Ed Droste ’22

Ed Droste ’22 (Los Angeles, MA), the well-known front man of the indie rock band Grizzly Bear, has recently embarked on a unique career change, obtaining a license as an associate therapist in California. At 44, Droste serves as an independent therapist, providing multifaceted, evidence-based counseling with a specialization in addressing issues such as depression, life transitions, stress, self-esteem, and building healthy relationships. His commitment is to offer culturally sensitive therapy to California residents.

Droste described in Psychology Today, “I’m an empathetic and dedicated Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, wholeheartedly committed to guiding individuals on their journey towards improved mental health and overall well-being. With a rich background in entertainment and music, I ventured into the realm of clinical psychology, obtaining an MA from Antioch University. My career began at APLA Health, where I provided psychotherapy to a diverse range of LGBTQIA+ clients. This unique blend of experiences has enriched my perspective on life, allowing me to appreciate the resilience individuals display in the face of adversity.”

Read more about Droste’s approach here.