***UPDATE AND INFORMATION DURING COVID-19***
MDCS continues to be a support and therapeutic environment for those in need during these difficult times. Although our office is closed for safety, our services continue via telehealth (video and telephone) 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

Referral Process

Referrals come from a variety of sources including past and present clients, other therapists, churches, colleges, professional schools, the internet, hospitals and hospices. We remain committed to providing accessible and affordable services to children, adolescents, and adults. Services are provided regardless of insurance status. If you would like to receive our services give us a call at

(212) 889 – 4042

* If you do not receive someone immediately, leave a message with your name and phone number and one of our staff will reach out to you as soon as possible.

During your call with the staff, we pride ourselves on making you feel comfortable and developing rapport immediately.

On the initial call, we will inquire into your demographic information and begin to gather some information to identify the most appropriate clinician for your needs.

Once you are assigned a clinician, your clinician will reach out to you directly to set-up an initial consultation meeting where you will complete a psychosocial assessment. When coming to your first appointment, you have the option of bringing some of the initial documents with you or completing them upon your arrival. If you would like to print the documents, they are located below.

Confidentiality & Privacy

All treatment is held in the strictest confidence according to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) law (https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-individuals/mental-health/index.html). Our office is set up with individual counseling rooms and a large conference room for groups that are comfortable and quiet.

Request A Call

* For your confidentiality please do not provide any identifiable information or confidential information around your needs.

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.