Therapists For Compulsive Hoarders
Facing the hoarding condition alone can be overwhelming. When a person acknowledges that they are battling the condition on a day to day basis, that is usually a telltale sign that they are ready to take measures to ensure their future health and safety. There are many courses of action a hoarder can take in order to ensure they are on track to live a happier, healthier lifestyle. Along with building a bond with family and friends in their life who are willing to help them, and finding a capable professional hoarding cleaning service to make their home a safe place to recover, finding a highly-trained and certified hoarding therapist to help with their treatment can also prove to be very beneficial.
Hoarding Therapists offer a unique treatment option for hoarders and their helpers. Gone are the days of treating the hoarding condition just as a symptom of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Thanks to years of research, the American Psychiatric Association has finally acknowledged that the hoarding condition is a disorder in its own category. This has allowed hoarding therapists and other mental health professionals to focus directly on the condition and how to properly help the estimated sixteen million people in the United States who suffer from it on a daily basis.
Address Our Mess works in conjunction with a select group of hoarding therapist to provide an all -round better experience for our clients. With the launch of our latest informational tool, hoardinghelp.com, Address Our Mess introduced a section of the site which features Hoarding Therapists along with Hoarding Support Groups. With the addition of these credible professional resources, hoarding recovery can be easier to achieve.
While contacting hoarding therapists may not be the answer to every hoarder’s problem, it is a great option to consider. However, hoarders must also factor in the hard work and determination they themselves will have to put forth in order to make their hoarding and clutter cleaning efforts successful. First, hoarders must determine the type of hoarding they suffer from. There are a variety of different types of hoarding including (but not limited to) shopaholics, paper and mail hoarding, squalor, garbage hoarding, and clothing hoarding.
In addition to the various types of hoarding, there are also multiple levels of the condition. While “mild” hoarding symptoms may be easier to handle in the onset of the condition, mild conditions can quickly graduate to serious, extreme, or life-threatening levels as well. The more a person’s living space is plagued by clutter and rendered useless, and the more biohazards become an integral part of the environment, the deadlier living conditions become.