Maria Droste Counseling Center improves lives by helping individuals and families overcome obstacles such as the loss of a job, emotional trauma or depression. We provide affordable counseling for those in need, assisting people in their efforts to develop new skills, achieve self-sufficiency, strengthen family relationships, and improve quality of life.
"Maria Droste Services was formed out of the understanding that people need access to counseling regardless of their ability to pay. We are committed to serving others with enthusiasm, empathy and humility as we assist in creating a place of peace, love and harmony within others, ourselves and our community. We embrace and honor diversity in all its forms."
Maria Droste Counseling Center (Maria Droste Services of Colorado) is a community-based nonprofit organization serving the six county Denver area.
Our organization was founded in 1989 to bridge the gaps in available counseling services for underserved, economically-disadvantaged populations in Denver. Today we continue to serve the most vulnerable members of our community, helping them achieve self-sufficiency, strengthen family relationships, and improve quality of life.
I was fortunate to be an intern at Maria Droste Counseling Center during the 2011-2012 internship year. The office and therapy staff truly live by the mission of Maria Droste, and are committed to providing excellent services to the community regardless of their ability to pay. The respect and acceptance of others permeates the center; not only in the environment that is provided, but by the way in which the services are offered and supported. It's an experience I will never forget.
Clinical Psychology Master of Arts Candidate
Maria Droste Counseling Center has been a blessing to this family and to the entire community.
Mother of two adolescents receiving counseling at Maria Droste
Nativity School has been very fortunate to use the counseling services of the Children First program of Maria Droste Counseling Center. Several of our students and their families have benefited from the care and expertise shown by the counseling interns. The teachers and administration have been impressed with the support that the children receive from the Children First program in individual and group sessions. The problems that children face today can be overwhelming to them; our students are encouraged to deal with these situations in a healthy, positive, and productive way through treatments and interventions that they receive from the Children First program.
Principal of Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School
The Children's First program at Asbury has for many years provided a variety of free high- quality mental health services to our students and families. By providing school based counselors, many more students have had access to counseling. I find the Children's First program to be an invaluable resource for the Asbury community.
LCSW, NCSP, DPS School Psychologist/Social Worker at Asbury Elementary