Buried in Treasures Treatment Groups

The Hoarding Connection of Cuyahoga County provides Buried in Treasures groups throughout Cuyahoga County (Ohio).

Each Buried in Treasures session focuses on a chapter in the book, Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding (Tolin, Frost, & Steketee, 2nd ed. 2013, Oxford University Press). Buried in Treasures is a voluntary action-oriented peer-led treatment group. The facilitated group is highly structured and time-limited, consisting of 15 sessions spread over 20 weeks.The sessions are facilitated by a nonprofessional who may have (or have had) hoarding disorder or a special interest in it. In-person activities include discussion of each chapter, exercises from the book dealing with acquisition, discarding, and disorganization, and homework between sessions. Research by Randy Frost and colleagues indicates that up to 73% of participants are much or very much improved by the end of the group.

There are not any groups available at this time. To be notified when a group form, please fill out the form at the link below. 

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The Cuyahoga County Hoarding Connection's mission is to provide support and advice, educate, develop best practices, and assist in identifying needed resources for individuals who hoard and those that work with individuals who hoard.