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 21 years. I am a Christian and believe in the power of God. I have had many clients that desired to incorporate the power of God in their therapy sessions within my private practice. We have worked with issues related to depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions , parenting issues as well as relationship conflicts. 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 which includes spirituality 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

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


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


Written by J.O. on May 10, 2019 after counseling with Mara for 2 weeks

Mara has been a life changer for me. I’ve been struggling with grief and my own anxieties and fears. She is so compassionate and has been so wonderful

Written by N.I. on Apr 08, 2019 after counseling with Mara for 1 month

Mara has an amazing ability to understand and pinpoint the cause of my struggles. She is wise, patient and empathetic in guiding me towards healing. I’m so grateful that I met Mara.

Written by C.A. on Feb 28, 2019 after counseling with Mara for 2 weeks

Mara is amazing. I feel like she understands exactly what I am going through and empathizes with me. She has helped me see things from and different angle. She is always prompt and even shares more even when our session is done. She truly cares. So happy she was selected as my counselor.

Written by R.O. on Dec 19, 2018 after counseling with Mara for 2 weeks

Mara is very personable and caring. We have just started our sessions and I think there is a a lot to unfold but I also feel that Mara will help me through all that I need to get through.

Written by L.I. on Dec 14, 2018 after counseling with Mara for 2 weeks

She's awesome! Couldn't ask for a better person. She's wise and caring.