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Honored to be featured in Rare Revolution Magazine! chronic illness chronic migraine chronic pain disabled life mental health psychologist rare disease May 11, 2022

Dr. Melissa Geraghty Psy.D of Phoenix Rising with Dr. G

11 May 2022

Drawing on her own experience of rare disease Dr Melissa Geraghty is on a mission to provide mental health support to those with chronic illness and pain to ensure no one feels alone on their RARE journey.

RARE entrepreneur...

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Check out Kajabi's 5/5/5 promo: 5 weeks of Kajabi, plus bite-sized daily 5-minute actions to build a business on Kajabi — all for just $5. May 05, 2022

Check out Kajabi's 5/5/5 promo: 5 weeks of Kajabi, plus bite-sized daily 5-minute actions to build a business on Kajabi — all for just $5.

Start here: https://app.kajabi.com/r/zEyxPdEF/t/rwv947tv

"What is Kajabi?

Kajabi is an all-in-one online business platform that has helped 50,000+...

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Mindful Moments: Get your own mindfulness recordings by Dr. Geraghty! meditation mental health mindfulness program Apr 16, 2022
Get your own mindfulness recordings by Dr. Geraghty with the click of a button.
 
 
 
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Mindful Moments is LIVE! meditation mental health mindfulness psychologist Mar 28, 2022

Mindful Moments is LIVE!

Now you can have access to your own mindfulness recordings by Dr. Geraghty with the click of a button.

Get access today: https://phoenixrisingwithdrg.mykajabi.com/store

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'I'm an Eating Disorder Psychologist—These Are My 4 Tips to Help Parents' eating disorders parenting parents psychologist Mar 19, 2022

Dr. Melissa Geraghty
On 3/19/22 at 4:00 AM EDT

When a parent is faced with their child having an eating disorder, it is an overwhelming time. It doesn't matter if their child is an adolescent or young adult, the world of eating disorders can seem foreign and unknown.

An eating disorder impacts...

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3 eating disorder myths that health care professionals should debunk eating disorders psychologist Mar 02, 2022

Melissa Geraghty, PsyD

When it comes to eating disorders, there are plenty of incorrect assumptions. Let’s debunk three of them.

Myth: Eating disorders occur only in teenage, rich white girls.

This myth perpetuates stereotypes and can discourage people from getting treatment as they think...

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The Ultimate Eating Disorders Bootcamp for Parents Promotes Beat & EDAW eating disorders parenting program Feb 26, 2022

For every purchase of "The Ultimate Eating Disorders Bootcamp for Parents" during EDAW (Mon, Feb 28th to Sun, March 6th), I will donate $50 US to Beat. On the purchase checkout page, make sure to check mark "Beat" so they receive their donations!

Check out the fundraiser here: ...

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What Parents Can Do to Promote Body Acceptance eating disorders parenting psychologist Feb 26, 2022

Children as young as five years old report being dissatisfied with their body. While parents will not be able to entirely shelter their children from the bombardment of outside views (e.g. social and print media, TV and movies, comments from other children and adults), parents can certainly act...

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Eating disorders are on the rise. eating disorders parenting program psychologist Feb 26, 2022

We’ve seen it firsthand. Eating disorders are on the rise. When a family faces this diagnosis, parents may feel overwhelmed, helpless, and don’t know where to begin. 

Parents may scour the internet for information, purchase multiple books that collect dust on their shelves, but...

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TODAY IS THE DAY! eating disorders mental health parents psychologist Feb 01, 2022

 

TODAY IS THE DAY!

After 6 months in the making, I’m proud to launch a revolutionary online program:

The Ultimate Eating Disorders Bootcamp for Parents.

Parents– It’s time to take action. Eating disorders wait for no one. Oftentimes an eating disorder diagnosis is...

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Quoted in Brain & Life Magazine: How to Manage Long COVID chronicillness covid covid19 longcovid longhaulcovid mental health pandemic psychologist Oct 27, 2021

By Stephanie Cajigal    

Physicians and people living with post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC), also known as long COVID, offer suggestions for dealing with symptoms.

Find a doctor with experience

“Look for doctors who have seen a lot of long COVID patients and who...

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[Podcast] To the patient who wants to die: A psychologist’s perspective chronic illness chronic pain mental health suicide Jul 06, 2021

It was an honor to be on the KevinMD.com podcast. We discussed my article, “To the patient who wants to die: A psychologist’s perspective.”

https://youtu.be/pTNLmebDPLY

 

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Chronic Pain acceptance & commitment therapy act chronic illness chronic migraine chronic pain mental health migraine Jun 15, 2021

Check out my talk on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Chronic Pain (with a focus on Migraine Disease)!

Therapy can be vital for navigating life with Chronic Illness.

A big thanks to the Association of Migraine Disorders for supporting people with complex neurological diseases.

Watch,...

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#duradash spotlight: Melissa Geraghty Jun 08, 2021

Dr. Melissa Geraghty, a clinical health psychologist, acquired a spinal CSF leak after surgery to repair a rare neural tube defect.

What are you doing for #duradash?

I am continuing to work on my neurosurgery recovery. This includes using my recumbent bike, stretching, pilates, HIIT, and some...

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The Keyboard Warriors will never Stop—but we can stop Reacting. chronic illness chronic pain disabled life mental health rare disease May 19, 2021

The Keyboard Warriors will never Stop—but we can stop Reacting.

I’ve seen a lot of personal attacks in some online communities, particularly in the chronic pain community.

I have been the brunt of this many times when people make assumptions about me off of a few 100 words. In some of...

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To the patient who wants to die: a psychologist’s perspective chronic illness chronic pain disabled life mental health rare disease suicide Apr 26, 2021

To the patient who wants to die: a psychologist’s perspective

I’ve been there. In my first two years of severe, chronic pain, I was right where you are at. I felt hopeless, mentally exhausted, and didn’t want to keep living with an extreme level of pain anymore. I felt there was...

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Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: My Body Is Trying To Kill Me anaphylaxis chronic illness chronic pain epi pen mast cell disease naughty mast cells rare disease warrior yet another new normal Feb 23, 2021

I thought my time away from social media would be focused on adjusting to not having my infusions due to insurance issues (still an ongoing battle but I’m not dropping it!), but my body had other ideas.

After experiencing anaphylaxis for the first time as well as a bunch of other...

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I Got COVID 9 Months Ago and Still Have Symptoms (Newsweek) chronic illness chronic pain covid disabled life neurosurgery rare disease Dec 16, 2020

My Turn

'I Got COVID 9 Months Ago and Still Have Symptoms'

Dr. Melissa Geraghty
On 12/2/20 at 5:51 AM EST

At the beginning of 2020, when COVID-19 was still only in the peripheries of our awareness, I was recovering from neurosurgery. I have a rare neurological disease, tethered cord syndrome,...

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Quoted in InStyle Magazine: The 'Covid Cloud' Is Real covid longcovid Dec 07, 2020

The 'Covid Cloud' Is Real

Author: Jessi Gold

Remember the talking Golden Retriever, Dug, in the cartoon movie Up who finds himself doing one thing — and then suddenly thrown off course by the mere mention of a squirrel? This is my perpetual state of mind of living through a pandemic. It's...

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Today marks the one year anniversary of my neurosurgery. chronic illness chronic pain disabled life neurosurgery rare disease Oct 07, 2020

Originally I had planned to publish a compilation of my experiences with tethered cord syndrome, rare disease diagnosis, neurosurgery, and CSF leak, in time for my one year anniversary. My body and mind are currently not up for this seemingly monumental task, so I will be brief.

I have mixed...

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