HELP! My Mother is A Hoarder


HELP! My Mother is A Hoarder
What to do about her bad habit.

I suggest that you talk to adults in your life who you trust can help you get your mom to see a doctor to get to the root of any underlying problem. The TV shows make treatment look a lot easier than it actually is.Treatment is about a lot more than simply hiring a cleaning crew. Treatment involves therapy in conjunction with a supportive team of individuals who will help your mom part with her valued objects that are, in fact ,considered junk by others.

You mention that you are afraid that you are starting to hoard. The earlier you get help the better. See if you can get started in therapy. Therapy will be a wonderful place for you to talk about all that is cluttering your mind and home.


Good Luck and please let us here at GalTime know how you are doing.

Dr. G.

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Barbara R. Greenberg, Ph.D. is currently a professional consultant on teen issues at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT. She also maintains a private practice in Fairfield County, CT. She served as a clinical administrator on an adolescent inpatient unit at a private psychiatric hospital for 21 years before dedicating herself to private outpatient practice and consultation work.

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