Hoarding Therapists in New York, NY

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Andrew Triska, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10017
Have you struggled to find a therapist who affirms your identity and respects your history, but also challenges you to face your fears? Whether you’re coping with anxiety or OCD, exploring your gender, or looking to strengthen your relationships, you deserve specialized care with an experienced, queer- and trans-identified, trauma-informed psychotherapist. My practice focuses on anxiety and related disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and hoarding, especially in queer/trans clients and people who have experienced family estrangement.
Have you struggled to find a therapist who affirms your identity and respects your history, but also challenges you to face your fears? Whether you’re coping with anxiety or OCD, exploring your gender, or looking to strengthen your relationships, you deserve specialized care with an experienced, queer- and trans-identified, trauma-informed psychotherapist. My practice focuses on anxiety and related disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and hoarding, especially in queer/trans clients and people who have experienced family estrangement.
(646) 787-0950 View (646) 787-0950
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Colleen Baker-Orthwein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10028
My practice, affiliated with Attune Psychotherapy, focuses on treating eating disorders, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, trauma, hoarding disorder, OCD and mood disorders, specializing in a Health at Every Size framework and emphasizing body positivity.
First off, congratulations on taking a major step for yourself by seeking a therapist. It would be an honor to help you further develop your sense of self, explore the depth of what you've experienced and begin to find and celebrate the joy in your life. I spent many years early on in my career with Monte Nido and Affiliates, holding roles ranging from Recovery Coach to Lead Therapist and pair my strong passion for recovery advocacy with my therapeutic specializations through my supervisory work with eating disorder non-profit Project HEAL.
My practice, affiliated with Attune Psychotherapy, focuses on treating eating disorders, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, trauma, hoarding disorder, OCD and mood disorders, specializing in a Health at Every Size framework and emphasizing body positivity.
First off, congratulations on taking a major step for yourself by seeking a therapist. It would be an honor to help you further develop your sense of self, explore the depth of what you've experienced and begin to find and celebrate the joy in your life. I spent many years early on in my career with Monte Nido and Affiliates, holding roles ranging from Recovery Coach to Lead Therapist and pair my strong passion for recovery advocacy with my therapeutic specializations through my supervisory work with eating disorder non-profit Project HEAL.
(347) 652-2786 View (347) 652-2786
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Steve Weissman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
New York, NY 10003
My first goal in therapy is to make you feel welcome, safe, and understood. The second is to provide you with the support and perspective to take a look at where you're getting stuck and figure out a plan to make things go more smoothly. While I work with a wide range of people, my specialty is treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and related conditions, including Hoarding, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), skin-picking, hair-pulling (Trichotillomania), and Health Anxiety. Please take a look at my website (there's a link to the left) for more information.
My first goal in therapy is to make you feel welcome, safe, and understood. The second is to provide you with the support and perspective to take a look at where you're getting stuck and figure out a plan to make things go more smoothly. While I work with a wide range of people, my specialty is treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and related conditions, including Hoarding, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), skin-picking, hair-pulling (Trichotillomania), and Health Anxiety. Please take a look at my website (there's a link to the left) for more information.
(917) 267-0445 View (917) 267-0445
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Brianna Calderon
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016  (Online Only)
I am a licensed mental health counselor at Thriving Center of Psychology in New York, and also hold licenses in New Jersey as a licensed professional counselor, and in New Hampshire as a licensed clinical mental health counselor. I treat a wide range of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma, workplace stress, life transitions, and relationship issues. Specifically, I have expertise in using evidenced-based treatments for OCD, body-focused repetitive behaviors (tics, excoriation, and trichotillomania), hoarding, PTSD, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
I am a licensed mental health counselor at Thriving Center of Psychology in New York, and also hold licenses in New Jersey as a licensed professional counselor, and in New Hampshire as a licensed clinical mental health counselor. I treat a wide range of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma, workplace stress, life transitions, and relationship issues. Specifically, I have expertise in using evidenced-based treatments for OCD, body-focused repetitive behaviors (tics, excoriation, and trichotillomania), hoarding, PTSD, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
(347) 686-9329 View (347) 686-9329
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Noah Clyman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, ACT
Verified Verified
29 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
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Our practice, NYC Cognitive Therapy, includes a staff of male and female therapists with intensive post-graduate training in cognitive-behavior therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most widely researched and evidence-based form of therapy. CBT has been shown in more than one thousand studies to be effective in treating a wide range of psychological problems. CBT is active and teaches you the tools to be your own therapist. You are not alone and we are available to help you feel better. We also practice Gottman Method Couple Therapy, Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy (TBCT).
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Our practice, NYC Cognitive Therapy, includes a staff of male and female therapists with intensive post-graduate training in cognitive-behavior therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most widely researched and evidence-based form of therapy. CBT has been shown in more than one thousand studies to be effective in treating a wide range of psychological problems. CBT is active and teaches you the tools to be your own therapist. You are not alone and we are available to help you feel better. We also practice Gottman Method Couple Therapy, Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy (TBCT).
(347) 751-6743 View (347) 751-6743
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Andrea Allen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10029
Not accepting new clients
If you are troubled by anxiety, worries, intrusive thoughts or compulsive behaviors, I want you to know that effective treatments are available. I can work with you to reclaim your life and live it with joy. I'm a clinical psychologist with 20+ years of experience working with obsessive compulsive and anxiety disorders. I have extensive experience and success treating patients with Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Other disorders I treat include body focused repetitive behaviors (e.g. trichotillomania, excoriation), hoarding, health anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic and phobias.
If you are troubled by anxiety, worries, intrusive thoughts or compulsive behaviors, I want you to know that effective treatments are available. I can work with you to reclaim your life and live it with joy. I'm a clinical psychologist with 20+ years of experience working with obsessive compulsive and anxiety disorders. I have extensive experience and success treating patients with Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Other disorders I treat include body focused repetitive behaviors (e.g. trichotillomania, excoriation), hoarding, health anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic and phobias.
(516) 701-3026 View (516) 701-3026
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Paul Fitzgerald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I regularly treat depression, anxiety, PTSD/CPTSD, phobias, OCD, hoarding disorder, bipolar disorder, sexual issues (queer/kink/SW-allied), and ADHD.
Choosing a new therapist can be intimidating, whether it’s your first time or you’ve been in therapy forever. I respect this and try to make the process of starting therapy one that feels as comfortable as possible from our first session. I believe the most important part of being human is our ability to empathize with others, and therapy should be a space where we can tell our story and truly feel heard, understood, and validated.
I regularly treat depression, anxiety, PTSD/CPTSD, phobias, OCD, hoarding disorder, bipolar disorder, sexual issues (queer/kink/SW-allied), and ADHD.
Choosing a new therapist can be intimidating, whether it’s your first time or you’ve been in therapy forever. I respect this and try to make the process of starting therapy one that feels as comfortable as possible from our first session. I believe the most important part of being human is our ability to empathize with others, and therapy should be a space where we can tell our story and truly feel heard, understood, and validated.
(347) 429-8716 View (347) 429-8716
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Yvette Fruchter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10065
I specialize in CBT for anxiety, perfectionism, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related issues (such as body dysmorphia / BDD, skin picking / body focused repetitive behaviors, hoarding), and emotion dysregulation.
Do you find that difficult emotions lead you to avoid, procrastinate, or steer away from the things that matter most to you? As a clinical psychologist, I can offer another approach: flexibility, self-compassion, and moving towards your values even in the face of emotional distress. Together, we will identify unhelpful patterns that are not working for you and practice new ways of coping that will help you meet your goals. I use evidence-based treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I specialize in CBT for anxiety, perfectionism, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related issues (such as body dysmorphia / BDD, skin picking / body focused repetitive behaviors, hoarding), and emotion dysregulation.
Do you find that difficult emotions lead you to avoid, procrastinate, or steer away from the things that matter most to you? As a clinical psychologist, I can offer another approach: flexibility, self-compassion, and moving towards your values even in the face of emotional distress. Together, we will identify unhelpful patterns that are not working for you and practice new ways of coping that will help you meet your goals. I use evidence-based treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
(929) 207-7357 View (929) 207-7357
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Gili Hershkovich-Kim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10002  (Online Only)
My areas of expertise include hoarding disorder, depression, grief/loss, anxiety, adjustment disorder, trauma and abuse, self-image and self-Esteem issues.
You may be feeling confused, sad or anxious, but alongside the pain, there is an opportunity for self-reflection and emotional growth. As your therapist, I offer you a safe space to process, unpack deep feelings and assess/adjust choices and decisions. I will be there with you as you process your emotions & pain, to help you find your inner strength. My areas of expertise include hoarding, depression, grief/loss, anxiety, adjustment disorder, trauma and abuse, self-image/Esteem Issues, family/relationship issues, and anger/stress management. Licensed Therapist in NY & CT hoping you allow me to join your journey!
My areas of expertise include hoarding disorder, depression, grief/loss, anxiety, adjustment disorder, trauma and abuse, self-image and self-Esteem issues.
You may be feeling confused, sad or anxious, but alongside the pain, there is an opportunity for self-reflection and emotional growth. As your therapist, I offer you a safe space to process, unpack deep feelings and assess/adjust choices and decisions. I will be there with you as you process your emotions & pain, to help you find your inner strength. My areas of expertise include hoarding, depression, grief/loss, anxiety, adjustment disorder, trauma and abuse, self-image/Esteem Issues, family/relationship issues, and anger/stress management. Licensed Therapist in NY & CT hoping you allow me to join your journey!
(475) 256-1618 View (475) 256-1618
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OCD, Panic, & Anxiety Treatment Center of NY & NJ
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
FREE CONSULT. Do RESULTS matter to you? Everyone I see has OCD, Panic, Agoraphobia, PTSD, or Social Anxiety. These conditions are extremely treatable with the RIGHT kind of DRUG-FREE CBT Exposure therapy. I aim to eliminate symptoms, not just treat or manage them. Clients are liberated to move on with life--get married, prevent divorce or firing, have families, advance or change careers, resume friendships, return children to school--often in the middle of therapy. Therapy doesn't stop at the door. I contact my clients after every session to check on them.
FREE CONSULT. Do RESULTS matter to you? Everyone I see has OCD, Panic, Agoraphobia, PTSD, or Social Anxiety. These conditions are extremely treatable with the RIGHT kind of DRUG-FREE CBT Exposure therapy. I aim to eliminate symptoms, not just treat or manage them. Clients are liberated to move on with life--get married, prevent divorce or firing, have families, advance or change careers, resume friendships, return children to school--often in the middle of therapy. Therapy doesn't stop at the door. I contact my clients after every session to check on them.
(646) 480-7061 View (646) 480-7061
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David Rust
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CCM
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10022  (Online Only)
My name is David, and I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified case manager with 14 years of experience in the medical and mental health field. I hold a Master's Degree in Social Work from Stony Brook University, specializing in healthcare, and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University at Albany, where I graduated with high honors from the School of Social Welfare. Throughout my career, I have devoted myself to helping clients overcome life's struggles in the healthcare and mental health industry. I am licensed in NY, FL and NJ.
My name is David, and I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified case manager with 14 years of experience in the medical and mental health field. I hold a Master's Degree in Social Work from Stony Brook University, specializing in healthcare, and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University at Albany, where I graduated with high honors from the School of Social Welfare. Throughout my career, I have devoted myself to helping clients overcome life's struggles in the healthcare and mental health industry. I am licensed in NY, FL and NJ.
(929) 262-6247 View (929) 262-6247
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Jenny Santi
Pre-Licensed Professional, MBA, MHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
My clients come to me with issues that include: feeling that their previous therapist was "just listening" and not practical; grappling with a sense of belonging as a multicultural individual in NYC; facing existential issues of meaning and purpose despite having outward success; dealing with relationship issues, family drama, stress, burnout, confidence issues, impostor syndrome, or lack of fulfillment. I also counsel couples, families and business partners hoping to improve the quality of their relationship; executives, MBAs and entrepreneurs seeking performance coaching; artists and creatives dealing with creative block.
My clients come to me with issues that include: feeling that their previous therapist was "just listening" and not practical; grappling with a sense of belonging as a multicultural individual in NYC; facing existential issues of meaning and purpose despite having outward success; dealing with relationship issues, family drama, stress, burnout, confidence issues, impostor syndrome, or lack of fulfillment. I also counsel couples, families and business partners hoping to improve the quality of their relationship; executives, MBAs and entrepreneurs seeking performance coaching; artists and creatives dealing with creative block.
(332) 877-9366 View (332) 877-9366
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Bespoke Wellness Partners
LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10028
Bespoke Wellness Partners offers collaborative, comprehensive, and personalized services to everyone in your family with a special focus on teens and young adults. Feel free to reach out to us to get connected to one of our many qualified clinicians. For more information about Bespoke and our clinicians, please visit our website www.bespokewellnesspartners.com to see their individual bios.
Bespoke Wellness Partners offers collaborative, comprehensive, and personalized services to everyone in your family with a special focus on teens and young adults. Feel free to reach out to us to get connected to one of our many qualified clinicians. For more information about Bespoke and our clinicians, please visit our website www.bespokewellnesspartners.com to see their individual bios.
(917) 924-9377 View (917) 924-9377
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David Estey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10019
I have extensive experience working with individuals across the lifespan with a wide range of therapeutic needs that include anxiety-related disorders, mood disorders, depression, trauma, grief, and OCD. I work with evidence-based treatment practices to support my clients to make meaningful changes throughout their journey. I help my clients by empowering them to engage in self-compassion and self-care while building strength and resilience along the way. I work at Center for Anxiety, a mental health practice, dedicated to excellent patient care. You may be matched with a clinician if their skills are a better match for you
I have extensive experience working with individuals across the lifespan with a wide range of therapeutic needs that include anxiety-related disorders, mood disorders, depression, trauma, grief, and OCD. I work with evidence-based treatment practices to support my clients to make meaningful changes throughout their journey. I help my clients by empowering them to engage in self-compassion and self-care while building strength and resilience along the way. I work at Center for Anxiety, a mental health practice, dedicated to excellent patient care. You may be matched with a clinician if their skills are a better match for you
(646) 212-0180 View (646) 212-0180
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Gaël M. Krajzman Johns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10003
In my approach, I view a positive therapeutic relationship as the foundation to all growth and change. I am an insight-oriented trauma-informed therapist, working with adults (18+). I practice from an anti-racist, intersectional, and social justice lens and approach. I don’t pretend to know the answers, but together I hope to create a space of curiosity into your life experiences, your relationships, your patterns, and your goals so that you can imagine a different future.
In my approach, I view a positive therapeutic relationship as the foundation to all growth and change. I am an insight-oriented trauma-informed therapist, working with adults (18+). I practice from an anti-racist, intersectional, and social justice lens and approach. I don’t pretend to know the answers, but together I hope to create a space of curiosity into your life experiences, your relationships, your patterns, and your goals so that you can imagine a different future.
(332) 249-1809 View (332) 249-1809
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Kristy (Kris) LaRocca
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
New York, NY 10018  (Online Only)
My goal is to create a therapeutic environment where you feel safe, non-judged, and truly seen and heard. Building a trusting and authentic connection is essential before real therapy work can begin. I collaborate with clients to deepen self-understanding, find meaning in life's challenges, and ultimately live more fully and authentically. I take an integrative, holistic approach tailored to each client's unique and evolving needs. Understanding the mind-body connection, I incorporate somatic strategies to build embodied awareness and regulation skills. My training allows me to attune to the profound wisdom held in the body.
My goal is to create a therapeutic environment where you feel safe, non-judged, and truly seen and heard. Building a trusting and authentic connection is essential before real therapy work can begin. I collaborate with clients to deepen self-understanding, find meaning in life's challenges, and ultimately live more fully and authentically. I take an integrative, holistic approach tailored to each client's unique and evolving needs. Understanding the mind-body connection, I incorporate somatic strategies to build embodied awareness and regulation skills. My training allows me to attune to the profound wisdom held in the body.
(929) 447-2415 View (929) 447-2415
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Jessica Torgovnik
MHC-LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010
Whether you are new to therapy or continuing therapy and looking for a new counselor, I understand that transitions are difficult and being vulnerable can take a tremendous amount of courage. I hope to offer you the space where you can feel safe and supported during this transition. I believe that everyone has the opportunity for growth and that we all have the potential to live meaningful, happy lives if we let ourselves. Together, we can explore the challenges that you are facing, and I will provide you with the emotional support and encouragement that is sometimes needed to create positive change.
Whether you are new to therapy or continuing therapy and looking for a new counselor, I understand that transitions are difficult and being vulnerable can take a tremendous amount of courage. I hope to offer you the space where you can feel safe and supported during this transition. I believe that everyone has the opportunity for growth and that we all have the potential to live meaningful, happy lives if we let ourselves. Together, we can explore the challenges that you are facing, and I will provide you with the emotional support and encouragement that is sometimes needed to create positive change.
(332) 239-7993 View (332) 239-7993
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Lisa Jill Marcus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010
I have broad experience over twenty five years, in private practice, family agencies and clinical settings. I offer short and long term treatment for problems in living and relating. My approach is relational, with a mind-body, whole person perspective. My practice includes clinical supervision, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. I often support couples in healing stuck relational dynamics; at any stage of a relationship. Having lived abroad, I work well with expats around questions of identity, acculturation and belonging. I also work with new mothers and those who have lost a parent during early adulthood.
I have broad experience over twenty five years, in private practice, family agencies and clinical settings. I offer short and long term treatment for problems in living and relating. My approach is relational, with a mind-body, whole person perspective. My practice includes clinical supervision, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. I often support couples in healing stuck relational dynamics; at any stage of a relationship. Having lived abroad, I work well with expats around questions of identity, acculturation and belonging. I also work with new mothers and those who have lost a parent during early adulthood.
(646) 760-4257 View (646) 760-4257
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Hina Pant
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10036  (Online Only)
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist with experience and interest in issues around anxiety, depression, relationships, as well as aspects of identity including ethnicity, immigration, gender, and sexual orientation. Over the past eleven years, I've worked with adolescents and adults in multiple settings including university college counseling centers, community mental health, inpatient hospital settings, as well as forensic facilities. I also have extensive training in assessment, especially personality assessment, which informs my therapeutic approach. Drawing from a number of theoretical orientations within Psychology, I believe that a supportive alliance is the sine qua non for effective therapy.
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist with experience and interest in issues around anxiety, depression, relationships, as well as aspects of identity including ethnicity, immigration, gender, and sexual orientation. Over the past eleven years, I've worked with adolescents and adults in multiple settings including university college counseling centers, community mental health, inpatient hospital settings, as well as forensic facilities. I also have extensive training in assessment, especially personality assessment, which informs my therapeutic approach. Drawing from a number of theoretical orientations within Psychology, I believe that a supportive alliance is the sine qua non for effective therapy.
(646) 760-7010 View (646) 760-7010
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Joel Baum
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10128
Dr. Baum believes now is always the best time to become the best you. He provides both online and in-person; individual, couples, and family therapy. His approach is exploratory and directive, meaning he is available to help you solve your problems and provide instruction when needed. Dr. Baum understands that it is hard finding a therapist who is the right fit, one who you trust and has the skills to meet your needs. He will happily set up a free introductory meeting.
Dr. Baum believes now is always the best time to become the best you. He provides both online and in-person; individual, couples, and family therapy. His approach is exploratory and directive, meaning he is available to help you solve your problems and provide instruction when needed. Dr. Baum understands that it is hard finding a therapist who is the right fit, one who you trust and has the skills to meet your needs. He will happily set up a free introductory meeting.
(646) 970-1146 View (646) 970-1146
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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.