Schedule a Private 30-Minute Phone Call
If you have specific questions about a hoarding situation and would like to speak to me privately, I offer half-hour phone consultations for a fee. Each call must be scheduled and paid for in advance.
To Watch Episodes of the TV show Hoarders
Want to see me in action working on A&E TV’s show, Hoarders?
Visit the Independent Movie Database profile for Geralin Thomas There you’ll find information about specific episodes of A&E TV’s Emmy-nominated show, Hoarders, I’ve appeared on. An additional option for viewing episodes can be found here A&E website.
Films to Watch
Compulsive Clutter in NYC – Multimedia project that explores the impact of hoarding on hoarders, psychologists, cleanup specialists and social workers for whom hoarding is a defining phenomenon.
My Mother’s Garden
An award-winning film that documents a 61-year-old woman’s daily life as a hoarder, filmed by her daughter, director Cynthia Lester.
Packrat by Kris Montag
Possessed by Martin Hampton
Enters the complicated world of four hoarders
Stuffed by Awren Curry and Cerissa Tanner
This film dispels the stereotype that all “packrats” are isolated, elderly derelicts.
The Story of Stuff
An animated documentary about the life-cycle of material goods written and narrated by Annie Leonard. Note: critics consider the documentary to contain incorrect and misleading information and/or to be politically partisan.
Books to Read
From Hoarding to Hope: Understanding People Who Hoard and How To Help Them by Geralin Thomas. MetroZing Publishing, 2015.
To Buy or Not to Buy: Why We Overshop and How to Stop by April Lane Benson. Trumpeter, 2008.
Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash by Vickie Dellaquila, Mountain Publishing, 2007.
Shoptimism: Why the American Consumer Will Keep on Buying No Matter What by Lee Eisenberg. Free Press, 2009.
Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Randy Frost and Gail Steketee. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.
Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding: Why You Save and How You Can Stop by Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D., Jerome Bubrick, Ph.D. and Jose Yaryura-Tobias, M.D. New Harbinger Publications, July 2004
Changing For Good by J. O. Prochaska, J. C. Norcross & C. C. DiClemente. HarperCollins, New York, NY, 1994, 2002.
Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring: Workbook and Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring: Therapist Guide by Gail Steketee, Ph.D. and Randy Frost, Ph.D. Oxford University Press, 2006
Buried In Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving and Hoarding by David F. Tolin, Ph.D., Randy O. Frost, Ph.D. Oxford University Press, 2007.
Digging Out: Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding, and Compulsive Acquiring by Michael A., Ph.D. Tompkins and Tamara L. Hartl. New Harbinger Publications, 2009.
Clutter + Squalor Rating Scales
Online Support Groups
A group for/to support those who grew up in a hoarding environment and/or currently have a relative who hoards. Many resources, online videos, shared stories and more.
Stories, photos, tools, community forums and chat, resources and information for people who know someone who hoards.