Michael Shanahan, MDiv, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Quincy
I provide individual, couples, and family therapy for adolescents through adults at Maria Droste Counseling Services. The areas of emphasis in my practice include depression, anxiety, stress-related issues, dual-diagnosis, pre-marital preparation, Relationship Issues, Divorce Recovery, Post-Affair Recovery, Marriage Crisis Counseling, parenting issues, death and grief, spiritual direction, family of origin issues, self-awareness, conflict resolution, and self-esteem. Within two sessions you should feel a connection with your therapist and be on the road to healing. If not, time to switch. I tell all my clients this as connection with the therapist is key.
My aim is to help people live more consciously and less compulsively. By becoming aware of one's habitual patterns, a person is better able to make small but significant changes that produce more harmonious relations with self and others.
Maria Droste Counseling Services, in its 26th year, is a non-profit mental health agency, using a sliding-fee scale for non-insured, those with deductibles and/or high copays or insurances we don't take, serving Quincy and surrounding communities including Boston and the South Shore of Boston.
Call or Email Michael Shanahan for a free phone consultation now - (617) 390-7133


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Family Therapy Training Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2000
  • License No. and State: 1379 Massachusetts


  • Avg Cost (per session): $20 - $90
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • Tufts
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy / Clinical Member
  • Member Since: 2003


  • Relationship Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Emotional Disturbance


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Asian


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2018
Michael Shanahan, MDiv, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Quincy

Michael Shanahan

Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, LMFT