Hoarding Therapists in Portland, OR

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Julia Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I work with a diverse range of clients facing various challenges, including ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, relational difficulties, hoarding, perfectionism, low self-esteem, attachment wounds, co-dependency, and life transitions.
I understand that starting therapy can feel daunting, and finding the right therapist can be a challenge. It's important to find someone you trust, can be vulnerable with, and who specializes in the areas you want to work on. As an LMFT, I firmly believe that mental health struggles are not innate but arise from our life experiences and relationships. Whether working with individuals or couples, I help clients explore how their relationships and past experiences have shaped their current functioning. My goal is to help you navigate these challenges, fostering healing and growth through compassionate and personalized care.
I work with a diverse range of clients facing various challenges, including ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, relational difficulties, hoarding, perfectionism, low self-esteem, attachment wounds, co-dependency, and life transitions.
I understand that starting therapy can feel daunting, and finding the right therapist can be a challenge. It's important to find someone you trust, can be vulnerable with, and who specializes in the areas you want to work on. As an LMFT, I firmly believe that mental health struggles are not innate but arise from our life experiences and relationships. Whether working with individuals or couples, I help clients explore how their relationships and past experiences have shaped their current functioning. My goal is to help you navigate these challenges, fostering healing and growth through compassionate and personalized care.
(503) 217-6754 View (503) 217-6754
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Jason Feinberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97227
I specialize in treating obsessions and compulsions, hoarding, hair-pulling, skin-picking, social anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias.
It can be incredibly difficult to live a fulfilling life when your mind seems to be working against you. Most of the people I work with struggle with repetitive and unwanted thoughts, images, and emotions. As a result, their lives have unintentionally become more focused on avoiding certain thoughts or feelings and less focused on connecting with their loved ones, values, and life goals. As a therapist, I find it incredibly rewarding to help people learn and practice effective strategies that get them back to doing more of what gives their lives meaning.
I specialize in treating obsessions and compulsions, hoarding, hair-pulling, skin-picking, social anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias.
It can be incredibly difficult to live a fulfilling life when your mind seems to be working against you. Most of the people I work with struggle with repetitive and unwanted thoughts, images, and emotions. As a result, their lives have unintentionally become more focused on avoiding certain thoughts or feelings and less focused on connecting with their loved ones, values, and life goals. As a therapist, I find it incredibly rewarding to help people learn and practice effective strategies that get them back to doing more of what gives their lives meaning.
(971) 290-5046 View (971) 290-5046
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Anastasia Jones
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97206
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in working with adults (17+), addressing anxiety, OCD, life transitions, ADHD, hoarding, identity and multicultural concerns.
Coming to therapy is a choice you are making to take care of yourself and your needs. It is a chance to address many things including anxiety, depression, relationships or to better learn about yourself. It is not always easy addressing negative feelings or examining yourself or difficult experiences, but the outcome can lead to a better balanced life. My goal is to provide a safe environment were you feel comfortable addressing and examining yourself and your needs. I like to take a collaborative, non-judgmental approach that is client-focused to address your goals while using evidence based treatments.
I specialize in working with adults (17+), addressing anxiety, OCD, life transitions, ADHD, hoarding, identity and multicultural concerns.
Coming to therapy is a choice you are making to take care of yourself and your needs. It is a chance to address many things including anxiety, depression, relationships or to better learn about yourself. It is not always easy addressing negative feelings or examining yourself or difficult experiences, but the outcome can lead to a better balanced life. My goal is to provide a safe environment were you feel comfortable addressing and examining yourself and your needs. I like to take a collaborative, non-judgmental approach that is client-focused to address your goals while using evidence based treatments.
(503) 739-9576 View (503) 739-9576
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Central Oregon Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97086  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Some of my areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, depression and anxiety, adjustment disorders, personality disorders, women’s issues, relationship/marital issues, parent-child conflict, hoarding disorder, PTSD and trauma, self-harm and suicidal ideation, attachment issues, eating disorders, self-esteem and body image issues, and grief and loss.
Welcome! Therapy is a process of self-discovery. My goal for each session is to create a warm, approachable, and safe environment in which clients feel heard, understood, and empowered exploring and addressing issues in therapy, while cultivating self-awareness and healthy coping skills. In my practice, I work to build a caring, authentic, and collaborative client-therapist relationship as I believe fostering and nurturing the therapeutic alliance is the catalyst and essential for achieving and experiencing positive, lasting change in your relationships and life.
Some of my areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, depression and anxiety, adjustment disorders, personality disorders, women’s issues, relationship/marital issues, parent-child conflict, hoarding disorder, PTSD and trauma, self-harm and suicidal ideation, attachment issues, eating disorders, self-esteem and body image issues, and grief and loss.
Welcome! Therapy is a process of self-discovery. My goal for each session is to create a warm, approachable, and safe environment in which clients feel heard, understood, and empowered exploring and addressing issues in therapy, while cultivating self-awareness and healthy coping skills. In my practice, I work to build a caring, authentic, and collaborative client-therapist relationship as I believe fostering and nurturing the therapeutic alliance is the catalyst and essential for achieving and experiencing positive, lasting change in your relationships and life.
(541) 320-7402 View (541) 320-7402
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Dr. Andrea Millen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97217
Change is possible. A diagnosis of OCD or another anxiety disorder can be scary and confusing. It can feel like your life is defined by dread, worry, fear, and exhaustion. Much of your energy and time are likely spent trying to present to the outside world as “successful” and “having it all together”. Internally, you may feel disconnected from your core self, your innate purpose and potential, and the ability to enjoy simple moments in your life. Anxiety doesn’t have to define who you are as a human. Therapy is courageous work. I’m glad you’re here making this first step.
Change is possible. A diagnosis of OCD or another anxiety disorder can be scary and confusing. It can feel like your life is defined by dread, worry, fear, and exhaustion. Much of your energy and time are likely spent trying to present to the outside world as “successful” and “having it all together”. Internally, you may feel disconnected from your core self, your innate purpose and potential, and the ability to enjoy simple moments in your life. Anxiety doesn’t have to define who you are as a human. Therapy is courageous work. I’m glad you’re here making this first step.
(971) 206-6560 View (971) 206-6560
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Dana Dart-McLean
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97204  (Online Only)
Anxiety, depression, ADHD, or trauma make it so difficult to be present in your life. If you feel alternately numb, exhausted, or overwhelmed, I can help. Deepen your understanding of how your body holds stress and anxiety to learn new ways to respond. Addressing trauma and anxiety with body awareness helps to stop negative thoughts or a harsh inner narrative. We will use effective tools for processing overwhelming emotions in order to support you to feel grounded. With a foundation of self-trust and self-compassion, you are more effective and open to life. I work with couples and individuals.
Anxiety, depression, ADHD, or trauma make it so difficult to be present in your life. If you feel alternately numb, exhausted, or overwhelmed, I can help. Deepen your understanding of how your body holds stress and anxiety to learn new ways to respond. Addressing trauma and anxiety with body awareness helps to stop negative thoughts or a harsh inner narrative. We will use effective tools for processing overwhelming emotions in order to support you to feel grounded. With a foundation of self-trust and self-compassion, you are more effective and open to life. I work with couples and individuals.
(503) 828-0571 View (503) 828-0571
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Kelly Ann Reams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97212
As a psychotherapist and contemporary psychoanalyst, I will help you deal with your concerns and distress through greater understanding of what goes on inside of you. We will listen to and work with your feelings, dreams, fantasies, sadness, fears, hopes and desires with compassion and insight. During the past thirty years, I have helped adults, teenagers and children create a safe space in therapy based on trust and respect to develop a sturdier sense of self, have more satisfying relationships, reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, and access what was previously out of awareness or unthought that can now inform daily life.
As a psychotherapist and contemporary psychoanalyst, I will help you deal with your concerns and distress through greater understanding of what goes on inside of you. We will listen to and work with your feelings, dreams, fantasies, sadness, fears, hopes and desires with compassion and insight. During the past thirty years, I have helped adults, teenagers and children create a safe space in therapy based on trust and respect to develop a sturdier sense of self, have more satisfying relationships, reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, and access what was previously out of awareness or unthought that can now inform daily life.
(503) 980-4564 View (503) 980-4564
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Maureen A O'Donnell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, Jungian, Analyst
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97212
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, the aftereffects of trauma, and life-transitions. If you are feeling hopelessness, despair, anger, or lack motivation, you are probably suffering from depression. Excessive worry and fears are signs of anxiety. Symptoms of trauma can include: panic attacks, anxiety, hyper-vigilance, anger, depression, and dissociation.
I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, the aftereffects of trauma, and life-transitions. If you are feeling hopelessness, despair, anger, or lack motivation, you are probably suffering from depression. Excessive worry and fears are signs of anxiety. Symptoms of trauma can include: panic attacks, anxiety, hyper-vigilance, anger, depression, and dissociation.
(503) 880-0966 View (503) 880-0966
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Dr. Nancy Kao Rhiannon
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97204  (Online Only)
As a psychologist, I evaluate and treat patients through a variety of methods, most typically being psychotherapy or talk therapy. Patients usually visit me because they have been experiencing depression, anxiety, stress or anger for a significant period of time and are seeking help.
As a psychologist, I evaluate and treat patients through a variety of methods, most typically being psychotherapy or talk therapy. Patients usually visit me because they have been experiencing depression, anxiety, stress or anger for a significant period of time and are seeking help.
(971) 290-2436 View (971) 290-2436
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Will Helfrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
Welcome and congratulations on taking the step of seeking out therapy; I find that contacting someone is the most difficult part. As you look for a therapist, I encourage you to first consider characteristics of the individual you believe you’ll connect with most and consider their education, licensure, and clinical approach second.
Welcome and congratulations on taking the step of seeking out therapy; I find that contacting someone is the most difficult part. As you look for a therapist, I encourage you to first consider characteristics of the individual you believe you’ll connect with most and consider their education, licensure, and clinical approach second.
(971) 315-4730 View (971) 315-4730
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Kim Stetson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202
Not accepting new clients
I’m passionate about helping people who are depressed, anxious, disconnected and overwhelmed with the world. I offer individual therapy for adults in SE Portland, Oregon with a focus on trauma, addiction, and relationship issues. I provide counseling that is strengths-based and respectful. I am kind and compassionate, and also direct and authentic. I will warmly meet you wherever you’re at in your journey while also inviting you to grow and change. I am accepting new clients. I only work with individual adults (no children, adolescents or couples).
I’m passionate about helping people who are depressed, anxious, disconnected and overwhelmed with the world. I offer individual therapy for adults in SE Portland, Oregon with a focus on trauma, addiction, and relationship issues. I provide counseling that is strengths-based and respectful. I am kind and compassionate, and also direct and authentic. I will warmly meet you wherever you’re at in your journey while also inviting you to grow and change. I am accepting new clients. I only work with individual adults (no children, adolescents or couples).
(503) 470-2343 View (503) 470-2343
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Elizabeth M Younger
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, QMHP
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97203
As a therapist, I take your therapy needs seriously. I use a variety of interventions and therapeutic modalities to develop a full sense of self and comfort within yourself. Being culturally diverse and allowing my clients to heal from their own realms, whether spiritually or culturally, is at the heart of who I am.
As a therapist, I take your therapy needs seriously. I use a variety of interventions and therapeutic modalities to develop a full sense of self and comfort within yourself. Being culturally diverse and allowing my clients to heal from their own realms, whether spiritually or culturally, is at the heart of who I am.
(541) 325-8187 View (541) 325-8187
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Christopher Lee Creaturo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97205  (Online Only)
I look for clients that are serious about change, tired of the dead ends and ready to step into a new life path as their best selves. My practice offers tools for trauma, depression, anxiety, and also works to progress life's bigger picture, and aid the search for direction and purpose that we often feel is missing. This toolset includes EMDR and Internal Family Systems, as well the creation of a healing space to reflect. We can bring about hope to the stuck parts of our worlds, and gain an edge to finally be fully present in our own lives and relationships again. Email is preferred to take the next step and see if we fit!
I look for clients that are serious about change, tired of the dead ends and ready to step into a new life path as their best selves. My practice offers tools for trauma, depression, anxiety, and also works to progress life's bigger picture, and aid the search for direction and purpose that we often feel is missing. This toolset includes EMDR and Internal Family Systems, as well the creation of a healing space to reflect. We can bring about hope to the stuck parts of our worlds, and gain an edge to finally be fully present in our own lives and relationships again. Email is preferred to take the next step and see if we fit!
(458) 217-6034 View (458) 217-6034
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Caitlin O'Dell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232
Not accepting new clients
I love supporting people in better understanding themselves. In therapy, I work with teens (16+), and adults of all ages. I welcome members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community and provide affirming care for folks on the gender spectrum and/or amid gender transition. I value a collaborative relationship with clients as well as crafting the therapeutic experience to meet the needs of each individual and relational system I work with.
I love supporting people in better understanding themselves. In therapy, I work with teens (16+), and adults of all ages. I welcome members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community and provide affirming care for folks on the gender spectrum and/or amid gender transition. I value a collaborative relationship with clients as well as crafting the therapeutic experience to meet the needs of each individual and relational system I work with.
(971) 265-6965 View (971) 265-6965
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Tara Palansky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97221  (Online Only)
"Only when we are brave enough to explore darkness will we discover infinite power of our light - B.B". Through a healthier understanding of our patterns and past we will gain the ultimate goal of therapy: unconditional self-acceptance. I create a safe and respectful space for us to explore ways to reduce your suffering, while creating alignment and joy in yourself and your relationships. I continue to be inspired by the work and the progress I see my clients make every day. My goal is to empower my clients and provide them with the support and tools they need to move forward, feeling more insightful, intentional, and fulfilled.
"Only when we are brave enough to explore darkness will we discover infinite power of our light - B.B". Through a healthier understanding of our patterns and past we will gain the ultimate goal of therapy: unconditional self-acceptance. I create a safe and respectful space for us to explore ways to reduce your suffering, while creating alignment and joy in yourself and your relationships. I continue to be inspired by the work and the progress I see my clients make every day. My goal is to empower my clients and provide them with the support and tools they need to move forward, feeling more insightful, intentional, and fulfilled.
(503) 907-9900 View (503) 907-9900
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Florence Trentacosti
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97225
The therapeutic relationship is crucial to the healing process, whether the problem is with external relationships, traumatic experience, or one's relationship with the self. I use psychoanalytic principles and relational dynamics to explore the internal conflicts and patterns that are at the root of emotional, psychological and relational problems. I am also sensitive to spirituality and the existential problems inherent in being human, and how these affect us all. I have a special interest in the psychology of twins and intersubjective relating in general.
The therapeutic relationship is crucial to the healing process, whether the problem is with external relationships, traumatic experience, or one's relationship with the self. I use psychoanalytic principles and relational dynamics to explore the internal conflicts and patterns that are at the root of emotional, psychological and relational problems. I am also sensitive to spirituality and the existential problems inherent in being human, and how these affect us all. I have a special interest in the psychology of twins and intersubjective relating in general.
(503) 966-4623 View (503) 966-4623
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Candace L. Patterson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults with concerns that include anxiety (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobias, panic, OCD, social anxiety), managing chronic medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, IBS), adjusting to life transitions (e.g., changing jobs, retirement, graduating from school), stress management, and changing health behaviors, such as smoking or overeating. I enjoy working with a variety of clients, including those who are diverse in terms of ethnicity, sexual orientation, economic status, nationality, and cultural background.
I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults with concerns that include anxiety (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobias, panic, OCD, social anxiety), managing chronic medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, IBS), adjusting to life transitions (e.g., changing jobs, retirement, graduating from school), stress management, and changing health behaviors, such as smoking or overeating. I enjoy working with a variety of clients, including those who are diverse in terms of ethnicity, sexual orientation, economic status, nationality, and cultural background.
(503) 461-0876 View (503) 461-0876
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Dr. Scott Kopoian
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97204
Dr. Scott Kopoian is a graduate of the California School of Professional Psychology-Fresno Campus. He is a licensed Psychologist in Oregon and Arizona. With a focus on mood, anxiety, and trauma-related conditions, Dr. Kopoian collaborates with his clients by jointly developing goals, measurable objectives, and homework assignments to achieve the desired outcome.
Dr. Scott Kopoian is a graduate of the California School of Professional Psychology-Fresno Campus. He is a licensed Psychologist in Oregon and Arizona. With a focus on mood, anxiety, and trauma-related conditions, Dr. Kopoian collaborates with his clients by jointly developing goals, measurable objectives, and homework assignments to achieve the desired outcome.
(971) 290-2186 View (971) 290-2186
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Aaron W Buchholz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205
Not accepting new clients
We can sometimes feel uncertain and trapped by painful emotions. Having a non-judgmental, supportive space to think through what feels wrong can be helpful. We are able to make new meaning when someone listens, helps us focus in on what is important, understands our challenges, and supports us to grasp more of who we really are. We begin to understand our own stories and shed new light on older, outdated narratives. We untangle from the repetitive pain we impose on our selves, family, partners, friends, and begin to take charge of our lives.
We can sometimes feel uncertain and trapped by painful emotions. Having a non-judgmental, supportive space to think through what feels wrong can be helpful. We are able to make new meaning when someone listens, helps us focus in on what is important, understands our challenges, and supports us to grasp more of who we really are. We begin to understand our own stories and shed new light on older, outdated narratives. We untangle from the repetitive pain we impose on our selves, family, partners, friends, and begin to take charge of our lives.
(503) 549-4222 View (503) 549-4222
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Carin Lee Cunningham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97218  (Online Only)
My goal is to meet the client where they are at and work together towards identifying what their struggles are, what gets in the way of addressing them and building skills to grow from there. Using mindfulness to increase awareness and understanding of the connection between mind and body we learn to recognize how emotions and other factors impact mood, attitude, attention and relationships. I view people through a trauma informed lens to ensure that all aspects of their past and present are considered possible influencers and may need to be better understood. I like to say my hope as your therapist is "helping you help yourself".
My goal is to meet the client where they are at and work together towards identifying what their struggles are, what gets in the way of addressing them and building skills to grow from there. Using mindfulness to increase awareness and understanding of the connection between mind and body we learn to recognize how emotions and other factors impact mood, attitude, attention and relationships. I view people through a trauma informed lens to ensure that all aspects of their past and present are considered possible influencers and may need to be better understood. I like to say my hope as your therapist is "helping you help yourself".
(503) 300-4019 View (503) 300-4019

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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.