• Homes, Home Offices, Small Businesses
Teaching filing systems, storage possibilities, and space planning
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• Work with both Children and Adults
Teaching basic techniques of organization in all areas
• Teach Behavior Modification
Teaching ways to change poor habits into good habits
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Expertise in:• AD/HD
Described as having problems with focusing or staying on task in addition to other emotional or attitudinal problems, but has nothing to do with one’s intelligence.
Described as having problems with directions (R, L, Up, Down, Front, Back), in addition to other emotional or attitudinal problems. May co-exist with AD/HD, but has nothing to do with one’s intelligence.
• Learning Disabilities
Described as having problems with learning (via sight, hearing, or speech), but has nothing to do with one’s intelligence.
• Mild Traumatic Brain Disorders
MTBD are minor injuries to the brain that cause similar problems for those with AD/HD. MTBD can show up as slow speech or slow cautious, movements. May or may not cause a problem with one’s intelligence.
• Hoarding Issues
“Hoarding Disorder” is the new language used in the DSM-V (Diagnostic & Statistical Manual used by Psychiatrists and Psychologists), to describe this condition and the person may or may not have OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), which many thought was the root cause of hoarding.
- AD/HD (Attention Deficit Disorder) – this disorder creates bewilderment for the person as to where and why things need to be put away in order to prevent clutter. It is possible that medication and organizing help can fix this frequent problem. Some with ADHD refuse medication so they have to learn, almost by rote, how to organize.
- OCD – an emotional medical condition needs treatment with medication and psychotherapy. If the person with OCD is not being treated it is very difficult for them to let go of any item in their possession, resulting in extreme hoarding conditions. Psychotherapy is especially needed for this disorder.
- Depression – when one is depressed the urge to put things away just seems to disappear. Depending on the length of depression it can quickly turn into a hoarding situation. Medication and therapy usually help with this condition.
- Physical Challenges – there are many conditions that create physical challenges to getting organized. Dealing with these conditions every day, sometimes in pain all day, causes people to not even think about organizing, but just getting through the day. They need someone to help them get organized so that reaching for a glass, using toothpaste, or finding their shoes does not become an unsurmountable obstacle for them.
- Psychiatric Issues – there are too many psychiatric issues to list but many of them have created unbearable living conditions for those afflicted. Careful and compassionate help is needed to get them through hoarding issues.
It is difficult to differentiate between these conditions, so it is very important to have a qualified therapist identifying and treating them as part of the whole organizing team. Identification is necessary for the organizers so that they know how to approach the client in relation to his/her belongings.
How We Help
We guide our clients by helping them make the often difficult decisions on what to keep and what to discard, removing nothing from the home without their permission. Our goal is to improve organizing and decision making skills so our clients, with new habits, can fully enjoy the activities of everyday living.