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

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

Years of Experience: 21

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


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


Written by N.I. on Nov 14, 2019 after counseling 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 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.