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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:

Serving New England

Absolute Traumaway, LLC
Southington, Connecticut
(860) 628-0706
(888) 951-2727

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

Crisis cleaning/hoarding related


Lili Daoud, LCSW – BTI Graduate
Suite 6, 195 West Main Street
Avon, CT 06001
Phone: (860)677-2991
Fax: (860)677-6178
Email: teenpsych@aol.com

Eileen Bodington, Behavioral consultant
Specializing in helping people with compulsive hoarding disorder.Assistance with de-cluttering.
Central CT. ebodington@cox.net

Eliot Brenner, PhD
1741 Post Road #14
Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: (203).209.9535
Email: eliot.brenner@sbcglobal.net

Suzanne Meunier, PhD
Anxiety Treatment Center, LLC
6 Forest Park Drive
Farmington, CT 06032
Phone: (860).269.7813
Email: info@ctanxiety.com

Mark J. Kirschner, PhD
1591 Boston Post Road – Suite 101
Guilford, CT 06437
Phone: (203) 458-7160 x 13
Email: Mkphd@comcast.net

Joan Dreyfus, MSN, CS, APRN
Atlantic Health Services, PC
60 Washington Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
Phone: (203) 281-1800 x 401

Joseph Brown, Ph.D.
674 Prospect Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 231-1966
Email: DrJoe@DrJospehBrown.com

David F. Tolin, Ph.D.
200 Retreat Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-545-7685
Fax: 860-545-7156
Email: dtolin@harthosp.org
Hoarding Specialist

-Co-Author: “Buried in Treasures”
-New England Hoarding Consortium-newsletters: 2006, 2007
1st Oprah Winfrey show appearance. 2nd show.
-Good Morning America: 1st discussion. 2nd segment.
-Dr. Tolin discusses compulsive hoarding on ABC News Medical Mysteries, 2007.
Listen to Podcast: Deborah Harper, President of Psychjourney, interviews Dr. David Tolin

Ginger E. Blume, PhD*
300 Plaza Middlesex – 2nd Floor
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 346-6020 x 1
Fax: (860) 346-6023
Email: Gblumeassoc@aol.com

*Her website has some wonderful self-help articles.

Joan Dreyfus, MSN, CS, APRN
Middlesex Hospital Center for Behavioral Health
103 South Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860).358.8762

Serena-Lynn Brown, MD, PhD
88 Noble Avenue – Suite 202
Milford, CT 06460 US
Phone: (203) 878-0522

George H. Davis, PhD – BTI Graduate
The Center for Dialectical & Cognitive Behavior Therapy
291 Whitney Avenue – Suite 301
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: (203) 787-3070

Laurie B. Grunebaum, PhD
62 Trumbull Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: (203) 776-3667
Fax: (203) 393-9561

Diane E. Sholomskas, PhD
2 Whitney Avenue – Suite 204
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: (203) 776-2077 x2
Fax: (203) 782-3795
Email: anxietyrx@aol.com

Eric B. Nicholson, MD, PhD – BTI Graduate
Board Certified Child and Adolescent, Adult and Addiction Psychiatrist
16 River Street
Norwalk, CT 06850
(203) 838-8168

Laurence S. Lorefice, MD
1037 East Putnam Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
Phone: (203) 637-4006
Fax: (203) 637-8052

Philip Cardamone, PsyD
Provider Care Plus
152 Deming Street
S. Windsor, CT 06074
Phone: (860) 644-4472
Fax: (860) 644-3001
Email: providercareplus@sbcglobal.net

Michael N. Sarezky, MD
37 Glenbrook Road
Stamford, CT 06902
Phone: (203) 964-0771

Janet Rooney, APRN, MS, CS
116 South Main Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
Phone: (203) 265-3341
Fax: (203) 265-3651

Serena-Lynn Brown, MD, PhD
156 Kings Highway North
Westport, CT 06880
Phone: (203) 341-9722

George H. Davis, PhD, BTI Graduate
29 Imperial Avenue
Westport, CT 06880
Phone: (203) 787-3070



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:
Currently we don’t know of any specialized training in this area. Here’s what they are doing in Arizona though-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:

Collaborative for Residential Integrity for the Disabled and the Elderly (C-RIDE)
Milford, Connecticut , USA
County:New Haven
Primary Service Area(s):

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:
We aren’t aware of any at this time in this area

Support Groups, In-person-Hoarders:

Beth Johnson’s Clutter Workshop (also does phone counseling)

Clutterers Anonymous
South Central/Southwest area {Confidential Address}
Branford, CT 06405
(203) 483-0355 Voice – Lee

Clutterer/Hoarder Support Groups
Greenwich (203) 637-7509

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

Treatment Centers/Clinics for Hoarders:

The Institute of Living-Hartford Hospital
David F. Tolin, Ph.D.
Hartford, CT

Additional Information/Resources:

Research Participants Sought:

OCD and Hoarding Neuroimaging and Neuropsychology Studies
The Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital is conducting studies of people with either obsessive compulsive disorder or compulsive hoarding including a neuroimaging (brain scan) study and a study examining problem solving abilities. Participants will receive $20 per hour. The studies are open to adults aged 18 to 65 who meet study criteria.

For more information please call (860) 545-7039 or email the Anxiety Disorders Center at adcresearch@harthosp.org

News Articles/Media:

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:

From 2010
Various dates-selected articles

January, 2009
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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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