Cara Maksimow, LCSW

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I specialize in clinical therapy/counseling for life and work transitions, depression, anxiety and managing disease.  My approach is eclectic, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Positive Psychology and Mindfulness. I am dedicated to helping others successfully navigate through times of stress and challenge.
I will help others problem solve, maximize strengths, set and reach goals, and stay accountable personally and professionally.
I have spent many years in the healthcare field in a variety of roles from Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, Director, Pharmaceutical Sales Trainer and District Sales Manager and now business owner. I have learned that no matter the role I am in, what I truly enjoy is helping others be and feel their best. 
I am a mom of two amazing children. My experience as a parent has also added to my ability to coach and counsel, specifically parents who are overwhelmed and feeling the stressors of work life balance. I understand how much anxiety and stress goes along with balancing all that moms have to do each and every day.  My experiences motivated me to write the book Lose that Mommy Guilt
​​My undergraduate degree is in Psychology from Rutgers University and my MSW from Columbia University, with a specialization in Health/Mental Health and minor in Law. I also have a certificate in Professional Coaching from the Fowler International Academy of Professional Coaching and in process of completing a Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Contemplative Psychotherapy.

I began my If you are not sure you are ready to learn more about how therapy or counseling could benefit you, feel free to connect with me on social media, attend a workshop, check out resources or try out a five minute gratitude practice called Fill Your BAG Happy™