MDCS continues to be a support and therapeutic environment for those in need during these difficult times. Our services continue via telehealth (video and telephone) and in-person modalities. Due to this, there is flexibility in the times and days of when you will be able to receive the therapy from our caring professional clinicians. Now more than ever if you are if you need therapy please reach out. If you are unable to pay, or are worried about the ability to pay, we stress to not let this be a barrier to your therapy. We will work with you to receive the support you need.

MDCS stands in the fight with Black Lives Matter. MDCS staff continue to support anti-oppressive and anti-racist actions in New York and across the globe. We pride ourselves on maintaining an environment for staff and clients to explore how injustices have impacted each individual.

Maria Droste Counseling Services

Located in the heart of New York City Since 1982

  • Affordable Counseling For Everyone
    In order to make counseling affordable we work on a sliding scale.
  • Confidentiality & Privacy Guaranteed
    All treatment is held in the strictest confidence according to HIPAA.
  • Comfortable Environment
    We have individual counseling rooms and a large conference room for groups.

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New Clients

We welcome individuals and couples as clients regardless of race, religion, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or economic circumstances.

Become a part of MDCS

We invite you to become part of the Maria Droste family and feel the support around you! Our compassionate approach is not just for our clients, it starts with our staff, volunteers, and interns!

Make a Donation

Since 1982, Maria Droste Counseling Services has provided high quality mental health care to all, regardless of the ability to pay. If you too wish to participate in helping Maria Droste make a difference, please Donate today.

Attend a Group or Event

Maria Droste Counseling Services annually hosts the "Intimate Conversation" fundraiser, along with other events. We also provide several group therapy sessions in our office throughout the year.

If you are currently in a crisis, please call 888-NYC-WELL (692-9355) to become connected to a crisis counselor (clinician or peer).

If you are in immediate risk and in an emergency, please be advised to call 911 or to go to your nearest emergency room.

Adjustment Disorders

Affective Mood Disorders / Depression

Anxiety / O.C.D

Personality Disorders

Post Traumatic Stress Disorders

Children and Adolescent Treatment

Our Board of Directors

Past Events

Fundraisers, Award Ceremonies

Fees / Insurance

In order to make counseling affordable we work on a sliding scale. The fee is determined based upon the client’s individual financial situation.

*Individual Session Fee's are determind on a sliding scale. Please understand that we do our best to provide services for all our clients at a fair price.

Individual Sessions

Sliding scale fee

  • *Fee is determinded on a sliding scale
  • Medicare accepted.
  • We do not accept insurance.

Group Sessions

$35 / per visit

  • No sliding scale fee.