Feb 13 2017
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Identifying and Treating Hoarding

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Laura Lokers, is specially training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has extensive experience in identifying and treating hoarding disorders. Part 1: Identifying and Defining Hoarding Part 2: Treating Hoarding Disorder Part 3: Challenges in Treating Hoarding Behavior Click to Watch Full Video Part 1: Identifying Hoarding Behavior There are three …[Read More]

Sep 26 2016

Identifying and Treating Hoarding Behaviors

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 …[Read More]

Jul 01 2016
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Can the APS Take my Hoarded Home?

The Kalamazoo Hoarding Task Force (KHTF) gathered together to answer questions directly from the community. At this event, KHTF representatives and Matt Paxton,extreme cleaning specialist from the TV show “Hoarders”, sat on stage as a panel and answered some of these complicated hoarding questions. The KHTF and Matt Paxton answer community questions about hoarding. Call …[Read More]

Apr 22 2016
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Public Hoarding Event with Matt Paxton

Back by Popular Demand: Matt Paxton Visiting Kalamazoo —Event Passed— Watch video below for highlights of Matt Paxton’s seminar —Sign up to receive emails about future events by subscribing to our blog below.— Attend a CE ClassWhen: June 7, 2016 Time: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Cost: Free How Do I Sign Up? Please click here to …[Read More]

Dec 12 2015
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ServiceMaster of Kalamazoo in the News

A big thank you to everyone involved in our efforts and community events these past couple months. We have been very busy, as you probably are to, and we want to share a few things that (1) you may have been a part of or (2) may find helpful. Hoarding In the News As you …[Read More]

Oct 23 2015
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Participating in the Kalamazoo Hoarding Task Force

Education about Hoarding The KHTF wants our community to be educated about hoarding. The need for helping hoarders is on the rise, and the disorder is being talked about, studied, and relatively understood. The KHTF believes our group will continue to grow while searching for more people to become involved in finding solutions. For now, …[Read More]

Aug 31 2015
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Matt Paxton is Coming to Kalamazoo

Do you need the best information about hoarding? Or maybe need to know how to deal with a hoarder? Matt Paxton, from TV Series “Hoarders: Family Secrets”, is an extreme cleaning and hoarding expert, and he’s coming back to town to talk with the public about hoarding. Please join us. Check out the events listed …[Read More]

May 15 2015
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Hoarders. Live Season Premiere

Watch clips of the first episode and new season: TV Series Back on Air “Hoarders” was cancelled in 2013, but the show is back at the end of May with a slightly different title–“Hoarders: Family Secrets”. Live Footage from Hoarder Intervention “Hoarders: Family Secrets” is airing May 28, 2015 at 9:00/8:00c on Lifetime. Matt Paxton, …[Read More]

May 04 2015
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CE (continued education) Hoarding Class Video

Watch Below! Our CE (continued education) Hoarding Class Video, and see what some of the class attendees say about the class. Sign Up for our ClassExtreme Cleanup: Handling a Hoarding Dilemma Informing Our Community Since February 2015, we’ve had 100’s of insurance agents, insurance adjusters, and the general community come to our newly offered “Extreme …[Read More]

Feb 07 2015
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Hoarding Specialists

Interview with Hoarding Specialists of Kalamazoo What is one important/interesting thing you learned from the classes? “Hoarding is recognized by the ADAA as mental disorder.”-Mike “The most important thing we took away from the classes was learning how hoarders think and what it takes to convince them to listen and trust you, so that you …[Read More]