Understanding the Evolution from Social Phobia Disorder to Social Anxiety Disorder

Introduction The field of psychology and psychiatry is a constantly evolving one, and as our understanding of mental health disorders deepens, so too do the terminologies and classifications associated with them. One noteworthy transition has been the transformation of Social Phobia Disorder into what is now widely recognized as Social Anxiety Disorder. At Anam Cara […]

Moving Beyond Coping: The Power of Tending to Your Emotions

In our fast-paced world, where stressors and challenges are an everyday reality, it’s no wonder that many of us find ourselves often resorting to coping mechanisms to manage our emotions. Coping strategies, like deep breathing, meditation, or even distraction, are valuable tools in our emotional toolkit. However, there’s a crucial shift we can make to […]

Disentangling ADHD & Anxiety

Is it ADHD or Anxiety? Understanding ADHD vs. Anxiety: Finding Clarity If you’ve been newly diagnosed with ADHD, you may have spent most of your life believing you had anxiety. It’s understandable to feel confused about these diagnoses, as there’s a lot of overlapping symptoms between the two: struggles with focus, motivation, restlessness, etc. You […]

Counseling for Third Culture Kids

Life as a perfectionistic third culture kid can be a maze of cultural intricacies and high expectations. At Anam Cara Counseling, we specialize in supporting individuals like you who grapple with the weight of family pressures and the relentless pursuit of success. Together, we’ll navigate your path toward authenticity, fulfillment, and a balanced sense of […]

Welcome to Anam Cara Counseling: Your Path to Early Morning Healing

Welcome to Anam Cara Counseling: Your Path to Early Morning Healing Life’s challenges don’t wait for the right time, and neither should your journey to well-being. At Anam Cara Counseling, I understand the importance of starting your day on a positive note. That’s why I’m here to offer you convenient and effective early morning therapy […]

Mental Health in the Bay Area

At Anam Cara Counseling, we recognize that physical location has a significant impact on mental health. Acknowledging the impact of place on our well-being allows us to disentangle the effects of our social sphere on our thought processes and emotions. Those of us who have lived in the Bay Area are aware of the vast […]

When is sadness useful?

What do you think when you hear the word “wallow?” For many people, this word holds strong negative associations. The word wallowing is usually used when someone is so absorbed in their own thoughts and feelings that they are unable to pull themselves out of it and focus on something else; being so consumed by […]

Why is this happening to me?

If you are seeking therapy, you may also be asking yourself “Why is this happening to me?” Mental illness is a complicated matter and it can be as confusing as it is frustrating. If you have ever found yourself wondering what may be causing your mental health issues, keep reading. When we ask, “Why is […]

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Welcome to the Anam Cara Counseling Blog, where you can read information about anxiety, well-being, and identity.