Mara Chiles


About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who practices in New York . I am a graduate of Hunter College in New York City. I have counseled a variety of people within the past 20 years. I have worked with issues related to depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions , parenting issues as well as relationship conflicts. I have also assisted many people dealing with aging parents. I have worked with many couples in the home related to loss of a child and loss of aging parents. I have worked with couples in private practice as well. As a Social Worker I not only counsel to empower individuals but I connect people to systems and resources to provide ongoing support.

My counseling style combines active listening along with interactive compassion and empathy. I like to access an individuals strengths and then form goals that we agree on from there. I use cognitive behavioral therapy as well as a psycho -analytical approach. My focus is a holistic approach to empower the individual for long term success.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 21

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #R055834-1 (Expires: 2020-07-31)


Written by N.I. on Jul 30, 2019 after counseling with Mara for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Thank you for making me feel like my feelings are valid Mara. We enjoy working with you and I am happy you are our counselor.

Written by G.I. on Feb 05, 2019 after counseling with Mara for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Mara is friendly, welcoming, warm, approachable and really listens. I feel that she understands and respects my concerns and takes the time to listen to me. I have been impressed at how helpful the sessions and the homework have been.
I came to counseling with an issue that I was unable to make sense of and Mara picked it out in the first session. I was amazed and to begin with I was unsure but the more I look at this the more I see how much empathy and expertise she has in this area and she was spot on with what the real, underlying problem is.
I look forward to our sessions (sort of, it is counseling after all!) and I feel supported to quickly address the issue.
Really pleased with Mara and have no hesitation in recommending her to others.