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Kara Tolman
Kara Tolman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Kara Tolman

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
7 Endorsed
2018 Eastwood Road, 303, Wilmington, NC 28403
Let's Connect (910) 541-8928
I specialize in assisting individuals with honoring their most authentic selves as well as navigating some of life’s toughest transitions. As individuals, we are constantly going through transitions whether its welcomed or unwelcomed. Transitions can influence emotional distress and have you questioning your values in life. I can help clients with identifying important values, instilling boundaries, and honoring your most authentic self. I enjoy collaborative and client centered sessions where we both are active participants in the client’s overall wellbeing.
Trauma can dissolve our sense of identity and impair our capacity for emotional regulation. Trauma impacts so much more than our mind but our whole bodies. I utilize body scans in sessions to help clients become self-aware of how their body keeps the score. I teach my clients helpful skills that are often practiced inside and outside of sessions.
Whether we experience trauma or not, we are all shaped by our environments and the experiences that happen to us. I enjoy putting time into developing a strong therapeutic alliance and utilizing empathy. Empathy drives connection and creates a safe environment for my clients to come to session to do the hard work.
Call or Kara Tolman now for a free 15 minute consultation - (910) 541-8928

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Making Waves Counseling and Wellness

2018 Eastwood Road

303

Wilmington, NC 28403

(910) 541-8928
I am currently accepting clients!
I specialize in Anxiety, Life Transitions and Peer Relationships 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Hi, I would love to assist in navigating through this crazy thing called life & often use humor in sessions!
Kara Tolman
Let's Connect (910) 541-8928

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Making Waves Counseling and Wellness

2018 Eastwood Road

303

Wilmington, NC 28403

(910) 541-8928
I am currently accepting clients!
I specialize in Anxiety, Life Transitions and Peer Relationships 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Hi, I would love to assist in navigating through this crazy thing called life & often use humor in sessions!
Kara Tolman

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $150
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Optum
  • TRICARE
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • VA Community Care Network (CCN)
  • Out of Network
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For Out of network clients, I am able to provide a Superbill upon request for insurance reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (910) 541-8928
Kara Tolman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
For Out of network clients, I am able to provide a Superbill upon request for insurance reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (910) 541-8928
Kara Tolman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of North Carolina / C014666 Kara Tolman
  • In Practice for 6 Years
  • Membership with Marine Raider Foundation 2017
  • Degree/Diploma from University Of North Carolina Wilmington Bachelor's of Social Work / 2017
  • Attended Edinboro University, MSW, Graduated 2017
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QPR Suicide Prevention, Polyvagal Theory, Somatic
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (910) 541-8928
Kara Tolman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
QPR Suicide Prevention, Polyvagal Theory, Somatic
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (910) 541-8928
Kara Tolman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships

Expertise

  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Infertility
  • Military Spouse Support
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Veteran Transitions
  • Women's Issues
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I work with clients who may be struggling with trauma related symptoms, debilitating anxiety and military related family issues.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (910) 541-8928
Kara Tolman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
I work with clients who may be struggling with trauma related symptoms, debilitating anxiety and military related family issues.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (910) 541-8928
Kara Tolman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

7 Endorsements

Megan Best
Megan Best
Clinical Social Work/TherapistLCASLCSW
Kara is a compassionate and skilled clinician who meets her clients where they are to co-create a safe space to engage healing. Her clients are fortunate to have her knowledge, support and encouragement as they navigate their journey!
Connor Keeter
Connor Keeter
CounselorMSLCMHCANCC
Kara is a great therapist who shows empathy and compassion to all of her clients while also providing them with the tools they need to succeed!
Lauren Duffy
Lauren Duffy
Psychiatric Nurse PractitionerPMHNP
Kara is a compassionate and caring individual who provides exceptional care to her clients.
Rachel Hendricks
Rachel Hendricks
Clinical Social Work/TherapistMSWMEdLCSW
Kara is phenomenal at working with clients experiencing major life transitions and/or trying to live genuine, authentic lives. She embraces the Wilmington area and brings a passion to her work grounded in connecting the emotional experience with the physic...

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Body Positivity
Cancer
Immuno-disorders
Single Mother
Veterans

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Body Positivity
Cancer
Immuno-disorders
Single Mother
Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
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I prefer to use a blend of CBT and somatic interventions in my sessions with clients.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (910) 541-8928
Kara Tolman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
I prefer to use a blend of CBT and somatic interventions in my sessions with clients.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (910) 541-8928
Kara Tolman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Location

Primary Location

Making Waves Counseling and Wellness

2018 Eastwood Road

303

Wilmington, NC 28403

(910) 541-8928
"
I am currently accepting clients!
Call for a free consultation now - (910) 541-8928
Kara Tolman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
I am currently accepting clients!
Call for a free consultation now - (910) 541-8928
Kara Tolman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2024