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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) acceptance & commitment therapy mental health psychologist Dec 04, 2015

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

By Melissa Geraghty, Psy.D.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindfulness-based behavioral therapy. ACT (pronounced as one word) is based on six core principles: acceptance; cognitive defusion; being present; self-as-context; values;...

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Living with Chronic Pain chronic illness chronic pain psychologist rare disease Dec 03, 2015

Living with Chronic Pain

By Melissa Geraghty, Psy.D.

Chronic pain is defined as pain that does not dissipate within 3 to 6 months after an injury. It can be unrelenting and very disabling, both physically and psychologically. Chronic pain can further by complicated by acute pain...

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Pregnancy and Beyond: Is it the Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression? perinatal mood and anxiety disorders Dec 02, 2015

Pregnancy and Beyond: Is it the Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?

By Melissa Geraghty, Psy.D.

Many people expect that pregnancy and afterwards will be one of the happiest times in their lives. However, what society does not discuss are the natural up and downs that come along with being...

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The Biopsychosocialspiritual Impact of Chronic Pain, Chronic Illness, and Physical Disabilities in Adolescence chronic illness chronic pain psychologist rare disease Sep 08, 2015

The Biopsychosocialspiritual Impact of Chronic Pain, Chronic Illness, and Physical Disabilities in Adolescence

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The one thing people with chronic pain think but cannot say out loud. chronic illness chronic pain Jan 01, 2015

The one thing people with chronic pain think but cannot say out loud.

January 2015, Published in iPain

You have cancer? The world supports you. You are automatically a warrior from day one of your diagnosis. You may get rides to doctor’s appointments, cards and calls and texts, even meals...

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Bereavement: Healing from the Loss of Someone You Love bereavement psychologist Dec 01, 2014

Bereavement: Healing from the Loss of Someone You Love

By Melissa Geraghty, Psy.D.

“To suppress the grief, the pain, is to condemn oneself to a living death. Living fully means feeling fully; it means being completely one with what you are experiencing and not holding it at...

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