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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:

Matt Paxton’s Clutter Cleaners
(Keeping Up with A & E HOARDERS Star, Matt Paxton!)

AAA Cleaning and Janitorial
Covers all of Virginia
(336) 624-2045

Covers all of Virginia
(301) 309-1481

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

•Hoarder Home Specialist Course




Joyce L. Robbins, LICSW
Kenneth X. Robbins, MD
5055 Seminary Road #108
Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: (703) 379-2600
Fax: (301) 299-2986

Ann L. Stone, PhD
3801 N Fairfax Drive – Suite 61
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 243-4470
Email: anns@erols.com

Sandra Werfel, LCSW
5280 Lyngate Court
Burke, VA 22015
Phone: (703) 978-2030
Fax: (703) 978-2030

Marcella Jost, LCSW
1441 Sachem Place – Suite 4
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone: (434) 977-1511
Fax: (434) 978-1140
Email: Mjostlcsw@earthlink.net

Richard C. Baither, PhD
8316 Arlington Blvd # 600
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: (703) 698-5220
Fax: (703) 573-2351
Email: Rbaither@novapsy.com

K. Elaine Williams, PhD
3615-F Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 383-1386

David L. Kupfer, PhD
7700 Leesburg Pike # 404
Falls Church, VA 22043
Phone: (703) 821-8990
Fax: (703) 821-8990

Keith E. Saylor, PhD
Suite 17
106 Elden Street
Herndon, VA 20170 US
Phone: (703).787.9090
Email: neuroscience@neuroscience- inc.com

Henriette Kellum, LCSW
6252 N. Kensington St.
McLean, VA 22101

Robert S. Falk, PhD
5931 Harbour Park Drive
Midlothian, VA 23112
Phone: (804).639.1136
Email: bfalk@dbhhelp.com

Lisa Zocco, Psy.D
6160 Kempsville Circle
Suite 327A
Norfolk, VA 23502-3933
Phone: (757) 466-7300
Fax: (757) 466-9463

David W. Reid, MD
6320 N Center Drive
Suite 101
Norfolk, VA 23462
Phone: (757).456.0505
Fax: (757).456.0817

Richard W. Handel, PhD
Eastern Virginia Medical School
825 Fairfax Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23507
Phone: (757).446.5888
Email: handelrw@evms.edu

Frances M. Christian, PhD, LCSW
1805 Monument Avenue – Suite 611
Lee Medical Building
Richmond, VA 23222
Phone: (804) 355-9322
Email: Fmchrist@vcu.edu

Ronna Saunders, LCSW
Center for Behavioral Change
3212 Skipwith Road
Suite 104
Richmond, VA 23294
Phone: (804) 270-4111
Email: Risaunders@aol.com

Nancy Firestone, LCSW
5537 Hempstead Way
Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: (703) 922-8484
Fax: (703).354.7825

Valerie J. Buyse, MD
2110-D Gallows Road
Vienna, VA 22182
Phone: (703) 893-2429

Edward H. Tiller, PhD
Williamsburg Ctr for Therapy
217 McLaws Circle- Suite 2
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: (757) 253-0371
Fax: (703) 253-8063

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.

  • Arlington County Hoarding Task Force
    Arlington, Virginia
    *Seeking additional information about

In Fairfax County, the following local and state laws and ordinances are in effect:

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:


News Articles/Media:

Hoarder’s Eviction Didn’t Violate Rights, Judge Rules

By Brigid Schulte
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, July 27, 2006

December 8, 2005
Stockpiling Run Rampant
By Timothy Dwyer
Washington Post Staff Write


By Cameron W. Barr

Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, June 16, 2005



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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  • Arlington:
    The Hoarding Response Team provides emergency response, intake,
    referral and follow-up services for persons living in hoarded, unsafe
    and unsanitary living conditions in their homes. The team, comprised of
    representatives of multiple town departments, operates on a hazard
    reduction model to ensure affected residents can safely reside in their
    homes.Read more: Arlington’s Hoarding Response Team honored – – The Arlington Advocate http://www.wickedlocal.com/arlington/news/x1233653050