Present-day society has made it incredibly easy to accumulate lots of material goods, and to a certain extent, this behavior can be seen as normal in this cultural context. However, those who exhibit characteristics of hoarding disorder take this behavior a step further. The Mayo Clinic states that individuals get extremely distressed at the thought of getting rid of items, and this can cause a natural build-up of items. Oftentimes, individuals have a strong emotional attachment to items. It is also common for this disorder to present alongside other disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and OCD.

At Madrigal, we look forward to meeting clients where they’re at with hoarding, taking the necessary time to help the client sort through their reasoning for keeping items and understanding that, potentially, each item that the client has in their possession carries a unique story and emotional weight. Helping clients with hoarding takes time and patience, but we look forward to taking our time with each client and hearing out their story. 

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Hoarding disorder. (n.d.). The Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/dis...