Melissa Geraghty, Psy.D.


Dr. Geraghty has a specialty certificate in clinical health psychology. She is described as compassionate, humorous, and unconditionally accepting of her clients. Dr. Geraghty practices Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which incorporate evidenced based treatments such as mindfulness, teaching coping skills, and assisting clients in living their values.

Dr. Geraghty bases her care on the biopsychosocialspiritual model and therefore views and supports each client as a whole. She has an active style of therapy which involves clients learning about themselves through experiential exercises. Her clinical expertise includes: eating disorders, chronic illness and physical disabilities (e.g. chronic pain, cancer, spinal injury, amputation, surgical and medical procedure preparation, etc.), trauma (e.g. PTSD, secondary trauma in healthcare professionals, etc.), anxiety disorders (e.g. phobias, OCD, etc.), bereavement, depression, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). Dr. Geraghty also enjoys giving interactive presentations to clients and professionals.

As a person with chronic pain and other physical disabilities, Dr. Geraghty understands firsthand the difficulties that medical diagnosis brings to daily living. Dr. Geraghty supports and guides clients and their families, assisting them in living life to the fullest regardless of one’s medical and psychological circumstances.

One of Dr. Geraghty’s favorite quotes is: “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.” Join Dr. Geraghty in supporting you in living a rich and meaningful life.

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