Types of Hoarders
There are various types of hoarders. Some types of hoarders include, but is not limited to, the following:
- dirty hoarding
- clean hoarding
- basic clean out
- downsized (from 4BR house to 3BR apt.)
- outdoor personal property
- mental health
Common Fears of Hoarders
"No one has been in my home/business for years!"
"My family doesn't even want to visit me anymore!"
"I don't know what to do with all this stuff!"
"This job is too big for me!"
"I may need some of these things in the future!"
"I'm ashamed for anyone to see this mess!"
"My items mean a lot to me!"
Don't feel embarrassed. Hoarders Express is a group of professionals catering to the needs of our clients. We will respect your privacy and allow you to keep your dignity. Hoarders Express offers referrals to counselors and other professionals who specialize in hoarding.
What form of therapy is best for hoarding?
This will really depend on how the hoarder is diagnosed after having a few sessions with a psychologist and/or psychiatrist. From our cases, we see hoarding is often the result of severe depression or a past trauma. Some patients that seek treatment for these underlying disorders have the hoarding improve as their outlook on life improves. For those that still suffer or don't suffer from depression, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has proven to be very effective in most cases. CBT therapy is more of a hands-on therapy which trains hoarders to relearn the reasons of why they hold onto their "treasures." There are many reasons people begin hoarding. It will take a professional to accurately diagnose and treat each case on an individual basis. It is extremely important to find the right therapist for you or your loved one.