Anam Cara


℘ Confidant or Spiritual Advisor,
Friend of the Soul ℘ 

Anam Cara Therapies, a restorative healing and integral therapy practice is located in Minneapolis, MN. Like the Celtic Knot, it’s the culmination of weaving together multiple threads of experience and practice facilitating healing processes. In the Celtic Spiritual tradition, it is believed that forming an Anam Cara bond will support you to fully heal and awaken to your own true nature. ‘Anam Cara’ was for the Celts a concept with a deep meaning. So deep in fact that the late Irish philosopher, poet and scholar John O’Donohue wrote an entire book based around it; Anam Cara: Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World.  In it, he eloquently defines Anam Cara as

A person to whom you could reveal the hidden intimacies of your life. This friendship was an act of recognition and belonging. When you had an Anam Cara, your friendship cut across all convention and categories.

You were joined in an ancient and eternal way with the friend of your soul.


Dr. Cara Carlson is our founder and lead therapist. Our group of practitioners is formed by Elder Kaia Svien, Elder Teri Parsley, Kara Vangen, April Kaisen, Nathan Paulsen, Fanny Miller, Jennifer Paige, Scott Edgar, Ramia Ali, and Charlie Bouverette.