Anxiety : Kate Murphy Therapy
Kate Murphy, LCSW specializes in working with people suffering from anxiety and depression, and provides couples therapy including premarital counseling in the Atlanta metro area of Norcross, GA at the Pathway Center for Psychotherapy.
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We all experience anxiety sometimes. In fact, some anxiety is good for us. It helps us focus when we have a presentation to give. Anxiety gets us up out of bed and motivates us to handle our daily responsibilities. Too much anxiety and our mental and physical health suffers.


Anxiety is the most common mental health issue in the U.S.  Approximately 27% of adults and 42% of young adults (aged 18 to 29) suffer. Often times, those that deal with anxiety also deal with depression. The up and down pattern is exhausting. Change is possible. 


Together, we can explore your unique experience and history with anxiety including what is happening in your brain and body and how you can take back some control. Below are some causes and manifestations that may resonate for you. 


      • Developmental trauma
      • Anxious parent(s); environmental & genetic component
      • Narcissistic parent(s); focus on presentation
      • Rigorous school environment/high expectations at home
      • Identity in a marginalized group
      • Masking ADH or Autism

The great thing, then, in all education, is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy. -William James

Psychological Signs of Anxiety

      • Persistent sense of dread or failure
      • Harsh internal self-critic 
      • Indecisiveness/fear of making a wrong decision
      • Difficulty handling uncertainty
      • Lack of focus and concentration
      • Excessive worry 
      • Canceling social events at the last minute 
      • Inability to relax or rest
      • Rumination over conversations in the past


      • Sleep issues due to racing thoughts
      • Racing heart, shortness of breath, panic attacks
      • Easily startled by people or noises 
      • Trembling or sweaty hands, chattering jaws
      • Muscle tension or muscle aches; neck, back, jaw
      • Headaches including migraines
      • GI issues like nausea, diarrhea, IBS

Anxiety sucks and it does not have to rule your life. 


Therapy (Talk, EMDR, Lifespan Integration) offers space to explore the causes and impact that anxiety has on your life and relationships. Dealing with the triggers from the past that show up in the present can make all the difference. 


The Couch (blog) on Anxiety


Schedule a Free 20-minute Phone Consultation Today.


Kate Murphy, a therapist in Chamblee, GA, specializes in helping you decrease stress and anxiety. You can live a more balanced, connected, and meaningful life. Kate works with individuals and couples over the age of 18 to support healing, communicating, and experiencing joy more often.


2951 Flowers Road S., Suite 224 

Chamblee, GA 30341

Video Counseling available in GA and FL

Phone: (678) 348-6017