Let me introduce myselfI am a professional organizing consultant and coach based in Sonoma County, California (about an hour north of San Francisco). I specialize in helping clients who tend to have more serious or long-standing issues with organizing, which can manifest as a lot of clutter, time-management problems or even compulsive hoarding.
My clients also often face "brain-based challenges" which run the gamut from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), depression, bipolar issues or other health issues. We work together to design systems that will function with each client's unique brain.
My extensive training through the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD, formerly the NSGCD) has helped me to understand these and many other issues that clients might face. I am not a therapist, nor do I attempt to help clients with these issues directly, but I do help design organizing strategies and habit changes that can take into account these and other issues that often contribute to the clutter or organizing problems.
I earned my "CPO-CD®" (Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization) in 2007 through an 18-month mentored and peer-reviewed study offered by the ICD, although I no longer carry this designation. Click here to see a list of other organizers near you who specialize in chronic disorganization and are graduates of this program or have earned lower level certificates.
In 2009 and 2010 I earned my Level V (Program Coach) and Level V (Master Trainer) designations through the ICD.
I look forward to hearing from my readers and am happy to answer questions about my services or about organizing in general.
Margaret Pearson Pinkham