She/Her/HersLicensed Social Worker, LSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
You may also self-schedule your free initial 15-minute consultation through my website.
Our work together is a collaborative process. Whether you are experiencing a life change, difficulties in your relationships, feeling trapped in familiar limiting patterns, or being visited by illness, you might be struggling to move forward. We will find our way out of these stuck places together. It’s your journey and I am here to support you.
In session, we may examine coping habits, witness parts of self, explore the mind-body connection, and uncover relationship patterns. We might work to set boundaries, shift dynamics, and let go of things that no longer serve you. Your internal wisdom is our guide as we craft a treatment plan to reach your goals. The therapeutic relationship is a safe space to process your experience. My goal is for you to feel safely embodied and to create an authentic life.
I take a person-in-environment perspective, listening closely for how societal systems and historical forces shape lived experience. I look for pathology first in the systems and environment surrounding a client, as I believe we are shaped by our environments. I am strengths-based, compassionate, trauma-informed, and direct.
As a Lyme literate therapist, I offer support to individuals affected by Lyme disease and co-infections. A comprehensive support system is essential in managing this illness. As your therapist, I will help you process your diagnosis, identify mental health symptoms, develop coping skills, and find hope.
Please contact me to schedule your complimentary 15-minute initial consultation to help you determine if I am a good fit.
Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress
Lyme disease - I will help you process your diagnosis, identify mental health symptoms, develop coping skills, and find hope. If requested, I will consult with your medical provider.
Mind-body connection - If comfortable/tolerable, practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally. An important component of trauma work.
Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Climate anxiety - Coping with the unique stress created by climate change, including managing any overwhelming feelings of impending disaster and finding outlets for advocacy
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 3 years
Private Practice, 2022 - Present
Maria Droste Counseling Center, Therapist & Clinical Supervisor, 2023 - Present
Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver, Master of Social Work, 2021
Institute for Human-Animal Connection, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver, Certificate in Human-Animal-Environment Interactions in Social Work, 2021
Barnard College, Columbia University, Bachelor of Arts, 2011