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Animal Hoarding:

We aren’t aware of any specialized resources in this area for animal hoarding right now, but below are good sources of information that may help lead you to find resources in your area:

Assessment & Measurement Tools:

Authority in the U.S. for Information about Hoarding Disorder:

Cleaning Companies-Hoarded Environments:

Gilbert, AZ
Serving Entire Pheonix Area
(877) 492-7549
(602) 234-6856

Quality Restoration

Tuscon, AZ

•Want to break into the cleaning business of helping people who hoard and/or their families?
•Hoarder Home Specialist Course

Crisis cleaning related information


Mark R. Treegoob, PhD – BTI Graduate
14021 N. 51st Avenue – Suite 118
Glendale, AZ 85306
Phone: (602) 843-5484 ext 19
Fax: (602) 843-5498

James B. McLoone, MD
925 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Phone: (602) 239-6880
Fax: (602) 239-6988

John V. Scialli, MD
4647 N. 32nd Street – Suite 260
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: (602) 224-9888
Fax: (602) 224-5304

Kathryn Doyle, PhD
Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Suite 222
4300 North Miller Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480).838.4964
Fax: (480).767.8803

Michael Zatkowsky, PsyD
OCD Spectrum Clinic
11270 N 129th Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Phone: (480) 451-4000
Fax: (480) 451-3635

Drake Duane, MD, PC
Suite 300
10210 N 92nd Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: (480).860.1222
Fax: (480).860.0029

Mark Treegoob, PhD – BTI Graduate
6625 S Rural Road # 111
Tempe, AZ 85283
Phone: (602).843.5484

Randall J. Garland, PhD
3333 N. Campbell Avenue – Suite 5
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: (520) 322-9334

David C. Gooden, LCSW – BTI Graduate
5930 E. Pima – Suite 130
Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: (520) 733-2524
Fax: (520) 733-3444

Martin E. Sodomsky, MD
1181 N. El Dorado Place – Suite 319
Tucson, AZ 85715
Phone: (520) 745-6061 or
(520) 571-0739



Image source-My Mother’s Garden Documentary

  • National Center on Elder Abuse:  State Directory of Helplines, Hotlines, and Elder Abuse Prevention Resources-State reporting numbers, government agencies, state laws, state-specific data and statistics, and other resources.
  • The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA) was founded in 1987 as a professional association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to people as they age and people with special needs.
  • National Association Senior Move Managers -Facilitates “the physical and emotional aspects of relocation for older adults, with a national referral network,  for delivery of services with compassion and integrity.”

Elder & hoarding related info & news stories

Fire Departments Specially Trained for Hoarded Structures/Related:
Hooray AZ!

Maricopa County firefighters practice battling fires in hoarder homes.
Watch the video.

Fire & safety hoarding related news stories

Hoarding Task Forces & Related Services:

Arizona Hoarding Task Force
Scottsdale, Arizona , USA
Primary Service Area(s):
Greater Phoenix Region

Please check the two sites* above who may have more current listings than we do at the present time.

Professional Organizers:

Professional organizers can provide important help for clients who are getting mental health treatment for hoarding. Very few mental health providers make home visits and even those who do can usually only provide limited visits (for example, once per month). Working with a professional organizer can give clients critical hands-on help with their hoarded items. Ideally, the professional organizer would contact the therapist and work with them to help the client’s hoarding symptoms.

Some professional organizers have specialized training in working with hoarding or related problems, such as chronic disorganization (CD). This specialized Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) provides information about CD and trains professionals to work effectively with this problem. However, CD is not the same as hoarding because a person may be chronically disorganized without having hoarding (for example, because of current depression or attention deficit disorder). In contrast, most people who hoard do have CD. The ICD provides contact information for professional organizers with different levels of expertise in working with CD (www.challengingdisorganization.org). The National Association of Professional Organizers provides contact information for the broader group of professional organizers and also provides training opportunities.

The ICD offers a variety of resources to help both people who are challenged by chronic disorganization and the professionals who work with them:

  • The Code of Ethics provides guidelines for professionals and also helps potential clients know what to expect of an ethical organizer
  • The Useful Links section provides links to outside organizations that offer information and assistance to chronically disorganized people
  • The ICD Clutter-Hoarding Scale is a free assessment tool to help professional organizers and related professionals evaluate the health and safety aspect of clutter/hoarding situations
  • The FAQs section provides answers to questions the public might have about chronic disorganization and the ICD
  • The ICD is involved in collaborative research projects relating to chronic disorganization. The Research Projects section describes that work.
  • Additional reading from the ICD

•Want to break into the organizing business & help hoarding clients?
•The Board of Certification for Professional Organizers (BCPO®) (certifying body whose charter is to increase the professionalism of the organizing industry)

Professional organizers

Support Groups, In-person-Family Members of Hoarders:

The purpose of the Children of Hoarders Support Group is to offer a safe environment where persons who have been negatively affected by the compulsive hoarding behaviors of their parent or other loved one can receive understanding and be heard without judgment. Further, the educational aspect of the group will furnish members the opportunity to gain knowledge and learn skills to begin their own personal journey of healing.
(not affiliated with Children of Hoarders Inc., but we’re happy they are there! Please contact them directly for more info.)

Support Groups, In-person-Hoarders:


  • The ElderVention Hoarding Program will be facilitating a Self-Help Support group for individuals who hoard.  Space limited to: 6-10 individuals with hoarding behaviors, 50 and older, Maricopa County Residents, Free of signs of dementia & No symptoms of serious mental illness
    What: Self-help peer support group for individuals seeking help with hoarding behavior-Closed group (10 meetings/weeks group)
    When:Every other Wednesday of each month, 3:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M
    Where:Area Agency on Aging, Region One, Inc.,1366 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85014-Room 304 

    Contact: Meka Horton, LMSW
    ElderVention Therapist, Area Agency on Aging, Region One
    (602) 212-3780

•Manual for Facilitating a Support Group, IOCDF, if you’d like to start one in your area!

Treatment Centers/Clinics for Hoarders:
We aren’t aware of any at this time in this area

Additional Information/Resources:

News Articles/Media:

2/27/12:Hoarding becoming major issue in Southern Arizona
5/3/02: Hoarding on the rise in Arizona

General hoarding related news articles in our archives/all areas, if you’d like to see how the reporting has changed (and readers comments) with all the recent awareness about Hoarding Disorder:

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Disclaimer re: all services/businesses/providers
The services, businesses, treatment providers and all others (as well as external links) listed do not mean a recommendation or endorsement by Children of Hoarders Inc. These listings are for sharing general knowledge on what is available only. All businesses and services should be carefully researched by consumers before entering in to any contract or any schedule of services what-so-ever. Children of Hoarders Inc. has no affiliation with any of the businesses or services listed, nor does it receive any commissions for services contracted by our site visitors. Children of Hoarders Inc. is not responsible for the business practices, services or fees, of anyone listed in these forums, or the content of any external links.

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  • 6/7/12 Hoarding Conference
    “A Community Response to Compulsive Hoarding”
    Scottsdale Civic Center Library

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