What’s Up With That? ~ Katy Byrne

Katy Byrne Katy Byrne, MFT is a Psychotherapist in Sonoma, editor and animal lover. Her private practice specializes in: life transitions, couples communication, eating issues, moving forward, conflict resolution and the kitchen sink.


Why can’t we all just get along?

Posted on June 21, 2024
Why can't we all just get along?

What’s the big talk of the town, besides fires, vacations, ailments, sex, death and housing? Dictatorships and political polarization... Continue

The Truth – Will it set us free?

Posted on April 20, 2024
The Truth – Will it set us free?

At The Sonoma Speakers Series, I was deeply moved to hear Anthony Ray Hinton tell his story. He is a black man. He was put in prison,... Continue

The power of dialogue

Posted on March 25, 2024

I want to submit my first column since Val Robichaud’s death saying that he is in my heart every time I push the send button. He... Continue

Dearest Val

Posted on March 2, 2024

March 2, 2024 Dearest Val, After all the years of wrestling with the challenges of keeping print alive, I am so deeply sad and lost... Continue

Our time has come 

Posted on February 1, 2024

Lately everything sounds like it’s about pointy things, guns, rockets, or bullet points.  Is it just me? I’m avoiding it all like... Continue

What would you regret not doing?

Posted on January 5, 2024

Pondering this question, slurping a long noodle, eking out a couple of vegetables tossed in the soup, I had to laugh. Gladys McCarey,... Continue

How to have a relationship without really trying

Posted on December 3, 2023

Ha! This should be a blank page. Relationships always take some effort. The fine art of getting along with others is a “thing.”... Continue

We need a great big wand

Posted on November 3, 2023

When I ask people about the state of this twirling world, some say: “We’re going to hit the wall,” or “It’s horrible, what’s... Continue

Connecting the dots

Posted on October 18, 2023

When people ask me what’s on my mind I sometimes say, “death…” but I don’t like to talk about it because it’s a downer.... Continue


Posted on October 2, 2023

It’s surreal, from Obama to Trump, Covid shutting doors around the world for two years, heat waves above 110 degrees in our little... Continue

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