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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:


Disaster Clean Up
Covering Binghamton and
Surrounding Areas

Related resources:

  • Verizon Online Directory
    Verizon’s Online Directory contains a listing of over 45 Thrift stores in New York City. Call the thrift store to assess if the type and quality of possessions will be accepted.


NYC and will travel:

  • BERGFELD’s Estate Clearance Services
    212-666-6649BERGFELD’s specializes in helping people with hoarding problems clear and reconfigure their homes. They collaborate with family, social workers, guardians, attorneys, building managers as well as community and public agencies. Services include onsite meetings with client and support team, sorting personal property, reorganizing, relocating possessions (shipping, storage, charity, etc.), removing discards, heavy-duty cleaning and a written report including recommendations for on-going maintenance.

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

•Hoarder Home Specialist Course



Suzanne Feinstein, PhD
547 Saw Mill River Road,Suite PH
Ardsley, NY 10502
Phone: (646).345.3010

Dean McKay, Ph.D.
Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Research
Ardsley, NY (West Chester County)
(914) 674-9291

Vaia Delidimitropulu, PhD
31-09 37 Street
Astoria, NY 11103
Phone: (718).721.4300
Fax: (718).721.5600

Bruce A. Levine, Ph.D.
2565 Glenn Drive
Bellmore, NY 11710
Phone: (516) 221-0808 or (516) 679-8461

Katherine L. Muller, PsyD
Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 20th Street
Bronx, NY 10467
Phone: (718) 920-5024

Colleen Livingston, MD
North Country Psychiatric Association
80E Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
Phone: (315) 379-9162

David Bruce Robbins, MD
33 Aldridge Road
Chappaqua, NY 10504
Phone: (914) 238-8324
Fax: (914) 238-2742

East Syracuse
Robert P. Sprafkin, Ph.D.
5800 Heritage Landing Drive Suite E
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Phone: (315) 635-8321
Fax: (315) 472-2513

Faith Fina, ACSW, BCD
1076 Main Street
Fishkill, NY 12524
Phone: (845) 896-7530
Fax: (845) 896-7530
Christine L.Young, PhD
21 Old Main Street – Suite 105B
Fishkill, NY 12524
Phone: (845) 897-9678

Forest Hills
John Ben Gross, Ph.D.
110-20 71st Road
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: (718) 897-1115

Garden City
Wei-Li Hsu, D.O.
300 Garden City Plaza Suite 220
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: (516).414.2546

Great Neck
Fugen Neziroglu, PhD – BTI Faculty
Inst. For Bio-Behavioral Psy & Research
935 Northern Blvd – Suite 102
Great Neck, NY 11021
Phone: (516) 487-7116
Fax: (516) 829-1731
Co-Author of the book: Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding, Why You Save and How You Can Stop.

Brett Goldberg, PhD
230 Middle Neck Road,Suite 3
Great Neck, NY 11021
Phone: (516).466.6440

Dr. Jose A.Yaryura-Tobias MD
Inst. For Bio-Behavioral Psy & Research
935 Northern Blvd – Suite 102
Great Neck, NY 11021
Phone: (516) 487-7116
Fax: (516) 829-1731
Co-Author of the book: Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding, Why You Save and How You Can Stop.

Hastings on Hudson
Boris Rubinstein, MD,MPH
623 Warburton Avenue
Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706 US
Phone: (914) 478-1330
Fax: (914) 478-1463

“Saving The World” by Fred Penzel
Fred Penzel, Ph.D. – BTI Faculty
Western Suffolk Psych. Services
755 New York Avenue – Suite 200
Huntington, NY 11743
Phone: (631) 351-1729
Fax: (631) 424-4041

Wendy Penzel, PhD
755 New York Avenue – Suite 200
Huntington, NY 11743
Phone: (631) 673-1225 or (631) 424-4041

Richard S. Schloss, MD
Western Suffolk Psych. Services
755 New York Avenue – Suite 200
Huntington, NY 11743
Phone: (631) 385-3328
Fax: (631) 424-4041

John Ben Gross, Ph.D.
129 Hickory Grove Dr., East
Larchmont, NY 10538
Phone: (914) 834-8800

Ray Lightstone, PsyD
50 Hempsted Avenue
Lynbrook, NY 11563
Phone: (516) 596-9150

Steven J. Brodsky, PsyD
19 West 34th Street, Penthouse
Manhattan, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 726-2390
Note: 2nd Manhattan office on 20 West 42nd Street

Steven J. Brodsky, PsyD
120 N Main Street
Monsey, NY 10956
Phone: (212).726.2390

New Rochelle
Ray Lightstone, PsyD – BTI Graduate
92 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Phone: (914) 261-4389

R. Levy, PsyD
Suite 1L, 137 East 36th Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (917).693.9880

Andrea Allen, Ph.D.
Private practice
New York, NY

Dr. Bonnie Aronowitz, PhD
120 E. 86th Street – Suite 4A
New York, NY 10028
Phone: (212) 348-3122

Jerome B. Bubrick, PhD
345 7th Avenue
Suite 1602 # C
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (917) 974-2429

Yoav Cohen, Ph.D., ACT
Clinical Psychologist
286 Madison Avenue – PH
New York, NY 10017
T: 347-831-0280

Dr. Raeann Dumont, PhD
168 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Phone: (212) 966-6842

Patricia Escudero Rotman, PhD
400 Central Park W-Apt 8Y
New York, NY 10025
Phone: (212) 749-5942
Bilingual in French, Spanish, Portugese, Limited Italian

Suzanne B. Feinstein, PhD
51 East 42nd Street – Suite 812
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (646) 345-3010 (mobile) or (630) 604-9620

Dr. Steven T. Fishman, PHD, ABPP
Institute For Behavior Therapy
104 E. 40th Street – Suite 206
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 692-9288
Fax: (212) 692-9305

Ethan E. Gorenstein, PhD
Clinical Director Behavioral
Medicine Program
Dept of Psychiatry
Columbia University
622 West 168th Street – Box 427
New York, NY 10032
Phone: (212).305.9985
Fax: (212) 305-1249

Dr. Stephen Josephson, PhD
16 East 65th Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10021
Phone: (212) 288-2777
Fax: (212) 288-4843

Dr. Francesca Kress, PhD
125 E. 84th Street
New York, NY 10028
Phone: (212) 517-3853

Stacie Lewis, LCSW
187 Pinehurst Ave
Suite 2F
New York, NY 10033
Phone: (212) 568-9570

Hoarding Therapy Group provides both support and treatment.
Individualized treatment plans are tailored to the needs and capabilities of each participant; de-hoarding assignments are manageable. Feelings relevant to the hoarding experience are explored. Guest speakers will be periodically scheduled. For further information, contact Stacie Lewis, LCSW, at (212) 568-9570 (Manhattan, NYC location).

Janet Lessem, CSW
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of
Law-Yeshiva University
New York, NY 10024

Estelle Peisach, Ph.D.
412 Sixth Avenue
4th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 674-0957
Fax: (212) 473-1776

Steven J. Phillipson, Ph.D.
Center for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy
137 E. 36th Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 686-6886
Fax: (212) 686-0943(fax)

Dr. Boris Pisman
227 W 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (917) 270-5391

Dena Rabinowitz, PhD
200 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024
(Office also in Westchester)
Phone: (646) 236-9111

Lynn D. Schackman, MD
350 Central Park West – Suite 1AD
New York, NY 10025
Phone: (212) 222-8785

Alison Buchalter Segal, PhD
104 East 40th Street – Suite 206
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212).692.9288
Fax: (212).692.9305

John Silvestre, MS, LCSW
680 West End Avenue – Suite 1B
New York, NY 10025
Phone: (212) 362-5413
Fax: (212).362.5413

Jessica Hirsh Weiss, PhD
Suite 4, 137 East 36th Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212).686.6886
Fax: (212).686.0943

Susan Brainman, LCSW
865 West End Avenue
New York, NY 10025
Phone: (212).666.6305

Anna Breytman, PhD
200 W 86th Street
Suite 1M
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (201).694.2129
Email: annabreytman@yahoo.com

Christine Ziegler, PhD
Hudson Valley Center for Cognitive Therapy
431 North Highland Ave
Nyack, NY 10960
Phone: (845) 353-3399 or

Shelly Lennox, PhD
156 Park Avenue
Palisades, NY 10964
Phone: (845) 398-0783 or (718)334-4618

Madhu B. Ahluwalia, MD
11 Medical Park Drive #106
Pomona, NY 10970
Phone: (845) 362-2115
Fax: (845) 362-2102

James W. Flax, MD
11 Medical Park Dr. – Suite 102
Pomona, NY 10956
Phone: (845) 362.2557
Fax: (845) 362.2557

Port Jefferson
Brett Goldberg, PhD
646 Main Street
Suite 4
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: (516).466.6440

Wei-Li Hsu, D.O.
21 West Second Street
Suite 220
Riverhead, NY 11901
Phone: (516).414.2546

Merrill Black, LCSW
Scarsdale Wellness Center
531 Central Park Ave
Suite 304
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Phone: (914).722.1989 or (800).693.0609

Jane A. Levitan, RN, CS, NPP
45 Popham Road – Suite D
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Phone: (914) 722-1789

Michael McKee, PhD
45 Popham Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Phone: (914) 584-9352

Beth B. Belkin, MD
Suite 215
19 Harwood Court
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Phone: (914).472.3041
Fax: (914).725.1539

Dena Rabinowitz, PhD
Suite 1H
45 Popham Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Phone: (646).236.9111

Sleepy Hollow
Meredith Tanowitz, PhD
245 North Broadway
Suite 10591
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Phone: (914).299.1377

Staten Island
Stanley Schonbuch, PhD
Richmond Psychiatric Serv.
308 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
Phone: (718) 987-3331
Fax: (718) 987-6079(fax)
Michael McKee, PhD
605 Old White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Phone: (914) 584-9352

Dr. Francesca Kress, PhD
179 Bellvale Lakes Road
Warwick, NY 10990
Phone: (845) 986-7761
Fax: (212) 628-6076

White Plains
Judy Chessa, CSW
The Anxiety & Phobia Treatment Center
White Plains Hospital Ctr
Davis Ave at E Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: (914) 681-1038
Fax: (914) 681-2284

Yoav Cohen, PhD
Full Circle Family Care
1241 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
Phone: (347) 831-0280

Stephen Danyko, PhD
30 Glenn Street
White Plains, NY 10603
Phone: (914) 841-2815

Frederick Neuman, MD
170 Maple Street
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: (914) 428-4150

Steven J. Brodsky, PsyD
3736 Henry Hudson Parkway
Yonkers, NY 10471
Phone: (212).726.2390


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.

2/2012:  Elderly Father Dies In Bronx Apartment Fire
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man trapped in his Bronx apartment amid piles of clutter was killed Friday in a raging fire.Firemen said they had trouble getting into the third floor apartment of 65-year-old Tyril Royer because of hoarding conditions all the way up to the door.

Fire & safety hoarding related news stories


Hoarding Task Forces & Related Services:

Audio: NPR-Task Force Seeks To Help Hoarders

Housing NYC
This site, by the New York City Rent Guidelines Board (RGB), contains information on the housing maintenance code and on housing court.

Housing Court – Civil Court Information Line
(212) 791-6000 (24 hours a day)
The Civil Court Information Line has recorded information about the Housing Court in English and Spanish, including information on Housing Court Counselors (Pro-Se Attorney), who are available in each housing court to assist people without attorneys.




Professional Organizers:


Excerpt from: Professional Organizers & Hoarding Clients

  • by Cristina Sorrentino Schmalisch, PhD, LICSW

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)


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 York City:


  • (Cornellcares.org)
    Cornell Cares, Weill Medical College of CornellTo locate a Medicare mental health provider in New York City indicating a specialty in hoarding, log onto Cornell Cares and click on
    >detailed provider search>borough>hoarding (under Provider’s Practice Specialties)>other pertinent information including languageSome providers with a stated specialty in hoarding also indicate they conduct home visits. Remember to talk with the provider prior to giving a client the referral to make sure they are available, still accepting Medicare, and are truly knowledgeable about the problems confronting your client.
  • Housing NYC
    This site, by the New York City Rent Guidelines Board (RGB), contains information on the housing maintenance code and on housing court.
  • Housing Court – Civil Court Information Line
    (212) 791-6000 (24 hours a day)
    The Civil Court Information Line has recorded information about the Housing Court in English and Spanish, including information on Housing Court Counselors (Pro-Se Attorney), who are available in each housing court to assist people without attorneys.
  • NYC Building code violations
    (minimal standards of cleanliness, access & safety)

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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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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  • Chelsea

    Before you engage
    with College Hunks Hauling Junk, take the time to read this detailed review.

    My mother-in-law had
    recently passed away when I contacted College Hunks Hauling Junk Long Island,
    NY to help my husband and I clear out 3 storage units that were left to us. I spoke with Josh Korenbaum at CHHJ and we
    reviewed PowerPoint slides I sent him, which detailed the dimensions of the
    storage units, as well as pictures of the units and their contents. Unfortunately, my mother-in-law suffered from
    hoarding and I had explained to Josh that their help was greatly needed as we
    live 2.5 hours away, I had just had a baby and had just undergone surgery for
    cancer and if that wasn’t enough, the ~$2k rent was due on the storage units in
    a few weeks if we didn’t clear the contents out and vacate. Josh sent me a written estimate, which
    outlined the work to be completed in one day, 3 trucks at a cost of $1,800.

    The day of the project, Matt from CHHJ and
    the team of movers arrived on time and ready to go. But when we opened
    the units up, the movers told us the estimate was “way off.”
    Resulting in an hour lost in discussions between CHHJ and my husband and
    I. I offered to have a quick conference call with the President of CHHJ, Ted
    Panebianco, and the movers on site, but CHHJ didn’t want to do that. When CHHJ said that the project would cost
    $5,600…we were floored. Nearly 3x the estimate we were given!!
    I could see if it was a little bit more, it’s an estimate after all, but
    not 3x more. Anyone knows that maybe you estimate high and come
    in under, but you don’t low-ball an estimate and come in 3x higher, that’s just
    bad business. And Josh and Matt both knew from our discussions that the
    units were due for rent on the 1st, so we were under pressure to vacate.

    The movers got to work later than we
    expected due to the on-site negotiations, which frankly could have been
    avoided. Around lunch time about 2/3 of the crew dropped off to head to
    another project with another client and for another 4 hours or so 2 movers
    stayed on the job.

    When the 2 movers got to the 3rd unit
    they told us they were already behind (which wasn’t really our fault or our
    issue quite honestly). And instead of finishing our project, left us and
    went on to another client, agreeing to come back in 3 days (when they had time)
    to finish. That meant for us, another 5 hour trip out to Long Island, NY,
    taking time off from work, paying for storage for another 3 days and not to
    mention another $600 to CHHJ to finish the job that was supposed to be done in
    one day, so our total bill to CHHJ now $4,100.

    I sent the above details as well as the
    PowerPoint slides used to provide the initial estimate, in addition to the
    written estimate from Josh at CHHJ on September 5, 2014. He wrote back on September 9th citing that he
    wanted to talk with his team before responding to me and that he would call me
    by the end of the week. It is October 8th
    and I have not heard from CHHJ to date.