Project Description

Since 1998, Mindy has worked with thousands of older adults and their families to bring quality of life, comfort and meaning to those in their later years or with significant medical conditions. While some of Mindy’s journeys with clients take just weeks, many are deeper connections that have grown over years and, as the individual’s needs change, her approach and focus does as well. As a licensed social worker, Mindy utilizes interventions to help reduce fear and anxiety, promote informed decision-making, strengthen relationships and reconnect to joyful living. Enhancing the well-being of her clients is the very heart of Mindy’s practice.

When a life-limiting condition or a terminal diagnosis is received, Mindy is there as an advocate, counselor and educator. She is trained in all three stages of the dying process to provide non-medical, holistic support to the body, mind and spirit, and she is sensitive to the logistical, physical, emotional and spiritual needs that arise throughout these stages. Mindy guides and assists her clients to promote self-determination and enhance understanding of the natural dying process. In addition, she offers support and guidance to individuals, their loved ones and their caregivers as they manage various practical tasks and as they struggle with sadness and anticipatory grief. Mindy recognizes the value of family and community, and she works within these systems to facilitate an end-of-life transition that is as peaceful, meaningful and dignified as it can be.

Mindy has served as the Assisted Living Administrator and as Co-Director of Social Service at a Continuing Care Community on the Main Line outside of Philadelphia, PA, where she has worked for 20 years. She has worked closely with both short-term and long-term residents as well as hospice patients and their families. In addition to holding a master’s degree in Social Work, she has a bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education, is a life-long student of yoga and meditation and has completed a pre-licensure massage therapy program. Practicing now as a certified End of Life Doula, an Elder Care Doula and as a Care Consultant, Mindy is following her calling to guide others through the aging years and through the universal dying process which all beings will inevitably face. Mindy is married to her high school sweetheart and lives with her daughter, son and their Cavapoo.

Mindy Drossner, MSW, LSW

Location: Pennsylvania, greater Philadelphia area (serving all local counties)

Contact: mindy@eveningsongdoula.com 610-937-1385

www.eveningsongdoula.com