Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the current standard of treatment for hoarding developed by Drs. Randy Frost and Gail Steketee. It is an evidence-based psychotherapy for hoarding. Negative patterns of thoughts about the self and the world are challenged in order to alter unwanted behaviors. In Dr. David Tolin’s paper published in 2015, across the studies reviewed, 35% of the individuals completing CBT had shown a significant reduction on hoarding symptom severity.


The CBT group in the BTH program will be facilitated by Susie DuBois, LMFT. Susie DuBois is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in treating Hoarding Disorder and collecting behaviors. Susie has been working with people with hoarding or cluttering challenges since 2012. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address the thoughts, behaviors, and emotions associated with Hoarding Disorder, and provides tools to  reduce compulsive acquiring and discarding avoidance.


In this group, our goals are to… 

  • Build a safe and non-judgmental space to broaden your understanding of Hoarding Disorder and collecting behaviors.
  • Identify the associated thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
  • Strengthen organizing, sorting and discarding skills.
  • Develop a personal plan to increase your motivation to stay in action and change.
  • Increase your tolerance to the difficult, shameful or avoidant feelings that arise.