Hoarding Therapists in Seattle, WA

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Connor Hartley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98121  (Online Only)
I'm Connor, the head athletics mental health clinician at Washington State University. I work with athletes and others on their general mental health and sport psych performance issues. On the performance side, I treat performance anxiety, lack of confidence, burnout, and more. On the clinical side, I work with people experiencing depression, anxiety, difficulty with stress management, big life adjustments, grief, hoarding, and more. Regardless of the model, I always provide a warm, positive listening ear with a strong desire to help.
I'm Connor, the head athletics mental health clinician at Washington State University. I work with athletes and others on their general mental health and sport psych performance issues. On the performance side, I treat performance anxiety, lack of confidence, burnout, and more. On the clinical side, I work with people experiencing depression, anxiety, difficulty with stress management, big life adjustments, grief, hoarding, and more. Regardless of the model, I always provide a warm, positive listening ear with a strong desire to help.
(206) 594-5166 View (206) 594-5166
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Dr. Diana Bastien
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98103  (Online Only)
I am a psychologist specializing in OCD, PANS/PANDAS, anxiety, FNSD/conversion disorder, hoarding, panic attacks, school avoidance, skin-picking, and hair-pulling. I work with individuals ages 8-25. I take an individualized approach to treatment with a foundation of evidence-based strategies. I work with individuals and families to help manage symptoms in their normal, day-to-day life. Teletherapy gives me the opportunity to practice skills with you or your child at home or other environments anxiety impacts them the most. For example, I often conduct "exposures," which teaches skills to challenge anxiety in real-life situations.
I am a psychologist specializing in OCD, PANS/PANDAS, anxiety, FNSD/conversion disorder, hoarding, panic attacks, school avoidance, skin-picking, and hair-pulling. I work with individuals ages 8-25. I take an individualized approach to treatment with a foundation of evidence-based strategies. I work with individuals and families to help manage symptoms in their normal, day-to-day life. Teletherapy gives me the opportunity to practice skills with you or your child at home or other environments anxiety impacts them the most. For example, I often conduct "exposures," which teaches skills to challenge anxiety in real-life situations.
(206) 495-6804 View (206) 495-6804
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Austin Rodriguez
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
I currently have availability to see clients with Medicaid, Coordinated Care, and Molina Healthcare Insurance. Life presents us with a variety of challenges and decisions on a daily basis, some easy and others extremely difficult. It can feel overwhelming as we carry the weight of past experiences and societal expectations, making navigating life complex. I am dedicated to helping individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, ADHD, LGBTQ+ issues, self-esteem, OCD, hoarding, and other counseling areas. If your challenge isn't listed, please feel free to reach out - I am here to help.
I currently have availability to see clients with Medicaid, Coordinated Care, and Molina Healthcare Insurance. Life presents us with a variety of challenges and decisions on a daily basis, some easy and others extremely difficult. It can feel overwhelming as we carry the weight of past experiences and societal expectations, making navigating life complex. I am dedicated to helping individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, ADHD, LGBTQ+ issues, self-esteem, OCD, hoarding, and other counseling areas. If your challenge isn't listed, please feel free to reach out - I am here to help.
(425) 428-5496 View (425) 428-5496
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Jennifer McCormick - NOCD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98121  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I adapt my approach to fit our treatment goals—sometimes gentle, sometimes more direct. At NOCD, my team and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for OCD. Our deep understanding of its nuances 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. When you start with NOCD Therapy, you’ll either work with me or be paired with one of my colleagues, based on your preferences and availability. We’ll create a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.
As a therapist, I adapt my approach to fit our treatment goals—sometimes gentle, sometimes more direct. At NOCD, my team and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for OCD. Our deep understanding of its nuances 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. When you start with NOCD Therapy, you’ll either work with me or be paired with one of my colleagues, based on your preferences and availability. We’ll create a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.
(425) 584-6166 View (425) 584-6166
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Alyson Boness
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98127  (Online Only)
I strive to help clients understand what is beneath the motivation of using harmful behaviors and attempt to help focus on self-compassion with an understanding that health and wellness is achievable. I like to view myself as a teacher of healthy coping skills where clients are able to over time, enact these skills in their own lives to have the confidence to make changes for themselves. Techniques used to help facilitate our sessions may include family therapy, exposure therapy, journaling and use of psycho-educational resources (homework, books, videos, etc).
I strive to help clients understand what is beneath the motivation of using harmful behaviors and attempt to help focus on self-compassion with an understanding that health and wellness is achievable. I like to view myself as a teacher of healthy coping skills where clients are able to over time, enact these skills in their own lives to have the confidence to make changes for themselves. Techniques used to help facilitate our sessions may include family therapy, exposure therapy, journaling and use of psycho-educational resources (homework, books, videos, etc).
(206) 737-1009 View (206) 737-1009
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Alanna Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98118
I have a passion for working with people who have been impacted by trauma, in whatever way you might identify that trauma. My hope for you is to live your biggest and fullest life, with both meaning and connection. I work with individuals: teens, adults, and elders.
I have a passion for working with people who have been impacted by trauma, in whatever way you might identify that trauma. My hope for you is to live your biggest and fullest life, with both meaning and connection. I work with individuals: teens, adults, and elders.
(206) 203-3846 View (206) 203-3846
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Emily Dachman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98121
Two Chairs was founded in 2017 with a mission to build a world where everyone has access to exceptional mental healthcare. We're creating a better experience for both patients and clinicians by starting with an in-depth, research-backed matching process to ensure the ideal patient-therapist fit, offering hybrid care that gives patients and clinicians flexibility between in-person and virtual sessions, and measuring outcomes to ensure patients get better faster.
Two Chairs was founded in 2017 with a mission to build a world where everyone has access to exceptional mental healthcare. We're creating a better experience for both patients and clinicians by starting with an in-depth, research-backed matching process to ensure the ideal patient-therapist fit, offering hybrid care that gives patients and clinicians flexibility between in-person and virtual sessions, and measuring outcomes to ensure patients get better faster.
(206) 309-5748 View (206) 309-5748
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Karyn Andriesen
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
Sometimes in life we all need a “companion on the journey,” someone to partner with us and help make sense of our experience, ease our pain, and support our goals. As a therapist, I am committed to providing a safe environment where individuals can identify their strengths, recognize unhelpful patterns, and live into their goals. Working from an integrative, client-centered approach, I seek to support individuals wherever they are on their journey and my approach is holistic, collaborative, and non-judgmental. I value cultural humility and look forward to working with people of all backgrounds, identities, and walks of life.
Sometimes in life we all need a “companion on the journey,” someone to partner with us and help make sense of our experience, ease our pain, and support our goals. As a therapist, I am committed to providing a safe environment where individuals can identify their strengths, recognize unhelpful patterns, and live into their goals. Working from an integrative, client-centered approach, I seek to support individuals wherever they are on their journey and my approach is holistic, collaborative, and non-judgmental. I value cultural humility and look forward to working with people of all backgrounds, identities, and walks of life.
(206) 752-3471 View (206) 752-3471
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Tracy Jordan Adams
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103
Waitlist for new clients
It takes courage to ask for help. Life seems to throw us one challenge after another and we can feel weighed down by the stress of daily living. Sometimes we can lose sight of what makes us feel special and valued. I am here to work with your individual needs. Feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, and loneliness can leave us feeling disconnected from others. If we do not take the time to understand where these feelings stem from and how they affect us, we cannot begin to heal and feel whole again. I value you as an individual and want to understand your unique experiences. I want to help you to feel safe and accepted at all times.
It takes courage to ask for help. Life seems to throw us one challenge after another and we can feel weighed down by the stress of daily living. Sometimes we can lose sight of what makes us feel special and valued. I am here to work with your individual needs. Feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, and loneliness can leave us feeling disconnected from others. If we do not take the time to understand where these feelings stem from and how they affect us, we cannot begin to heal and feel whole again. I value you as an individual and want to understand your unique experiences. I want to help you to feel safe and accepted at all times.
(206) 823-0816 View (206) 823-0816
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Salloni Nanda
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98133
I am a licensed psychologist with over 8 years in practice. I work with children, teens, adults, and families on their journey towards hope, healing, and health. I provide evidence-based, culturally sensitive course of treatment and collaborate with providers across settings to develop a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan. I specialize in working with individuals with anxiety related disorders (including OCD, generalized anxiety, phobias), autism, school refusal, and children with behavioral difficulties and their families. Some areas of growth my clients focus on are emotions, education, adaptive skills, and relationships.
I am a licensed psychologist with over 8 years in practice. I work with children, teens, adults, and families on their journey towards hope, healing, and health. I provide evidence-based, culturally sensitive course of treatment and collaborate with providers across settings to develop a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan. I specialize in working with individuals with anxiety related disorders (including OCD, generalized anxiety, phobias), autism, school refusal, and children with behavioral difficulties and their families. Some areas of growth my clients focus on are emotions, education, adaptive skills, and relationships.
(425) 620-3554 View (425) 620-3554
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Thomas Armstrong
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98117  (Online Only)
Overwhelmed by all the options on here? Wondering whom you'll feel comfortable opening up to? Who will make therapy feel rewarding, even when it's painful. Who will have the expertise to help? I've scrolled here too. Personally, I value a therapist who is warm and engaging, who can support me and challenge me to grow at the same time. In my endorsements you can see how other therapists describe my style. I also value a therapist with true expertise–someone who really gets how your unhelpful thoughts and feelings work. My expertise is in anxiety. Lived experience made me curious about these disorders. I've studied them ever since.
Overwhelmed by all the options on here? Wondering whom you'll feel comfortable opening up to? Who will make therapy feel rewarding, even when it's painful. Who will have the expertise to help? I've scrolled here too. Personally, I value a therapist who is warm and engaging, who can support me and challenge me to grow at the same time. In my endorsements you can see how other therapists describe my style. I also value a therapist with true expertise–someone who really gets how your unhelpful thoughts and feelings work. My expertise is in anxiety. Lived experience made me curious about these disorders. I've studied them ever since.
(509) 739-3628 View (509) 739-3628
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Lynn Buell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, FABP, MSSW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98104
We will work together to help you manage feelings stirred up by isolation, loneliness, anger, unfair self-criticism, and poor self-esteem. I use knowledge of human development and the mind to teach you to manage anxiety, anger, and depression. It is not unusual for my clients to discover creativity from childhood that had become dormant in adult life through our work together, and I can help clients progress quickly with fewer sessions. Why pay psychiatrist fees when you can see a certified psychoanalyst for less and progress better and more quickly?
We will work together to help you manage feelings stirred up by isolation, loneliness, anger, unfair self-criticism, and poor self-esteem. I use knowledge of human development and the mind to teach you to manage anxiety, anger, and depression. It is not unusual for my clients to discover creativity from childhood that had become dormant in adult life through our work together, and I can help clients progress quickly with fewer sessions. Why pay psychiatrist fees when you can see a certified psychoanalyst for less and progress better and more quickly?
(253) 200-9303 View (253) 200-9303
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Sara Kisko
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
You may be struggling to see and believe in the goodness of yourself and others because of attachment challenges with a caregiver, patterning gifted to you, past experiences or trauma, and current reinforcing experiences. You desire a change in your relationships. I support my clients in finding a compassionate and just relationship with themselves and the world around them by exploring implicit and explicit material in their historical and current narratives. I engage and help clients in an emotionally-focused and somatically-present space. My clients are ready to accept my care, heal, grow, and step into the life they desire!
You may be struggling to see and believe in the goodness of yourself and others because of attachment challenges with a caregiver, patterning gifted to you, past experiences or trauma, and current reinforcing experiences. You desire a change in your relationships. I support my clients in finding a compassionate and just relationship with themselves and the world around them by exploring implicit and explicit material in their historical and current narratives. I engage and help clients in an emotionally-focused and somatically-present space. My clients are ready to accept my care, heal, grow, and step into the life they desire!
(206) 237-4825 View (206) 237-4825
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Mood by Kim
PhD, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, LCDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98105
Ladies!, wake-up, eat diamonds and shine all day, with the highest quality of psychiatric expertise for both psychiatric medicine and psychotherapy. "I am HER," your Celebrity Therapist for Women, with 22 years of combined experiences in mental health. I work with WNBA athletes and high profile clients in both the Movie and Music Industries. I believe in Women Empowerment!, and am a faithful sponsor of the "ME TOO" movement. My approach is supportive, empathetic and, above all, pragmatic. Our sessions are discreetly held via telehealth and catered to you. Book your appointment: www.moodbykim.com.
Ladies!, wake-up, eat diamonds and shine all day, with the highest quality of psychiatric expertise for both psychiatric medicine and psychotherapy. "I am HER," your Celebrity Therapist for Women, with 22 years of combined experiences in mental health. I work with WNBA athletes and high profile clients in both the Movie and Music Industries. I believe in Women Empowerment!, and am a faithful sponsor of the "ME TOO" movement. My approach is supportive, empathetic and, above all, pragmatic. Our sessions are discreetly held via telehealth and catered to you. Book your appointment: www.moodbykim.com.
(623) 777-7551 View (623) 777-7551
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Amanda Rausch LMFT, PLLC NoStressNoStigma.com
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, AAMFT , RYT, BH-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98116
No matter what you are going through, know that I am here to listen, support you and help you figure it all out! Welcome to the newest generation of self care and mental health- this is easy, accessible, no-stress, stigma free help for whatever you are going through. Feel free to wear your sweatpants, sit on the couch and have a session on your phone or lap top. Prefer in person? No problem, come visit my office in a charming 1900's Craftsman home near the Junction in West Seattle! Check out www.nostressnostigma.com for details!
No matter what you are going through, know that I am here to listen, support you and help you figure it all out! Welcome to the newest generation of self care and mental health- this is easy, accessible, no-stress, stigma free help for whatever you are going through. Feel free to wear your sweatpants, sit on the couch and have a session on your phone or lap top. Prefer in person? No problem, come visit my office in a charming 1900's Craftsman home near the Junction in West Seattle! Check out www.nostressnostigma.com for details!
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High Vibes Therapy Circle
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, MFTI
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
Growing up, therapy was a foreign concept in my world. It wasn't something embraced by the culture around me, and I had no idea that techniques existed to positively shape one's thought process. Everything changed when I started working as a tech at the Betty Ford Center. I found myself surrounded by compassionate therapists who took me under their wing. Though I wasn't their client, they kindly listened to my struggles and helped me process the trauma I had endured. Their guidance was life-altering - it taught me that I didn't have to spend my life suffering from the pains of the past. A new path forward was possible.
Growing up, therapy was a foreign concept in my world. It wasn't something embraced by the culture around me, and I had no idea that techniques existed to positively shape one's thought process. Everything changed when I started working as a tech at the Betty Ford Center. I found myself surrounded by compassionate therapists who took me under their wing. Though I wasn't their client, they kindly listened to my struggles and helped me process the trauma I had endured. Their guidance was life-altering - it taught me that I didn't have to spend my life suffering from the pains of the past. A new path forward was possible.
(206) 895-7417 View (206) 895-7417
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Heather Diaz
Counselor, LMHCA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
I view therapy as an opportunity to recognize the strengths of each person, the uniqueness of each story, and to find ways to use those strengths to create change and growth. I enjoy having the chance to walk alongside people through all types of challenges and triumphs as a willing listener who can provide empathy, a non-judgmental view on current and past experiences, and support to work towards meeting goals.
I view therapy as an opportunity to recognize the strengths of each person, the uniqueness of each story, and to find ways to use those strengths to create change and growth. I enjoy having the chance to walk alongside people through all types of challenges and triumphs as a willing listener who can provide empathy, a non-judgmental view on current and past experiences, and support to work towards meeting goals.
(425) 584-5179 View (425) 584-5179
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Erica Ashby-Johnson
Counselor, BS, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98101
Walking with people through life's difficulties and struggles is a privilege, honor, and part of my purpose in life. I commit my life to helping people find their way back to the right paths that THEY should and WANT to be on in order to live out their own PURPOSE.
Walking with people through life's difficulties and struggles is a privilege, honor, and part of my purpose in life. I commit my life to helping people find their way back to the right paths that THEY should and WANT to be on in order to live out their own PURPOSE.
(360) 614-4403 View (360) 614-4403
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D. Michael Louderback
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109
We are all alive and trying to learn something about living; we live the way that we feel. We do this automatically (and whether we know it or not) in relationship: in relating to our self and to others. Therefore, my philosophy is everything is emotional and relational and mindful; everything matters.
We are all alive and trying to learn something about living; we live the way that we feel. We do this automatically (and whether we know it or not) in relationship: in relating to our self and to others. Therefore, my philosophy is everything is emotional and relational and mindful; everything matters.
(206) 580-8338 View (206) 580-8338
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Svetlana Shjerven
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98104
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in the importance of feeling connected in relationships, to our environment, and to ourselves. Addressing the “here and now” that arises during therapy allows our sessions to adapt and work with the difficult emotions or thoughts that come up, in an environment that is judgment free and safe. I specialize in working with those who are experiencing anxiety, depression, agoraphobia, trauma, life transitions, self-esteem issues, grief and chronic pain, among other issues. I am LGBTQIA+, gender-affirming, and enjoy working with clients along the spectrum of neurodiversity and disability.
I believe in the importance of feeling connected in relationships, to our environment, and to ourselves. Addressing the “here and now” that arises during therapy allows our sessions to adapt and work with the difficult emotions or thoughts that come up, in an environment that is judgment free and safe. I specialize in working with those who are experiencing anxiety, depression, agoraphobia, trauma, life transitions, self-esteem issues, grief and chronic pain, among other issues. I am LGBTQIA+, gender-affirming, and enjoy working with clients along the spectrum of neurodiversity and disability.
(206) 347-8488 View (206) 347-8488
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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.