Hoarding Help/Recovery

MCC has been working with individuals who suffer with hoarding symptoms for over 13 years. We work hand in hand along side the individual, family members and friends of those who deal with these issues. With great success, our clients have made remarkable progress in dealing with the “things” that have put their life on hold. We pay careful attention to keep your privacy as one of our top priorities. More than just removing clutter, we work towards the recovery of all the items in the home that are still useful, valuable and sentimental. We fully understand that your belongings are just that, your belongings. MCC may make suggestions on what to do with your belongings, but we will never demand or tell our clients what they have to do. We work for you not the other way around. Our past clientele would agree that our service is second to none. When you hire MCC, you gain access to a complete team of professionals and resources that you can call on 24/7. We are always just a phone call away.

Remember, with help there is no mountain too tall, and help is exactly what we do.

Research shows that hoarding is a mental/emotional disorder that is classified as (OCD) obsessive compulsive disorder. Hoarding is also called compulsive hoarding and compulsive hoarding syndrome. Many people that hoard may or may not have other OCD-related symptoms. It is estimated that this disorder affects over 4 million households in the United States.

According to the Mayo Clinic, Hoarding is the excessive collection of items, along with the inability to discard them. Hoarding often creates such cramped living conditions that homes may be filled to capacity, with only narrow pathways winding through stacks of clutter.

People who hoard often don’t see it as a problem, making treatment challenging. But intensive treatment can help people who hoard understand their compulsions and live safer, more enjoyable lives.

Hoarding situations don’t just happen over night, it takes place over an extended period of time. MCC understands that an individual that struggles with hoarding tendencies isn’t just messy or lazy, we know that there is a deeper cause of the problem. It’s a perception problem, an unhealthy mind-set.

Although MCC makes no attempt to diagnose any disorder, we offer the assistance, support structure, and free resources for the individual, along with their family members to gain the freedom from a life controlled by “things”

Some specific hoarding behaviors include, but not limited to, are:

  • Acquiring a large assortment of items
  • Unwillingness to discard what seems to be useless or of little value
  • Emotional attachments to objects
  • Intense decision-making difficulties
  • Profound fear of making mistakes
  • Depression, loss of hope

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