Helping Hoarders A Guide for Families, Counselors, and First Responders

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This short, easy to read guide will benefit those who want to understand hoarding better and those who want to help hoarders find their way into recovery. Family members, counselors, agency personnel, and others who are often first responders will come away with an enlarged view of the disorder and how to intervene.

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About Mark Chidley

Mark A. Chidley, LMHC, CAP Mark, a licensed mental health counselor and certified addictions professional, offers counseling services at his office Kelly San Carlos Executive Center in Fort Myers, Florida. He received his education at The University of Iowa, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the University of South Florida. He has been in private practice since 1997. He holds certifications in Rapid Trauma Resolution (2010) Imago Relationship therapy (2001), and now specializes in clearing the effects of trauma, helping couples, and hoarding issues. He brings rich experience from a combined 26 years of hospital work and mental health counseling. He is married and has three children.

Reviews

Review by: jim lynch on June 05, 2013 : (no rating)
As a fellow author, I can really appreciate the work Mark Chidley put into his book. It's an easy to read and understand format that deals directly with the problems people face when trying to help someone who they know and care about with a hoarding issue. Mark offers some great insight into the reasons people develop hoarding issues and gives expert advice on the proper techniques to use when dealing with people with this problem, as well as what pitfalls to avoid that can make matters worse. A must read for anyone who is looking for assistance in this area and isn't sure how to take that first step.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: averill preman on Oct. 03, 2011 : (no rating)
Mark Chidley has hit the nail on the head with this book... his understanding of the complexities of hoarding, coupled with his tools for communication make this the concise primer for those assisting hoarders and their families. His methods are helpful in establishing a healthy dialogue that can begin the path toward a positive physical environment...

Averill Preman/ ACT Cleaning and Restoration, LLC, a specialty cleaning company in Southwest Florida
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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