Buried By Junk: How Junk Removal Services And Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help Hoarders


If you refuse to let people into your home because you are embarrassed by the condition of things, you may be a hoarder. You may also be a hoarder if you refuse to acknowledge the conditions inside and outside of your home. However, if you are the former type of hoarder and not the latter, there is a much better chance that you can be cured. It starts with junk removal services and cognitive behavioral therapy. 

Junk Removal Services

Junk removal services can help with hoards of stuff that you need to let go of to get better. If you do not have the strength to do it alone, you can try to get a social worker, a professional organizer and a therapist involved, as well as any family members who genuinely want to help. Then you have emotional and psychological support in place during the junk removal process. 

The crew arrives very early in the morning to begin. They will suit up to protect their health, and then begin loading up all the trucks and the dumpsters they have brought, being careful to ask you which items you want to keep and which ones you want to get rid of. If the items are clearly destroyed from years of neglect, are broken or animals have defecated and urinated all over them, they have to be removed and junked for safety and health reasons. After every dumpster and every truck has been filled to capacity, the junk removal crew will drive away to dispose of it. If there is more to remove from your home or property, the process is repeated, but you will need to be the one to reschedule the days and times for the crews to return.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

As years of junk leaves your yard and your home, you may feel panicky, shaky, sad, or distressed. That is perfectly normal. To continue removing junk from your home, you will need psychiatric help. Usually, anti-anxiety medications and anti-depressants can help, but you will also need cognitive behavioral therapy to help train your brain and your emotions to react to objects in a very different way than hoarding them. While it is rare for psychiatrists and behavioral therapists to come to you for therapy, they occasionally do so when their specialty and focus of practice is hoarders and/or shut-ins and agoraphobes. Find a therapist or psychiatrist who specializes in your particular mental health issues and you will get the help you need.


30 November 2016

trash removal in the country

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