Hoarding Services

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PRIVATE PHONE CALL – 30 MINUTES

If you have specific questions about a hoarding situation and would like to speak to me privately, I offer half hour phone consultations for a fee.

1+1 Hoarders Guidance Call – Personal + Private 30 Minute Phone Conversation 

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EPISODES OF HOARDERS 

Want to learn more about my work on-camera?  

Visit the Independent Movie Database profile for Geralin Thomas There you’ll find information about specific episodes of A&E TV’s Emmy-nominated show, Hoarders, I’ve appeared on. Additional options for viewing episodes can be found here: A&E website, Netflix, and Get Glue.

Hoarding Resources

FILM

Hoard House
Compulsive Clutter in NYC
 – Multimedia project that explores the impact of hoarding on hoarders, psychologists, cleanup specialists and social workers for whom hoarding is a defining phenomenon.

My Mother’s Garden
An award-winning film that documents a 61-year-old woman’s daily life as a hoarder, filmed by her daughter, director Cynthia Lester.

Packrat by Kris Montag

Possessed by Martin Hampton
Enters the complicated world of four hoarders

Stuffed by Awren Curry and Cerissa Tanner
This film dispels the stereotype that all “packrats” are isolated, elderly derelicts.

The Story of Stuff
An animated documentary about the life-cycle of material goods written and narrated by Annie Leonard. Note: critics consider the documentary to contain incorrect and misleading information and/or to be politically partisan.

Wasteland in Brazil

BOOKS

To Buy or Not to Buy: Why We Overshop and How to Stop by April Lane Benson. Trumpeter, 2008.

Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash by Vickie Dellaquila,
 Mountain Publishing, 2007.

Shoptimism: Why the American Consumer Will Keep on Buying No Matter What by Lee Eisenberg. Free Press, 2009.

Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Randy Frost and Gail Steketee. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.

Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding: Why You Save and How You Can Stop by Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D., Jerome Bubrick, Ph.D. and Jose Yaryura-Tobias, M.D. 
New Harbinger Publications, July 2004

Changing For Good by J. O. Prochaska, J. C. Norcross & C. C. DiClemente. HarperCollins, New York, NY, 1994, 2002.

Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring: Workbook and Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring: Therapist Guide by Gail Steketee, Ph.D. and Randy Frost, Ph.D. 
Oxford University Press, 2006

Buried In Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving and Hoarding by David F. Tolin, Ph.D., Randy O. Frost, Ph.D. 
Oxford University Press, 2007.

Digging Out: Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding, and Compulsive Acquiring by Michael A., Ph.D. Tompkins and Tamara L. Hartl. New Harbinger Publications, 2009.

RATING SCALES

Clutter Hoarding Scale

Measuring Squalor

ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

Children of Hoarders

A group for/to support those who grew up in a hoarding environment and/or currently have a relative who hoards. Many resources, online videos, shared stories and more.

Squalor Survivors
Stories, photos, tools, community forums and chat, resources and information for people who know someone who hoards.