Journal Club Webinar

Mindfulness to Help Us Thrive During Challenging Times

The impact of COVID-19 has had a rippling effect on our lives, families, patients and practices. Navigating the vast legislative changes, workplace changes and lifestyle changes has been stressful and difficult for many of us. Where do we go from there? What can we do to alleviate these stressful factors?

Originally streamed on May 2, 2020.

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Alexandra Milspaw, PhD, M.Ed., LPC has been practicing counseling and providing educational seminars and trainings for over 10 years. She is available for professional consultations and trainings, Expert Testimony, and experiential workshops that address chronic pain, trauma, pelvic, sexual and genital pain disorders. Dr. Milspaw serves on the faculty of the Clinical Foundations Training Course for the International Pelvic Pain Society ( and is Co-Chair of the Clinical Foundations Course for the 2019 and 2020 conference. 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 Ph.D. 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.

Alex is a co-founder of the Alliance for Pelvic Pain and co-facilitates the Pelvic Messenger blogtalk radio. Dr. Milspaw is also a sex therapist within the 4-D Wheel Network ( 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.