The Alliance for Pelvic Pain, LLC, is a group of chronic pelvic and sexual pain specialists who seek to provide the most up-to-date information on the treatment and management of chronic pelvic, genital, and sexual pain and associated dysfunctions. We offer educational and experiential retreats for patients and providers.
We are currently developing an online retreat and healing program. Estimated launch is October 2017!
Our mission is to expand knowledge and care to the underserved population of people with chronic pelvic pain. We seek to create an atmosphere where patients can feel safe to be their authentic selves. We listen. We believe. We care. This will be a weekend filled with compassion for the self, and forgiveness for others who do not understand the plight of chronic pelvic pain.
Click Here to view 2016’s Retreat Program Schedule.
Meet the Alliance
Deborah Coady, MD, FACOG
Dr. Coady received her MD from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and trained in Obstetrics & Gynecology at NYU-Bellevue Medical Center. She is board-certified by the American Board of Ob-Gyn. In 1990, she partnered with Dr. Dena Harris in creating SOHO OB/GYN, a comprehensive women’s healthcare center. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ob/Gyn at NYU Langone Medical Center, and a Fellow of the American College of Ob-Gyns, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disorders, as well as a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society. In 2013 she was certified in Acupuncture by the Tristate College of Acupuncture. Dr. Coady focused the major portion of her practice on caring for women with chronic sexual, vulvar, and pelvic pain disorders, and currently writes, teaches, and mentors to promote integrative medical approaches for chronic pain. She is the co- author of Healing Painful Sex: A Woman’s Guide to Confronting, Diagnosing, and Treating Sexual Pain, with Nancy Fish. Her monthly blog is at: https://www.changeyourenergy.com/blogs/231/a-guide-to-integrative-health-for-wellness.
Amy Stein is the founder of, and a premier practitioner at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy in NYC, specializing in pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain, women’s health, and manual therapy for men, women, and children. Her treatment consists of a multimodal and a multidisciplinary approach to each patient’s entire well-being. She is the author of Heal Pelvic Pain, an easy-read, self-help book, and has recently created a patient-oriented video: Healing Pelvic and Abdominal Pain: The Ultimate Home Program for Patients and Guide for Practitioners. Amy is also a contributor to the medical textbook, Female Sexual Pain Disorders: Evaluation and Management, and serves on the board of the International Pelvic Pain Society, since 2007. She is a well-recognized expert in her field. She is also a contributor to ourgyn.com and a member of ISSWSH, the NVA, ICA, the APTA Women’s Health section, as well as many other organizations. Amy received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University.
Nancy Fish, MSW, MPH
Nancy Fish received her masters’ degrees in social work and public health from Columbia University in 1984. She received her BA in English from Barnard College in 1981. Since 1998, she has had a full-time private practice in Bergen County New Jersey. Nancy uses an eclectic approach combining a psychodynamic, family life cycle, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral techniques. Nancy specializes in working men and women suffering from sexual pain. Nancy also works with couples, families, individuals and adolescents and deals with a range of issues including bereavement, depression, anger management, and anxiety. After developing sexual pain issues in 2006 and being successfully treated by Dr. Coady, Nancy felt it was her mission to help women suffering from these horrendous and debilitating conditions. Nancy provides a unique insight and perspective into her patient’s issues, different than other therapists without her personal experience. Nancy is able to offer a deep understanding of these women’s emotions and due to her successful recovery, can offer women hope and insight in how to cope with the overwhelming task of recovering from sexual pain conditions. Nancy offers Skype sessions for all pelvic pain patients. Nancy co-authored with Deborah Coady, MD the book, Healing Painful Sex: A Woman’s Guide to Confronting, Diagnosing and Treating Sexual Pain.
Alexandra T. Milspaw, PhD, M.Ed., LPC
Alex Milspaw received her master’s degree in counseling psychology and human services from Lehigh University. Alex also received her doctorate degree in human sexuality from Widener University. Alex is a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania and is certified as a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Trainer. She works with male and female patients suffering from chronic pelvic and sexual pain, providing counseling, education, and mind/body relaxation techniques for stress and pain management. Alex has been running workshops for women for over 9 years. Her private counseling practice specializes in chronic pelvic and genital pain, trauma and sexual health. Alex offers online mindfulness training and counseling via Skype, FaceTime, or Google-Chat. She is honored to be in the Alliance!