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
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


NY LCSW R055834-1


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mara Chiles. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with ReGain might be different.

Written by J.A. on Sep 21, 2022 after therapy with Mara for 1 year on issues concerning relationship

Mara takes her time with us. We never feel rushed. We always feel heard.

Written by L.A. on Sep 21, 2022 after therapy with Mara for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Ms. Chiles is amazing. She’s so patient and knowledgeable. Her delivery is straight to the point, yet very digestible. I appreciate her ability to tap into issues under the surface without judgement, but allowing us to hold accountability in in each other and ourselves individually. She’s helping us immensely throughout our journey.

Written by C.H. on Aug 20, 2022 after therapy with Mara for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Mara Chiles is patient, compassionate, and knowledgeable.

Written by R.O. on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Mara for 3 days on issues concerning relationship

Yesterday was my first session and it felt like my therapist saw me, after feeding invisible for 5 Yeas and not being able to communicate with my spouse she helped me express my thoughts and feelings.....She is God sent.

Written by J.U. on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Mara for 6 months on issues concerning relationship

She is a wonderful therapist , with a very gentle approach to helping you reach the right areas to focus on.

Written by A.N. on Jan 02, 2021 after therapy with Mara for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship


Written by N.I. on Nov 14, 2019 after therapy with Mara for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

She has helped us with the troubles we are having in our relationship. She listens and gives great advise.

Written by G.I. on Feb 05, 2019 after therapy 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.

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