Buried In Treasures (BIT) Workshop For Teens Most of us think of hoarding behaviors as occurring among adults, but did you know the average person with Hoarding Disorder (HD) begins to experience hoarding behaviors in their teen years? Hoarding symptoms begin to appear early in life and continue throughout the entire lifespan, increasing in severity with each passing decade if untreated:
Ages 11–15 — symptoms may first emerge
By the mid-20’s — symptoms begin interfering with every day functioning
By the mid-30’s — symptoms cause significant impairment and the person is likely to meet full criteria for a diagnosis of HD
NWAI clinicians, Jessica McKee, LPC, and Ashley Wray, LCSW, have partnered to adapt the well-known and widely researched curriculum, Buried in Treasures, creating a teens-only workshop.
16-week program that involves peer support as well as resources and support for parents
Each weekly session follows the BIT curriculum, focusing on a chapter in the book, Buried in Treasures: Help For Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, And Hoarding (Treatments That Work)
All participants receive a copy of the book, practical tools for addressing hoarding behaviors, and peer support in implementing new techniques
Teens interested in learning how to live a less cluttered life Here are a few questions to help know if this pertains to you (or your teen). Do you find yourself:
Very emotionally attached to your belongings?
Feeling anxious when faced with decision-making?
Feeling overwhelmed or embarrassed by your stuff?
NW Anxiety Pediatrics 923 NE Couch St
Thursdays 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Starting soon
$40/group* *OHP members are likely eligible for coverage. Inquire if interested