While only about 5% of Americans suffer from Hoarding Disorder (DSM-5, 2013), everyone has spaces in their home that become disorganized or overrun by various objects and over 84% of people feel they have a problem with organization.
In its milder form, disorganization can lead to anxiety and feelings of guilt or low self-esteem. As the clutter escalates into a chronic problem, it is frequently coupled with depression, anxiety, alcoholism, isolation, family distress, and poor health/hygiene.
Dr. Vanessa Brown, licensed psychologist, will review the difference between hoarding and other problematic clutter behaviors. She will present information on when to seek treatment from a licensed mental health practitioner.
She will also provide an introduction to tools that be used to decluttering your home. Ranging from small junk drawers to entire rooms filled with clutter, this workshop will help you to take the first steps towards reclaiming your space.
Date: Sunday, April 17th
Time: 2:30—4:30 p.m.
Location: Nardin Park UMC
29887 W. Eleven Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Presenter: Dr. Vanessa Brown, Psy.D., LP
Cost: $15.00 if your church does not hold a subscription
Samaritan Counseling Center offers psychotherapy and educational opportunities in many forms for many needs.
If you are facing struggles, it can help to talk to a therapist one-on-one to discuss problems and concerns. This is frequently the primary method of treatment. However, there are occasions when another person, important in your life, is included in the treatment. Samaritan Counseling Center offers individual, couples, and family therapy.
If you are engaged, you may be interested in our Preparation for Marriage workshop. This workshop is designed to provide structure for engaged couples to look at their relationship—to articulate its strengths and pinpoint the areas of potential difficulties.
For clergy, therapists, and other professionals, we offer Prepare/Enrich Facilitator trainings. Prepare/Enrich is a couples assessment that helps to identify strengths and growth areas. It is one of the most widely used programs for assessing couples for premarital counseling and relationship enrichment.
For volunteers and caregivers, such as Stephen Ministers, we offer regularly scheduled Lay Caregiver Workshops that offer continuing education on a variety of topics.