In 2013, Sarah Soboleski, LCSW (she/her/hers) started Classically Organized. She had been working in the mental health field for 15 years, had just had her son, and decided it was time for a change. So she combined her skills as a clinical social worker and training as a professional organizer and created Classically Organized to help people tackle their mental and physical clutter.
Her specialty is working with individuals who struggle with extreme clutter, namely those who are chronically disorganized, have compulsive hoarding behaviors, or are living with other mental health challenges that impact their daily functioning. Sarah uses a therapeutic approach in her work with clients but advises that they already have an existing counselor/therapist whom they are seeing. Contact Sarah to learn how she can help and support you.
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO)
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
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.
Member of the NAPO CT Chapter having served on the board for over 6 years and is a past president
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 10-year-old, Lego-loving son. She also enjoys reading mysteries, sipping tea with honey, slacklining (like tightrope walking), and cheering on all the New England sports teams. Sarah and her husband are homebodies and always seem to have a home improvement project going on.