Maria has over 20 years of experience helping others get control of their homes and lives by helping them get the clutter out of their lives. Her approach with her clients is very holistic. She works with the client to help them figure out the physical, mental and emotional causes of the clutter and how to deal with them. She teaches her clients how to make the decisions on what to keep, sell or donate so that they will be able to do this for themselves in the future. Even though this task can be stressful or sad she tries to keep everyone as positive and upbeat as possible. She stays available for her clients in case they have questions or just need new ideas or suggestions.
Maria has attended the FBI and Fairfax County Citizens Police Academies. She acts as a role player for the academy and officers in training scenarios, works the canteen and is a former member of the Board of the Fairfax County Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. She is a VIPS (Volunteer in Police Service) and teaches classes on clutter and hoarding at the Criminal Justice Academy as well as other venues. She is also a member of the Fairfax County Inter-Agency Hoarding Committee.
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