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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:

Sensitive Matters
Covering all of NJ,
Eastern PA, Delaware

Gerrus Maintenance

Covering all Of NJ
(732) 225-0662

SI Restoration
Covering all of NJ
410-458-6180 Cell
800-356-0484 Office



•Additional crisis cleaning/hoarding related
•Want to break into the hoarding cleaning business?

•Hoarder Home Specialist Course




Harriet Raynes-Thaler, MSW, LCSW
3461 Route 22 E – Bldg 5
Branchburg, NJ 08876 US
Phone: (908) 704-9434
Fax: (908) 253-0141

Allen H. Weg Ed.D
Stress & Anxiety Services of NJ
A-1 Brier Hill Court
East Brunswick, NJ 08816 US
Phone: (732).390.6694

AnnaMarie Resnikoff, PhD
G9 Brier Hill Court
East Brunswick, NJ 08816 US
Phone: (732) 254-2222

Robert A. Zambrano, PsyD
A-1 Brier Hill Court
East Brunswick, NJ 08816 US
Phone: (710).390.6644
Fax: (732).432.7206

Charles Wuhl, MD
163 Engle Street
Englewood, NJ 07631 US
Phone: (201) 556-2228

Dr. Arnold Sperling, EDD, APN
33-01 Fairlawn Avenue
Fairlawn, NJ 07410 US
Phone: (201) 791-6167
Fax: (201) 791-0256

Harriet RaynesThaler, MSW, LCSW
5 Pleasant View Way
Flemington, NJ 08822
Phone: (908) 708-5136
Fax: (908) 782-8930

Robert C. Kornhaber, PhD
1567 Palisade Avenue Suite 2C
Fort Lee, NJ 07024 US
Phone: (201) 944-3665
Fax: (201) 944-4004

Melissa Adessa, LCSW, CADC
140 Prospect Avenue – Suite 4
Hackensack, NJ 07601 US
Phone: (201) 488-6543 x 27 or (201) 488-6916

Joseph A. Donnellan, MD
422 Countryard Drive
Hillsborough, NJ 08844 US
Phone: (908) 725-5595
Fax: (908) 725-3314

Dr. Raeann Dumont, PhD
895 Montgomery Street
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (201) 324-1212

Barbara Nicholls, MSW, LCSW
314 Dorn Avenue
Middlesex, NJ 08846 US
Phone: (732) 271-2537

Robert C. Kornhaber, PhD
206 Main Street Suite 22
Millburn, NJ 07041 US
Phone: (973) 376-6062
Fax: (973) 944-4004

Jerome Bubrick, PhD
103 Park Street
Montclair, NJ 07043 US
Phone: (917) 974-2429

Janine M. Tremblay, PhD, APN-C
150 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960 US
Phone: (973) 993-0945

Howard A. Paul, PhD
1 Wedgewood Drive
North Brunswick, NJ 08902 US
Phone: (732) 846-7680
Fax: (732) 821-2747

Nina Simon, LCSW
377 Loretta Drive
Oradell, NJ 07649 US
Phone: (201) 265-4793

Michael Petronko, PhD
Rutgers University Anxiety Disorder Clinic
797 Hoes Lane West
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: (732) 445-5384

Dr. Jeffrey Mattes, MD
Suite A-12
601 Ewing Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: (609) 921-9299
Fax: (609) 921-1322

Steve Resnick, MD
1000 Herrontown Road
Princeton, NJ 08540 US
Phone: (609) 683-0707
Fax: (609).683.8322

F. Thomas Crawley, Ed.D
1101 Richmond Ave Suite 104
Pt Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 US
Phone: (732).295.3534

Dr. Joseph Springer, PhD
2130 Highway 35 – Bldg A
Suite 114
Sea Girt, NJ 08750
Phone: (732) 974-8883
Fax: (732) 449-7803

Deborah G. Salzman, PhD
Behavior Therapy Associates
35 Clyde Road – Suite 101
Somerset, NJ 08873 US
Phone: (732) 873-1212

Ernest Leibov, MD
350 Sparta Avenue
Building A
Sparta, NJ 07871
Phone: (973).729.0224

Michael Petronko, PhD
26 Linden Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
Phone: (913).258.1515

David A. Raush, PhD
13 E. Laurel Road
Stratford, NJ 08084
Phone: (856) 482-5860 or (856) 783-0260

Harish K. Malhotra, MD
Partners in Psychiatry, LLP
Medical Arts Center
33 Overlook Road – Suite 212
Summit, NJ 07901 US
Phone: (908) 273-6164
Fax: (908) 277-1439
Bilingual in Hindi, Purijabi & Urdu

William M. Gordon, PhD
224 Lorraine Avenue
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 US
Phone: (973) 744-8791

Henry J. Srednicki, PhD
543 Valley Road 2nd Floor
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 US
Phone: (973) 744-9130

Eugene J. Kucab, LCSW
577 Westfield Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07490 US
Phone: (908).232.8755

Karen Landsman, PhD
128 St Paul Street
Westfield, NJ 07090 US
Phone: (973) 895.2442

Perry H. Zand, MD, PC
620 N Broad Street – 2nd Floor
Woodbury, NJ 08096 US
Phone: (856) 662-1122
Fax: (856) 429-4212




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


•Additional information-professional organizers
•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)



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,
from the IOCDF, if you’d like to start a group in your area!


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


Additional Information/Resources:

New Jersey OCF Affiliate
Ms. Ina Spero, President
Allen H. Weg, EdD, Vice President
60 MacAfee Road
Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 828-0099
(732) 828-7088 (Fax)
Web site: www.njocf.org
Email: AllenWeg@aol.com

New Jersey OCD Support Groups – is a list provided by the NJ Affiliate of the OCF:


News Articles/Media:
2/21/11: Passaic Fire Chief: House fire was ‘a horrible case of hoarding’

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

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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 pages, or the content of any external links.

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  • Free Program on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Hoarding

    Hunterdon Behavioral Health will also offer a program on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Hoarding on May 15th at 6:00 p.m. in auditorium at Hunterdon Medical Center.  The guest speaker will be Harriet Raynes Thaler, LCSW.  No registration is required.  For more information call Cris Maglione, MA, Hunterdon Behavioral Health at 908-788-6401 ext. 3006 or Elaine Howe, MA  at ext. 3029.
    Flemington, NJhttp://www.hunterdonhealthcare.org/News/Obsessive-compulsive-2012.asp

  • “…Enter The Hoarding Disorder Institute, a private company serving all of New Jersey that opens this week. Its founder is Marcie Cooper of Fair Lawn, a social worker, educator, and geriatric care manager already known for leading training sessions on hoarding to those who encounter it in a professional capacity…”