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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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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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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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What’s a pain psychologist? Dr. Melissa Geraghty can explain. chronic illness chronic migraine chronic pain longcovid psychologist rare disease Jan 22, 2019

Chronic-Inspire

What’s a pain psychologist? Dr. Melissa Geraghty can explain

By Radha_Inspire

Dr. Melissa Geraghty is a licensed clinical health psychologist with expertise in pain psychotherapy. She has a deeply personal interest in her work with patients as someone with multiple chronic...

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Dr. G is Featured in the INvisible Project: Migraine Addition (1st Edition). acceptance & commitment therapy chronic illness chronic migraine chronic pain psychologist May 01, 2017

 

1st Migraine Edition

Dr. Melissa Geraghty

Channeling her experience, she helps others.


When Melissa Geraghty, Psy.D. was a sophomore in high school, she had her wisdom teeth removed. What should have been a simple procedure led to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and, eventually,...

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Chronic Pain in Adolescence: What's Different, What's the Same? (PAINweek) chronic pain psychologist Dec 06, 2016

Chronic Pain in Adolescence: What's Different, What's the Same?

 

What I have found in the research as well as from my clinical experience has been that adolescents are often paired with pediatric and geriatric populations in the studies as well as treatment. But adolescents differ in...

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Chronic Pain and the Patient/Provider Conversation (PAINweek) chronic pain psychologist Sep 27, 2016

Chronic Pain and the Patient/Provider Conversation

One of the things to keep in mind about good communication is really being in the room with your patient--really listening. I know that can be quite difficult for some specialties these days especially with mandated reporting on computers and...

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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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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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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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