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Melissa Geraghty, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist, Empowered Relief™ Instructor

Dr. Melissa Geraghty, Psy.D. is a Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist and Stanford-trained Certified Empowered Relief™ Instructor. She is Director of Mental Health and Support at the U.S. Pain Foundation, and has received recognition for her clinical excellence and patient advocacy. 

Her career is highlighted by her role as CEO of Phoenix Rising. With specialties in chronic pain, complex medical issues, rare diseases, body image, and eating disorders, she has made significant contributions as an international keynote presenter, workshop facilitator, and medical gaslighting sensitivity trainer. 

Dr. Geraghty’s advocacy and expertise extend to various media platforms, including publications in Newsweek, Forbes Health, and Oprah Daily. She has been honored with numerous awards for her clinical excellence, patient advocacy, and contributions to mental health awareness.


  • CEO of Phoenix Rising
  • Director of Mental Health and Support at the U.S. Pain Foundation
  • Medical Gaslighting Sensitivity Trainer
  • Mental Health Consultant, Advisor, and Advocate
  • Published in Newsweek, Forbes Health, and Oprah Daily, to name a few
  • Creator of the online program “The Ultimate Eating Disorders Bootcamp for Parents” and MP3 mindfulness recordings, “Mindful Moments with Dr. Melissa Geraghty”
  • Past Board Member at two Non-Profits (eating disorders and migraine/headache diseases)
  • Experience working in Outpatient, Inpatient, PHP, IOP, Residential, and Hospital Settings
  • Most Trusted Clinical Health Psychologist 2024 (Midwest USA): Global Health & Pharma
  • Best Medical Gaslighting Trainer 2023 (Midwest USA): Global Health & Pharma
  • Hero of Hope Caregiver Award 2016: International Pain Foundation
  • Clinical Excellence Award 2015: Midwest Pain Society


  • Psy.D. in Clinical Health Psychology
  • Stanford-trained Certified Empowered Relief™ Instructor

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