Dr. Alexandra Milspaw has been practicing counseling and providing educational seminars and trainings for over 8 years. She is available for professional consultations and trainings, specifically around chronic pain, trauma, pelvic, sexual and genital pain disorders.
Dr. Milspaw is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania. She earned her Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology and Human Services from Lehigh University and earned her PhD in the clinical practice of Human Sexuality from Widener University. Dr. Milspaw is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), Certified Master NLP Practitioner, Certified Consulting Hypnotist and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Trainer and Consultant. She specializes in relaxation and stress management as well as chronic pain and trauma. Dr. Milspaw is a professional presenter for sexuality and reproductive health education for local colleges, community agencies, and national conferences. She works with a variety of clients, including those coping with chronic pelvic and sexual pain in an effort to reduce pain and associated emotional and psychological stressors. She also has experience working with the LGBTQIA population, including those in transition. Sexuality encompasses all that you are and how you relate to the world around you.
Dr. Milspaw was the Executive Director of the Institute for Women In Pain from 2011-2013 – a group of independent, like-minded health care practitioners who are available for consultation for women seeking help for a variety of chronic pain disorders. Alex is a co-founder of the Alliance for Pelvic Pain (www.allianceforpelvicpain.com) and co-facilitates the Pelvic Messenger blogtalk radio. Dr. Milspaw is also a sex therapist within the 4-D Wheel Network (www.expandingsextherapy.org).
Professional Memberships include: American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT); American Counseling Association; International Pelvic Pain Society; National Guild of Hypnotists; National Federation of Neurolinguistic Programming; International Association of Trauma Professionals.
Dr. Milspaw’s Counseling Style
What sets Dr. Milspaw’s counseling practice apart from many others is that she specializes in incorporating specific techniques of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), including mindfulness and relaxation. She also utilizes the 4-D Wheel by Dr. Gina Ogden in my therapeutic approach (see image below). This is a four-dimensional approach exploring a deeper sense of the present moment.
Together we determine your goals and work towards those goals.
Dr. Milspaw attended trainings by the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute in Australia (www.noigroup.au.com) on the neurobiology of pain at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C. Their training program, “Explain Pain”, offers the most recent research on how to reduce pain through specific techniques focused on the nervous system and brain responses.
Click here for a list of Dr. Milspaw’s professional presentations and publications.
Fees: $120/ 60-minute session. Highmark, Capital Blue Cross, and Tri-Care insurances accepted