Understanding and Dealing with the Challenges of Hoarding Disorder

Treatment Interventions for Hoarding. Therapeutic interventions that are successful in the treatment of hoarding behaviors include community based and collaborative approaches. Many times individuals are brought to the attention of authorities after decades of hoarding behaviors due to becoming a risk to themselves or their home environment becoming uninhabitable. Understanding the beliefs, thoughts, and feelings of these individuals is critical to the treatment of these behaviors. We will discuss myths and beliefs surrounding hoarding and how this information can be applied to treatment and supporting these individuals to organize their life again. More than 90% of individuals who meet the diagnostic criterion for hoarding also have a co-occurring mental health diagnosis, which is important to identify and treat. Training attendees will learn how to provide treatment to those who actively hoard as well as preventative and early interventions methods.


Hoarding Disorder - Slides of PowerPoint PDF format


Presented by Amy Staley, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Supervisor at Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health Network

Amy Staley earned a Master of Social Work degree from Boston University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado. She has over 9 years of experience working with those impacted by trauma and mental illness in the community. She currently is a Clinical Supervisor of a day Psychiatric Rehabilitation program at a Community Mental Health Center where she specializes in individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness. In addition, Amy works on a crisis team completing mental health psychiatric evaluations. While at Boston University, Amy worked on research project for individuals who compulsively hoard. Part of this role entailed facilitating CBT groups, which were paired with in-home sorting and interventions. Amy completed in-home sorting and support for individual who compulsively hoard as contract work for over 2 years in Boston, MA. Amy has provided consultation and education to professionals working with people who compulsively hoard since 2010. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychiatric Rehabilitation, EMDR, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems Therapy all using strengths-based approach.


Hoarding Disorder Resources

Provided by Amy Staley Presenter at the Colorado Coalition on Elder Rights and Abuse Prevention February 11, 2015 Training: Dealing with the Challenges of Hoarding Disorder
Colorado Task Force on Hoarding:   http://www.coloradohoarding.com/#!help--support/cdj8

Mental Health Services

Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network
155 Inverness Drive West
Englewood, CO 80112

Asian Pacific Development Center
1825 York St
Denver, CO 80206

Aspen Pointe (El Paso, Teller and Park counties)

Aurora Mental Health Center
11059 E Bethany Drive
Aurora, CO  80014

Boulder:  Gale S. Osterberg, LCSW
2043 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302  
Phone: (303) 443-8592
Hoarding/Home Visits/Sliding Scale/ERP/CBT

Centennial Mental Health Center (Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Yuma, Washington, Morgan, Elbert, Lincoln, Kit Carson and Cheyenne counties)  
970 522 4392

Community Reach Center
8931 Huron St
Thornton, CO  80260

Denver:  Gail Martz-Nelson, PsyD
1720 S. Bellaire # 808
Denver, CO 80220  
Phone: (303) 759-3720
Hoarding/ Home Visits/Sliding Scale/ERP/CBT

Denver:  Martin J. Smith, PsyD,  Associates in Managed Care
8751 E Hampden Avenue, Suite B-9
Denver, CO 80231  
Phone: (303) 337-9256

Jefferson Center for Mental Health (serves Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties)
4851 Independence
Wheat Ridge, CO  80033
Lakewood:  Aaron Ketchum, PsyD,LPC
777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg One, Suite 203
Lakewood, CO 80226-4300  
Phone: (720) 252-8440
Hoarding/Sliding Scale/Home Visits/ERP/CBT

Mental Health Partners (serving Boulder & Broomfield Counties)

Mental Health Center of Denver
4141 E Dickinson Place
Denver, CO  80222

Mind Springs Health (Moffat, Rio Blanco, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin, Eagle, Grand, Jackson, Routt and Summit counties)
970 887 2179

North Range Behavioral Health:  (Weld County)  
970 347 2120

San Luis Valley Mental Health  (Alamosa, Saguache, Mineral, Rio Grande, Conejos and Costilla counties)  
719 589 3673

Southeast Health Group  (Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, Bent, Prowers and Baca counties)
719 384 5446

Southwest Colorado Mental Health Center  (Dolores, San Juan, Montezuma, La Plata and Archuleta counties)  
970 259 2162

Spanish Peaks (Pueblo, Huerfano and Los Animas counties)
719 545 2746

Steamboat Springs: Ira H. Dubinsky, PhD
PO Box 774746, 100 Park Avenue
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477  
Phone: (970) 879-8664
Hoarding/ Trichotillomania/Sliding Scale/ERP/CBT
The Center for Mental Health (Gunnison, Delta, Montrose, San Miguel, Ouray and Hinsdale counties)  
970 249 9694

Touchstone Health Partners (Larimer County)

West Central Mental Health Center (Fremont, Custer, Chaffee and Lake counties)
719 275 2351


Care Management

Boulder Jewish Family Services
3800 Kalmia Ave
Boulder, CO  80301

Catholic Charities
4045 Pecos St
Denver, CO  80211

Jewish Family Services
3201 S Tamarac Dr
Denver, CO 80231

Lutheran Family Services (Serves Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, & Jefferson)
363 S Harlan St, Ste 200
Denver, CO  80226

Seniors’ Resource Center (Adams, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin, & Jefferson)
3227 Chase St
Denver, CO  80216

The Senior Hub (serves Adams, Arapahoe, Denver)
2360 W. 90th Ave
Federal Heights, CO  80260

Research/Education & Helpful Websites

Clean Up Services

Weld County Area Agency on Aging (Chore Service Program)
Help Source for Seniors
315C North 11th Ave
Greeley, CO  80632

Clutter Trucker (Metro)
PO Box 463811
Aurora, CO  80017

College Hunks Hauling Junk
Clutter Cleaner with Matt Paxton
Seving all of Colorado
(888) 226-0030

Git Rid of It
Seving all of Colorado
(720) 339-6944

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