About Regina Lark, Ph.D.
Organizer, Author, Speaker
Founder of A Clear Path: professional Organizing for Home, Work, Life Regina Lark, Ph.D. is the founder and president of A Clear Path: Professional Organizing for Home, Work, Life. As a Board Certified Professional Organizer, she specializes in working with people with chronic disorganization, ADHD, and hoarding disorders, as well as folks who have way too much stuff. Regina is a nationally recognized speaker and trainer on issues ranging from organizing to hoarding to time management. She is the author of the book, Psychic Debris, Crowded Closets: The Relationship between the Stuff in your Head and What’s Under your Bed, which was released as a second edition in August 2013, and she has been featured in and on A&E’s Hoarders, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The Small Business Blog and other major media outlets.Read More
Additionally, she serves as President of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Professional (NAPO)-Los Angeles, and she was the 2013 recipient of NAPO’s Most Innovative Organizer.
Clients enjoy working with Regina due to her holistic and non-judgmental approach to the job. Regina believes that clutter is the result of delayed decision-making and that disorganization is a reflection of people’s relationship to “stuff,” and this reflects how people were raised and how full they have made their lives. Clutter then becomes a manifestation of “head trash,” or the negative messages people give to themselves, suggesting they aren’t good enough, smart enough, or able or capable enough to clear their own spaces.
As a resource for people with clutter, Regina helps change people’s relationship to their environment in order to accomplish their goals to organize their living and working spaces, as well as their lives. She also helps her clients to select donation centers for the “old” stuff they give away. By allowing unused things to be donated and used again, others, besides the client, can benefit.
Regina has been organizing her own spaces, and those of others, for as long as she can remember. She thrives on clearing clutter, and thoroughly enjoys helping people figure out what to do with their stuff and their lives. Colleagues and family members regularly call on Regina for help with everything from reorganizing their kitchens, to spatial solutions for small offices.
In 1998, Regina ran for the office of Lt. Governor in California, and then in 1999 she received her Ph.D. in history from University of Southern California. Her doctoral research was published in the winter of 2013.
A resident of Southern California, Regina enjoys creating songs about de-cluttering to the tunes of popular songs, and she teaches U.S. History at Los Angeles Pierce College.
“To the people who feel stuck, embarrassed, or shamed by their clutter, remember it’s just stuff,” says Regina.
About A Clear Path
A Clear Path: Professional Organizing for Home, Work, Life is company of professional organizers that help people create, restore and maintain organization in their living and work spaces. The company also packs and moves clients’ belongings to new residences or offices. At the helm of the company is Founder and President Regina Lark, Ph.D., author of the book, Psychic Debris, Crowded Closets: The Relationship between the Stuff in your Head and What’s Under your Bed, and a Board Certified Professional Organizer, who leads her team in working with people with chronic disorganization, ADHD, and hoarding disorders, as well as people who simply “have too much stuff.”Read More
The team at A Clear Path takes a holistic and non-judgmental approach to chronic disorganization and clutter. Disorganization is a reflection of people’s relationship to material things and can stem from the past and how people were raised, to the present and how full they have made their lives, to fear of the future. Rather than telling clients what to do, A Clear Path explores the root of the problem and creates solutions that suit each client’s brain type, goals and living situation.
As the President of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) Los Angeles, Dr. Lark is a nationally recognized speaker and trainer on issues ranging from hoarding to time management. She continually educates her team and works with them to develop their interpersonal and organizing skills. Dr. Lark continues to live up to her honor as the 2013 recipient of NAPO’s Most Innovative Organizer award by developing new techniques to improve the organizing process and the issues that create clutter in the first place.
Since the company was founded in 2008, it has continued to add new specialty services in response to market demand. The company offers special programs for seniors and baby boomers that may be downsizing, as well as comprehensive moving packages, productivity workshops and other services and programs for everyone from college students to corporate executives, to stay-at-home moms.
The company website includes many resources for people to recycle and donate the items they no longer need or value. Giving items to others who can use them can make the de-cluttering process more rewarding for people who want to hang onto things because they may be useful in the future.
“We work closely with each client to get through the organizing process in a way that will create the least amount of stress for her or him,” says Dr. Lark. “Our clients are looking for systems and structures that work with their brain type and goals so that the work is sustainable and leads to a more organized, smoother life.”
Topics Regina Lark can discuss in media interviews:
- the difference between a collection, a clutter and a hoard;
- 5 tipoffs that could mean you are chronically disorganized;
- psychic debris and head trash—what they are and how they lead to clutter;
- why understanding and working with your brain type is the key to getting and staying organized;
- how to discover your child’s brain type so you can help him or her to be organized and succeed;
- how to let go of unconscious acquisitions;
- questions to ask yourself before you make a purchase;
- the psychological connections between clutter and shame;
- the 3 things you need to identify to keep a space de-cluttered;
- the special organizing needs of people with ADD, ADHD, autism and Asperger’s Syndrome;
- and more.
Regina can do on-the-spot clutter counseling and organizing, for fun and informative TV segments.
For audience participation shows, Regina can answer questions from the audience about organizing, clutter, hoarding and the topics mentioned above, among others.Book Regina for an Interview
- Get It Together- By Rachael Bracker, The Daily Trojan
- Talking Trash: Is Your Messy Mind the Cause of Your Messy House? by Max Wong
- Featured Get Your MoJo! Guest Blogger, Regina Lark, Ph.D., Professional Organizer
- Organization can save small firms time and money, —Los Angeles Times
- LA’s Organizing Examiner
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