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Making Waves Owner

Kara Tolman, MSW, LCSW

I am Kara Tolman and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Wilmington, North Carolina area.

I work with adults who are searching to be more authentic and intentional in their daily lives. The majority of my practice focuses on our bodies somatic response to trauma while facilitating clients through some of life's toughest transitions. I teach skills in session to help with dysregulation and inform clients on how our body keeps the score. 

Therapeutic Expertise

We are dedicated to helping individuals and communities overcome anxiety, trauma, and PTSD. We specialize in providing support to military personnel, healthcare, military spouses, and couples. 

Consultation Expertise

Explore our exceptional services for social work licensure, therapy consultation, agency updates, and mindfulness workshops. Join us now for a peaceful and balanced life.


Accepting Most Insurances

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Anchor With Us

At Making Waves Counseling & Wellness, PLLC, our mission is to serve as anchors for our clients during times of change and uncertainty. Just like anchors keep vessels safe in stormy seas, our values provide a sense of security and stability. We are dedicated to helping individuals navigate through life's challenges while staying true to what grounds them.

Lauren Duffy, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP

“Kara is a compassionate and caring individual who provides exceptional care."
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