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MSW, LCSW Chiara Ascari

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Chiara Ascari is an experienced, licensed Mental Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy offered through our partner, BetterHelp.

More about me

Licensing: MSW, LCSW Years in Practice: 7 State: Virginia

Hi there! I'm so glad you're here! You've taken the very important first step towards a happier future for yourself!

My name is Chiara Ascari and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia! I earned my Master's in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1999. I've worked in many different settings, primarily with individuals but also with family groups. We have worked together on challenges such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, parenting, and more.

Challenging experiences offer us an opportunity to grow by increasing our self-awareness. Talking with someone outside of your social circle about things going on in your life can be very beneficial in increasing that self-awareness. It can be a safe space to help you move towards a new goal for yourself. I would be honored to be that supportive, empathetic, non-judgmental person that could be just what you need to challenge yourself and grow towards the best version of yourself that you aspire to be. We will do this using primarily client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused therapies but also any other methodology that seems to be the right fit for you. I will meet you where you are and together we will go from there.

The great thing about Better Help is that you are welcome to message me any time. Being able to access your counselor as you work through day-to-day problems and the emotions they bring with them is a nice change from your traditional outpatient counseling and can be very beneficial. I frequently check my messages in order to be available for you. I am available for messaging and for live chats at this time. Your preference, your choice. I look forward to working with you!

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Stress Anxiety Relationship issues Self esteem Depression ADHD Family conflicts Grief Sleeping disorders Parenting issues Anger management Bipolar disorder Coping with life changes
Languages Spoken
English Italian

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Reviews for Chiara Ascari

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Chiara helped me through One of the most difficult times of my life. She gave me techniques to aid me in pulling through my situations and was so wonderful to chat with about everything I was going through. I cannot recommend her highly enough because she is one of the most caring, professional, wonderful people I know. I am forever grateful to her for helping me get through a horrible time.

May 22, 2023


I’ve had the opportunity to work with Chiara regarding some internal issues. She’s very responsive and attentive. She will go above and beyond and check up on me. She’s given me some tools to help with my anxiety and anger management. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs support and a listening ear. Thank you Chiara!

Apr 15, 2023


Chiara helped me through a critical period of my life. She is kind and will go above and beyond for her patients. I’m very pleased to have found her.

Dec 04, 2022


Dr. Ascari has been a tremendous help to me. When I started therapy, I had been having panic attacks that started out of nowhere. They would hit me with no warning, whether I was out or home. I was so fearful of having them, I didn't leave my home for almost 2 months. Dr. Ascari shared some wonderful tools to guide me through the attacks. After several months, the attacks are less frequent and now I know how to cope with them. I am so thankful I can go out without being afraid of having an attack. If I feel one coming on, I know what to do to catch it before it gets out of hand. Thank you, Dr. Ascari!!

Nov 28, 2022


Chiara has been great! She has provided me wonderful help and is tries to be as flexible as possible

Nov 21, 2022


Even in the short amount of time I have been talking to Chiara, she has been so great! She is extremely nice and professional. She listens and cares about the details.

Oct 18, 2022


Chiara is an amazing therapist! She is so kind and considerate and is willing to work with your schedule. She offers an array of different strategies to tackle your problems and is very proactive on checking to see how the strategies are going during the week between sessions. She is very responsive to messages, and provides excellent resources for you to use between sessions. I would highly recommend her!

Oct 06, 2022


Chiara is a kind and thoughtful therapist. She leads me with a gentle hand and gives me as much guided support as I request of her. I am so pleased I was matched with Chiara.

Sep 16, 2022


Chiara has been very kind and easy to work with and made a great first time therapy experience for me. She helped me stay positive and provided great tools to use going forward.

Sep 08, 2022


Having Chiara as my therapist has been an amazing experience! She has empowered me with the tools I needed to better myself and improve my relationships with others. Chiara always takes time out of her day every weekend to wish me well and always encourages me to message her when I feel the need! This is a true reflection of how much of a genuine and caring therapist she is. This was my first time seeking therapy and I couldn't have asked for a better match!

Aug 24, 2022


I've only had one session with Chiara but found it to be very helpful. I'm looking forward to our next session

S.H.·Jul 12, 2022


Chiara is a wonderful therapist with great empathy and understanding. She helped me out of a dark mindset and had me smiling in a few short months. I looked forward to our sessions every week and would highly recommend her. She is warm and caring while still providing tools for self improvement

S.T.·Jun 16, 2022


Chiara is so kind and caring - she always took the time to ask how I’ve been doing each weekend! Her expert recommendations have really helped me in my mental health journey, and I’ve managed to grow so much thanks to her. Chiara is amazing and I would definitely recommend her to anyone :)

J.E.·Apr 29, 2022


She's amazing

A.N.·Apr 09, 2022


She's great!

A.N.·Dec 03, 2021


Talking to Chiara has helped me so much on my journey to better mental health. She’s always kind and insightful and you can tell she genuinely cares. My sessions with her have definitely helped me see certain things in a new light and her advice has helped me deal with a lot of tricky situations. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.

A.S.·Jul 10, 2021


Chiara is very caring and kind. She has always listened to everything that I have had to say and given excellent advice. I would recommend her to anyone!

T.A.·Jun 27, 2021


Chiara is an amazing person, I love have therapy with her, she give me always the right advice, thanks to her I changed my way to seeing everything, I’m thinking positive and I’m loving myself, by the way she has a perfect Spanish if just someone wants to have a therapy in Spanish she’s so good with this language.

K.A.·May 05, 2021


Affordable, convenient, and accessible, Chiara Ascari offers counseling online

  • Affordable: Pay a low flat fee.
  • Convenient: Do it at your own time and at your own pace. Communicate whenever you feel it's needed.
  • Available now: There is no waiting list and no calls to make. Simply fill out a short questionnaire and send your first message.