Jennifer M. Sampson, PhD, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and co-founder of The Hoarding Project. Jennifer earned her doctorate in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota. Her research interests involve the influence of family and life experiences on hoarding behavior, as well as developing effective and ethical approaches to mandatory hoarding cleanouts. She has published multiple articles in academic journals on hoarding, and completed her dissertation work on understanding the influences of unresolved trauma and loss and family dynamics on hoarding behavior. She earned her Master’s degree from Seattle Pacific University and teaches at Antioch University Seattle in the Couples and Family Therapy Department. She practices therapy in her group practice, Northwest Relationships, in Tacoma, Washington, and chairs the King/Pierce County Hoarding Task Force.
Financial: Jennifer Sampson is in private practice. She is the executive director for The Hoarding Project. Dr. Sampson receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jennifer Sampson is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; and the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation.