Carly Tolbert, LCSW, IFECMHS, RPF II
Hello, I am the founder of Kaftan Collective; an organization grounded in the practice of embodied awareness as a pathway to communal healing for Black, Indigenous and POC folks. My practice is oriented around supporting parents feel more balanced and connected with their children and with themselves. Challenges associated with parenting while facing systemic oppression can activate feelings stress, anxiety, shame and isolation. My aim is to help my clients to better understand the sources of their pain and to cultivate resource and resilience so that they may continue to navigate their parenting journeys with compassion and love.
In addition to seeing my clients individually, I also offer parenting workshops for Black mothers. The 12-week workshops explore topics related to parent-child attachment relationships, trauma and post-traumatic growth and include practices for self and communal care.
As a Black woman and mother, I have integrated my lived experiences with my formal training as in infant-family mental health professional to facilitate groups intentionally built with you in mind. Oftentimes, we carry so much for others, particularly as parents, let us also intentionally develop connections in which we can allow ourselves to be cared for.