Hoarding Therapists in Milwaukee, WI

Photo of Harley Emberson, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Harley Emberson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked primarily with adults, older adults, and adolescents on issues of mental health that may be impacting one's ability to function in day-to-day life such as: depression, anxiety, other mood and thought disorders, suicidality (for individuals as well as those bereaved from suicide losses), interpersonal violence, LGBTQIA+ support, topics surrounding race and culture, hoarding (both individuals affected and their loved ones), criminal justice system-involvement, and trauma (individual, intergenerational, and community).
I have worked primarily with adults, older adults, and adolescents on issues of mental health that may be impacting one's ability to function in day-to-day life such as: depression, anxiety, other mood and thought disorders, suicidality (for individuals as well as those bereaved from suicide losses), interpersonal violence, LGBTQIA+ support, topics surrounding race and culture, hoarding (both individuals affected and their loved ones), criminal justice system-involvement, and trauma (individual, intergenerational, and community).
(262) 228-9558 View (262) 228-9558
Photo of Melissa Manganello, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melissa Manganello
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53211
I have worked with struggles like hoarding disorder, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and depression.
You're feeling anxious, overwhelmed or maybe even fearful of the future. All you've been wanting is to feel understood and validated by those around you. You remember times when you've felt better, more yourself, but now you just feel so disconnected. Going through challenges like these can feel really isolating, but you do not need to go it alone. Connecting with a therapist can be a great way to start your healing journey. My favorite part of being a therapist is having the opportunity to sit across from someone and help them feel seen, valued and understood, while also offering day to day tools to help them feel better.
I have worked with struggles like hoarding disorder, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and depression.
You're feeling anxious, overwhelmed or maybe even fearful of the future. All you've been wanting is to feel understood and validated by those around you. You remember times when you've felt better, more yourself, but now you just feel so disconnected. Going through challenges like these can feel really isolating, but you do not need to go it alone. Connecting with a therapist can be a great way to start your healing journey. My favorite part of being a therapist is having the opportunity to sit across from someone and help them feel seen, valued and understood, while also offering day to day tools to help them feel better.
(414) 446-0751 View (414) 446-0751
Photo of Kathleen V. Phillipson, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Kathleen V. Phillipson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Kathleen V. Phillipson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2008. Kathleen draws from personal life experience which helps her to empathize as she works together with client to handle life stressors such as trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, and relationship difficulties. Kathleen has a special interest in attachment and how early childhood experiences affect later life functioning and the ability to maintain healthy relationships.
Kathleen V. Phillipson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2008. Kathleen draws from personal life experience which helps her to empathize as she works together with client to handle life stressors such as trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, and relationship difficulties. Kathleen has a special interest in attachment and how early childhood experiences affect later life functioning and the ability to maintain healthy relationships.
(414) 485-9450 View (414) 485-9450
Photo of Caleb Abrams, CSAT, CCTP, CLC, MA
Caleb Abrams
CSAT, CCTP, CLC, MA
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53201  (Online Only)
Caleb is Christian Counselor, a Certified Sex Addiction Counselor (CSAT), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), Ordained Minister, Certified Life Coach, with a Masters of Psychology in Counseling and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. Caleb specializes in helping men work through addiction recovery, anxiety, addictive behaviors, depression, PTSD, emotional abuse, mental abuse and trauma of various kinds. His passion is to provide a safe space for his clients and to walk hand-in-hand with them, guiding them through the healing process.
Caleb is Christian Counselor, a Certified Sex Addiction Counselor (CSAT), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), Ordained Minister, Certified Life Coach, with a Masters of Psychology in Counseling and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. Caleb specializes in helping men work through addiction recovery, anxiety, addictive behaviors, depression, PTSD, emotional abuse, mental abuse and trauma of various kinds. His passion is to provide a safe space for his clients and to walk hand-in-hand with them, guiding them through the healing process.
(414) 441-5732 View (414) 441-5732
Photo of Rachel Gremminger, MA,  LPC, ATR-P, Licensed Professional Counselor
Rachel Gremminger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-P
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53222  (Online Only)
Normal is a setting on a dryer. We are all unique and valid individuals with vast minds. We all have different situations and I believe in using those pieces to heal and build strength. While I specialize in trauma, addiction, and mood, our struggles are usually not that one note or simple. I focus on all aspects of who you and where you want to be, building a strong relationship based on empathy, trust and non judgement. Life is rough, we lose sight of our way, stop seeing the beauty, forget who we are, feel stuck or changed. It takes courage to be vulnerable and reality is we are imperfectly perfect.
Normal is a setting on a dryer. We are all unique and valid individuals with vast minds. We all have different situations and I believe in using those pieces to heal and build strength. While I specialize in trauma, addiction, and mood, our struggles are usually not that one note or simple. I focus on all aspects of who you and where you want to be, building a strong relationship based on empathy, trust and non judgement. Life is rough, we lose sight of our way, stop seeing the beauty, forget who we are, feel stuck or changed. It takes courage to be vulnerable and reality is we are imperfectly perfect.
(414) 348-1364 View (414) 348-1364
Photo of Gretchen Mead, LCSW, CYT
Gretchen Mead
LCSW, CYT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Currently accepting clients for ketamine assisted psychotherapy and psychedelic integration and psychotherapy. I would like the opportunity support you in reaching your fullest potential. By helping you reduce your symptoms of sadness, anxiety, anger, lethargy, and trauma, then replacing those symptoms with a life filled with health, wellness, joy, love, creativity, relationships and passion. As a uniquely trained ecotherapist, psychedelic integration specialist and yoga teacher, I bring a holistic perspective to mental health - including deeply connecting to our own mind, body and spirit, others, the earth, and a larger purpose.
Currently accepting clients for ketamine assisted psychotherapy and psychedelic integration and psychotherapy. I would like the opportunity support you in reaching your fullest potential. By helping you reduce your symptoms of sadness, anxiety, anger, lethargy, and trauma, then replacing those symptoms with a life filled with health, wellness, joy, love, creativity, relationships and passion. As a uniquely trained ecotherapist, psychedelic integration specialist and yoga teacher, I bring a holistic perspective to mental health - including deeply connecting to our own mind, body and spirit, others, the earth, and a larger purpose.
(262) 239-7820 View (262) 239-7820
Photo of Anita Astley, MEd, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Anita Astley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Anita Astley is the founder and CEO of "Building Healthy Relationships" LLC and published author of “Unfuck Your Life and Relationships" (Simon & Schuster). She is a licensed individual, couples, and family therapist with over 25 years of experience in helping people navigate life's challenges including basic communication issues to depression, anxiety, emotional and physical intimacy issues, separation and divorce, conflict resolution, and infidelity to name a few. Ms.Astley is "solution focused" and believes there is a "solution" to every problem and arriving there successfully is possible through professional guidance & support.
Anita Astley is the founder and CEO of "Building Healthy Relationships" LLC and published author of “Unfuck Your Life and Relationships" (Simon & Schuster). She is a licensed individual, couples, and family therapist with over 25 years of experience in helping people navigate life's challenges including basic communication issues to depression, anxiety, emotional and physical intimacy issues, separation and divorce, conflict resolution, and infidelity to name a few. Ms.Astley is "solution focused" and believes there is a "solution" to every problem and arriving there successfully is possible through professional guidance & support.
(262) 300-7231 View (262) 300-7231
Photo of Julie Abdullah, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Julie Abdullah
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Are you starting to wonder if what you feel is "normal"? Maybe anxiety is getting to the point where it is an exhausting, everyday occurrence, and you'd like to get back in control of your life. Everyone struggles with overwhelming situations and emotions from time to time, and I am a firm believer that no obstacle you are facing right now is too big to tackle. As your therapist, I will use practical strategies that will guide you in your journey of empowerment and assist with creating a strengthened sense of self. I will help you make sense of difficult experiences and guide you to the life you most want to live.
Are you starting to wonder if what you feel is "normal"? Maybe anxiety is getting to the point where it is an exhausting, everyday occurrence, and you'd like to get back in control of your life. Everyone struggles with overwhelming situations and emotions from time to time, and I am a firm believer that no obstacle you are facing right now is too big to tackle. As your therapist, I will use practical strategies that will guide you in your journey of empowerment and assist with creating a strengthened sense of self. I will help you make sense of difficult experiences and guide you to the life you most want to live.
(414) 404-3243 View (414) 404-3243
Photo of Mallory Sunstrom, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Mallory Sunstrom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Are you looking for a change? Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed? I am here to help! I am a trauma-informed therapist that uses CBT and Solution-Focused approaches. I have over ten years of experience in the mental health field, with both children and adults, and would love the opportunity to meet with you! Call me today to schedule your free consultation.
Are you looking for a change? Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed? I am here to help! I am a trauma-informed therapist that uses CBT and Solution-Focused approaches. I have over ten years of experience in the mental health field, with both children and adults, and would love the opportunity to meet with you! Call me today to schedule your free consultation.
(262) 518-9199 View (262) 518-9199
Photo of Deanna Houck, LPC, Counselor
Deanna Houck
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Deanna is a licensed professional counselor who earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Marian College at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and a master’s of science degree in educational/professional counselor tract from Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin. Often described as compassionate, hard-working, creative and curious, Deanna has experience working with individuals who live with substance use disorders, chronic mental health disorders and developmental disabilities. She has worked in day treatment settings, residential treatment facilities and in a methadone clinic.
Deanna is a licensed professional counselor who earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Marian College at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and a master’s of science degree in educational/professional counselor tract from Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin. Often described as compassionate, hard-working, creative and curious, Deanna has experience working with individuals who live with substance use disorders, chronic mental health disorders and developmental disabilities. She has worked in day treatment settings, residential treatment facilities and in a methadone clinic.
(608) 200-2584 View (608) 200-2584
Photo of Jonah Mical Anderson, MA, LPC, CSAT, Counselor
Jonah Mical Anderson
Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Don't you wish life came with an instruction manual? Sadly, it does not. Do you want or need to make a change in your life, but do not know where to start, or feel hopeless because you have tried and failed before? Do you want to gain the insights necessary to make lasting changes in your life? If so, I would love to help you find your way through life. Each client is unique, has a unique journey, which is I meet each client where they are when they start counseling.
Don't you wish life came with an instruction manual? Sadly, it does not. Do you want or need to make a change in your life, but do not know where to start, or feel hopeless because you have tried and failed before? Do you want to gain the insights necessary to make lasting changes in your life? If so, I would love to help you find your way through life. Each client is unique, has a unique journey, which is I meet each client where they are when they start counseling.
(262) 233-1621 View (262) 233-1621
Photo of Bradley Ross, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Bradley Ross
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Brad Ross is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin with 15 years of experience. He has a Master's Degree in Counseling and is currently working on his PhD in Clinical Psychology. Brad believes in utilizing an eclectic and strength-based approach to meet clients where they are at. He also includes all clients in collaborative treatment planning and in goal setting. In his spare time, Brad enjoys physical exercise, traveling, and being with friends and family.
Brad Ross is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin with 15 years of experience. He has a Master's Degree in Counseling and is currently working on his PhD in Clinical Psychology. Brad believes in utilizing an eclectic and strength-based approach to meet clients where they are at. He also includes all clients in collaborative treatment planning and in goal setting. In his spare time, Brad enjoys physical exercise, traveling, and being with friends and family.
(414) 485-9404 View (414) 485-9404
Photo of Marisol E Brost, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Marisol E Brost
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Marisol has been practicing social work since 2006 upon receiving her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. During this time, she also served as a reservist in the U.S Army. Marisol obtained a master’s degree in social work from Loyola University and received her Clinical Licensure in Social Work in 2023. She has experience working with adults, children, adolescents, and veterans. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, grief/loss, and trauma.
Marisol has been practicing social work since 2006 upon receiving her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. During this time, she also served as a reservist in the U.S Army. Marisol obtained a master’s degree in social work from Loyola University and received her Clinical Licensure in Social Work in 2023. She has experience working with adults, children, adolescents, and veterans. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, grief/loss, and trauma.
(262) 435-3304 View (262) 435-3304
Photo of Russell S Strelnick, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Russell S Strelnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53226
LEARN HOW TO MELT STRESS. I will teach you how to return to your composure so you can think clearly again and direct your actions towards doing what you 'can do' and stop worrying about the rest. www.firststepacceptance.com is my website. Insurance companies that I accept are listed. I also offer a sliding scale. Videos explaining how I approach healing work are also available.
LEARN HOW TO MELT STRESS. I will teach you how to return to your composure so you can think clearly again and direct your actions towards doing what you 'can do' and stop worrying about the rest. www.firststepacceptance.com is my website. Insurance companies that I accept are listed. I also offer a sliding scale. Videos explaining how I approach healing work are also available.
(414) 375-2790 View (414) 375-2790
Vanessa Sager
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53218
EMAIL is best way to reach us.+ We excitedly announce that our providers are now proudly in network with Forward Health Plans also known as Title 19, T19, Badgercare, Badgercare Plus, and Medicaid. In addition, we see most patients who carry marketplace plans such as CCHP, Chorus Community Health Plans, and more. If you are looking for a safe place to process matters such as depression, anxiety, life events, stress or specific goals, we would be excited to discuss more. Life may not be feeling as though it is going in directions you intend, there may be more bad days than good.
EMAIL is best way to reach us.+ We excitedly announce that our providers are now proudly in network with Forward Health Plans also known as Title 19, T19, Badgercare, Badgercare Plus, and Medicaid. In addition, we see most patients who carry marketplace plans such as CCHP, Chorus Community Health Plans, and more. If you are looking for a safe place to process matters such as depression, anxiety, life events, stress or specific goals, we would be excited to discuss more. Life may not be feeling as though it is going in directions you intend, there may be more bad days than good.
(262) 439-0410 View (262) 439-0410
Photo of Nicole Klepp - Integrative Evaluations, LLC, PsyD, Psychologist
Integrative Evaluations, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53206
Integrative Evaluations, LLC specializes in Neuropsychological Evaluations, as well as Psychoeducational (Academic) and Guardianship Evaluations. We pride ourselves in our ability to provide answers to questions surrounding one's functioning, including mental health and behavioral issues. Our Neuropsychological Evaluations are intended to assess presenting problems often associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, PTSD/trauma, OCD, traumatic brain injury, dementia, intellectual disabilities, executive dysfunction, behavioral concerns, language disorders, visual-spatial deficits, and processing difficulties, among others.
Integrative Evaluations, LLC specializes in Neuropsychological Evaluations, as well as Psychoeducational (Academic) and Guardianship Evaluations. We pride ourselves in our ability to provide answers to questions surrounding one's functioning, including mental health and behavioral issues. Our Neuropsychological Evaluations are intended to assess presenting problems often associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, PTSD/trauma, OCD, traumatic brain injury, dementia, intellectual disabilities, executive dysfunction, behavioral concerns, language disorders, visual-spatial deficits, and processing difficulties, among others.
(262) 592-5933 View (262) 592-5933
Photo of Danielle Falesnik, MS, LPC, SAS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Danielle Falesnik
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SAS
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53201
I'm looking for clients who are seeking a compassionate, personalized approach that blends traditional psychotherapy with holistic and Integrative practices like Reiki and tarot reading into empirically tested psychotherapy practices. If your goal is to gain deep self-understanding, resilience, and effective life skills - you're in the right place. I will honor your unique experiences and integrate mind, body, and spirit in healing.
I'm looking for clients who are seeking a compassionate, personalized approach that blends traditional psychotherapy with holistic and Integrative practices like Reiki and tarot reading into empirically tested psychotherapy practices. If your goal is to gain deep self-understanding, resilience, and effective life skills - you're in the right place. I will honor your unique experiences and integrate mind, body, and spirit in healing.
(920) 315-6054 View (920) 315-6054
Dr. Lauri C. Gebhard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53213
Are you stressed? Depressed? Anxious? Angry? Do you suffer from fatigue? Insomnia? Perfectionism? Low self esteem? Infertility? Weight Problems? Trauma? ADD? or Memory Problems? I can help. I am a clinical health psychologist with a specialty in behavioral medicine and am dedicated to empowering patients to positively heal their mind, body and spirit. With the specialty training I received in mind body medicine across the country, including through Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Hospital and University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, I founded the Mind Body Program over 25 years ago. We employ innovative practices
Are you stressed? Depressed? Anxious? Angry? Do you suffer from fatigue? Insomnia? Perfectionism? Low self esteem? Infertility? Weight Problems? Trauma? ADD? or Memory Problems? I can help. I am a clinical health psychologist with a specialty in behavioral medicine and am dedicated to empowering patients to positively heal their mind, body and spirit. With the specialty training I received in mind body medicine across the country, including through Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Hospital and University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, I founded the Mind Body Program over 25 years ago. We employ innovative practices
(262) 214-5777 View (262) 214-5777
Photo of Heather Abercrombie, PhD, RYT-200, Psychologist
Heather Abercrombie
Psychologist, PhD, RYT-200
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53205
Recently opened practice by a retired UW-Madison psychologist. Are you looking to enhance resilience and joy while reducing suffering related to adversities and mental health concerns? Individual therapy can enhance vitality, courage, and purpose in life while also uncovering and alleviating causes of internal suffering. My integrative approach is grounded in 20+ years of experience leading neuroscientific research and providing psychotherapy for mood, anxiety, and trauma-related concerns. I also specialize in addressing concerns stemming from marginalization, disempowerment, and interpersonal, parenting, and/or peripartum issues.
Recently opened practice by a retired UW-Madison psychologist. Are you looking to enhance resilience and joy while reducing suffering related to adversities and mental health concerns? Individual therapy can enhance vitality, courage, and purpose in life while also uncovering and alleviating causes of internal suffering. My integrative approach is grounded in 20+ years of experience leading neuroscientific research and providing psychotherapy for mood, anxiety, and trauma-related concerns. I also specialize in addressing concerns stemming from marginalization, disempowerment, and interpersonal, parenting, and/or peripartum issues.
(608) 602-7025 View (608) 602-7025
Photo of Erin Stevens - Anxiety & OCD Treatment Services, PhD, Psychologist
Anxiety & OCD Treatment Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53201  (Online Only)
Anxiety & OCD Treatment Services is a specialty clinic that strives to provide high-quality, evidence-based treatment for those who are suffering from anxiety and OCD, and who otherwise may not have access to specialized therapy services. We work with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with OCD- and anxiety-related concerns, including: OCD, panic and agoraphobia, health anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias, separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, body-focused repetitive behaviors, body dysmorphic disorder, trauma and PTSD, depression and mood-related issues, among others.
Anxiety & OCD Treatment Services is a specialty clinic that strives to provide high-quality, evidence-based treatment for those who are suffering from anxiety and OCD, and who otherwise may not have access to specialized therapy services. We work with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with OCD- and anxiety-related concerns, including: OCD, panic and agoraphobia, health anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias, separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, body-focused repetitive behaviors, body dysmorphic disorder, trauma and PTSD, depression and mood-related issues, among others.
(608) 200-5681 View (608) 200-5681
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.