Marnie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in anxiety, depression, OCD, hoarding disorder and hoarding behavior. In addition to working with adults struggling with these issues, she also works with their family members in learning how to better personally cope with and navigate the complexities of their family member's mental health. Marnie focuses treatment on strengths-based collaborative solutions grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Marnie received her Masters in Social Work from Salem State University in Massachusetts. Prior to moving to Tennessee in June 2017, she was the Clinical and Program director for the North Shore Center for Hoarding and Cluttering, a 2016 n4a award winning program that she developed in 2012. Marnie is the founder of the Center for Hoarding and Cluttering, an online training and consulting resource for all aspects of hoarding. In addition to serving as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of The Hoarding Project, Marnie established the Middle TN Hoarding Task Force and was previously a member of the North Shore & Boston Hoarding Task Forces and the MA Statewide Steering Committee on Hoarding. For five years, Marnie was a Graduate Level SW Field Instructor for Salem State University and Simmons College in Massachusetts and continues to provide clinical supervision for Social Workers.
As a nationally recognized specialist in hoarding disorder, Marnie regularly speaks at conferences and provides training for agencies across the U.S. on all aspects of hoarding. Marnie also developed the Uniform Inspection Checklist, a standardized and objective tool for assessing and managing hoarding cases currently used nationwide, in Canada, and Australia.
What Her Colleagues Say About Her: Calming, Steady, Consistent, Engaged, Skillful, Action-Oriented, Dry Sense of Humor