Books To Read

  • The ICD Guide to Collaborating with Professional Organizers, Phyllis Flood Knerr
  • Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding, David Tolin, Randy Frost, G Steketee
  • Children of Hoarders: How to Minimize Conflict, Reduce the Clutter and Improve your Relationship, F. Neziroglu, K. Donnelly
  • Clinician’s Guide to Severe Hoarding: A Harm Reduction Approach, Michael Tompkins
  • Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring: Workbook, G. Steketee, Randy Frost
  • Digging Out: helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding and Compulsive Acquiring, Michael Tompkins, T Hartl
  • Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness, F. Luskin
  • Forgiveness: The Greatest Healer of All, G. Jampolsky
  • Group Treatment for Hoarding Disorder: A Therapist Guide, J. Muroff, P. Underwood, G. Steketee
  • Harm Reduction: Pragmatic Strategies for Managing High-Risk Behaviors, G. Marlatt
  • Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding, F. Neziroglu, J. Bubrick, J. Yaryura-Tobias
  • Saving Our Parents, Dorothy Breininger
  • Stuff Your Face or Face Your Stuff, Dorothy Breininger
  • Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things, Randy Frost
  • The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life, Robin Zasio
  • What Every Professional Organizer Needs to Know About Hoarding, Judith Kolberg

Hoarding Support Groups

  • Hoarders Support Group with DorothyTheOrganizerⓇ: This is a virtual therapy support for people who hoard and folks who are impacted by people who hoard. The group facilitated by Hoarders TV Show Hoarding Expert, DorothyTheOrganizerⓇ. It is free to – sign up at the website listed above.
  • Children of Hoarders The site is a forum for family members for people who hoard. The site includes a comprehensive list of resources.
  • Clutterers Anonymous The site is a self-help 12-step organization with chapters throughout the world. Members can request a newsletter and several brochures on the topic of clutter.

Organizations That Can Provide Help And Info

American Psychiatric Association – Provides latest psychiatric research.


Anxiety and Depression Association of America  – Provides info and referrals for these disorders


Anxiety Disorders Center at Hartford Hospital – Info about hoarding disorder and referral info


Department of Housing and Urban Development  – Provides info about reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities


Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies – Provides info about mental illness and referrals with mental illnesses including hoarding.

Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium
– Provides resources about animal hoarding, animal welfare and referrals for people who hoard animals.

Institute for Challenging Disorganization
  – Provides education and strategies for people with chronic disorganization and provides access to professional organizers and therapists who can help with hoarding.

International OCD Foundation
  – Provides advocacy, research and treatment of OCD – also has a hoarding section with resources.

Mental Health Association of San Francisco
  Annual conference on hoarding open to professional and people who hoard and their families.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
– Provides resources nationwide for those suffering with a mental illness.

National Association of Professional Organizers
  – Provides info about how professional organizers can assist with hoarding disorder. Has a directory of organizers who can help.

National Institute of Mental Health
  – Provides mental health info and current mental health research.

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association
  – Provides info about ADD and referrals for ADD coaches through the American Coaching Association.


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