Hoarding Therapists in Topeka, KS

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Birtell Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66614
My mission is “A Hope and a Future for all”. Currently taking new clients. I have successfully worked with adults and adolescents struggling with depression and anxiety but also a number of other diagnosis such as, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Neurocognitive Disorder, Neurodevelopmental Disorder, Personality Disorders, Schizophrenia Spectrum, Bipolar, & other Psychiatric Disorders including individuals that have experienced trauma. Addressed issues related to hoarding environments. I meet people where they are in all walks of life with no judgement to grow on current strength and finding new strengths and coping skills.
My mission is “A Hope and a Future for all”. Currently taking new clients. I have successfully worked with adults and adolescents struggling with depression and anxiety but also a number of other diagnosis such as, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Neurocognitive Disorder, Neurodevelopmental Disorder, Personality Disorders, Schizophrenia Spectrum, Bipolar, & other Psychiatric Disorders including individuals that have experienced trauma. Addressed issues related to hoarding environments. I meet people where they are in all walks of life with no judgement to grow on current strength and finding new strengths and coping skills.
(785) 322-8229 View (785) 322-8229
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Tonya K Ricklefs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66611
I enjoy working with people to provide services where they feel they can be their genuine self. I love working with people who have complex issues that we can work together to take one step at a time. Mental health is an ongoing process that involves work and self discovery. I work in a variety of areas involving veterans, military, divorce, parenting, sexual health, sexual orientation, and gender issues.
I enjoy working with people to provide services where they feel they can be their genuine self. I love working with people who have complex issues that we can work together to take one step at a time. Mental health is an ongoing process that involves work and self discovery. I work in a variety of areas involving veterans, military, divorce, parenting, sexual health, sexual orientation, and gender issues.
(785) 524-2481 View (785) 524-2481
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Kathleen Hunter Levy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66614
I love to help people begin again to get healthy, well and strong. Whether they are coming through a physical or mental illness, divorce, grief or other life transition, being knocked down in any way, requires support to get back up and start again. I am support.
I love to help people begin again to get healthy, well and strong. Whether they are coming through a physical or mental illness, divorce, grief or other life transition, being knocked down in any way, requires support to get back up and start again. I am support.
(785) 392-6549 View (785) 392-6549
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Wendy Bair-Loehr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY FULL. Wendy has 20+ years experience in mental health. A graduate of Grinnell College and KU School of Social Welfare, Wendy has vast experience working in both rural and metropolitan communities. Having worked with individuals with chronic mental illness, eating disorders, addiction and trauma at Menninger, Wendy went on to broaden her skills to include extensive work in anxiety, depressive and behavioral disorders in Kansas City. There, she also provided treatment for people who had experienced workplace violence and airline accidents.
PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY FULL. Wendy has 20+ years experience in mental health. A graduate of Grinnell College and KU School of Social Welfare, Wendy has vast experience working in both rural and metropolitan communities. Having worked with individuals with chronic mental illness, eating disorders, addiction and trauma at Menninger, Wendy went on to broaden her skills to include extensive work in anxiety, depressive and behavioral disorders in Kansas City. There, she also provided treatment for people who had experienced workplace violence and airline accidents.
(785) 325-4256 View (785) 325-4256
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Amanda Petrik-Gardner, LCPC, LPC, LIMHP
Counselor, LCPC, LPC, LIMHP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614  (Online Only)
Anxiety & OCD take many forms. A fear of contamination, discomfort when something is out of order, distress that you might act on a harming/sexual thought, fear that you are a bad person or will be punished by a higher being, blasphemous thoughts that shake your faith, or fears you are responsible for something bad happening. Anxiety can look like worries about the future, fear of embarrassment, health anxiety, panic attacks, hair pulling and skin picking, or wondering if you're good enough. If any of this sounds familiar, my practice may be a good fit for you, as I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders, OCD, and BFRBs.
Anxiety & OCD take many forms. A fear of contamination, discomfort when something is out of order, distress that you might act on a harming/sexual thought, fear that you are a bad person or will be punished by a higher being, blasphemous thoughts that shake your faith, or fears you are responsible for something bad happening. Anxiety can look like worries about the future, fear of embarrassment, health anxiety, panic attacks, hair pulling and skin picking, or wondering if you're good enough. If any of this sounds familiar, my practice may be a good fit for you, as I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders, OCD, and BFRBs.
(785) 477-9117 View (785) 477-9117
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Angela D McClain
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LCAC, LIMHP, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66614
Welcome. So glad you stopped by :) Feeling challenged, depressive, anxious, or unsupported? If so, I'd feel privileged to walk alongside you in your journey of self-discovery & healing. I'm extremely passionate about working w/ my clients & believe my passion shines through, creating an effective, empathetic therapeutic relationship. I am highly skilled in anxiety, mood, personality, anxiety, addiction disorders, PTSD, and relationship challenges. Too often, we don't place our well-being as a priority, but we SHOULD, because it WILL make a difference in your life. My focus is ALWAYS on YOU b/c YOU are who matters the most!!! :)
Welcome. So glad you stopped by :) Feeling challenged, depressive, anxious, or unsupported? If so, I'd feel privileged to walk alongside you in your journey of self-discovery & healing. I'm extremely passionate about working w/ my clients & believe my passion shines through, creating an effective, empathetic therapeutic relationship. I am highly skilled in anxiety, mood, personality, anxiety, addiction disorders, PTSD, and relationship challenges. Too often, we don't place our well-being as a priority, but we SHOULD, because it WILL make a difference in your life. My focus is ALWAYS on YOU b/c YOU are who matters the most!!! :)
(785) 337-4586 View (785) 337-4586
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Cathie Bear
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LMAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.
My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.
(785) 264-5878 View (785) 264-5878
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Infin8e Counseling Connections LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66601
I am a Licensed Clinical Specialist Social Worker and Sex Therapist currently achieving a discipline towards a PHD in Clinical Sexology. I work with individuals and families. I am eclectically trained in areas of marriage/couples counseling, family structured therapy, behavior management/modification therapy, forensic social work, motivational interviewing, narrative approach, person-centered therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, comorbidity diagnosis and solution focused therapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Specialist Social Worker and Sex Therapist currently achieving a discipline towards a PHD in Clinical Sexology. I work with individuals and families. I am eclectically trained in areas of marriage/couples counseling, family structured therapy, behavior management/modification therapy, forensic social work, motivational interviewing, narrative approach, person-centered therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, comorbidity diagnosis and solution focused therapy.
(785) 282-7438 View (785) 282-7438
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Community Treatment Services
Counselor, LSCSW, LCPC, LCMFT, LCP, LMSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66601
We serve people of all ages, from children to senior citizens, both as individuals and as members of their families. Whether you know your specific needs, or you are looking for help but don’t know where to start, we work closely with you to ensure you get the safe, effective treatment you need from our team of therapists.
We serve people of all ages, from children to senior citizens, both as individuals and as members of their families. Whether you know your specific needs, or you are looking for help but don’t know where to start, we work closely with you to ensure you get the safe, effective treatment you need from our team of therapists.
(913) 675-2721 View (913) 675-2721

Online Therapists

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Ivette M Arango
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW, CRAADC
Verified Verified
Overland Park, KS 66212
I am accepting new clients. I have weekday appointments available, with the last appointment beginning at 4:00 pm at this time. I help clients heal their wounds and transform their lives for the better. After 27 years of experience, I can say with great confidence that you are not alone in your challenges, and that you don't have to carry your burden by yourself. With patience and persistence, my clients cultivate greater confidence and self-esteem, richer relationships with their significant others and children, more emotional balance and health. I have a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Houston.
I am accepting new clients. I have weekday appointments available, with the last appointment beginning at 4:00 pm at this time. I help clients heal their wounds and transform their lives for the better. After 27 years of experience, I can say with great confidence that you are not alone in your challenges, and that you don't have to carry your burden by yourself. With patience and persistence, my clients cultivate greater confidence and self-esteem, richer relationships with their significant others and children, more emotional balance and health. I have a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Houston.
(913) 439-3671 View (913) 439-3671
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Ana Vallecillos
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Emporia, KS 66801
Hi there! I know is not easy to take the first step into therapy. Or making the decision to get back into therapy or even looking for a new counselor. It takes strength and wisdom to reach out for help. Sometimes life does not go the way we plan. Or we simply find ourselves with day to day stress/struggles. I like to embrace what you are already doing good and empower you in your life journey.
Hi there! I know is not easy to take the first step into therapy. Or making the decision to get back into therapy or even looking for a new counselor. It takes strength and wisdom to reach out for help. Sometimes life does not go the way we plan. Or we simply find ourselves with day to day stress/struggles. I like to embrace what you are already doing good and empower you in your life journey.
(620) 498-9128 View (620) 498-9128
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Brenner Guess Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, AT, EMDR, QHHT
Verified Verified
Kansas City, KS 66109
Life is a journey, and during the inevitable times when rocky waters toss us around, it helps to have a person in your life who has successfully navigated the rivers, and made it to the other side, where the waters are calm and smooth. I have always been the person people opened up to about what was bothering them. I was born to witness your journey. I am a professionally trained counselor and art therapist. I want to help you understand what has gotten you to this point in your life and determine where to go from there.
Life is a journey, and during the inevitable times when rocky waters toss us around, it helps to have a person in your life who has successfully navigated the rivers, and made it to the other side, where the waters are calm and smooth. I have always been the person people opened up to about what was bothering them. I was born to witness your journey. I am a professionally trained counselor and art therapist. I want to help you understand what has gotten you to this point in your life and determine where to go from there.
(913) 393-9790 View (913) 393-9790
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Jacquelin N Psota
Registered Psychotherapist, LCP
Verified Verified
Emporia, KS 66801
Hi! My name is Jacquelin "Jackie" Psota. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist (LCP) in Emporia, Kansas. I have 20 years of experience working with a large range of mental health diagnoses, severities, and symptoms through Individual, Family, Couples, and Group Therapy. I have and continue to work with all ages from children to geriatric. I also have experience working with batterers through Family Peace Initiative's Batterers Intervention Program and through Kansas Department of Corrections. I utilize a wide variety of techniques to best meet the client's needs.
Hi! My name is Jacquelin "Jackie" Psota. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist (LCP) in Emporia, Kansas. I have 20 years of experience working with a large range of mental health diagnoses, severities, and symptoms through Individual, Family, Couples, and Group Therapy. I have and continue to work with all ages from children to geriatric. I also have experience working with batterers through Family Peace Initiative's Batterers Intervention Program and through Kansas Department of Corrections. I utilize a wide variety of techniques to best meet the client's needs.
(620) 254-8316 View (620) 254-8316
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Sally L. Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCAC
Verified Verified
Mission, KS 66202  (Online Only)
Perhaps with today’s latest challenges you feel out of balance, stuck in some places, and in need of a fresh approach that honors your strengths and personal values. My clients know who they are and are motivated towards continued growth. Many are beginning to struggle with loss as they, their friends, and their family age. Some have never learned to cope. Some manage using chemicals but now recognize that these strategies are unsustainable.
Perhaps with today’s latest challenges you feel out of balance, stuck in some places, and in need of a fresh approach that honors your strengths and personal values. My clients know who they are and are motivated towards continued growth. Many are beginning to struggle with loss as they, their friends, and their family age. Some have never learned to cope. Some manage using chemicals but now recognize that these strategies are unsustainable.
(913) 300-9944 View (913) 300-9944
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Emily Feingold
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lawrence, KS 66046
It takes bravery to start the journey from struggle and pain toward insight, wisdom, and healing. I am committed to assisting you in making gift to yourself and your community. We hear a lot about post-traumatic stress, but it's also very important to invite post-traumatic growth. If the hard knocks of life stay unaddressed - words unspoken, questions unasked, feelings unnamed and unexpressed - we lose our vitality and become limited to negative patterns. A therapeutic alliance can transform and liberate.
It takes bravery to start the journey from struggle and pain toward insight, wisdom, and healing. I am committed to assisting you in making gift to yourself and your community. We hear a lot about post-traumatic stress, but it's also very important to invite post-traumatic growth. If the hard knocks of life stay unaddressed - words unspoken, questions unasked, feelings unnamed and unexpressed - we lose our vitality and become limited to negative patterns. A therapeutic alliance can transform and liberate.
(785) 318-4979 View (785) 318-4979
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Jenny Friend
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Overland Park, KS 66210
Trauma can impact anyone. We all have experienced it, or know someone who has. You are not alone.
Trauma can impact anyone. We all have experienced it, or know someone who has. You are not alone.
(913) 318-5084 View (913) 318-5084
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Shawn Derritt
EdD, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lenexa, KS 66227  (Online Only)
As a certified life coach with a Masters in Counseling Psychology, I am passionate about helping individuals transform their lives. If you're feeling stuck, lost, or uncertain about your path forward, my coaching services can provide the guidance, support, and accountability you need to achieve your goals. Whether you're seeking to improve your relationships, advance your career, or find greater fulfillment and purpose, I'm here to help. With my extensive training, expertise, and compassionate approach, I can help you break through limiting beliefs, overcome obstacles, and unlock your full potential.
As a certified life coach with a Masters in Counseling Psychology, I am passionate about helping individuals transform their lives. If you're feeling stuck, lost, or uncertain about your path forward, my coaching services can provide the guidance, support, and accountability you need to achieve your goals. Whether you're seeking to improve your relationships, advance your career, or find greater fulfillment and purpose, I'm here to help. With my extensive training, expertise, and compassionate approach, I can help you break through limiting beliefs, overcome obstacles, and unlock your full potential.
(913) 398-5181 View (913) 398-5181
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Caroline Wade
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Emporia, KS 66801  (Online Only)
As someone seeking growth and healing, you are looking for a guide who can help you find balance, tap into your intuition, and bring your personal vision and desires to life. You’ve been feeling disconnected from your own essence or from others & are ready to explore the depths of self-discovery to strengthen your intimate relationships, reignite your passion, delve into your self-identity and sexuality, build your confidence, and have support on your journey. You believe in the transformative power of creative expression & are committed to placing as much value on your well-being as you do on others in your life.
As someone seeking growth and healing, you are looking for a guide who can help you find balance, tap into your intuition, and bring your personal vision and desires to life. You’ve been feeling disconnected from your own essence or from others & are ready to explore the depths of self-discovery to strengthen your intimate relationships, reignite your passion, delve into your self-identity and sexuality, build your confidence, and have support on your journey. You believe in the transformative power of creative expression & are committed to placing as much value on your well-being as you do on others in your life.
(785) 813-1881 View (785) 813-1881
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T Fields Trauma Therapy and Training
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Abilene, KS 67410
I focus on trauma initially because what I have found in over 6 years of work as a trauma therapist, is that so much of our present concerns and limitations is rooted in trauma exposure and history. This lends itself to unhealthy patterns of avoidance, hypervigilance/hyperarousal, disturbance in mood and cognitions. and being inundated with intrusions and flashbacks. Many patients that have struggled with years with anxiety and or depressive episodes really have suffered from trauma that has not yet been dealt with. T Fields Trauma Therapy is for you if this describes you!
I focus on trauma initially because what I have found in over 6 years of work as a trauma therapist, is that so much of our present concerns and limitations is rooted in trauma exposure and history. This lends itself to unhealthy patterns of avoidance, hypervigilance/hyperarousal, disturbance in mood and cognitions. and being inundated with intrusions and flashbacks. Many patients that have struggled with years with anxiety and or depressive episodes really have suffered from trauma that has not yet been dealt with. T Fields Trauma Therapy is for you if this describes you!
(785) 310-2849 View (785) 310-2849
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Katrina Ostmeyer
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA
Verified Verified
Overland Park, KS 66212
Dr. Ostmeyer specializes in working with clients in the natural environment. She works with clients who need more personalized attention to ensure generalization of treatment goals and systems support to maintain gains and overcome barriers to effective treatment. Dr. Ostmeyer works with a wide variety of clients and has speciality experience working with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders including ASD, ADHD, and ID, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and externalizing disorders.
Dr. Ostmeyer specializes in working with clients in the natural environment. She works with clients who need more personalized attention to ensure generalization of treatment goals and systems support to maintain gains and overcome barriers to effective treatment. Dr. Ostmeyer works with a wide variety of clients and has speciality experience working with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders including ASD, ADHD, and ID, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and externalizing disorders.
(913) 213-0676 View (913) 213-0676
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.