Grief Archives : 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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Grief

I've been thinking about adoption loss and grief. Specifically - ambiguous loss, disenfranchised grief, and uncertainty. Whew - quite a mouthful! In my mind's eye, I keep seeing stages of grief as clothing hangers that adoption loss hangs on like a...

My family celebrated Mother's Day with cards, flowers, and brunch at a pretty place. Growing up in California, this generally meant at the beach. We were a brunch family for most holidays. Nowadays, I send flowers and call my mom...

I recently shared a meme from Nicole Arzt, LMFT's hilarious and irreverent Instagram feed psychotherapymemes.  It said, "Friendly reminder that therapy is still effective even when everything in life is going well. Y'all ever run a Roomba on a 'clean'...

It wasn't that bad. Four words that make a story small and minimize an experience. It can be helpful in the moment and hurtful in the long run. It wasn't that bad We reduce an experience when we say, "It wasn't that...

Our pets are an important part of our life so when they die it's really painful. In the United States, we spend around $72 billion on our pets annually. According to a survey done by TD Ameritrade, Millennials expect to...

You've made it through Thanksgiving. Now Christmas and Hanukkah which has an intense focus on merriment, joy, and family togetherness. If you're celebrating and you're grieving, it's really hard. You want to be happy, but you aren't feeling it. At least...

The holiday season is upon us. For adoptees, this time can be challenging. Advertisements are all around us that send messages about the importance of family and of being grateful. There are worse messages to bombarded with to be sure,...

My favorite booth has long been the Seeds of Happiness at the Yellow Daisy Festival held at Stone Mountain. The quirky arts & crafts festival has a tent full of brightly-colored, tiny, clay smiley faces. This always makes my day. The artist,...