Hoarding Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Chia-Ying Chou
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94104
Let go, let in, and embrace - I believe these three steps can be the hardest, yet, with compassion, they can be the most life-giving and beautiful approaches to human life. It has always been my greatest pleasure to assist clients in the process of letting go, letting in, and embracing life more intimately. Clients I work with include individuals seeking to transform impacts of trauma or loss, relieve burden associated with hoarding or clutterring, learn more about self-love and love for and with others.
Let go, let in, and embrace - I believe these three steps can be the hardest, yet, with compassion, they can be the most life-giving and beautiful approaches to human life. It has always been my greatest pleasure to assist clients in the process of letting go, letting in, and embracing life more intimately. Clients I work with include individuals seeking to transform impacts of trauma or loss, relieve burden associated with hoarding or clutterring, learn more about self-love and love for and with others.
(415) 792-1794 View (415) 792-1794
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Sara Slayden
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94101  (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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choicetherapy psychological services, inc.
Psychologist, PsyD, MS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94127
Marisa T. Mazza, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist. She enjoys helping people learn new ways of interacting with thoughts and feelings so they can live meaningful lives. Her approach allows individuals to face their fears in a gradual and gentle way.
Marisa T. Mazza, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist. She enjoys helping people learn new ways of interacting with thoughts and feelings so they can live meaningful lives. Her approach allows individuals to face their fears in a gradual and gentle way.
(415) 729-3949 View (415) 729-3949
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Becky Grenfell
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
As a clinician, my objective is to collaboratively tailor a plan that will aid you in achieving your goals. Often individuals seek assistance for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, family conflict, relationship difficulties, alcohol and substance use, ADHD, and life stressors. We can work on these together. Along with taking a strengths-based approach, I use a variety of evidence-based and creative techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, behavior modification, mindfulness, relaxation, art and play therapy, development of coping skills, family systems, and more.
As a clinician, my objective is to collaboratively tailor a plan that will aid you in achieving your goals. Often individuals seek assistance for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, family conflict, relationship difficulties, alcohol and substance use, ADHD, and life stressors. We can work on these together. Along with taking a strengths-based approach, I use a variety of evidence-based and creative techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, behavior modification, mindfulness, relaxation, art and play therapy, development of coping skills, family systems, and more.
(628) 666-6251 View (628) 666-6251
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The Connective (formerly Wellspace SF)
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tired of calling around? We have immediate openings! The Connective is an integrative practice of psychotherapists, certified coaches, and holistic health practitioners dedicated to a common goal: guiding, inspiring, and empowering individuals to live more authentic, fulfulling and healthy lives. From navigating personal and professional roadblocks, to achieving optimal health and wellness, our mission is to provide compassionate and strengths-based support centered on the whole person.
Tired of calling around? We have immediate openings! The Connective is an integrative practice of psychotherapists, certified coaches, and holistic health practitioners dedicated to a common goal: guiding, inspiring, and empowering individuals to live more authentic, fulfulling and healthy lives. From navigating personal and professional roadblocks, to achieving optimal health and wellness, our mission is to provide compassionate and strengths-based support centered on the whole person.
(415) 335-7793 View (415) 335-7793
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Samuel Khanukayev
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I strive to facilitate a reflective and explorative environment where the unbearable can be held and truth can be spoken. Multicultural and bilingual elements of my identity, and a history of enduring ethnic discrimination and immigration, significantly inform how I listen to my clients, think through trauma and fragmentation with them. Unconscious repetitions of aversion, clinging, and reenactments of familiar/familial ways of being bind us in suffering. Through psychotherapy, rigid frames of being can be deconstructed and psychological space can be reclaimed for creativity, desire and becoming.
I strive to facilitate a reflective and explorative environment where the unbearable can be held and truth can be spoken. Multicultural and bilingual elements of my identity, and a history of enduring ethnic discrimination and immigration, significantly inform how I listen to my clients, think through trauma and fragmentation with them. Unconscious repetitions of aversion, clinging, and reenactments of familiar/familial ways of being bind us in suffering. Through psychotherapy, rigid frames of being can be deconstructed and psychological space can be reclaimed for creativity, desire and becoming.
(510) 982-6497 View (510) 982-6497
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Mark Beidelman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
My goal is to help people obtain insight, new perspectives, and tools for improved wellbeing. I enjoy working with a wide variety of people and implement a range of evidence-based treatments. When I work with people in therapy, I utilize the whole person and look at biological, psychological, and social factors that may be impacting their wellbeing. When we begin working together, I discuss different approaches to therapy so that you can make an informed decision about what approach you prefer.
My goal is to help people obtain insight, new perspectives, and tools for improved wellbeing. I enjoy working with a wide variety of people and implement a range of evidence-based treatments. When I work with people in therapy, I utilize the whole person and look at biological, psychological, and social factors that may be impacting their wellbeing. When we begin working together, I discuss different approaches to therapy so that you can make an informed decision about what approach you prefer.
(415) 592-7379 View (415) 592-7379
April Suzanne Perkins
Counselor, LMFT
Not Verified Not Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114  (Online Only)
Going through life's journey is like riding a roller coaster full of ups, downs, twists, and turns. On a roller coaster, you often have someone sitting next to you regardless of if you know the person. Think of life the same way. It is challenging and shouldn't be done alone. My passion is to help clients go through life transitions and challenges with more ease by identifying and rediscovering their strengths to develop a healthy lifestyle.
Going through life's journey is like riding a roller coaster full of ups, downs, twists, and turns. On a roller coaster, you often have someone sitting next to you regardless of if you know the person. Think of life the same way. It is challenging and shouldn't be done alone. My passion is to help clients go through life transitions and challenges with more ease by identifying and rediscovering their strengths to develop a healthy lifestyle.
(209) 255-5266 View (209) 255-5266
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Dr. Alisha Saxena
Psychologist, PsyD, MS, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114  (Online Only)
We all have moments of feeling isolated and “stuck.” This can stem from the difference between what your life looks like now and how you would like it to be. The stress of this disconnection can seep into all aspects of your world: socially withdrawing or getting into more arguments can lead to depression and relationship conflict. You might feel like what you do is never “good enough,” increasing anxiety. You might hide your stress by focusing on what you can control, particularly after traumatic events. Therapy can help bring back joy and spontaneity into your life, helping you feel more fulfilled and energized.
We all have moments of feeling isolated and “stuck.” This can stem from the difference between what your life looks like now and how you would like it to be. The stress of this disconnection can seep into all aspects of your world: socially withdrawing or getting into more arguments can lead to depression and relationship conflict. You might feel like what you do is never “good enough,” increasing anxiety. You might hide your stress by focusing on what you can control, particularly after traumatic events. Therapy can help bring back joy and spontaneity into your life, helping you feel more fulfilled and energized.
(415) 449-9588 View (415) 449-9588
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Octave - Downtown SF Clinic
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
Octave is a modern practice creating a new standard for mental health care that’s both high-quality and accessible. With in-person and virtual clinics in California, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington D.C., we partner with you to develop personalized plans that can include individual, couples, and family therapy to best suit your needs. Grounded in science, our approach enables you to experience profound change that is just as measurable as it is meaningful. Learn more at www.findoctave.com
Octave is a modern practice creating a new standard for mental health care that’s both high-quality and accessible. With in-person and virtual clinics in California, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington D.C., we partner with you to develop personalized plans that can include individual, couples, and family therapy to best suit your needs. Grounded in science, our approach enables you to experience profound change that is just as measurable as it is meaningful. Learn more at www.findoctave.com
(415) 366-2851 View (415) 366-2851
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Therapy Lab San Francisco
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
Therapy Lab offers individual teletherapy that's based on a plan. Visit our website (therapylab.com) to explore a menu of treatment plans based on common goals for therapy. With your input, we'll make a plan that's based on your goals, your timeline, and your budget. Our science-based plans are designed to support you in overcoming distress (anxiety, relationship problems, work stress) so you walk away with emotional health and insight. At your first session, your exceptionally qualified therapist will get to know you and pick or design a plan that’s customized to your situation.
Therapy Lab offers individual teletherapy that's based on a plan. Visit our website (therapylab.com) to explore a menu of treatment plans based on common goals for therapy. With your input, we'll make a plan that's based on your goals, your timeline, and your budget. Our science-based plans are designed to support you in overcoming distress (anxiety, relationship problems, work stress) so you walk away with emotional health and insight. At your first session, your exceptionally qualified therapist will get to know you and pick or design a plan that’s customized to your situation.
(213) 376-3455 View (213) 376-3455
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Taylor Langley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
I am here to help you find some peace and calm in this storm of life. Although that sounds a bit cliche, life seems to be getting more complicated by the day- I want to support you in whatever way you or your family need. My experience is with a range of issues, ages, and cultural diversities, including working through family conflict, helping with behavior modification for your young child or learning how to connect with your teen. I also work with adults dealing with job stress, relationship issues, or those struggling to find passion and drive.
I am here to help you find some peace and calm in this storm of life. Although that sounds a bit cliche, life seems to be getting more complicated by the day- I want to support you in whatever way you or your family need. My experience is with a range of issues, ages, and cultural diversities, including working through family conflict, helping with behavior modification for your young child or learning how to connect with your teen. I also work with adults dealing with job stress, relationship issues, or those struggling to find passion and drive.
(628) 209-5303 View (628) 209-5303
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Isis Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114  (Online Only)
I am a passionate and empathetic therapist with strong counseling abilities and an understanding of interpersonal familial relationships. I have experience leading clients through their struggles with interpersonal issues, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Through clinical experience, compassion, and empathy I support and assist those willing to make a positive difference in their lives.
I am a passionate and empathetic therapist with strong counseling abilities and an understanding of interpersonal familial relationships. I have experience leading clients through their struggles with interpersonal issues, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Through clinical experience, compassion, and empathy I support and assist those willing to make a positive difference in their lives.
(312) 561-3208 View (312) 561-3208
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Akira Olsen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Dr. Akira Olsen is a board-certified Psychologist in California who has been practicing since 2010. Dr. Akira has clinical experience working with adolescents, parents, families, and adults in various San Francisco Bay Area settings, including community mental health clinics, schools, women's and family shelters, telehealth clinics, and private practice. She worked as a clinical researcher, faculty, and clinical supervisor at Stanford University and Palo Alto University from 2018-2022.
Dr. Akira Olsen is a board-certified Psychologist in California who has been practicing since 2010. Dr. Akira has clinical experience working with adolescents, parents, families, and adults in various San Francisco Bay Area settings, including community mental health clinics, schools, women's and family shelters, telehealth clinics, and private practice. She worked as a clinical researcher, faculty, and clinical supervisor at Stanford University and Palo Alto University from 2018-2022.
(628) 313-3743 View (628) 313-3743
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Carter Care Therapeutic Services, Margena Carter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111
Are you interested in living life to the fullest but struggle to achieve it? You've taken the first steps towards healing. Carter Care Therapeutic Services is dedicated to you! Regardless of what you're going through, our team of Licensed Therapist will strive to bring out the best in you. You're not alone. We can assist you in resolving your past pain! We will affirm your strengths and challenge you to use them. While promoting insight, healing and change in an environment full of warmth and genuineness. Carter Care Therapist are here to provide a safe, unbiased and non-judgmental environment.
Are you interested in living life to the fullest but struggle to achieve it? You've taken the first steps towards healing. Carter Care Therapeutic Services is dedicated to you! Regardless of what you're going through, our team of Licensed Therapist will strive to bring out the best in you. You're not alone. We can assist you in resolving your past pain! We will affirm your strengths and challenge you to use them. While promoting insight, healing and change in an environment full of warmth and genuineness. Carter Care Therapist are here to provide a safe, unbiased and non-judgmental environment.
(415) 319-9641 View (415) 319-9641
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Karen Pickett
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about assisting my clients to heal and grow through my clinical and lived experiences, compassion, and training. My areas of specialty include anxiety disorders, panic disorder, OCD, process addictions (including hair pulling and skin picking), and C-PTSD. I work with individual adults (ages 21+) who are seeking help for Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Complex PTSD, and Process Addictions (including those commonly referred to as Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors).
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about assisting my clients to heal and grow through my clinical and lived experiences, compassion, and training. My areas of specialty include anxiety disorders, panic disorder, OCD, process addictions (including hair pulling and skin picking), and C-PTSD. I work with individual adults (ages 21+) who are seeking help for Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Complex PTSD, and Process Addictions (including those commonly referred to as Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors).
(415) 619-6857 View (415) 619-6857
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Julie Look
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
Life can be complicated and confusing. Making room for joy, for satisfaction – for even a deep breath – can get pushed aside amid the demands of family, school, work, and the flood of world news. You may be struggling with newness, such as new parenthood or going away to college, or with the loss of a loved one or a long-term way of living. You may have experienced a traumatic event, or be concerned with emotional eating. Or maybe you just feel that something isn’t quite right, as an individual or as a couple, even though life looks fine on the surface.
Life can be complicated and confusing. Making room for joy, for satisfaction – for even a deep breath – can get pushed aside amid the demands of family, school, work, and the flood of world news. You may be struggling with newness, such as new parenthood or going away to college, or with the loss of a loved one or a long-term way of living. You may have experienced a traumatic event, or be concerned with emotional eating. Or maybe you just feel that something isn’t quite right, as an individual or as a couple, even though life looks fine on the surface.
(415) 634-3993 View (415) 634-3993
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Lusa Hung
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122  (Online Only)
I practice exclusively with online clients residing in WA, CA & NY. I am out of network for all insurance panels. Psychology has always been a passion of mine in some shape or form. I have 14 yrs of clinical experience working with culturally diverse populations in international and domestic settings. My approach is mindfulness-based with a blend of CBT, person-centered therapy and Motivational Interviewing. I have expertise treating a wide range of psychological issues spanning the spectrum of depression, trauma/anxiety, relationship difficulties, and life adjustments, serving people across the lifespan and in different settings.
I practice exclusively with online clients residing in WA, CA & NY. I am out of network for all insurance panels. Psychology has always been a passion of mine in some shape or form. I have 14 yrs of clinical experience working with culturally diverse populations in international and domestic settings. My approach is mindfulness-based with a blend of CBT, person-centered therapy and Motivational Interviewing. I have expertise treating a wide range of psychological issues spanning the spectrum of depression, trauma/anxiety, relationship difficulties, and life adjustments, serving people across the lifespan and in different settings.
(415) 825-3514 View (415) 825-3514
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Jordan Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94110  (Online Only)
Hello! I am currently only offering sessions via Telehealth (online video) across California to those 18 and up. I only accept/take Kaiser Nor-Cal or do private pay. I welcome motivated individuals who are ready to go on a journey of healing, self-discovery, & personal growth. I have a strong passion working with college students, adults, the older adult/elderly community, and the LGBTQIA+ community. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, stress or working on your self-esteem, anger management, or communication skills, I am here to create a safe, comfortable, & non-judgmental environment for you to open up & be vulnerable.
Hello! I am currently only offering sessions via Telehealth (online video) across California to those 18 and up. I only accept/take Kaiser Nor-Cal or do private pay. I welcome motivated individuals who are ready to go on a journey of healing, self-discovery, & personal growth. I have a strong passion working with college students, adults, the older adult/elderly community, and the LGBTQIA+ community. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, stress or working on your self-esteem, anger management, or communication skills, I am here to create a safe, comfortable, & non-judgmental environment for you to open up & be vulnerable.
(805) 232-7626 View (805) 232-7626
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Victoria Jones( Heal My Vibes)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94188  (Online Only)
Hey you! How are you feeling today? How did you feel yesterday? What about one week or one month ago? Now let me ask, how do you want to feel? Is it better than today, yesterday, a week or month ago? Or are you unsure of what has been going on lately and you need a space to figure that out? Let's be honest, life can be a real struggle, and Heal My Vibes (HMV) offers a safe space to figure this life stuff out. How that happens is by you scheduling a FREE consultation. If it's a good fit, your initial appointment will be set to chat about you and your goals for therapy.
Hey you! How are you feeling today? How did you feel yesterday? What about one week or one month ago? Now let me ask, how do you want to feel? Is it better than today, yesterday, a week or month ago? Or are you unsure of what has been going on lately and you need a space to figure that out? Let's be honest, life can be a real struggle, and Heal My Vibes (HMV) offers a safe space to figure this life stuff out. How that happens is by you scheduling a FREE consultation. If it's a good fit, your initial appointment will be set to chat about you and your goals for therapy.
(510) 617-0560 View (510) 617-0560

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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.