De-cluttering & Organizing
Workshops & Presentations
During sessions with a mental health component, Sarah will engage her clients in talk therapy* which involves active listening and exploring feelings. She will collaborate with clients and their families, if needed, to build coping skills and improve functioning.
This process involves working on the client's clutter with them. It involves helping to sort, categorize, dispose of and find homes for possessions. Focus is on decision-making and reducing clutter. This can also be done in conjunction with counseling. Sarah also offers virtual organizing sessions.
Customized workshops and presentations can be facilitated for local agencies, community groups, and general population settings. The content covered is tailored to the specific request and population. Fees vary by topic/venue.
*Approaches to Therapy:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT teaches individuals to identify, assess and respond to their faulty thoughts and beliefs. It is based on the idea that distorted thoughts and maladaptive behaviors play a role in the development of a mental health disorder. CBT is an evidence-based practice which is highly effective in treating OCD, hoarding disorder, depression and anxiety. It focuses on enhancing coping strategies that target the problematic thoughts, actions, and emotions.
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
MI is an approach that helps people with mental health disorders make positive behavioral changes to support better health. It is collaborative and person-centered and addresses the common problem about ambivalence toward change. It is a process that supports change in a manner that is in-line with one’s own values and concerns.
Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy
ERP is an evidence-based treatment that targets OCD. Clients are exposed to situations and places that trigger his/her OCD symptoms. The goal is that over time the client is able to become desensitized to their fears. Repeatedly facing one’s fears and uncomfortable thoughts allows anxiety to gradually decrease.