Hoarding/Clutter/Acquiring

For men and women, who have been told time and again by family, friend, and co-workers that you need to get rid of clutter or you have too many things that you don’t need. Often, you feel connected to your belongings but also feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of things and the space taken up by them. I work with clients by tolerating uncomfortable feelings and moving towards organization, reducing urge to acquire clutter, and engage in more pleasant activities.

The major outcomes of our work together can include:

  • reduction of clutter and anxiety associated with a disorganized home
  • increased organization of your home and life
  • changing entrenched habits and behavioral patterns that are blocking you from living a fulfilled life
  • more fulfilling social life free and reduction of others commenting on your clutter
  • a balance in work/school-life stress (clarifying values and goals, overcoming roadblocks, navigating a fast-pace life)
  • a decrease in anxiety and/or depression to improve relationships, well-being, and overall functioning
  • a decrease in heightened arousal states
  • an increased ability to relax and return to normal states of attention
  • an increase in self-awareness to monitor thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and implement changes needed to improve life satisfaction
  • an increase in interpersonal skills to improve relationships and school/work interactions
  • an improvement of communication in relationships

Other ways therapy can make your life better:

  • healing pain (physical and emotional)
  • pursuance of intellectual, cultural, or spiritual interests
  • decreasing bad habits to live a healthier, happier life
  • improving management skills at work/home to become more productive and efficient
  • increasing grounding/mindfulness to relax and cope with stressors in the moment
  • improving coping skills to handle daily stressors and distressful situations
  • learning mindfulness skills for coping with ongoing stressors
  • learning progressive muscle relaxation techniques to cope with stressors and learn to relax
  • implementing routine self-care (e.g. diet, exercise, pleasant activities) to increase serotonin levels (i.e. the body’s “happy hormone”