In 2013, Sarah Soboleski, LCSW (she/her/hers) started Classically Organized, a professional organizing business focused on helping homeowners de-clutter and organize their living spaces. As her business grew, she added a therapeutic component to her work with clients utilizing her social work training in which sessions can include compassionate counseling along with the clutter clearing. If you already have a mental health practitioner, Sarah is more than willing to collaborate with them to support your needs.
Her specialty is working with individuals who struggle with extreme clutter, namely those who are chronically disorganized or have compulsive hoarding behaviors. Contact Sarah to learn how she can help and support you.
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), Wheelock College
Master of Social Work (MSW), Boston University
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD)
National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO)
National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals, CT Chapter (NAPO-CT)
Hartford Magazine article: New Research at Hartford's Institute of Living Show Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Can Improve the Lives of People with Hoarding Disorder
TurleyCT LIFE Publication newspaper article: Small Changes Key to Handling Clutter
Contributor to the Life Storage Blog: New Year, New Plan: 12 Experts on How to Organize Your Home (see month 12)
Licenses & Certifications:
State of CT Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) / Lic#: 006431
Certificate of Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by John Ludgate, Ph.D., LPC, a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy
Certifications from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization:
ICD Level I Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization (CD)
ICD Level I Certificate of Study in Basic ADD Issues with the CD Client
ICD Level I Certificate of Study in Basic Hoarding Issues with the CD Client
ICD Level I Certificate of Study in Time Management and Productivity
ICD Level I Certificate of Study in CD Client Administration
ICD Level I Certificate of Study in Basic Mental Health Conditions and Challenges Affecting the CD Client
ICD Level I Certificate of Study in Understanding the Needs of the Aging CD Client
ICD Level I Certificate of Study in Interpersonal Intelligence
ICD Level I Certificate of Study in Student Needs & Learning Styles
ICD Level I Certificate of Study in Life Transitions
ICD Level II Chronic Disorganization Specialist Certificate
ICD Level II Hoarding Specialist Certificate
Level I Certifications require 6-8 hours of coursework.
Level II Certifications requires 8-10 hours of coursework and an exam.
Service to NAPO:
CT Chapter VP: 5/2016 – 4/2017
CT Chapter President: 5/2017 – 5/2018
Immediate Past President: 6/2018 - 5/2020
Member of the CT Hoarding Working Group, a statewide multidisciplinary team focused on hoarding disorder
When she’s not working with clients, Sarah is working with kids. She is a part-time social worker for a municipality providing counseling services to youth and families. In her free time, she happily chases after her 9-year-old, Lego-loving son. She also enjoys reading for pleasure, slacklining (like tightrope walking), and cheering on all the New England sports teams. Sarah and her husband (and Ruby, the cat) are homebodies and always seem to have a home improvement project going on.