View (424) 339-2085
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Audrey Barbara Karitani
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90064  (Online Only)
I understand it can feel uncomfortable to discuss your mental health concerns and I’m here to create a safe and comfortable space for you to do just that while keeping your best interest in mind and ensuring your confidentiality. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist specializing in anxiety, depression, relationship stress, gender identity issues, major life transitions, highly sensitive individuals, PMDD, postpartum, chronic illness, grief, and trauma. My goal is to provide mental health care to individuals of all ages, couples, and families and my approach is to understand what matters to you.
I understand it can feel uncomfortable to discuss your mental health concerns and I’m here to create a safe and comfortable space for you to do just that while keeping your best interest in mind and ensuring your confidentiality. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist specializing in anxiety, depression, relationship stress, gender identity issues, major life transitions, highly sensitive individuals, PMDD, postpartum, chronic illness, grief, and trauma. My goal is to provide mental health care to individuals of all ages, couples, and families and my approach is to understand what matters to you.
(310) 594-8769 View (310) 594-8769
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Men's Issues - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Welcome to my practice. I have been in practice since 2007 and have been featured on ABC, NBC, and KCAL as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
Welcome to my practice. I have been in practice since 2007 and have been featured on ABC, NBC, and KCAL as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
(562) 376-5143 View (562) 376-5143
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Kristen Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I provide therapy for adolescents and adults seeking help with issues including parenting, divorce, stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, communication, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, grief, life-changing events, and others. My approach to therapy is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can identify and explore the underlying beliefs driving your behaviors, shaping your habits, and impacting your relationships. Working together using therapeutic approaches such as mindfulness, CBT, narrative therapy, DBT, etc., you will learn to better manage emotions and behaviors, allowing you to meet your own personal goals.
I provide therapy for adolescents and adults seeking help with issues including parenting, divorce, stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, communication, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, grief, life-changing events, and others. My approach to therapy is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can identify and explore the underlying beliefs driving your behaviors, shaping your habits, and impacting your relationships. Working together using therapeutic approaches such as mindfulness, CBT, narrative therapy, DBT, etc., you will learn to better manage emotions and behaviors, allowing you to meet your own personal goals.
(747) 236-6609 View (747) 236-6609
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Dr. Aaron Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in providing psychotherapy to adults and their families. I have provided treatment and conducted evaluations for individuals in clinical settings from private practices, to hospitals, to community health centers. I have a true passion for working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds and values cultural awareness in a therapeutic setting. I empower individuals to enhance their lives through the application of evidence-based therapeutic models and relational support.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in providing psychotherapy to adults and their families. I have provided treatment and conducted evaluations for individuals in clinical settings from private practices, to hospitals, to community health centers. I have a true passion for working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds and values cultural awareness in a therapeutic setting. I empower individuals to enhance their lives through the application of evidence-based therapeutic models and relational support.
(424) 477-3608 View (424) 477-3608
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Ryan Grady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90027
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over ten years of experience. As a therapist, I’m not here to judge you or tell you what’s wrong. Instead, I am here to help you uncover your hidden strengths and harness those abilities to address any challenges or roadblocks you may face. You don’t have to do it alone; we can walk this path together.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over ten years of experience. As a therapist, I’m not here to judge you or tell you what’s wrong. Instead, I am here to help you uncover your hidden strengths and harness those abilities to address any challenges or roadblocks you may face. You don’t have to do it alone; we can walk this path together.
(213) 320-6344 View (213) 320-6344

Hoarding Therapists

What is the most effective treatment for hoarding?

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has been well-studied in the treatment of hoarding. This type of therapy includes changing beliefs surrounding possessions, as well as learning how to discard items and reduce acquisitions. The hoarder may also gain much-needed organizational skills. Another useful therapy may be compassion-focused therapy, which can address emotion regulation and negative self-perception.

How long does therapy for hoarding take?

Although treatment can vary, most people demonstrate improvement after 23 sessions, with some showing improvement after just a few sessions. Researchers have developed a 26-session cognitive behavioral program. People who hoard may need “maintenance” sessions over the years if the problem arises repeatedly.

Are there medications for hoarding?

The more commonly-prescribed medications for hoarding are including antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). This can include drugs such as venlafaxine and paroxetine. And because hoarding disorder is related to obsessive-compulsive disorder, medications for OCD, such as clomipramine, may be effective for hoarding as well.

Can hoarding come back after treatment?

Hoarding is a chronic disorder and it can last throughout an individual’s lifetime. Regularly checking in with a psychotherapist can help manage symptoms long-term. A good therapist will help the person learn needed skills including decision-making, organization, and stress reduction. The patient will gain a better perspective and the need to cling to useless items will lessen.