Hoarding Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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Brandi Gurcak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19135
My specialties include attachment, dissociative disorders, trauma and PTSD, chemical addiction, and hoarding.
Specializing in attachment and trauma, I work with individuals who are seeking to gain greater freedom to make choices around how they live in the world. This may include increasing overall well-being, developing resources for coping, and/or creating a clearer sense of purpose. Often our negative experiences can result in disconnection from our relationships, dissociation or difficulty participating wholly in our experiences, and addictive patterns. Therapy can help us to return to a more intuitive way of living which is centered in curiosity and compassion through connection.
My specialties include attachment, dissociative disorders, trauma and PTSD, chemical addiction, and hoarding.
Specializing in attachment and trauma, I work with individuals who are seeking to gain greater freedom to make choices around how they live in the world. This may include increasing overall well-being, developing resources for coping, and/or creating a clearer sense of purpose. Often our negative experiences can result in disconnection from our relationships, dissociation or difficulty participating wholly in our experiences, and addictive patterns. Therapy can help us to return to a more intuitive way of living which is centered in curiosity and compassion through connection.
(412) 844-5814 View (412) 844-5814
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Chelsea Goody
Counselor, BS, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19019  (Online Only)
Chelsea’s professional interests include trauma, OCD, hoarding, anxiety disorders, chronic illness, psychosis, and group work.
Chelsea specializes in working with individuals with Anxiety Spectrum Disorders including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias, Hoarding Disorder, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in addition to many other diagnoses. Chelsea has extensive experience working with young children, adolescents, and adults and works to individualize treatment to fit the needs of each unique client.
Chelsea’s professional interests include trauma, OCD, hoarding, anxiety disorders, chronic illness, psychosis, and group work.
Chelsea specializes in working with individuals with Anxiety Spectrum Disorders including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias, Hoarding Disorder, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in addition to many other diagnoses. Chelsea has extensive experience working with young children, adolescents, and adults and works to individualize treatment to fit the needs of each unique client.
(410) 348-7232 View (410) 348-7232
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Catherine Nakonetschny - NOCD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19152  (Online Only)
For me, therapy is a journey. It's my privilege to walk with people and help them get to where they want to go. To me, this is a partnership. I work as a guide during our sessions allowing you to lead. You are your own best expert on your life. At NOCD, my team and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for people with OCD. Our deep understanding of the nuances and intricacies of OCD enables us to properly diagnose and treat it. We have received intensive training in Exposure Response and Prevention Therapy (ERP)—the gold standard treatment for OCD.
For me, therapy is a journey. It's my privilege to walk with people and help them get to where they want to go. To me, this is a partnership. I work as a guide during our sessions allowing you to lead. You are your own best expert on your life. At NOCD, my team and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for people with OCD. Our deep understanding of the nuances and intricacies of OCD enables us to properly diagnose and treat it. We have received intensive training in Exposure Response and Prevention Therapy (ERP)—the gold standard treatment for OCD.
(267) 756-2574 View (267) 756-2574
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Patricia Hanson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
You can schedule on my Website if you like. What you can expect from our first session • A Safe and Nurturing Environment • Enhanced Self-awareness • Practical Coping Strategies • Holistic Well-being • Empowerment • A Deepened Connection • Transformational Conversations In essence, sessions with me are a blend of empathy, expertise, and empowerment. Whether in a crisis, seeking strategies for specific challenges, or yearning for personal growth, our collaborative journey is designed to illuminate paths forward and cultivate enduring mental and emotional strength.
You can schedule on my Website if you like. What you can expect from our first session • A Safe and Nurturing Environment • Enhanced Self-awareness • Practical Coping Strategies • Holistic Well-being • Empowerment • A Deepened Connection • Transformational Conversations In essence, sessions with me are a blend of empathy, expertise, and empowerment. Whether in a crisis, seeking strategies for specific challenges, or yearning for personal growth, our collaborative journey is designed to illuminate paths forward and cultivate enduring mental and emotional strength.
(878) 313-6450 View (878) 313-6450
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Jennifer Schlegel - NOCD
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19152  (Online Only)
As your therapist, I will work to provide a safe space to share your thoughts and feelings. You are in the driver’s seat, but I will support and guide you. At NOCD, my team and I provide personalized and effective specialized treatment for OCD and related conditions, such as BFRBs (including skin-picking, nail-biting, and hair-pulling). Our understanding of the nuances of these conditions enables us to diagnose and treat them properly. We have received training in evidence-based treatments, including Exposure Response and Prevention (ERP) therapy—the gold standard treatment for OCD.
As your therapist, I will work to provide a safe space to share your thoughts and feelings. You are in the driver’s seat, but I will support and guide you. At NOCD, my team and I provide personalized and effective specialized treatment for OCD and related conditions, such as BFRBs (including skin-picking, nail-biting, and hair-pulling). Our understanding of the nuances of these conditions enables us to diagnose and treat them properly. We have received training in evidence-based treatments, including Exposure Response and Prevention (ERP) therapy—the gold standard treatment for OCD.
(302) 207-4855 View (302) 207-4855
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TeenaTalk, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19131
If you find yourself looking for therapy, I already know you have tried everything. Stop here and let me support you with the solutions and answers to your internal and external conflicts. You really are that powerful...use me to unlock the powers within!
If you find yourself looking for therapy, I already know you have tried everything. Stop here and let me support you with the solutions and answers to your internal and external conflicts. You really are that powerful...use me to unlock the powers within!
(484) 673-6035 View (484) 673-6035
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Katherine M Schneider
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Everyone has a story and it is my privilege to be invited into yours. My unique blend of warmth and tenacity set me apart as a therapist and allow me to work with clients towards meaningful change. I value the relationships I form with clients and my goal is to make everyone I work with feel safe, respected and accepted for who they are. My practice is shaped by a combination of formal education and hands-on experience, including training in psychoanalysis, couples counseling, ExRP, play therapy and family therapy.
Everyone has a story and it is my privilege to be invited into yours. My unique blend of warmth and tenacity set me apart as a therapist and allow me to work with clients towards meaningful change. I value the relationships I form with clients and my goal is to make everyone I work with feel safe, respected and accepted for who they are. My practice is shaped by a combination of formal education and hands-on experience, including training in psychoanalysis, couples counseling, ExRP, play therapy and family therapy.
(215) 608-3494 View (215) 608-3494
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Kathleen Snyder
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
I am a L Professional Counselor with a compassion to help people who need support and guidance. I specialize in trauma informed care, depression, anxiety, autism, PTSD, and addiction, as well as the issues that go along with these concerns. I work with children 6 years and older, teenagers, young adults, adults, and aging adults. I believe in using approaches that best fit a person and following the lead of the client as to where they would like their therapy to go.
I am a L Professional Counselor with a compassion to help people who need support and guidance. I specialize in trauma informed care, depression, anxiety, autism, PTSD, and addiction, as well as the issues that go along with these concerns. I work with children 6 years and older, teenagers, young adults, adults, and aging adults. I believe in using approaches that best fit a person and following the lead of the client as to where they would like their therapy to go.
(484) 255-4254 View (484) 255-4254
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Matthew M Sniscak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19147  (Online Only)
Have you ever felt as though it was hard to ask for help, whether it was with something small that happens in life, or perhaps when more complicated situations arise? What about when those distressing thoughts just “pop” into your mind, and the uncomfortable feelings occur? It can be very uncomfortable, and even exhausting, to try to cope with those thoughts and feelings. Maybe you’ve fallen into some habits that you would like to talk about and understand better, or even change but are unsure about how to start. Or maybe you’re going through a significant loss or a change. Do you feel like you just aren’t yourself these days?
Have you ever felt as though it was hard to ask for help, whether it was with something small that happens in life, or perhaps when more complicated situations arise? What about when those distressing thoughts just “pop” into your mind, and the uncomfortable feelings occur? It can be very uncomfortable, and even exhausting, to try to cope with those thoughts and feelings. Maybe you’ve fallen into some habits that you would like to talk about and understand better, or even change but are unsure about how to start. Or maybe you’re going through a significant loss or a change. Do you feel like you just aren’t yourself these days?
(215) 712-8956 View (215) 712-8956
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Sarah-Ashley Andrews
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19132
It's more to life! Let's get you to the more! As a licensed professional counselor, my goal is to help you heal, communicate, and live! Your mental wellness is simply closer than you think. Let's start today!
It's more to life! Let's get you to the more! As a licensed professional counselor, my goal is to help you heal, communicate, and live! Your mental wellness is simply closer than you think. Let's start today!
(267) 490-4694 View (267) 490-4694
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John Gleim
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
In my clinical work I focus on helping clients develop a more compassionate and complete understanding of themselves. If you're experiencing anxiety or depression—particularly symptoms like intrusive thoughts, OCD, or the lingering effects of past trauma or abuse—it is possible to find relief through counseling. I'd like to help you start to make sense of things.
In my clinical work I focus on helping clients develop a more compassionate and complete understanding of themselves. If you're experiencing anxiety or depression—particularly symptoms like intrusive thoughts, OCD, or the lingering effects of past trauma or abuse—it is possible to find relief through counseling. I'd like to help you start to make sense of things.
(805) 261-4489 View (805) 261-4489
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Sonya Mendelovich
BSW, MBA, CCBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
The journey of life can sometimes be trying, difficult, and uncomfortable, but I believe that by working together, you can open new pathways and attain your goals for a happier future. I look forward to working with you to explore the past, create meaning in the present and embark on an exhilarating future.
The journey of life can sometimes be trying, difficult, and uncomfortable, but I believe that by working together, you can open new pathways and attain your goals for a happier future. I look forward to working with you to explore the past, create meaning in the present and embark on an exhilarating future.
(215) 709-7783 View (215) 709-7783
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Ashley Seiver
Occupational Therapist, OTD, OTR/L
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Everyone has things in life they want or need to do. As an occupational therapist, I believe that satisfaction stems from engaging in activities that align with one's values. Therefore, my work focuses on guiding individuals to engage in occupations they find meaningful; These could include adopting healthier lifestyle habits, enhancing organization skills, excelling in academic or professional settings, building social connections, managing stress and more. Through a collaborative and conversation-based approach, I work with clients to identify goals, harness inner strengths and overcome obstacles to making meaningful change.
Everyone has things in life they want or need to do. As an occupational therapist, I believe that satisfaction stems from engaging in activities that align with one's values. Therefore, my work focuses on guiding individuals to engage in occupations they find meaningful; These could include adopting healthier lifestyle habits, enhancing organization skills, excelling in academic or professional settings, building social connections, managing stress and more. Through a collaborative and conversation-based approach, I work with clients to identify goals, harness inner strengths and overcome obstacles to making meaningful change.
(267) 641-2244 View (267) 641-2244
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Hill Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Hill Counseling is committed to helping clients grow. Please click on the link to our website (underneath the profile picture) for specific information as to our specialties and our therapists. We pride ourselves on being able to see clients quickly as we generally have no waiting list. Thank you for choosing Hill Counseling!
Hill Counseling is committed to helping clients grow. Please click on the link to our website (underneath the profile picture) for specific information as to our specialties and our therapists. We pride ourselves on being able to see clients quickly as we generally have no waiting list. Thank you for choosing Hill Counseling!
(267) 592-6694 View (267) 592-6694
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Amanda Malcolm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
My ideal client wants something better, has no idea what "better" is or looks like, and has no idea where to start. They are still determining if they are ready to start or commit to that change. What they need is a person and a space to figure it out. Deep down, they know where they are right now can be better, whether in relationships, emotions, daily habits, major life goals, or anything in-between. But, most importantly, they want a space where they can process and grow from that place and build a sustainable life.
My ideal client wants something better, has no idea what "better" is or looks like, and has no idea where to start. They are still determining if they are ready to start or commit to that change. What they need is a person and a space to figure it out. Deep down, they know where they are right now can be better, whether in relationships, emotions, daily habits, major life goals, or anything in-between. But, most importantly, they want a space where they can process and grow from that place and build a sustainable life.
(267) 389-9361 View (267) 389-9361
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Kimberly L Garcia (Formerly Holtsclaw)
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ACS, NBCC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19106
I work with adults, utilizing a psychodynamic and behavioral approach and offering support for a variety of challenges and mental health disorders. I am an advocate for personal development through improved communication skills, goal planning and physical and emotional health. I believe that an ability to take pride in your personality and appearance improves decision-making, relationships and workplace skills.
I work with adults, utilizing a psychodynamic and behavioral approach and offering support for a variety of challenges and mental health disorders. I am an advocate for personal development through improved communication skills, goal planning and physical and emotional health. I believe that an ability to take pride in your personality and appearance improves decision-making, relationships and workplace skills.
(215) 486-0255 View (215) 486-0255
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Julie McGlynn
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Immediate openings! Hi, I'm Julie and I'm a therapist who is passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families who are seeking to overcome challenges with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, and life transitions. In therapy, I provide a space free from judgement to help you make choices that can lead to feeling more fulfilled in your life and in your relationships. As a therapist, I am warm, direct, and empathetic. Compassion and connection are integral in the therapeutic setting, and it would be my honor to be a part of your journey of self-discovery and healing.
Immediate openings! Hi, I'm Julie and I'm a therapist who is passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families who are seeking to overcome challenges with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, and life transitions. In therapy, I provide a space free from judgement to help you make choices that can lead to feeling more fulfilled in your life and in your relationships. As a therapist, I am warm, direct, and empathetic. Compassion and connection are integral in the therapeutic setting, and it would be my honor to be a part of your journey of self-discovery and healing.
(267) 754-2234 View (267) 754-2234
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Virtual Psychedelic Integration Group: The Ko-Op
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19146  (Online Only)
Integration is a process in which a person revisits and actively engages in making sense of, working through, translating, and processing the content of their psychedelic experience. Through intentional and supportive practices, this process allows one to gradually capture and incorporate the emergent lessons and insights into their lives, thus moving toward greater balance and wholeness, both internally and externally.
Integration is a process in which a person revisits and actively engages in making sense of, working through, translating, and processing the content of their psychedelic experience. Through intentional and supportive practices, this process allows one to gradually capture and incorporate the emergent lessons and insights into their lives, thus moving toward greater balance and wholeness, both internally and externally.
(215) 461-3156 x5 View (215) 461-3156 x5
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Old City Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Old City Counseling provides mental health services to children and adults. Conveniently located in the heart of Philadelphia's most historic district, we pride ourselves in delivering comprehensive and compassionate care to members of our community. We offer counseling services via various modalities and look forward to helping you evolve.
Old City Counseling provides mental health services to children and adults. Conveniently located in the heart of Philadelphia's most historic district, we pride ourselves in delivering comprehensive and compassionate care to members of our community. We offer counseling services via various modalities and look forward to helping you evolve.
(267) 263-7494 View (267) 263-7494
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Lucy Roth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19127  (Online Only)
Over the last 14 years, I’ve had the joy and privilege of working with folks as they make meaning of their lives. I work with people who want to experience more inner peace and less anxiety. While not a requirement, I see long term therapeutic work as the vehicle for building a consistent, stable relationship. My clients have the experience of being known, understood and seen. Through our invested relationship, we can practice new ways of being and bring in new patterns of thought, behavior and feeling. Once trust and knowledge has been built, we'll collaborate on how to better understand and move through pain points in your life.
Over the last 14 years, I’ve had the joy and privilege of working with folks as they make meaning of their lives. I work with people who want to experience more inner peace and less anxiety. While not a requirement, I see long term therapeutic work as the vehicle for building a consistent, stable relationship. My clients have the experience of being known, understood and seen. Through our invested relationship, we can practice new ways of being and bring in new patterns of thought, behavior and feeling. Once trust and knowledge has been built, we'll collaborate on how to better understand and move through pain points in your life.
(267) 908-4097 View (267) 908-4097

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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.