If you live in or near Multnomah County and struggle with hoarding behaviors, you may find it helpful to join a supportive group called “Buried in Treasures.” Run by Pacific University’s mental health clinic, this group meets for 16 weeks and works through the workbook “Buried in Treasures” by Drs. Randy Frost, David Tolin and Gail Skekete.
“Buried in Treasures” helps people work through the emotions, thoughts and behaviors of hoarding disorder in a group setting. Drawing strongly from cognitive behavioral therapy, it is an evidence-based, time-tested approach that works. Often run by peers with lived experience of hoarding, the program builds skills and helps people to start thinking about their possessions in a different way.
You can call the Portland-based clinic at 503-52-7333 to see about joining a “Buried in Treasures” group. The clinic accepts insurance and Oregon Health Plan patients. New groups start as soon as the clinic has at least 5-6 people interested.
If you aren’t in Portland but would like to join a group, you can call the clinic to find out the location of other groups in the area.
Here is a link to Pacific University’s flyer about the “Buried in Treasures” group.
If you want more one-on-one support to reduce clutter, you can always call us at reSPACEd to get help from one of our compassionate, non-judgmental professional organizers. We can work with you in your home to reduce clutter and put you in touch with local mental health providers to work with you on the psychological piece of hoarding. There is hope for hoarding disorder and you don’t have to suffer alone.
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