Process

"I had to take a deep breath and put my embarrassment aside. When she showed up for our first appointment. . her warmth, her calm disposition, and her non-judgmental nature put me at ease instantly." – A.M.

The First Phone Call

There is an initial phone conversation of 20-30 minutes.

Clients talk about why they are calling now and their prior experiences with organizing. The organizer talks about her style, what happens next, and what they can expect.

The First Session

If the organizer and perspective client feel like it makes sense to move to the next step, a two and a half hour first visit is scheduled.

At the end of the first visit if client and organizer feel that there is a good fit a next date is set and the type of organizing service is determined.

A Typical Session

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We start with a conversation/ reflection on what the client has noticed in-between sessions.

What’s working, what do we need to continue to experiment with?
What’s being discovered about time and motivation?
What are goals are for the day?

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We get to work.

We go though the organizing process.
Along the way we may take time outs to look at decision making and patterns of action.

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We get back to go.

We end with the space in good working order.
Recycling taken out, donations in car, items in homes etc.

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We Wrap up.

What do you want to do, think about or notice before our next session?
Are there ways that I can support you...a check-in text?

Services

  • phone/skype/facetime organizing
  • hands-on organzing, 
sorting and organizing in space
  • check-ins
: daily, weekly, or monthly and by phone, e-mail, or text
  • consultations

Fees

Fees are based on a variety of factors:

  • Time it takes client to make purging decisions.
  • Amount of “homework” completed between sessions.
  • Length of project and involvement of organizer.
  • Type of organizing service: hands-on, consultations, and phone organizing.

    Several Fee Structures are available:

      • hourly rates based on services provided
      • package deals
      • student packages

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      Sari Solden, MS, psychotherapist and the author of Women With ADD and Journeys Through ADDulthood.

      "I am a psychotherapist for adults with ADHD who often struggle with chronic and severe disorganization. I am currently referring all my clients who need help in this area, to Susan Hunsberger, an organizer specially trained to help with these challenges. For these individuals, working with an organizer can be fraught with shame and embarrassment as well as feelings of being judged or misunderstood. They often come away from a session feeling drained, frustrated, or exhausted. So I have been delighted with the positive response of my clients to work with Susan! Susan is truly gifted at working with people with chronic disorganization. She understands their relationship to their “stuff” and respects their challenges as well as their strengths. She does not offer rigid or formulaic solutions, nor does she impose her ideas in a one size fits all way. Instead, she is a creative problem solver, working in a collaborative manner. She takes the lead from her clients, honoring the particular way an individual needs things to work for them."