Carlon

CarlonMy name is Carlon and I am currently a student in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Pacific Lutheran University. My professional experience is providing behavior therapy with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders; which is very rewarding and incredibly fun. As a member of THP I will be helping out in a variety of ways including providing project development support to the staff, responding to email inquiries, and editing and publishing our newsletter. I am very happy and eager to be able to help out with THP.

Contact her at: carlon@thehoardingproject.org

Madisyn

MadisynHello, my name is Madisyn and I am currently pursuing my masters in counseling, with a Marriage and Family concentration, at the University of St. Thomas. I am excited to work as an intern with THP, where I will be answering emails, conducting research, and working with clients and family members. This will help me with my future goal of becoming a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have professional experience caring for children, which helps me have a more complete picture of people and families.

Contact her at:
madisyn@thehoardingproject.org

Lawrence

LawrenceHello, my name is Lawrence Nutter, I am in my final semester at Saint Mary’s University in the Counseling Program. My professional experience has involved serving the needs of vulnerable adults in various degrees and as a counselor in an emergency crisis facility working with addiction and trauma. I am honored to join The Hoarding Project team as a research assistant and therapist. I believe that the greatest gift we can offer is the prospect of hope and look forward to working with you.

Contact him at:
larry@thehoardingproject.org

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

Mike

MikeMy name is Michael Lillie, and I am a graduate student in the Marriage & Family Therapy Masters program at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA.

I am a therapist-in-training working as an intern at the Pacific Lutheran Couple and Family Therapy Center, Auburn Youth Resources, and with The Hoarding Project. My past professional experience includes pastoral ministry, and chaplaincy working with substance abuse, trauma, grief and loss. As a therapist I typically work from an experiential and narrative approach and am able to integrate contextual issues such as spirituality (any tradition or religion), culture, gender, and ethnicity. My passion and current research centers around integration of psychotherapy and spirituality working with such topics as trauma, interpersonal forgiveness, hoarding behavior, and the problem of evil and suffering.

I earned a B.S. in Communication Studies from Northwestern College, and an M.A. in Theology from Bethel Seminary. In my free time I am most likely found with a fly rod in my hand chasing the elusive steelhead and salmon somewhere in the Pacific Northwest.

Contact him at: michael@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

Sara

SaraHello, my name is Sara and I am currently a graduate student in the Marriage & Family Therapy program at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. My past professional and volunteer experience has been focused on connecting individuals to resources as well as working with grief and loss, especially in children. My role with The Hoarding Project is as a facilitator for the Tacoma monthly support groups for people who hoard as well as for family members. I am also seeing clients in individual and family therapy sessions. I am very excited to be working with THP!

Contact her at:
sara@thehoardingproject.org

Jiayin

JiayinMy name is Jiayin Qian, or you can call me Julia. As a current junior year student at the University of Minnesota, majoring in family social science, I am interested in interaction in couples and between parents- children communication and youth development. And it drives me to explore more about family therapy consultant at University of Minnesota. I am planning to graduate in the year of 2016, and may pursue Educational Psychology as master degree.

Contact her at:
Jiayin@thehoardingproject.org

Our Mission


The mission of The Hoarding Project is to change our culture’s understanding about hoarding behavior through research-informed therapy, education, and professional collaboration.
 

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Background


The Minnesota Hoarding Project (MHP) was established in late 2009, by Jennifer Sampson, a marriage and family therapist and doctoral student in the Family Social Science Department at the University of Minnesota.

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