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Please post about it in the comment section below, thank you!

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:

Tyler, Tx
(Services all of Texas)
(866) 581-1202

Texas Decon LLC
(San Antonio-Austin Metro Area)
Service all of Texas

AAA Scene Cleaners
Warren Muncy
Dallas/Ft. Worth Area (Will travel further)

USA Decon
Houston 713-850-0555
Dallas 214-350-8100
Corpus Christi 361-850-8100
Toll free 1877-627-7458

Anubis Specialty Cleaning

Dallas/Ft. Worth Area
(817) 825-8781
(972) 322-2506



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

•Hoarder Home Specialist Course




Bruce Mansbridge, PhD – BTI Faculty
Austin Center for the Treatment of OCD
4407 Bee Cave Road – # 513
Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 327.9494
Fax: (512).327.9494
Scientific Advisory Board Member & Behavior Therapy Institute Faculty

Michael J. Telch, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Director
Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders
Mezes 330, Mail Stop B3800
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
(512) 471-3393.

M. Kathleen Norris, MA, LPC
Answers for Anxiety Counseling
2600 Tibbets Drive- Suite C
Bedford, TX 76022
Phone: (817).239.9889
Email: kathleen-norris@sbcglobal.net

Stacey Bourland, PhD
6300 West Loop South
Suite 300
Bellaire, TX 77401
Phone: (713).858.9753

Pamela B. Grossman, PhD
3201 University Drive E. – Suite 200
Bryan, TX 77802
Phone: (979) 268-7776
Fax: (979) 268-8618(fax)

Sheryl R. Jackson, PhD
1213 Hall Johnson Road
Suite 200
Colleyville, TX 76034
Phone: (817).909.7995
Email: srjphd@hotmail.com

Patricia M. Perrin, PhD
OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center
6300 W. Loop South Suite 390
Houston, TX 77401
Phone: (713) 662-3999 or (713) 661-0621
Email: patperrin@sbcglobal.net

Patricia M. Perrin, PhD
OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center
6300 W. Loop South Suite 390
Houston, TX 77401
Phone: (713) 662-3999 or (713) 661-0621
Email: Patperrin@msn.com

Dr. Katherine A. DeLaune, PhD
3730 Kirby Drive
Suite 800
Houston, TX 77098
Phone: (713).446.1465
Email: Kdelaune@houston.rr.com

Dr. Don Michael La Grone, MD
Southhampton Clinic
2246 Bissonet,
TX 77005

Throstur Bjorgvinsson, Ph.D.
Menninger Clinic
Houston, TX

Kelli L. Wright, PhD
1712 Fairview Street
Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (713).249.5838
Fax: (713).695.0401
Email: klwright@houston.rr.com

Miles I. Morrison, LCSW, DCSW, SAP
2222 W Spring Creek Pkwy Suite 116
Plano, TX 75023
Phone: 972.964.3214
Fax: 972.964.3044
Email: milesimoorison@earthlink.net

Peggy McMahon, PhD
2301 Ohio Drive
Suite 202
Plano, TX 75093
Phone: (214).923.6778
Fax: (214) 765-9357

Starr Thurber, LPC, LMFT
2721 Nall Street Suite C
Port Neches, TX 77651
Phone: (409) 727-8979
Fax: (409) 729-9747
Email: starrthurber@sbcglobal.net

Kim Rockwell-Evans, PhD
375 Municipal Drive – Suite 230
Richardson, TX 75080
Phone: (214) 368-6999
Fax: (972).638.9141
Email: kmrockwellevans@sbcglobal.net

Michael P. Carey, PhD
Scott & White Clinic
2401 South Street
Temple, TX
Phone: (254).724.2806
Email: mcarey@swmail.sw.org


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:

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

  • Dallas Area Hoarding Task Force
  • El Paso Hoarding Task Force

*Seeking information on these 2 task forces…does anyone know something to post in the comment section below? Thank you*


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:

Menninger Clinic
Houston, TX
(6-8 week room and board programs)

Compulsive Hoarders Benefit From Therapy
By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on July 3, 2007


Additional Information/Resources:



News Articles/Media:

2/12/12  Police Cadets Clean Hoarder’s Home
Hopefully this is the beginning of a surge of awareness everywhere for volunteer help for these sad situations…not to mention when children of hoarders are left to take care of what’s left behind, when they can’t afford a professional cleaning crew.


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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