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

Annie

AnnieHi! My name is Annie Johansson and I am currently pursuing my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at Saint Mary's University as well as my Masters in Theology at Seminary.My passion is women and children and trauma work surrounding that population. My professional experience is in individual and group therapy and in a residential setting working with clients ranging from ages 16-24. I have worked with depression, anxiety, PTSD, chemical dependency, anger, and other mental health issues.I love running, yoga, reading, and playing the piano. I can be quite energetic and sometimes a bit quirky!.

Contact her at:
annie@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

TaLana

TaLanaHello my name is TaLana and I am currently pursuing my master’s degree in marriage and family therapy at Saint Mary’s University. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in mass communication at the University of Minnesota. In addition to my studies I have volunteered as a community advocate at Tubman providing resources to people in the community. Professionally I have experience working with the homeless population as a housing case manager. I have provided advocacy, housing, employment and other social service resources to participants in a transitional housing program. I really enjoy interacting with people and have worked with people from diverse backgrounds. I am excited to work as an intern with THP. I am eager to learn and to be a part of team to provide services to individuals and families impacted by hoarding.

Contact her at:
talana@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

Jennifer

JenniferHello! My name is Jennifer and since receiving my MA in Counseling Psychology I’ve been interning with several community mental health clinics. I have experience working with a diverse client population including individuals struggling with PTSD, depression, anxiety, as well as more chronic mental health disorders. My specific interests lie in behavioral neuroscience and the effects of stress and trauma on our neurochemistry and physiology. For the last several years I have owned and operated a small housecleaning and home organization business in Seattle, WA. My role at THP will be in providing mental health counseling support and assistance to those who are currently struggling with hoarding behavior, as well as assisting with home organization.

Contact her at:
jen@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