Why do we need to know more about Hoarding?

In the U.S., 1 out of every 13 individuals age 65 years or older has suffered from diagnosable Hoarding Disorder at some point in their life time. Most of these individuals report noticeable hoarding behaviors during childhood, and worse hoarding conditions starting in early adulthood. ​This debilitating mental health disorder was first identified in 2013. There has been growing knowledge and public awareness about hoarding. However, misunderstanding is still common even among professionals working directly or indirectly with those with hoarding challenges. We need to keep our professional skills and knowledge up-to-date to better serve people we care for! ​

We Provide:

  • One-on-one and group consultation to clinicians working with clients with hoarding challenges, or wish to develop the specialty
  • Continue education trainings on introduction of Hoarding Disorder ​
  • Day-long workshops on the application of Compassion Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Hoarding
We provide trainings and consultation to:
  • Agencies encountering individuals with hoarding issues such as assisted living facilities, housing agencies, and fire departments
  • Professional organizers and coaches, who wish to develop expertise and specialized skills to better work with their clients with hoarding issues​
We provide consultation and therapy to adult children and other family members and friends
  • Whose well being is affected by their loved one’s hoarding challenges
  • Who wish to improve communication about hoarding with their loved ones who suffer with the challenge
  • Who wish to support their loved ones addressing hoarding issues and need professional guidance to do so

Consultation and Training on Compassion Focused Therapy

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is an evolution, neuroscience, and Buddhism informed psychotherapy approach developed by Dr. Paul Gilbert. ​It is a therapy that can be integrated with and compliment most of the existing psychotherapy approaches in a therapist’s tool box. We offer one-on-one and group consultation to clinicians who would like to develop CFT as one of their practice approach. We also collaborate with CFT communities all over the world to learn from each other.  Contact us if you are interested in any of these opportunities to learn more about CFT!