Featured Article: HOARDING
Anchor Hoarding is a significant mental health condition that can have a serious impact on individuals, family members, and the community. We use a broad, client-centered approach for treatment based on individual strengths and needs to help clients meet their treatment goals. Our treatment team includes psychologists, social workers, care managers, peers, and mental health professionals in training.
Comprehensive Care Coordination
Clients participate in a comprehensive assessment and collaborate with the treatment team to design a personalized treatment plan. The CREST Program uses a behavioral therapy approach specifically designed for older adults with hoarding behaviors. In addition to individual therapy, clients work with care managers to identify and resolve needs that will improve health, safety, and functioning. Groups for family members and peer support services are also included in our treatment program. After completing individual treatment, clients are offered after-care groups and other services.
In CREST, clients meet one-on-one with a counselor for 26 weekly sessions. CREST is designed to teach clients how to manage daily challenges and learn to tolerate distress from discarding possessions.
We offer groups for family members to provide information on hoarding, treatment, how to talk to a family member about hoarding behaviors, managing health and safety issues related to hoarding, boundary setting, and self-care. Family members are linked to counseling or mental health services as needed.
Clients meet individually with a care manager weekly during treatment. Care coordination helps clients to improve their quality of life, health, safety, and independent functioning.
A peer support specialist who has completed the CREST program provides support to clients in learning and practicing new skills, developing effective coping techniques, and fostering advocacy skills.
After-Care Group and Other Individualized Options for Recovery
After-care services include ongoing care management, after-care CREST groups, additional individual booster psychotherapy sessions (as needed), and access to peer support.
All new clients participate in a thorough assessment that includes semi-structured interviews and questionnaires. Client progress will be monitored throughout treatment and during aftercare.