Leslie

LeslieFor the past ten years, I worked as a residential organizer and coach. Through my work, I experienced many different types of encounters with people. In my work as an organizer, I had emotionally connected work. Being an organizer was an intimate job, similar to therapy. In order to do my job, I had to get to know the client very well, very quickly. We organized their personal items, some of which were very private. Most clients had an explanation for wanting to keep almost every object they possessed and sometimes there was even a story behind the object. Many times traumatic events were associated with the objects; such as a divorce, an unhappy childhood or even a death. I worked with many people that suffered from depression, anxiety, and people who hoard. This experience whetted my appetite to better understand my clients, and acquire the skills necessary to become a therapist.

Contact her at:
leslie@thehoardingproject.org

Alison

AlisonHello! My name is Alison and in addition to being an intern with The Hoarding Project, I am a Marriage and Family Therapy student as St. Mary’s University. My experience with The Hoarding Project started volunteering during safety day activities; I was so inspired that I decided to be of further help as an intern. As a member of The Hoarding Project’s team, I will be working directly with clients and helping with outreach and other tasks. My previous experience is in working in elementary education and I am excited to earn new experiences working with people and families with hoarding difficulties.

Contact her at:
alison@thehoardingproject.org

Denise

JenniferMy name is Denise Burningham. I am currently obtaining my masters in Art Therapy and Couple Family Therapy at Antioch University Seattle. I have been interning with The Hoarding Project since April 2015. I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to clients with Hoarding Disorder. I work with individuals and families and am inspired by client progress and the human ability to learn and change behaviors, thoughts, and emotions to create and maintain and safe and healthy home.

Contact her at:
denise@thehoardingproject.org

Lindsey

LindseyHello! My name is Lindsey Crow and I am currently pursuing my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Seattle Pacific University and obtained my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Central Washington University. I have experience working with foster children and providing them a safe and loving environment. I am interested in working with hoarding clients and their families because I believe that hoarding behaviors are often overlooked and I am passionate about helping those individuals work through the unresolved trauma or loss that may be causing the hoarding behaviors. I am grateful to be apart of this organization and excited to develop new experiences as an intern at The Hoarding Project.

Contact her at:
lindsey@thehoardingproject.org

Ellie

EllieHello! My name is Ellie and I am a intern at The Hoarding Project. I am pursuing my Master’s at Saint Mary’s University in Marriage and Family therapy. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in psychology and the University of Minnesota Duluth. I have experience working with families that have children with diagnoses, and providing them with therapy services. As a team member at The Hoarding Project I will be working directly with clients and running support groups here in the Metro area. I am excited to be on The Hoarding Project team and am ready to learn from this amazing organization.

Contact her at:
ellie@thehoardingproject.org

Rebecca

RebeccaHello everyone. My name is Rebecca Mattox and I am new to The Hoarding Project as a student intern from Antioch University Seattle. I am studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy. I obtained my Bachelors Degree from California State University of Fresno in Liberal Studies Blended Programs with a concentration in Children and the Arts. I have worked mostly in child care and education over the years through the YMCA in California, Missouri, and Washington. I am excited to be part of The Hoarding Project and look forward to meeting everyone!

Contact her at:
rebeccam@thehoardingproject.org

Rebecca

RebeccaHello! My name is Rebecca Schmidt I am an intern at The Hoarding Project. I am currently a graduate student at Saint Mary’s University for marriage and family therapy. In 2012 I completed my undergraduate degree at Saint Cloud State University in chemical dependency and community psychology. I have four years of experience as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor working with a diverse population. As a member of The Hoarding Project, I will be facilitating monthly support groups and working directly with clients and family members. I am eager to begin this journey with you!

Contact her at:
rebecca@thehoardingproject.org