Hoarding Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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Brandi Gurcak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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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Jenny Rozzell
CH, ACC, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Specialties: intentional change, goals, mindfulness, grief, parenting, relationships, dating, boundaries, divorce, hypnosis, pre-marital, behavior, confidence, Life’s Purpose, Adjusting to Change, Careers, Work & Team Conflicts; as well as working with individuals navigating symptoms of Anxiety, ADHD, OCD, Insomnia, Pain, Hoarding, Nail Biting, Anger, Stress.
I am a Board Certified Hypnotist and Coach with years of experience. I believe in a holistic approach,meaning that mind, body, and spirit all play into our well-being. Seeking help can feel uncomfortable not only to those who have never sought it before, but also to those who have had negative experiences. I adapt my approach to each individual’s unique situation. I strive to provide a comfortable, confidential, safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space; where you will not simply "learn coping skills", but will learn how to work through stresses and problems to facilitate long-lasting change. My goal is to help you help yourself!
Specialties: intentional change, goals, mindfulness, grief, parenting, relationships, dating, boundaries, divorce, hypnosis, pre-marital, behavior, confidence, Life’s Purpose, Adjusting to Change, Careers, Work & Team Conflicts; as well as working with individuals navigating symptoms of Anxiety, ADHD, OCD, Insomnia, Pain, Hoarding, Nail Biting, Anger, Stress.
I am a Board Certified Hypnotist and Coach with years of experience. I believe in a holistic approach,meaning that mind, body, and spirit all play into our well-being. Seeking help can feel uncomfortable not only to those who have never sought it before, but also to those who have had negative experiences. I adapt my approach to each individual’s unique situation. I strive to provide a comfortable, confidential, safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space; where you will not simply "learn coping skills", but will learn how to work through stresses and problems to facilitate long-lasting change. My goal is to help you help yourself!
(724) 578-5836 View (724) 578-5836
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Patricia Hanson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
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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Avellar Warden Psychological Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Our skilled doctoral-level therapists offer personalized and comprehensive psychological care. Together, we help with most mood, behavioral, relational, and life transition issues. You will receive an assessment of your psychological health and a personalized plan to fit your unique needs, goals, and life situation. Most importantly, you will develop insights and strategies to take therapy “on the go.”
Our skilled doctoral-level therapists offer personalized and comprehensive psychological care. Together, we help with most mood, behavioral, relational, and life transition issues. You will receive an assessment of your psychological health and a personalized plan to fit your unique needs, goals, and life situation. Most importantly, you will develop insights and strategies to take therapy “on the go.”
(412) 850-2156 View (412) 850-2156
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Cedar Avenue Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
We believe that psychological well-being and healing come from our ability to foster awareness, understanding, and acceptance of our experience of life as a whole. Talking with a therapist can help facilitate this kind of personal growth.
We believe that psychological well-being and healing come from our ability to foster awareness, understanding, and acceptance of our experience of life as a whole. Talking with a therapist can help facilitate this kind of personal growth.
(412) 515-3728 View (412) 515-3728
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Tori Cicconi
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, MA, LAPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
I am a graduate from The Chicago School and received my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I also have a Master's Degree in education that I received from Slippery Rock University. I interned at the Center of OCD and Anxiety which furthered my skills in ERP and ACT.
I am a graduate from The Chicago School and received my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I also have a Master's Degree in education that I received from Slippery Rock University. I interned at the Center of OCD and Anxiety which furthered my skills in ERP and ACT.
(412) 618-2087 View (412) 618-2087
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Sheri Robinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Waitlist for new clients
Kairos Ascending Therapeutic Services engages in the art of Holistic Therapy to help individuals reach their wellness goals. Through Kairos Ascending individuals are empowered to work towards self-actualization where One can Ascend into a strong sense of purpose to achieve personal fulfillment.
Kairos Ascending Therapeutic Services engages in the art of Holistic Therapy to help individuals reach their wellness goals. Through Kairos Ascending individuals are empowered to work towards self-actualization where One can Ascend into a strong sense of purpose to achieve personal fulfillment.
(412) 274-5728 View (412) 274-5728
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Erin Harding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
I have 10 years of experience specializing in OCD and anxiety spectrum disorders. I began at the UPMC Pediatric OCD Intensive Program, where I served as a group clinician, working with moderate to severe OCD, and as a family therapist. I honed my expertise in Exposure Response Prevention treatment and addressed systemic family dynamics influenced by OCD. Later, I assumed the Director of Education and Development role at The Center for OCD and Anxiety, dedicating 5 years to crafting a comprehensive curriculum for training and onboarding employees, nurturing their confidence and proficiency in OCD treatment.
I have 10 years of experience specializing in OCD and anxiety spectrum disorders. I began at the UPMC Pediatric OCD Intensive Program, where I served as a group clinician, working with moderate to severe OCD, and as a family therapist. I honed my expertise in Exposure Response Prevention treatment and addressed systemic family dynamics influenced by OCD. Later, I assumed the Director of Education and Development role at The Center for OCD and Anxiety, dedicating 5 years to crafting a comprehensive curriculum for training and onboarding employees, nurturing their confidence and proficiency in OCD treatment.
(412) 413-9640 View (412) 413-9640
Sarah T Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I provide a safe and gentle place for you to work out whatever is bothering you. We all need a little help along the way. Life can be difficult and it's important to have a safe and completely confidential person to talk to. I have 30 years of training and experience that bring excellent help "to the table" in a compassionate and supportive way. I am looking forward to meeting with you.
I provide a safe and gentle place for you to work out whatever is bothering you. We all need a little help along the way. Life can be difficult and it's important to have a safe and completely confidential person to talk to. I have 30 years of training and experience that bring excellent help "to the table" in a compassionate and supportive way. I am looking forward to meeting with you.
(412) 453-8787 View (412) 453-8787
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Robin (Pennsylvania Residents Only) Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15238  (Online Only)
My ideal client is ready to think big. They are ready to recognize their power by becoming more aware of unhealthy behavior patterns and belief systems in relationships and within themselves that are keeping them from aligning with who they truly are. They are willing to take small steps at a time and understand that forming better habits takes consistency, experiences and possibly saying "no." They want to be heard by someone that has the mental space to listen. They want to learn how to live in the present and learn how to love unconditionally.
My ideal client is ready to think big. They are ready to recognize their power by becoming more aware of unhealthy behavior patterns and belief systems in relationships and within themselves that are keeping them from aligning with who they truly are. They are willing to take small steps at a time and understand that forming better habits takes consistency, experiences and possibly saying "no." They want to be heard by someone that has the mental space to listen. They want to learn how to live in the present and learn how to love unconditionally.
(412) 504-7443 View (412) 504-7443
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Alexandra Mattina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Throughout my 10 years working in mental health, I have learned how important it is to our healing to be connected in heart and body. I believe building a better understanding of this mind-body connection and the impact it can have on both our physical and mental health is critical in symptom management, emotional regulation, stress management, overall health and wellness, and navigating our everyday life in this world.
Throughout my 10 years working in mental health, I have learned how important it is to our healing to be connected in heart and body. I believe building a better understanding of this mind-body connection and the impact it can have on both our physical and mental health is critical in symptom management, emotional regulation, stress management, overall health and wellness, and navigating our everyday life in this world.
(878) 309-6884 View (878) 309-6884
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Avis Moorehead, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Not accepting new clients
Are you ready for change? I am invested in helping you find the better you! I have over 20 years working with Adults, children and families. I work with all age groups whom are struggling with ADHD, Depression ,Anxiety, OCD, trauma, grief,, as well as anger management problems. I specialize with children and adolescents, ages 5 to 18. I am experienced in Play Therapy , Family therapy and anxiety . Treatment is individualized and goal oriented. I want people to grow, and gain confidence in life. As a wonderful addition I have a psychiatrist on board. His name is XiXi Wong.
Are you ready for change? I am invested in helping you find the better you! I have over 20 years working with Adults, children and families. I work with all age groups whom are struggling with ADHD, Depression ,Anxiety, OCD, trauma, grief,, as well as anger management problems. I specialize with children and adolescents, ages 5 to 18. I am experienced in Play Therapy , Family therapy and anxiety . Treatment is individualized and goal oriented. I want people to grow, and gain confidence in life. As a wonderful addition I have a psychiatrist on board. His name is XiXi Wong.
(412) 387-5036 View (412) 387-5036
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Megan Pritchard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Are you experiencing symptoms related to anxiety or depression and want a better understanding of yourself and your relationships? Are you motivated for therapy and open to the challenges and rewards that therapy provides?
Are you experiencing symptoms related to anxiety or depression and want a better understanding of yourself and your relationships? Are you motivated for therapy and open to the challenges and rewards that therapy provides?
(412) 361-9468 View (412) 361-9468
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Autumn Brownlee
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
On our journey it can be helpful to have someone to help us read the narratives which often define our lives. Some of those narratives keep us from experiencing what we want for ourselves now and in the future. Since graduating with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in 2010, I have been working as a therapist with people in various stages of life. A relationship between a therapist and client can provide someone with a deep reflection of how they live and are experienced. I believe therapy can give us the opportunity to rediscover our story in a new way. Real change is possible.
On our journey it can be helpful to have someone to help us read the narratives which often define our lives. Some of those narratives keep us from experiencing what we want for ourselves now and in the future. Since graduating with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in 2010, I have been working as a therapist with people in various stages of life. A relationship between a therapist and client can provide someone with a deep reflection of how they live and are experienced. I believe therapy can give us the opportunity to rediscover our story in a new way. Real change is possible.
(412) 538-6582 View (412) 538-6582
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Purpose Builders LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Why am I here? Why does everything seem so hard and complex? If you find yourself asking questions like these than Purpose Builders can help you find the answers. So often there is a disconnect between a person's aspirations and their realities of life. Purpose Builders LLC provides behavioral health services to individuals, couples, and groups (children, teenagers, and adults) who desire change and progress in their lives. Purpose Builders invest in people, not programs through counseling, coaching and mentoring. Purpose Builders believe a person's wellbeing should include physical, mental and spiritual wellness.
Why am I here? Why does everything seem so hard and complex? If you find yourself asking questions like these than Purpose Builders can help you find the answers. So often there is a disconnect between a person's aspirations and their realities of life. Purpose Builders LLC provides behavioral health services to individuals, couples, and groups (children, teenagers, and adults) who desire change and progress in their lives. Purpose Builders invest in people, not programs through counseling, coaching and mentoring. Purpose Builders believe a person's wellbeing should include physical, mental and spiritual wellness.
(878) 206-1949 View (878) 206-1949
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New U by Design
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
When our quality of life suffers, we suffer. We can feel pushed, pulled, stretched, judged, or used by people. We look away from that emotional pain and cope. We lose ourselves and our dreams. If this is you, therapy can help. We live by rules. Not all serve us well. Most likely there are patterns you are repeating. Even if people cause you stress, there's a reason you keep them in your life. There are ways you relate to them that you can change. In turn, perhaps they will treat you differently. You can feel better. I can help.
When our quality of life suffers, we suffer. We can feel pushed, pulled, stretched, judged, or used by people. We look away from that emotional pain and cope. We lose ourselves and our dreams. If this is you, therapy can help. We live by rules. Not all serve us well. Most likely there are patterns you are repeating. Even if people cause you stress, there's a reason you keep them in your life. There are ways you relate to them that you can change. In turn, perhaps they will treat you differently. You can feel better. I can help.
(855) 234-0626 View (855) 234-0626
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Samone Oliveros-Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Having been in the mental health realm for 12+ years now, I have learned that in life there can be great hurt, loss, and suffering but there is also great healing, hope, and joy. We all have a story we were made to tell. We were all made to heal and thrive in relationships. Each person's story is different but each person's story is full of strength, and courage. I'd like to walk with people on their road to healing and better health. I aim to help find resources of comfort, coping, and support. I hope to bring warmth, humor, and practical skills to help clients on their way, and help you lighten whatever burden you are carrying.
Having been in the mental health realm for 12+ years now, I have learned that in life there can be great hurt, loss, and suffering but there is also great healing, hope, and joy. We all have a story we were made to tell. We were all made to heal and thrive in relationships. Each person's story is different but each person's story is full of strength, and courage. I'd like to walk with people on their road to healing and better health. I aim to help find resources of comfort, coping, and support. I hope to bring warmth, humor, and practical skills to help clients on their way, and help you lighten whatever burden you are carrying.
(412) 801-7133 View (412) 801-7133
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Sydney Stephenson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
In the words of Mr. Rogers, “Play is really the work of childhood." I see kids who have prenatal, preverbal, or early childhood trauma; attachment and behavioral issues; or struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and anger. I will work with you to create a flexible treatment plan tailored to your child's individual needs, using techniques like prescriptive play therapy, filial therapy, expressive arts, sandtray, geek therapy, and attachment-based activities to directly address and heal the impact of stress on the body and brain. I help identify the reasons for children’s behavior and healthier ways to meet those needs.
In the words of Mr. Rogers, “Play is really the work of childhood." I see kids who have prenatal, preverbal, or early childhood trauma; attachment and behavioral issues; or struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and anger. I will work with you to create a flexible treatment plan tailored to your child's individual needs, using techniques like prescriptive play therapy, filial therapy, expressive arts, sandtray, geek therapy, and attachment-based activities to directly address and heal the impact of stress on the body and brain. I help identify the reasons for children’s behavior and healthier ways to meet those needs.
(412) 214-8961 View (412) 214-8961
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Anita Cilia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , BA
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Have you been feeling overwhelmed, like you are drowning and not able to catch your breath? Are you having trouble managing your thoughts and feelings? Are you having difficulty dealing with the loss of a loved one? Are you sad and unsure why or what to do about it? Do you ever find yourself talking and no matter how loudly you talk it seems like nobody is listening? Do you feel irritated and angry or are having trouble controlling your temper and it’s causing you difficulties at home or work?
Have you been feeling overwhelmed, like you are drowning and not able to catch your breath? Are you having trouble managing your thoughts and feelings? Are you having difficulty dealing with the loss of a loved one? Are you sad and unsure why or what to do about it? Do you ever find yourself talking and no matter how loudly you talk it seems like nobody is listening? Do you feel irritated and angry or are having trouble controlling your temper and it’s causing you difficulties at home or work?
(878) 213-4840 View (878) 213-4840
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Makin Wellness | Online Therapy & Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15222  (Online Only)
We are welcoming new clients now & can help schedule your first session within a few business days with one of our expert providers at Makin Wellness! Do you worry all the time? Is it hard for you to turn your thoughts off? Would you like to enjoy the present moment, but feel like it's impossible because you are so focused on the future or past? So many people live their lives filled with negative thoughts, traumas & depression that eventually affect their work, relationships, and even health. They are unsure of how to let go of their troublesome thoughts or have tried things that made their problems even worse.
We are welcoming new clients now & can help schedule your first session within a few business days with one of our expert providers at Makin Wellness! Do you worry all the time? Is it hard for you to turn your thoughts off? Would you like to enjoy the present moment, but feel like it's impossible because you are so focused on the future or past? So many people live their lives filled with negative thoughts, traumas & depression that eventually affect their work, relationships, and even health. They are unsure of how to let go of their troublesome thoughts or have tried things that made their problems even worse.
(412) 866-2926 View (412) 866-2926
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.