Identifying and Treating Hoarding Behaviors

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About the Speaker, Laura Lokers

Laura Lokers is a founding member of the Washtenaw County Task
Force
. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and worked in the
University of Michigan’s Department of Psychiatry – Anxiety Disorders
Program for 10 years before co-founding the Anxiety and OCD Treatment
Center of Ann Arbor. Laura Lokers has specialized training in Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy for a variety of anxiety, mood disorders, and OCD. She
has extensive experience in treating hoarding disorders
. Lokers bases her
treatment plans on current scientific evidence to provide treatment
targeted to develop skills for patients to overcome their anxiety symptoms,
both now and in the future. She works with children, teens, and adults.

Identifying & Treating Hoarding Behaviors

According to psychologist David Tolin, PhD, a hoarding specialist and
author of Buried in Treasures, “A surprising 2% to 5% of
Americans meet the criteria for hoarding
. Compare that to the 1%
of Americans affected by panic disorder, or the 2% of people with
obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). We’re talking about a surprisingly
common disorder that had never really been recognized.”

For more information about the Kalamazoo Hoarding Task Force, view the news clip from last time they had an event.

Watch Video From Hoarding Event

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