Hoarding Therapists

Therapists Dealing With Hoarding, Compulsive Hoarding and Similar Help

The list will continually grow as we find reputable therapists in each area.


Marni Jacob, PhD

Boca Raton, FL – She specializes in the treatment of OCD, Anxiety, Phobias, and Related Disorders. She uses evidence-based treatment approaches, and conducts cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), including use of exposure therapy, exposure and response prevention for OCD (E/RP), and habit reversal training (HRT) in the treatment of her patients.


Georgia Center for OCD and Anxiety

Athens, GA – Our mission is to help individuals struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and other Anxiety Disorders to overcome the very debilitating nature of the disorders.


Jane Bodine, LCPC

Naperville, IL – She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She specializes with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorder (Trichotillomania and Dermatillomania, Tourettes, Body Dysmorphic Disorder), as well as Panic Disorders, Phobias, Anxiety Disorders, and Depression. She has many years of experience with clutter and hoarding, and works with children, teens, and adults.

Phillip Elbaum

Deerfield, IL – He is a licensed clinical social worker and is an assistant professor in the department of Psychiatry at Loyola’s Medical School. He has experience in treating individuals who are afflicted with hoarding tendencies.


Heather M. Chik, PhD, HSPP

Munster, IN – Dr. Heather Chik and her colleagues at the Anxiety & OCD Behavioral Health Center specializes in the most current and effective treatment for hoarding disorder. They also specialize in treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), hair pulling disorder, excoriation disorder (skin picking disorder), other body focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), body dysmorphic disorder, anxiety disorders, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and school refusal. They have expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), habit reversal, and mindfulness-based treatments. Treats all ages; inquire about intensive treatment, home/community appointments, and online teleconferencing sessions. Works collaboratively with family members, allied health professionals, and professional cleaning and organization services.
Email: info@anxietybehavioralhealth.com
Phone: (219) 228-7630


Elspeth Bell, PhD

Columbia, MD – She is a licensed psychologist with an extensive background and training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She works primarily with adults and adolescents, and specializes in the treatment of Hoarding Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and other anxiety disorders, depression, and interpersonal difficulties.

Deborah Cole, Psy.D.

Columbia, MD – Deborah Cole, Psy.D. is a warm and compassionate licensed psychologist who understands no one planned to become a clutterer or hoarder. She has training from the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation for work with OCD and with Hoarding. She is a founding member of the Board of the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation. She will come to your home if needed to help launch you into a new way of living your life. She also has expertise in ADHD, which is often related to clutter and hoarding, and she has expertise in trauma.


Kimberly Glazier Leonte, PhD

Andover, MA – Kimberly previously worked at McLean Hospital’s residential OCD Institute. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with OCD, hoarding, anxiety, depression, and perfectionism. For more information please visit her website: www.cvhorizons.com or contact Kim at: (978) 270-8925 or kimberly.glazier.leonte@gmail.com

Jennifer Lish, PhD

Worcester, MA – She specializes in cognitive therapy, which treats different the aspects of hoarding tendencies, such as depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder.


Antonia Caretto, PhD

Farmington Hills, MI – Dr. Antonia Caretto is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in Farmington Hills Michigan where she treats children, teens and adult including hundreds of individuals with OCD Spectrum Disorders, including hoarding. Dr. Caretto has been a member of the scientific/medical advisory board of the OCD Foundation of Michigan since 1997.

Terrence Daryl Shulman, JD,LMSW,ACSW,CAADC,CPC

Franklin, MI – He is the founder/director of The Shulman Center for Compulsive Theft, Spending & Hoarding.

The Shulman Center

Franklin, MI – The Shulman Center provides professional, confidential, comprehensive, and effective treatment for compulsive stealing, spending, and/or hoarding disorders.

New Jersey

Jane Mann

Scotch Plains, NJ – She is a licensed clinical social worker.

New York

Javier Ballesteros, Psy.D.

New York, NY – He specializes in the treatment of OCD and OCD-spectrum disorders, as well as in the treatment of other anxiety disorders. He conducts therapy in both English and Spanish.

Fugen Neziroglu, PhD

Great Neck, NY – She is a board certified behavior and cognitive psychologist and the co-founder and clinical director of the Bio Behavioral Institute in Great Neck, New York. This center prides itself on using the latest techniques to treat their patients with the utmost professionalism.

Dena Rabinowitz, PhD, ABPP

New York, NY – Dr. Rabinowitz is the founder and clinical director of CBPNY. She specializes in OC spectrum, anxiety and mood disorders and has been treating hoarding for over 15 years. She is board certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology and is a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. For more information, please see www.cbpny.com or email info@cbpny.com

Dr. Rebecca Sachs, PhD ABPP

Manhattan, NY – Rebecca Sachs is a clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of individuals who experience life-impacting conditions, such as Hoarding, Obsessive Complusive Disorder (OCD), severe Anxiety.  She often works with individuals who also have co-occurring Autism.  Dr. Sachs is board certified in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and brings warmth, sensitivity, and a strong sense of humor to her work as a licensed clinical psychologist.  As a member of Spectrum Services, Dr. Sachs maintains a private practice there in Manhattan, NY, as well as in Park Slope, Brooklyn.  She was recognized as a rising star by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), receiving their Career Development Leadership Award in 2015.  She received her Bachelors degree, and PhD from New York University and Hofstra University, respectively, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Miami.  Web link and e-mail address: www.cbtspectrum.com  info@cbtpspectrum.com

Laura Van Schaick-Harman, Psy.D.

Patchogue, NY – She specializes in the treatment of anxiety (panic attacks, panic disorder, social phobia, specific phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, agoraphobia, specific phobia, selective mutism, separation anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder) and college students. She also offers online therapy services- secure video sessions, e-mail, chat, or phone sessions.

Michael D. Schwalberg, Ph.D.

New York, NY – He is a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety, OCD, hoarding, and related disorders for children, adolescents, and adults.  He has lectured, been a clinical and research consultant, and trained and supervised other mental health professionals in the treatment of these disorders.  Dr. Schwalberg graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Emory University, received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany and interned at Brown University.  He was a clinical and research associate at the SUNY Center For Stress and Anxiety Disorders (now at Boston University), an internationally renowned center where many of the now standard treatment protocols for anxiety disorders were developed.  He was the director of the Fairleigh Dickinson University Anxiety Disorders Clinic and a consultant to an award winning Panic Disorder treatment study at Weill Cornell Medical College, in which he developed and trained study clinicians in the cognitive behavioral treatment protocols.  Dr. Schwalberg has been in independent practice for over 20 years.  Dr. Schwalberg utilizes cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT).  CBT is a problem focused treatment which utilizes research proven techniques. CBT has been at the forefront of the treatment of anxiety, OCD, hoarding, and related disorders.  There is an art as well as a science to treatment, and Dr. Schwalberg incorporates “deeper” issues and works on multiple levels as appropriate.


Teresa (Tess) Olson, Psy.D.

West Chester, OH – She has trained in child and adolescent therapy, family therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, grief and loss, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, hoarding, Mindfulness Meditation, HeartMathTM and energy psychology. She is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and offers hypnotherapy as a therapeutic technique.

Karen Kruzan, LISW-S, CPO-CD

Columbus, OH – Psychotherapist, professional organizer, speaker, and author Karen Kruzan, LISW-S, CPO-CD embodies the K2 Organizing tagline “No Judgment. Just Relief.” Individual and group therapy is available for adults struggling with chronic disorganization or hoarding behaviors. Group therapy is available for family members and loved ones trying to understand, help, and support someone with chronic disorganization or hoarding. Teletherapy is another option for clients living in Ohio.


Dr. Alanna Gardner, PhD

Philadelphia, PA – She specializes in improving the relationships and quality of life of her clients. She has developed an expertise with individuals and couples going through life transitions, adjustments or crisis; couple & pre-martial counseling, and anxiety disorders.

Dr. Ronit Levy, Psy.D.

Newtown, PA – She is a licensed psychologist in NY and PA. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety disorders and neuropsychology. She has worked with teens and adults dealing with OCD, trichotillomania, anxiety disorders, depression, traumatic brain injury, chronic illness and pain, relationship/marital issues, and stress due to life events.

South Carolina

Julie Lundy, M.EdS, NBCC, LPCi

Columbia, SC – She is a counselor at Clutter Counselors, and works with individuals experiencing a range of difficulties including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, stress management, anger management, victimization, life transitions, grief and loss.


Elena Marie Ramirez, PhD

South Burlington, VT – She specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, phobias, mood disorders, stress management, eating and body image disorders, and obesity.


Marjorie Bauman, LPC, LMFT

Alexandria, VA – She is licensed as a professional counselor (LPC) and marriage and family therapist (LMFT), specializing in EMDR for performance anxiety issues including social, academic and work performance environments. She treats disorders such as Anxiety/Fear, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Hoarding, and other related disorders.

Nancy Firestone, LCSW, RN

Springfield, VA – She is a licensed clinical social worker and nurse (35 years of experience) specializing in hoarding, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder) and adjustment disorders.


Aaron Munson, LPC

Mukwonago, WI – He is a licensed professional counselor who is experienced with dealing with parents with anxiety disorders. He treats his clients with helpful insight.

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 09:17 by Raymond Featherman