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As a small mental health practice founded and led by an LGBTQ woman of color, we are dedicated to creating a safe, welcoming, and affirming space where everyone feels understood and supported. 

At Connecting to Greatness, we offer a unique approach to therapy by utilizing counseling and coaching techniques. We exclusively practice evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and others.  We provide direct feedback, structure, and accountability. Our therapists are action-oriented and strength-based, making our approach short-term compared to traditional therapy.

We specialize in addressing the unique mental health needs of the LGBTQ+ community, people of color, women, and other marginalized groups. We offer evidence-based, culturally sensitive care tailored to clients' experiences and backgrounds.


At our practice, you'll find an environment that embraces the intersections of identity and fosters learning, personal growth, and healing. Experience the power of compassionate care that empowers you to thrive and live your most authentic life. 

Whether you are a client seeking help or a professional seeking to further your skills, we are here to help.



Individual therapy includes diagnosing and resolving problematic beliefs, behaviors, relationship issues, feelings, and sometimes physical responses. Counseling can focus on past traumas and issues to change self-destructive habits, repair and improve relationships, work through painful feelings,  address significant psychological problems and issues, and resolve problems that make you feel bad or impair your ability to function well.

Couples therapy- Specializing in enhancing couples' connections, we delve deep into communication challenges, offering tailored strategies and tools to foster understanding and reignite mutual respect.

Supervision-Guiding the next generation of therapists with expert supervision, I offer a blend of seasoned insights, flexible modalities, and dedicated mentorship to navigate the complexities of therapeutic practice.

Professional Coaching-Tailored for therapists both in and aspiring to private practice, our coaching navigates the emotional and logistical intricacies, ensuring a seamless journey to professional growth and success.




Languages: English

Clinical treatment includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strength-Based, Motivational Interviewing, life coaching, and Solution-Focused Brief (SFBT).

Focus Issues include Anxiety, Self-esteem, Stress, Codependency, Women's Issues, Self-Care, Spirituality, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Couples Therapy, Infidelity, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Life -Transitions, Trauma, and PTSD.


Kimatra Maxwell is a speaker, coach, author and a Masters-level, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). In 2018 she founded Connecting to Greatness LLC. She has over a decade of experience working as a clinician in the social work field, a former NASW-MA Chapter board member, and a former board member of The Arc of Opportunity North Central. She truly believes that greatness is within us all and is passionate about helping individuals live fulfilled and happy lives. Kimatra has provided coaching, counseling support, and wraparound services to families in various settings. Her counseling experiences include substance abuse and mental health counseling in Worcester County with organizations, Community Health Link, Spectrum, and Heywood Hospital. Kimatra graduated from Lehman College with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Political Science and a Master of Social Work from Hunter College-Silberman School of Social Work in New York City. She spent 18 months in Korea teaching English at a language school in Seoul before moving to Massachusetts. As a wife and new mom, Kimatra cherishes the joys of family life while remaining dedicated to her professional mission. She's deeply committed to empowering individuals to recognize and embrace their intrinsic worth and greatness.

meet the team
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