Cara Maksimow is a Clinical Therapist, Life Coach, Speaker, Wife and Mom living in Northern NJ. She has her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Rutgers University, her MSW from Columbia University Graduate School of Social Work and a Certificate in Professional Coaching. Since 2014 she has owned Maximize Wellness Counseling and Coaching LLC where she provides supportive counseling for people navigating through times of transition, stress, anxiety and depression. She works collaboratively with her clients to identify strengths, problem solve, reach goals and increase resiliency. Prior to starting her practice, she spent 13 years working for a Pharmaceutical Company as a Trainer and Sales Manager.
She and her husband both grew up in the same town in northern NJ. They began dating at their ten year high school reunion, married shortly after and have two amazing children who are now transitioning into adolescents. Cara loves to spend her free time reading psychology books, binge-watching Netflix and hanging out with her family and friends. She believes her greatest achievement is raising her children to be kind and happy despite all of her mistakes along the way.