Hoarding Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Elle Skelton
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPCC, LPCMHSP, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657  (Online Only)
I use CBT, ACT, ERP, BA, and DBT Skills to treat a variety of disorders including OCD, skin picking, hair pulling, hoarding, phobias, BDD, GAD, social anxiety, panic, depression, eating disorders, and others.
There are so many things outside of our control that are inevitably difficult to cope with. Even with the unforeseen situations and stressors that life throws our way, the one thing we do have control over is the way we respond to them. However, it is difficult to know how to respond when we are experiencing fear, anxiety, and other heightened emotions. I want to help people strengthen their coping capabilities in an environment that is open, non-judgmental, and collaborative. My goal is to provide support to individuals, couples, and families tackling every day and life stressors with more confidence, hope, self-empowerment.
I use CBT, ACT, ERP, BA, and DBT Skills to treat a variety of disorders including OCD, skin picking, hair pulling, hoarding, phobias, BDD, GAD, social anxiety, panic, depression, eating disorders, and others.
There are so many things outside of our control that are inevitably difficult to cope with. Even with the unforeseen situations and stressors that life throws our way, the one thing we do have control over is the way we respond to them. However, it is difficult to know how to respond when we are experiencing fear, anxiety, and other heightened emotions. I want to help people strengthen their coping capabilities in an environment that is open, non-judgmental, and collaborative. My goal is to provide support to individuals, couples, and families tackling every day and life stressors with more confidence, hope, self-empowerment.
(872) 204-1472 View (872) 204-1472
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Rich Jentzen LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
I have specialized training in sex therapy, community mental health, adult and pediatric medical needs, hospice care, substance, sex, gambling, and debting addictions, obsessive-compulsive disorders, hoarding, domestic violence, and surviving sexual, emotional, physical, and spiritual abuse.
Who you are… straight, transgender, bisexual, lesbian, gay, queer, genderqueer, questioning… is an essential part of our work together. I welcome your whole self, supporting traditional and non-traditional families: blended, multiracial, multigenerational, foster, poly, leather, and members of kink communities. Therapy promotes healing, growth, and change. We'll focus together to understand your thoughts and behaviors. Our work together will help you develop new coping skills. Growth happens by reinforcing your strengths and values, increasing your self-awareness, and help you build a tolerance for distress and ambiguity.
I have specialized training in sex therapy, community mental health, adult and pediatric medical needs, hospice care, substance, sex, gambling, and debting addictions, obsessive-compulsive disorders, hoarding, domestic violence, and surviving sexual, emotional, physical, and spiritual abuse.
Who you are… straight, transgender, bisexual, lesbian, gay, queer, genderqueer, questioning… is an essential part of our work together. I welcome your whole self, supporting traditional and non-traditional families: blended, multiracial, multigenerational, foster, poly, leather, and members of kink communities. Therapy promotes healing, growth, and change. We'll focus together to understand your thoughts and behaviors. Our work together will help you develop new coping skills. Growth happens by reinforcing your strengths and values, increasing your self-awareness, and help you build a tolerance for distress and ambiguity.
(847) 943-9894 View (847) 943-9894
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Sarah Seebold
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60642
I have been able to work closely with children, adolescents, and adults to treat a wide variety of concerns ranging from mood and developmental disorders, chronic pain, substance abuse, trauma, hoarding, family stress, academic distress, and academic avoidance. I am dedicated to providing a safe environment for clients in the LGBTQIA+ community, those who hold multiple identities, and those who have a diverse cultural background. I strive to support others to examine how these identities may impact the way they interact with the world around them.
I have been able to work closely with children, adolescents, and adults to treat a wide variety of concerns ranging from mood and developmental disorders, chronic pain, substance abuse, trauma, hoarding, family stress, academic distress, and academic avoidance. I am dedicated to providing a safe environment for clients in the LGBTQIA+ community, those who hold multiple identities, and those who have a diverse cultural background. I strive to support others to examine how these identities may impact the way they interact with the world around them.
(708) 726-5534 View (708) 726-5534
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Isabel Longwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
The therapeutic relationship is one of the most important factors in creating an environment for individuals to feel safe being vulnerable. I have experience working with adults of all ages experiencing life transitions, anxiety, depression, family conflict, abuse or neglect, grief, and loss. I specialize in working with older adults and their families who might be experiencing caregiver stress and burnout, hoarding issues, challenges related to dementia or other chronic illness, and end-of-life planning. I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy and it is never too late to begin one’s own journey of healing.
The therapeutic relationship is one of the most important factors in creating an environment for individuals to feel safe being vulnerable. I have experience working with adults of all ages experiencing life transitions, anxiety, depression, family conflict, abuse or neglect, grief, and loss. I specialize in working with older adults and their families who might be experiencing caregiver stress and burnout, hoarding issues, challenges related to dementia or other chronic illness, and end-of-life planning. I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy and it is never too late to begin one’s own journey of healing.
(312) 313-8052 View (312) 313-8052
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Jendaya Clark - NOCD
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
I became a therapist to help people and challenge them to become better versions of themselves. My goal is not to terrify you with change but to help you acknowledge and embrace discomfort, pursuing your best self. I developed an interest in OCD after working with individuals in private practice and community mental health who managed their OCD through previous treatments. Realizing there were other concerns in their lifelong pursuit of managing OCD drew me to NOCD. At NOCD, my team and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for OCD. Our deep understanding of its nuances allows us to properly diagnose and treat it.
I became a therapist to help people and challenge them to become better versions of themselves. My goal is not to terrify you with change but to help you acknowledge and embrace discomfort, pursuing your best self. I developed an interest in OCD after working with individuals in private practice and community mental health who managed their OCD through previous treatments. Realizing there were other concerns in their lifelong pursuit of managing OCD drew me to NOCD. At NOCD, my team and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for OCD. Our deep understanding of its nuances allows us to properly diagnose and treat it.
(708) 847-5184 View (708) 847-5184
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Kailey L Mullins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
I have over eight years of experience treating adults who are navigating mood, anxiety, trauma, and addiction-related disorders. The majority of my clients live at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities, and it is a salient part of my clinical approach to consider the implications of systemic disempowerment. Recognizing how the systems we inhabit shape our internal and external lives is critical and can be a validating, empowering experience. As your therapist, I strive to understand you in this larger context as we work together toward meaningful growth.
I have over eight years of experience treating adults who are navigating mood, anxiety, trauma, and addiction-related disorders. The majority of my clients live at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities, and it is a salient part of my clinical approach to consider the implications of systemic disempowerment. Recognizing how the systems we inhabit shape our internal and external lives is critical and can be a validating, empowering experience. As your therapist, I strive to understand you in this larger context as we work together toward meaningful growth.
(872) 266-4092 View (872) 266-4092
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Lolita Drummond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
Hello! I am delighted to introduce myself to you. My name is Li Drummond. I have worked with many different presenting issues including adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, suicide risk, stress, loss, trauma, struggles with drugs and alcohol, family problems, child welfare, family problems, offenders, and relationship difficulties. I feel comfortable working with clients ranging in age from children to adults and feel especially well-equipped to work with clients facing discrimination and marginalization including members of various immigrant communities, LGBTQIA+ clientele, black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC).
Hello! I am delighted to introduce myself to you. My name is Li Drummond. I have worked with many different presenting issues including adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, suicide risk, stress, loss, trauma, struggles with drugs and alcohol, family problems, child welfare, family problems, offenders, and relationship difficulties. I feel comfortable working with clients ranging in age from children to adults and feel especially well-equipped to work with clients facing discrimination and marginalization including members of various immigrant communities, LGBTQIA+ clientele, black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC).
(773) 985-6279 View (773) 985-6279
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Essential Counseling Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60615
Essential Counseling Group (ECG) is a collective of mental health professionals whose goal is to heal clients through a psychodynamic framework. Our diverse experiences allow us to offer effective individual, family, and couples treatment. We treat a number of mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and trauma. ECG is here to help you be the best version of yourself.
Essential Counseling Group (ECG) is a collective of mental health professionals whose goal is to heal clients through a psychodynamic framework. Our diverse experiences allow us to offer effective individual, family, and couples treatment. We treat a number of mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and trauma. ECG is here to help you be the best version of yourself.
(773) 570-7231 View (773) 570-7231
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Anthony Murphy
LPC Intern, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60609
My aim as a therapist is to create a comfortable environment where you feel seen, heard, and valued. I’m dedicated to creating a space for you to move toward your desired growth, change, and freedom. My hope is to come alongside you in the midst of whatever you are experiencing and help in identifying your strengths and giftings, fostering purpose, uncovering who you are and are made to be.
My aim as a therapist is to create a comfortable environment where you feel seen, heard, and valued. I’m dedicated to creating a space for you to move toward your desired growth, change, and freedom. My hope is to come alongside you in the midst of whatever you are experiencing and help in identifying your strengths and giftings, fostering purpose, uncovering who you are and are made to be.
(872) 309-4054 View (872) 309-4054
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Dustin Siegel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
If you find that thoughts, feelings, and urges are getting in the way of living your best life, I will help you develop new skills to address these difficulties. Whether you are struggling with intrusive thoughts, motivation difficulties, anxiety or fears about the world or the future, I will create an individualized treatment plan that helps you move forward in life. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), exposure therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), our sessions will examine the factors that are getting in the way before working on concrete steps to overcome these difficulties.
If you find that thoughts, feelings, and urges are getting in the way of living your best life, I will help you develop new skills to address these difficulties. Whether you are struggling with intrusive thoughts, motivation difficulties, anxiety or fears about the world or the future, I will create an individualized treatment plan that helps you move forward in life. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), exposure therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), our sessions will examine the factors that are getting in the way before working on concrete steps to overcome these difficulties.
(847) 230-4293 View (847) 230-4293
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Jacqueline Herrera
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60622
I am a bicultural, bilingual, and Latinx therapist. My goal is to create and provide a safe space for clients to feel supported through this therapeutic journey. Building a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship is the foundation of my work. I am committed to support my clients to discover their ability to stand in their own authenticity, value their personal growth and empowerment. During my professional experiences I have worked with school age children, adolescents, adults, and families. I value the ideology of supporting clients to build skills that will support them in their everyday lives.
I am a bicultural, bilingual, and Latinx therapist. My goal is to create and provide a safe space for clients to feel supported through this therapeutic journey. Building a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship is the foundation of my work. I am committed to support my clients to discover their ability to stand in their own authenticity, value their personal growth and empowerment. During my professional experiences I have worked with school age children, adolescents, adults, and families. I value the ideology of supporting clients to build skills that will support them in their everyday lives.
(773) 232-2649 View (773) 232-2649
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Anxiety Wellness Center of Chicagoland
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
I (Dr. Crystal Bauer) am a licensed clinical psychologist and the founder of the Anxiety Wellness Center of Chicagoland. I have been specializing in the treatment of anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders to individuals across the lifespan for nearly a decade. I have extensive training in cognitive-behavioral therapy, specifically exposure therapy/exposure and response prevention (ERP), behavioral activation, behavior modification, mindfulness and other CBT techniques. Through these modalities, you learn how to identify and challenge unhelpful thinking patterns, respond in a more effective manner, and learn how to tolerate and accept discomfort.
I (Dr. Crystal Bauer) am a licensed clinical psychologist and the founder of the Anxiety Wellness Center of Chicagoland. I have been specializing in the treatment of anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders to individuals across the lifespan for nearly a decade. I have extensive training in cognitive-behavioral therapy, specifically exposure therapy/exposure and response prevention (ERP), behavioral activation, behavior modification, mindfulness and other CBT techniques. Through these modalities, you learn how to identify and challenge unhelpful thinking patterns, respond in a more effective manner, and learn how to tolerate and accept discomfort.
(773) 832-5731 View (773) 832-5731
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Kyra Ehrlich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
Battling with the thoughts in your brain? I can help. If anxiety, intrusive thoughts, OCD, phobias or depressive thoughts take up too much space in your life, let’s work together to uncover their sources. Together, we can establish and engage in useful coping skills that can allow you to spend less time battling your thoughts and more time living the life you want. I aim to provide a safe, warm and non-judgmental environment for my clients to explore their emotions, while also feeling comfortable and validated when sharing experiences, thoughts and behaviors.
Battling with the thoughts in your brain? I can help. If anxiety, intrusive thoughts, OCD, phobias or depressive thoughts take up too much space in your life, let’s work together to uncover their sources. Together, we can establish and engage in useful coping skills that can allow you to spend less time battling your thoughts and more time living the life you want. I aim to provide a safe, warm and non-judgmental environment for my clients to explore their emotions, while also feeling comfortable and validated when sharing experiences, thoughts and behaviors.
(773) 912-0494 View (773) 912-0494
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Sonila Sejdaras
Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
It is normal, on occasion, for everyone to experience some anxiety dealing with life. But lately those feelings have become overwhelming. Over time, it feels like you are anxious about everything, and nothing. The worry is starting to creep into every aspect of your life- work, family, relationships,... even going to get out of bed feels overwhelming some days! You are not going crazy, and you are not alone- anxiety is one of the most common reasons people reach out to for help. Therapy can help get things back to normal.
It is normal, on occasion, for everyone to experience some anxiety dealing with life. But lately those feelings have become overwhelming. Over time, it feels like you are anxious about everything, and nothing. The worry is starting to creep into every aspect of your life- work, family, relationships,... even going to get out of bed feels overwhelming some days! You are not going crazy, and you are not alone- anxiety is one of the most common reasons people reach out to for help. Therapy can help get things back to normal.
(872) 256-9283 View (872) 256-9283
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Alisha R Warren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60622
I have experience in working with adults and adolescents that have experienced trauma and grief. Majority of the clients I have worked with are uncomfortable with their daily life and are looking to process their past and find a way to move forward.
I have experience in working with adults and adolescents that have experienced trauma and grief. Majority of the clients I have worked with are uncomfortable with their daily life and are looking to process their past and find a way to move forward.
(312) 940-1765 View (312) 940-1765
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Thelma Rivera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Our experiences in life can present us with challenges, stress, depression, anxiety and emotional turmoil in the here and now. Everyone can benefit from emotional support to help navigate the difficulties of life, especially when our own coping and problem skills don't seem to manage what we are experiencing. Initiating therapy is the start of building our coping skills in navigating through the course of life and achieving our goals. I believe that the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is critical in a non-judgmental and safe setting. I want to help you achieve your goals and reach your full potential.
Our experiences in life can present us with challenges, stress, depression, anxiety and emotional turmoil in the here and now. Everyone can benefit from emotional support to help navigate the difficulties of life, especially when our own coping and problem skills don't seem to manage what we are experiencing. Initiating therapy is the start of building our coping skills in navigating through the course of life and achieving our goals. I believe that the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is critical in a non-judgmental and safe setting. I want to help you achieve your goals and reach your full potential.
(210) 405-2395 View (210) 405-2395
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Carey Wiese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MDiv
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604
The artist Coldplay once said: "Everybody knows I'm in over my head." Many of us can relate to that sense. Life can lead us to feel like we are "in over our heads." We feel stuck, overwhelmed, or confused. However deeply you might relate to this, I believe that living life with your head above the water is possible. I believe that together in counseling, we can discover the path out of anxiety, obsessive thoughts, depression, grief, shame, relational conflict, and other barriers to greater wholeness and connection. As a therapist, one of my greatest passions in life is to see people flourish and live life more fully.
The artist Coldplay once said: "Everybody knows I'm in over my head." Many of us can relate to that sense. Life can lead us to feel like we are "in over our heads." We feel stuck, overwhelmed, or confused. However deeply you might relate to this, I believe that living life with your head above the water is possible. I believe that together in counseling, we can discover the path out of anxiety, obsessive thoughts, depression, grief, shame, relational conflict, and other barriers to greater wholeness and connection. As a therapist, one of my greatest passions in life is to see people flourish and live life more fully.
(872) 231-3889 View (872) 231-3889
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Dr Robert John Zagar PC A Professional
Psychologist, PhD, MPH
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
I discover objectively what is the issue, applying the best treatment for abuse, aging, alcohol/substance use, anger, anxiety, attention deficit, autism spectrum disorders, bereavement, cancer, career consultation, coping, criminal charges, custody, delinquency, dementia, depression, divorce, DUI, dyslexia, hyperactivity, hypnosis, individualized education plans, insomnia, job loss, learning disability, lower productivity, neuropsychological exams, panic attacks, parenting, personal injury, personality tests, post automobile accident, relationships, stress, trauma, TBI, underachievement, vocational guidance, workers compensation.
I discover objectively what is the issue, applying the best treatment for abuse, aging, alcohol/substance use, anger, anxiety, attention deficit, autism spectrum disorders, bereavement, cancer, career consultation, coping, criminal charges, custody, delinquency, dementia, depression, divorce, DUI, dyslexia, hyperactivity, hypnosis, individualized education plans, insomnia, job loss, learning disability, lower productivity, neuropsychological exams, panic attacks, parenting, personal injury, personality tests, post automobile accident, relationships, stress, trauma, TBI, underachievement, vocational guidance, workers compensation.
(312) 266-3411 View (312) 266-3411
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Willis Counseling and Consulting
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60622
At Willis CC, our guests are encouraged to challenge themselves & find new ways to cope with life’s challenges. We believe to be human is to experience pain. We believe suffering, while part of the human experience, is not the identity of our humanity. Therefore, helping you hold pain lightly & with compassion while taking action to change your life is essentially what therapy is all about. We are dedicated to offering support & nurturance to those seeking a new direction while holding onto their values. You don’t have to see a therapist for the rest of your life, in fact, the sooner you need us less, the better for everyone!
At Willis CC, our guests are encouraged to challenge themselves & find new ways to cope with life’s challenges. We believe to be human is to experience pain. We believe suffering, while part of the human experience, is not the identity of our humanity. Therefore, helping you hold pain lightly & with compassion while taking action to change your life is essentially what therapy is all about. We are dedicated to offering support & nurturance to those seeking a new direction while holding onto their values. You don’t have to see a therapist for the rest of your life, in fact, the sooner you need us less, the better for everyone!
(312) 476-9064 View (312) 476-9064
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Karen Cannon
Counselor, MA, LCPC , CADC , CDVP
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60615  (Online Only)
Establishing trust is essential for counseling and building a therapeutic relationship. At times during the building of this relationship, you may come to feel the most vulnerable. It will be at those times; you will have my undivided attention. Therapy allows individuals the ability to process through unexpected life circumstances as well as troubling event occurrence. At present, all appointments will be virtual. My office location has handicapped accessibility and I offer late evening as well as weekend availability for appointments.
Establishing trust is essential for counseling and building a therapeutic relationship. At times during the building of this relationship, you may come to feel the most vulnerable. It will be at those times; you will have my undivided attention. Therapy allows individuals the ability to process through unexpected life circumstances as well as troubling event occurrence. At present, all appointments will be virtual. My office location has handicapped accessibility and I offer late evening as well as weekend availability for appointments.
(872) 206-9056 View (872) 206-9056
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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.