Their frontman Grizzly Bear, Ed Droste, changes career and pursues the field of psychotherapy as he began seeing patients after obtaining a license to practice in the state of California.

The singer was “thrilled to announce” that he is moving “to the next stage” of his career by starting his “independent practice as an associate therapist.” Droste added that he is available to provides both online and in-person counseling to teens and adultss in Los Feliz.

“If you know anyone looking for a therapist in California, please feel free to share my contact information,” the musician wrote on Instagram.

Clinical psychotherapist Lauren Marimon, who supervises him, describes Droste as an “empathetic and dedicated” partner marriage and family therapist who is “wholeheartedly dedicated to guiding individuals on their journey to improved mental health and overall wellness ».

Droste’s bio touts his “rich background in entertainment and music” and also lists his education: He obtained master’s degree in clinical psychology at Antioch University in Culver City before beginning his consulting career at APLA Health, where he provided services to “LGBTQIA+ customer line”.

“I specialize in helping people manage depression, navigate life transitions, cope with stress, boost self-esteem, and cultivate healthy relationships,” his bio states.

“As an ally of the LGBTQ+ community and other diverse identities, my commitment is to provide culturally sensitive treatment for all walks of life,” she adds.

Droste—who recorded music as part of the Brooklyn-based indie-rock band Grizzly Bear from 2004 to 2017—is among several artists who changed careers later in life.

In April, Luke Jenner of the rock band Rapture told Billboard that he would be leaving the music industry to become a life coach. Ronnie DeVoe of R&B New Edition is now a realtor running his own company based in Atlanta.