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.


Learned helplessness

Posted on February 1, 2023

In recent conversations these days, we agree it’s hard hearing of relentless shootings and terrible news. Emotions and opposing opinions... Continue

Relationships edgy? 

Posted on December 3, 2022

Returning to being with humans again is throwing us another curve ball. There’s a certain excitement about seeing people but, there’s... Continue

Dating, death, and politics 

Posted on November 1, 2022

I met Walt in the weirdest way – you know, the way life is sometimes. I was on a dating site and hating it. Walt was into it, full... Continue


Posted on October 3, 2022

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

Where does mental health fit in?

Posted on September 1, 2022

Here’s my opinion: If you don’t get to the roots of the weed it just grows back. We can remove guns and make new laws, that goes... Continue

Telling the truth

Posted on August 1, 2022

Let’s be honest, there’s lots to think about these days. We’re bombarded with boisterous politicians throwing food at walls,... Continue

A sudden need for polka dots

Posted on July 1, 2022

We’re all a little worn around the edges these days. It’s been a ride being alive in these unfathomable times, but it’s made... Continue

What’s love got to do with it?        

Posted on June 1, 2022

It’s an unsettling time for the heart. We alternate from grief and fear to feeling grateful or grumpy. More killing of innocent... Continue

Comedy or not?

Posted on April 16, 2022

Ok, I get it. The news is probably full of the next battle after the Oscars slap. It’s old news by now. But, I’m a 60s boomer... Continue

Chutzpah, heroism, and hairballs

Posted on April 2, 2022

I’m going to borrow bravery from an article sent to me from my friend Walt. In it, Thomas Friedman reminds us of the woman who stood... Continue

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