If you are not a mental health professional who specializes in hoarding disorders, chances are you are not thinking about your clients’ clutter and the impact this may be having on their physical and emotional well-being.
- Most intake assessments do not include questions about clutter and/or disorganized spaces at home
- Chronic disorganization engenders a whole set of problems that many people don’t see as connected to their current mental health conditions
- Major life transitions will often throw someone off their game, turning an orderly home into cluttered chaos for people with ADHD, bipolar disorder, or other emotional/behavioral issues
Regina Lark is trained to work with the most chronically disorganized among us. She holds certifications through the Institute for Challenging Disorganization for organizing for people with ADHD, hoarding behavior, and people with lifelong problems associated with clutter and disorganization (chronic disorganization, or CD).
Here’s how Regina and her Clear Path Team can help (think: ‘It takes a village!’)
- Triage with mental health professionals for optimum assistance
- Organize and transform space to give your clients some breathing room
- Coach clients to develop new relationships with their “stuff,” create systems for flow and ease of use, and make sure everything in the home has a home