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 Groups

New York City

We offer a variety of groups addressing different developmental, affective, situational, or life experiences. Each group is run by an MDCS expert within the area of the group being offered. Groups are offered in 4-6 week cycles or are long-term groups. Group times range from 1 to 1.5 hours long.

The Parent Divorce Support Group

6 sessions
Days & Times: Tuesdays, 12:30pm- 1:30pm
Beginning On April 9th, 2019

This group provided practical information and psycho-education for a healthy divorce including:

  • Overview of divorce options and the process
  • Identifying and coping with the rollercoaster of emotions during divorce
  • Tools for effective co-parenting during and after divorce

This group is intended for individuals, not couples.
Group Leader: Monica Roquitte, LCSW, CDFA

6 sessions
Days & Times: Tuesdays, 12:30pm- 1:30pm
Beginning On April 9th, 2019

Trauma Informed Couples Counseling

6 sessions
Days & Times: Tuesdays, 12:30pm- 1:30pm
Beginning On April 9th, 2019

In this group you will receive:

  • Psycho-education around primary and secondary trauma.
  • Tools for increasing communication and negotiating.
  • Identifying patterns and how to resolve them.

Group Leader: Hallie Boas, MHC
Co-Group Leader: Natalie Medina-Minton, LCSW, BC-TMH

6 sessions
Days & Times: Mondays, 6:00pm- 7:00pm
Beginning On April 15th, 2019

If you are interested in participating in one of our groups, please contact Joanne DeLuca by

calling 212-889-4042
emailing j.deluca@mdcsnyc.org