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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:

Covering Illinois and Indiana
(888) 571-0750

-Crisis cleaning/hoarding related info

Informative blog about where to donate/recycle/where to dispose, of certain items

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



Maryann Gregory, PhD
11 S LaSalle Street #2608
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312).203.9877
Email: magphd@aol.com

Cheryl Carmin, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Pamela S. Wiegartz, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Ira S. Halper, MD
Cognitive Therapy Center
1725 W. Harrison-Suite 958
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 226-0300
Fax: (312) 942-3070
Email: ira-halper@rush.edu

Lee Schwartz, MD
150 E. Huron Street – Suite 906
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (847) 256-0576
Fax: (312).951.0970

John Calamari, Ph.D.
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Chicago, IL

Crystal Lake:
Dr. Timothy Re, PsyD
820 E Terra Cotta Avenue – Suite 144
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: (847) 413-9700

Robin S. Ross, PhD
420 Lake Cook Road – Suite 113
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: (847) 405-0220 x1
Fax: (847) 405-0215
Email: robinross2002@yahoo.com

Glen Ellyn:
Penelope A. Andersen, LCSW
516 A Main Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Phone: (630) 858-1075 x 1

Hoffman Estates:
Patrick B. McGrath, PhD ABBHH
1650 Main Lake Boulevard
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Phone: (847).755.8531
Email: patrick.mcgrath@abbh.net

Daniel J. Moran, PsyD
MidAmerican Psychological Institute
1415 Maple Road
Joliet, IL 60432
Phone: (815) 735-0732
Email: TheMPInstitute@comcast.net

Ted Witzig, JR, LCPC
Apostolic Christian Counseling Services
73 E Queenwood Road
Morton, IL 61550
Phone: (309) 263-5536 x 106
Fax: (309) 263-6841

Jane Bodine, MA, LCPC – BTI Graduate
114 E. Van Buren Street
Naperville, IL 60540
Phone: (630) 416-3146
Fax: (630) 554-1261
Email: janeoctrica@ameritech.net

Susan B. Myket, PhD
1754 North Washington Street – Suite 104
Naperville, IL 60540
Phone: (630) 245-1440 x 2
Fax: (630) 245-1444

Mary Englund, PsyD
1415 Bond Street
Suite 127
Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: (630).355.9002 x 302

North Chicago:
John E. Calamari, PhD
Rosalind Franklin University
North Chicago, IL 60064
Phone: (847) 578-8747
Email: john.calamari@rosalindfranklin.edu

Karen L. Cassiday, PhD
The Cognitive Behavior Treatment Center
1500 Skokie Blvd – Suite 204
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 559-0001 x 1
Fax: (847) 559-8438

Dr. James Dod, PhD
1200 Shermer Road
Suite 208
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 769-3795
Email: jdod@simplepsychology.com

Howard K. Weissman, PsyD
The Chicago Stress Relief Center, Inc.
1535 Lake Cook Rd – Suite 110
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 412-0922
Email: drhweissman@aol.com
Child/Adol/Adult/OC Spectrum

Mary Chris Benignus, LCSW
BTI Graduate
Anxiety & Mood Disorders Clinic
221 NE Glen Oak Avenue 7-West
Peoria, IL 61636
Phone: (309).671.8222
Email: benignus@uis.edu

Charles Dudley, Jr., LCPC
5804 Elaine Drive
Rockford, IL 61108
Phone: (815).397.7654 x 29
Fax: (815).397.2712
Email: cdudleymathers@aol.com

Daivd L. McNeil, MD
9701 N Knox Ave – Suite 214
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 329-9300
Fax: (847).329.9316
Email: amhp329@yahoo.com

Joan Faier Routman, Ph.D.
5301 Dempster St
Suite 310
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 568-1056

David Resch, MD
SIU School of Medicine
751 N Rutledge – Room 2300
PO Box 19636
Springfield, IL 62704-9636
Phone: (217) 545-8075
Fax: (217) 545-4485


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:

We aren’t aware of any Hoarding Task Forces in this area at this time, but 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:
We aren’t aware of any at this time in this area

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:

OCD Foundation Affiliate
Mr. Marty Silverman, President
Ms. Ellen Sawyer, Executive Director
2300 Lincoln Park W.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 880-1635
(773) 880-1966 (Fax)
Web site: www.ocdchicago.org
Email: info@ocdchicago.org


Chicago Tribune Entertainment
‘Clutter’ needs to dig deeper into story of the Collyer Brothers
“Clutter: The True Story of the Collyer Brothers Who Never Threw Anything Out” at the Greenhouse Theater Center

News Articles/Media:

2/15/12: Chicago Tribune (with video)
Son of woman found dead in trash-filled home: ‘I had a bad feeling for years’

11/26/2006: Rockford Register Star
Personal connections or a sense of security are among the reasons older people hang onto stuff.

By Sarah Roberts

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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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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