Hoarding Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Rachael Hatton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
As a therapist, my goal is to provide the most effective treatment for individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Hoarding, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling), and Excoriation (Dermatillomania - Skin Picking). I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), specifically Exposure & Response Prevention to help those suffering with OCD, Hoarding, BDD, and Habit Reversal Therapy to help those with pulling, picking, and Tics, as these evidence based treatments have proven to be the most effective. I believe with the right tools and support, people can learn to address these struggles and thrive.
As a therapist, my goal is to provide the most effective treatment for individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Hoarding, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling), and Excoriation (Dermatillomania - Skin Picking). I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), specifically Exposure & Response Prevention to help those suffering with OCD, Hoarding, BDD, and Habit Reversal Therapy to help those with pulling, picking, and Tics, as these evidence based treatments have proven to be the most effective. I believe with the right tools and support, people can learn to address these struggles and thrive.
(858) 703-7620 View (858) 703-7620
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Nina Akin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Struggling with life transitions, addiction, depression, anxiety, hoarding or PTSD? With over 25 years experience helping people find their way to wellness-- my goal is to help you identify and solve the problems that are holding you back. Quality therapy is an option that can make all the difference. I'd like to help you sort things out.
Struggling with life transitions, addiction, depression, anxiety, hoarding or PTSD? With over 25 years experience helping people find their way to wellness-- my goal is to help you identify and solve the problems that are holding you back. Quality therapy is an option that can make all the difference. I'd like to help you sort things out.
(619) 378-7202 x619757 View (619) 378-7202 x619757
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Erin Snemis
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
I am also experienced in helping clients facing challenges surrounding depression, anxiety, phobias, eating disorders, grief, mood instability, OCD, problem gambling, and hoarding.
My goal is to help those seeking healing from trauma and regaining better management of mental health challenges. My therapy style is supportive and collaborative. I believe in meeting clients where they are in their journey and personalizing the course of treatment to their specific needs. I provide a nonjudgmental and caring environment that allows clients to comfortably work through their current challenges and reach their goals.
I am also experienced in helping clients facing challenges surrounding depression, anxiety, phobias, eating disorders, grief, mood instability, OCD, problem gambling, and hoarding.
My goal is to help those seeking healing from trauma and regaining better management of mental health challenges. My therapy style is supportive and collaborative. I believe in meeting clients where they are in their journey and personalizing the course of treatment to their specific needs. I provide a nonjudgmental and caring environment that allows clients to comfortably work through their current challenges and reach their goals.
(858) 201-6796 View (858) 201-6796
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Sara Slayden
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
I focus on working with OCD, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Panic Disorder, hair pulling, 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 work with individuals, couples, and families who struggle to managing the impact of OCD and Anxiety related issues.
I focus on working with OCD, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Panic Disorder, hair pulling, 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 work with individuals, couples, and families who struggle to managing the impact of OCD and Anxiety related issues.
(310) 982-2237 View (310) 982-2237
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Mark Kuntz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92111
My name is Mark Kuntz and I am a licensed clinical Social Worker. My area of focus is adults and older adults focused on issues of grief and loss, role transition, interpersonal conflict, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I typically work with clients experiencing grief or loss, role transitions, interpersonal conflict, anxiety, depression, and trauma. My approach to therapy utilizes Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Interpersonal (IPT), and Motivational Interviewing Therapeutic techniques.
My name is Mark Kuntz and I am a licensed clinical Social Worker. My area of focus is adults and older adults focused on issues of grief and loss, role transition, interpersonal conflict, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I typically work with clients experiencing grief or loss, role transitions, interpersonal conflict, anxiety, depression, and trauma. My approach to therapy utilizes Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Interpersonal (IPT), and Motivational Interviewing Therapeutic techniques.
(619) 349-9093 View (619) 349-9093
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Sean Stiller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Are there challenges in your life that seem so overwhelming that it seems you can't deal with them? Have you tried to make changes in your life, but haven't been able to do it on your own? Congratulations on taking the first step towards feeling better! I have extensive training in helping overwhelmed, stressed, and anxious clients and couples. I make it my goal to really understand and empathize with the challenges you are facing, and always come from a non-judgmental and warm place. I also enjoy working with men, helping men understand their feelings and their partners feelings so they can have the relationship they desire.
Are there challenges in your life that seem so overwhelming that it seems you can't deal with them? Have you tried to make changes in your life, but haven't been able to do it on your own? Congratulations on taking the first step towards feeling better! I have extensive training in helping overwhelmed, stressed, and anxious clients and couples. I make it my goal to really understand and empathize with the challenges you are facing, and always come from a non-judgmental and warm place. I also enjoy working with men, helping men understand their feelings and their partners feelings so they can have the relationship they desire.
(858) 221-9419 View (858) 221-9419
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Anahita Shahbazi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92122  (Online Only)
Don't run away from grief. Look for the remedy inside the pain because the rose came from the thorn. - Rumi. Anahita is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. Her professional journey has been profoundly influenced by her personal experiences, which have been marked by various challenges from childhood to adulthood. It took her several years to overcome her struggles, These experiences, including her own battles with mental health dilemmas coupled with her innate gifts of intuition, empathy, advocacy, and curiosity, has shaped her into a competent therapist ready to assist others on their path to healing.
Don't run away from grief. Look for the remedy inside the pain because the rose came from the thorn. - Rumi. Anahita is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. Her professional journey has been profoundly influenced by her personal experiences, which have been marked by various challenges from childhood to adulthood. It took her several years to overcome her struggles, These experiences, including her own battles with mental health dilemmas coupled with her innate gifts of intuition, empathy, advocacy, and curiosity, has shaped her into a competent therapist ready to assist others on their path to healing.
(858) 683-1235 View (858) 683-1235
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Personal Evolution Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
Is excessive worry or sadness limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a life worth living? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, panic, excessive worry & depression is our primary focus. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. By using proven therapy methods (We are Dialectical Behavior Therapy - DBT specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, skills & reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy & help you get results to help control your emotions & your life. By doing this we can help more quickly. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
Is excessive worry or sadness limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a life worth living? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, panic, excessive worry & depression is our primary focus. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. By using proven therapy methods (We are Dialectical Behavior Therapy - DBT specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, skills & reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy & help you get results to help control your emotions & your life. By doing this we can help more quickly. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
(619) 787-6676 View (619) 787-6676
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Jacqueline Miranda
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92105
Hello! My name is Jacqueline Miranda, I'm an LMFT and I have been working in the field 8 years. Some of my areas of focus include working with couples, individuals, and children utilizing a trauma informed approach. I primarily work with children, and I am also comfortable working with adults struggling with depression, anxiety and trauma. My approach tends to be person centered, trauma focused, and humanistic.
Hello! My name is Jacqueline Miranda, I'm an LMFT and I have been working in the field 8 years. Some of my areas of focus include working with couples, individuals, and children utilizing a trauma informed approach. I primarily work with children, and I am also comfortable working with adults struggling with depression, anxiety and trauma. My approach tends to be person centered, trauma focused, and humanistic.
(858) 463-6719 View (858) 463-6719
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Therapy Center and Family Counseling Corporation
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
We specialize and treat depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, addiction and relationship concerns. We also provide parent training and coaching. Our team specializes in working extensively with adolescents, children, and families in traditional outpatient services. My name is Jamak and I am the Co-Founder of Therapy Center and Family Counseling Corporation. I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents. I use a humanistic, and culturally sensitive approach to all topics that may be encountered.
We specialize and treat depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, addiction and relationship concerns. We also provide parent training and coaching. Our team specializes in working extensively with adolescents, children, and families in traditional outpatient services. My name is Jamak and I am the Co-Founder of Therapy Center and Family Counseling Corporation. I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents. I use a humanistic, and culturally sensitive approach to all topics that may be encountered.
(858) 753-6398 View (858) 753-6398
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Cynthia Mcgregor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92123
Cyndi McGregor is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist with a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. She has experience in life transitions, communication, anxiety issues and depression from her experiences training and working in hospice and addiction fields aiding clients challenge by these and other life issues. She utilizes interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused to Psychodynamic approaches.
Cyndi McGregor is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist with a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. She has experience in life transitions, communication, anxiety issues and depression from her experiences training and working in hospice and addiction fields aiding clients challenge by these and other life issues. She utilizes interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused to Psychodynamic approaches.
(858) 321-8343 View (858) 321-8343
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Kerri Gavin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92122  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Kerri! I have been working in the mental health field for over 30 years. I specialize in working with those with intellectual disabilities. I am compassionate, understanding, and able to meet them where they are. I like to work with the elderly with mental health challenges and those who need someone compassionate, interested in them, and able to make valuable suggestions. I work to provide coping skills, stress relief, trauma work, and medication referrals if needed. I use the Recovery Model, solution-focused, trauma-focused, and person-centered modalities.
Hi there, I'm Kerri! I have been working in the mental health field for over 30 years. I specialize in working with those with intellectual disabilities. I am compassionate, understanding, and able to meet them where they are. I like to work with the elderly with mental health challenges and those who need someone compassionate, interested in them, and able to make valuable suggestions. I work to provide coping skills, stress relief, trauma work, and medication referrals if needed. I use the Recovery Model, solution-focused, trauma-focused, and person-centered modalities.
(760) 374-8919 View (760) 374-8919
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Michelle Davison
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Not accepting new clients
Are you noticing that unresolved trauma from the past is affecting you now, negatively impacting your life and relationships? My clients are those who recognize that talk therapy alone will not solve their current issues. They recognize that a holistic approach to healing is essential to living a life that feels more free and aligned. My clients are usually curious about, or already utilizing holistic healing modalities and want support and tools to reduce their current mental health symptoms.
Are you noticing that unresolved trauma from the past is affecting you now, negatively impacting your life and relationships? My clients are those who recognize that talk therapy alone will not solve their current issues. They recognize that a holistic approach to healing is essential to living a life that feels more free and aligned. My clients are usually curious about, or already utilizing holistic healing modalities and want support and tools to reduce their current mental health symptoms.
(858) 567-2145 View (858) 567-2145
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Jennifer York
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CBT, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." Rumi. I believe we build barriers as an attempt to protect ourselves from childhood and adult relational traumas however, these mind and body defenses are no longer necessary and block us from what we truly want in life; inadvertently causing more suffering than protection. The symptoms of these barriers manifest as depression, anxiety, addiction ,,, as well as physical illness.
"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." Rumi. I believe we build barriers as an attempt to protect ourselves from childhood and adult relational traumas however, these mind and body defenses are no longer necessary and block us from what we truly want in life; inadvertently causing more suffering than protection. The symptoms of these barriers manifest as depression, anxiety, addiction ,,, as well as physical illness.
(760) 512-8194 View (760) 512-8194
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Julia Mendoza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92110  (Online Only)
Hello I'm Julia Mendoza, a therapist providing therapy throughout the state of California. I have experience working with children and adults, in the areas of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, LGBT+ issues, OCD, personality disorders, family problems, relationship and partner conflict, and traumas. I truly enjoy helping others and I have been told that I am funny, genuine, open-minded, and a good listener. Se habla Español!
Hello I'm Julia Mendoza, a therapist providing therapy throughout the state of California. I have experience working with children and adults, in the areas of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, LGBT+ issues, OCD, personality disorders, family problems, relationship and partner conflict, and traumas. I truly enjoy helping others and I have been told that I am funny, genuine, open-minded, and a good listener. Se habla Español!
(951) 438-7873 View (951) 438-7873
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Transcend Therapy, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEAP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92116
Hello! My name is Cecille Ahrens, LCSW, CEAP I am the owner of Transcend Therapy. We work from a strengths-based perspective, striving to connect you to your own power, strength and wisdom. We believe in the healing power of relationships, especially the one you have with yourself. Together, we will explore the reasons for your current predicament and focus on finding effective and long-lasting solutions. We have amazing therapists in CA and FL, with over 50+ yrs of combined experience. We are proud to have been featured on USA Today, PBS, VOGUE, YAHOO, VeryWellMind, CMAJ, Thrive, LAPP, The Greatist, SD Voyager & ShoutOut SOCAL!
Hello! My name is Cecille Ahrens, LCSW, CEAP I am the owner of Transcend Therapy. We work from a strengths-based perspective, striving to connect you to your own power, strength and wisdom. We believe in the healing power of relationships, especially the one you have with yourself. Together, we will explore the reasons for your current predicament and focus on finding effective and long-lasting solutions. We have amazing therapists in CA and FL, with over 50+ yrs of combined experience. We are proud to have been featured on USA Today, PBS, VOGUE, YAHOO, VeryWellMind, CMAJ, Thrive, LAPP, The Greatist, SD Voyager & ShoutOut SOCAL!
(619) 567-3827 View (619) 567-3827
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Sean Stiller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Sean Stiller LCSW has spent over a decade helping and teaching individuals how to breakthrough emotional challenges, achieve goals and enjoy their lives. Sean is experienced in helping adults with difficulties such as depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, trauma and addictions. Sean has worked in a variety of settings including military (as a military Officer and therapist) and civilian. He helps couples, individuals and children 12 years and older. Sean graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Ball State University and graduated with his Masters in Social Work at Texas A&M University.
Sean Stiller LCSW has spent over a decade helping and teaching individuals how to breakthrough emotional challenges, achieve goals and enjoy their lives. Sean is experienced in helping adults with difficulties such as depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, trauma and addictions. Sean has worked in a variety of settings including military (as a military Officer and therapist) and civilian. He helps couples, individuals and children 12 years and older. Sean graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Ball State University and graduated with his Masters in Social Work at Texas A&M University.
(858) 504-2811 View (858) 504-2811
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J. Wendell Perkins
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT , Trainee
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
I specialize in helping people transform their lives. I embrace diversity and welcome any relationship into the room. I have specific training in strengthening couples, mixed families and friendships. I am currently ONLY offering affordable relational counseling. This includes any two or more persons in any kind of relationship. I love helping those who appear to function well, but struggle with depression, shame and anxiety. My status as a trainee ensures that you will have multiple therapist minds collaborating to ensure the best possible treatment.
I specialize in helping people transform their lives. I embrace diversity and welcome any relationship into the room. I have specific training in strengthening couples, mixed families and friendships. I am currently ONLY offering affordable relational counseling. This includes any two or more persons in any kind of relationship. I love helping those who appear to function well, but struggle with depression, shame and anxiety. My status as a trainee ensures that you will have multiple therapist minds collaborating to ensure the best possible treatment.
(858) 428-2212 View (858) 428-2212
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#1 Psychological Evaluations & Testing Service
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Founded in 1993, Help Therapy has a team of over 50 licensed neuropsychologists and psychologists who offer a wide range of psychological evaluations. For patients who need extra support, therapy is also offered. Patients are matched to a provider of their choice based on their specific needs and preferences. Clinicians work with seniors, adults and youth (age 7+) all throughout California.
Founded in 1993, Help Therapy has a team of over 50 licensed neuropsychologists and psychologists who offer a wide range of psychological evaluations. For patients who need extra support, therapy is also offered. Patients are matched to a provider of their choice based on their specific needs and preferences. Clinicians work with seniors, adults and youth (age 7+) all throughout California.
(619) 492-4586 View (619) 492-4586
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Jamie Picker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
I have been a practicing Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1981. I like to be interactive, practical and creative to give patients increased understanding and awareness of their issues, to increase coping skills to alleviate distress, to practice new behaviors, and offer support and convey understanding. I seek to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Establishing a strong alliance with clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change.
I have been a practicing Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1981. I like to be interactive, practical and creative to give patients increased understanding and awareness of their issues, to increase coping skills to alleviate distress, to practice new behaviors, and offer support and convey understanding. I seek to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Establishing a strong alliance with clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change.
(858) 758-1699 View (858) 758-1699
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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.