All posts by: Maria Droste

Have you ever wondered why it is so difficult to choose just one emoji to express your reaction to a friend’s Facebook post? If yes, then you might find it interesting to learn about the multiplicity principle frequently mentioned in...
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With all the uncertainty and upheaval most people are experiencing as a result of COVID-19, anxiety is a word that comes up a lot. But, what is anxiety, really?...
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Dear Community, Many are waking up to the nightmare that has been lived by black people in this country for more than four hundred years.  I feel outrage too, but my outrage is filtered through my white privilege. The majority...
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“Unprecedented” is the word most often used to describe the current crisis caused by the spread of COVID-19. This event has touched everyone and all areas of daily life look different as we continue to adjust to new routines and...
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Have you been looking for a way to give back to your community, but aren’t sure how to plug into a role that highlights your skills? Are you entrepreneurial? Do you love the art of marketing? Do you have a...
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Being a part of the Young Professional’s Board (YPB) is an opportunity for professional development for members. Because of this, we mimic our board’s onboarding process, culture, and meeting processes with the YPB. This gives the members the chance to...
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First responders and front-line providers care for our community in life-threatening situations. The emotional stress of this great responsibility often follows first responders’ home and impacts the mental health of our providers and civil servants.   Now more than ever,...
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  Collegiate Peaks Bank Press Release                                                        Media Contact: Paul Suter, Suter Media Relations...
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Dear Friends, I wanted to reach out and connect with you during this critical and uncertain time. I hope everyone in your family is doing ok. I know a lot of your businesses have been impacted and some of you...
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Press Release Mental Health Services Brought to Coloradans via Telehealth Regardless of Their Ability to Pay 3/20/20 Maria Droste Counseling Center has been providing mental health counseling services for 30 years, regardless of ability to pay. As of Monday, March...
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Along with all the physical changes of pregnancy and childbirth come a host of emotional changes, from euphoria to sadness. That sadness also has a spectrum, from a mild and temporary condition to a more serious mental health concern. The...
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New Therapist Group Member at the Maria Droste Counseling Center, Matt Abbot, shares with us some tips and tricks on how to deal with anxiety around COVID-19. Are you feeling anxious? Consider seeking out counseling services by calling Maria Droste...
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Maria Droste Counseling Center is open and accepting new clients via telehealth. To find a therapist, call our Intake office: 303-867-4600 or email Intake@MariaDroste.org. As of Monday, March 16, 2020 MDCC’s physical offices are open by appointment only. Please contact...
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Whether planned or unplanned, through birth or adoption, the anticipation and ultimate arrival of a baby generates a wide range of emotions. Regardless of how much you’ve prepared, how many magazine articles you’ve read, how many nieces and nephews you’ve...
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Mindfulness gets talked about a lot these days, but it is more than a passing fad. As an ancient practice with science to support its numerous benefits, mindfulness as a practice is a powerful tool for navigating the many challenges...
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The holidays can be a wonderful time full of fun and magic. Lights and candy canes. Parties and presents. Family and friends. Sometimes, or for some people, however, this time of year brings unpleasant or difficult feelings. Stress, anxiety, fear,...
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Autumn. Kids are back in school and family routines have gotten back to normal after summer break. However, for many parents with children who’ve gone away to college or have left home to pursue other opportunities, that may mean finding...
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Issues with attachment are often associated with children, particularly children who have lost a significant caretaker or children in adoption situations who didn’t receive proper loving care as babies and, as a result, exhibit negative behaviors or emotional difficulties throughout...
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Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression and addiction have all been getting a lot of media coverage in recent years. Now, an important tool for treating these serious but common mental health issues is also beginning to get more...
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Celal Aydemir, MA, LPC The Turkish word “arkadaş” means a friend, the rock behind your back, as well as someone you are willing to be there for through thick and thin. We may strive to be that kind of friend to...
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The public revelations about Harvey Weinstein last fall and the subsequent rise of the #MeToo movement brought the little-talked-about and rarely prosecuted systemic culture of sexual harassment, abuse and assault by powerful men fully into the open. Women and men...
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[Scott Olsen/Getty Images]   The word “narcissist” has been bandied about quite a bit this past year. More than a politically divisive term, however, narcissistic personality disorder is a legitimate mental condition defined in The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of...
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*Thank you to Laura Pentoney, MA, LPC, for her contributions to this blog post. To contact Laura directly, visit her profile here. Consistently, one of the top resolutions made on January 1 is to get healthy, and getting healthy typically...
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*Thank you to Karin Bustamante, MA, LPC, for her contributions to this blog post. To contact Karin directly, visit her profile here. The New Year is traditionally a time for resolutions. The start of a new year can evoke a...
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How to Stay When You Want to Flee Relationships are hard. Maintaining a happy coexistence with another human being – even someone you care deeply about – has its challenges. Like any living thing, relationships change over time and are...
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“What’s for dinner?” can be the most depressing and difficult question for busy parents to answer. After all, dinner is relentless. Night after night, whether you’re hitting the fast food drive-thru on the way to your kid’s lacrosse practice or...
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“Why are you drinking?” demanded the little prince. “So that I may forget,” replied the tippler. “Forget what?” inquired the little prince, who already was sorry for him. “Forget that I am ashamed,” the tippler confessed, hanging his head. “Ashamed...
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Moving Out of a Fixed Perspective through Compassionate Discourse You made it through the holidays and those challenging, awkward, possibly heated dinner table discussions about the election. Some of those people you may not see again for another year, yet...
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