- Ashley Milspaw, Psy. D.Clinical Director, Licensed PsychologistAshley Milspaw, Psy. D.Clinical Director, Licensed Psychologist
- Chestnut Hill College, Clinical Psychology (MS, PsyD)
- St. Joseph’s University (BS)
Dr. Milspaw graduated with her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College, in Philadelphia, PA. Her theoretical orientation consists of a complementary blend of psychodynamic and systems theories. Multicultural competence highly influences her clinical practice and case conceptualization. Dr. Milspaw values diversity and continually seeks to enhance her self-growth, competence, and knowledge of others different from herself. As a multi-cultural therapist, Dr. Milspaw has training and experience working with diverse populations. Her dissertation examined the use of humor across cultures with health professionals.
Dr. Milspaw is proficient in case conceptualization and thoroughly enjoys personality assessment. She conducts diagnostic evaluations and assessments for the Court. Dr. Milspaw believes that the proper diagnosis and identification of core issues is crucial to appropriate treatment. She also provides a variety of other clinical services, including psychotherapy, family therapy, parent coaching, therapeutic supervised visitation, and consultation for clinicians and attorneys. Dr. Milspaw approaches her clients holistically, as a healthy mind, body, and relationships provide a secure foundation for mental health.
Dr. Milspaw is active in the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) and is on PPA’s Child Custody and Forensic Committees. She also sat on the Pennsylvania Taskforce on Supervised Visitation. Her experience working with the forensic population includes conducting custody evaluations, risk assessments, drug and alcohol evaluations, co-parenting and court-ordered counseling.
- Alaysha M. Rector, MSW, LCSWLicensed Clinical Social WorkerAlaysha M. Rector, MSW, LCSWLicensed Clinical Social Worker
- Graduate of Shippensburg University, BSW (Bachelors of Social Work)
- Graduate of Shippensburg University, MSW (Masters of Social Work)
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (State of Pennsylvania)
Alaysha is an advocate, protector, and challenger of the human spirit. She possesses a strong desire to help others live their lives to the fullest, and be their best selves.
With 10 years’ experience working with children, teens, and families, she has experience and specialized training to treat; ADHD/ADD, ODD Adjustment Disorder, self-esteem, family dynamics, adolescent and teen non-compliance, anger, trauma and caregiver coaching in addressing problem behaviors.
Alaysha seeks to help clients better understand themselves and their environment through; inspection/evaluation of self, skill training, talk therapy, and psychoeducation.
She utilizes techniques and interventions from various treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Creative Therapies (art, music, and play), as well as Narrative Therapy for trauma treatment, and DBT.
With an admiration for the human spirit and resiliency, Alaysha seeks to help her clients find their inner power and their own individual ability to take control of their own lives and make meaningful changes that bring them closer to their life goals.
Two mantras she lives by include: 1. Our past does not determine our future, 2. Every day we are granted the opportunity to wake up, we have been given a gift, we choose how this gift is utilized.
- Dr. Michele Miele, Psy. D.Psychotherapist/MediatorDr. Michele Miele, Psy. D.Psychotherapist/Mediator
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Clinical Psychology (PsyD, MS)
Penn State University, Clinical Psychology (MA, BS)
Dr. Miele graduated with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. Her master’s thesis, while at Penn State University, explored the development of the codependent bond between personality disorders, such as the narcissistic and dependent personalities within relationships. Her doctoral dissertation research explored whether therapists attitudes impact their belief in the patients ability to experience recovery. Dr. Miele is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) and serves on the Child Custody and Forensic Committee and Colleague Assistance Committee of PPA.
Dr. Miele has a wide range of experience in different settings working with a plethora of mental health concerns on the continuum from positive psychology to those with more severe mental illnesses. She has worked with a full-spectrum of mental health diagnoses and issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, GAD, adjustment issues, domestic violence, grief, dysthymia, suicidality, schizophrenia, postpartum depression, addictions, relationship/ marital, divorce, child custody and personality disorders. As a clinical scientist of psychology who upholds ethical standards and practices, Dr. Miele supports the mental health recovery model, promoting mental health wellness, quality of life, potentiality, and the reduction of mental health stigma for all those she serves.
Dr. Miele’s theoretical orientation consists of a complementary blend of psychodynamic and systems theories as her work reflects a holistic approach with a high regard for the mind-body connection. She states that just as the blood is the lifeline of the body, thoughts are the lifeline of the mind. Dr. Miele believes that as people become empowered in their thinking, they learn to embrace meaningful goals as opposed to feeling powerless and defined by their life circumstances or illnesses.
As an advocate of integrative health care, Dr. Miele aspires to increase awareness of the holistic interchange between one’s mental and physical health and how it ultimately affects their overall level of functioning. She has experienced more effective treatment outcomes by first helping people to develop a greater sense of self-efficacy towards their own thoughts, health, wellness and potential. Dr. Miele endorses a philosophy that not only includes the consumer’s input but also places the patient’s needs first. She considers all psychological factors during the assessment process to individualize and modify treatment protocols for each client.
- Andrew Crimmel, L.OMLicensed Oriental Medicine PractionerAndrew Crimmel, L.OMLicensed Oriental Medicine Practioner
Andrew Crimmel graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied Philosophy, Cognitive Science, and Pre-med. During his undergraduate career, he worked in the Department of Psychiatry’s Bipolar Disorders Unit in both research and clinical capacities. He continued his medical education at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego where he graduated with top honors in the first class to earn a Masters of Science degree, the most advanced degree recognized in the United States at that time.
Andrew was first licensed to practice acupuncture by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine in 1999. In 2006, he became the third acupuncturist in the state to be awarded the advanced L.OM license to practice the full spectrum of traditional Chinese medicine. Andrew brings his lifelong interest in Eastern culture and philosophy, meditation and the practice of the internal martial arts to his 15 years of private practice. He teaches Tai Chi/Qigong and has been invited to speak about health and traditional medicine to audiences including various support groups, University of Pittsburgh social workers, Penn State medical students and nursing Bachelor degree candidates.
- Michelle Williard HofferNeuro-Linguistic Practitioner, Certified Stress Management Consultant, Consulting Hypnotherapist, and Certified Mindful Meditation Trainer.Michelle Williard HofferNeuro-Linguistic Practitioner, Certified Stress Management Consultant, Consulting Hypnotherapist, and Certified Mindful Meditation Trainer.
Michelle Williard Hoffer is a Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner, Certified Stress Management Consultant, Consulting Hypnotherapist, and Certified Mindful Meditation Trainer.
She was trained by award-winning Guild member, Dr. Charles Curtis of the National Federation of Neurolinguistic Programming. Her success in the hypnotherapy and cognitive behavior fields are noteworthy. Michelle holds a Bachelor in Elementary Education with post-graduate credits equating a master’s equivalency.
Michelle has extensive experience with early childhood education, adolescent education as well as behavior management. Michelle taught first grade in both private and public schools for nearly 15 years where she was hailed as a passionate and uplifting educator. Michelle focused on the individual needs of each student to ensure their success. For 10 years, she was an Elementary Division weekend-relief houseparent at Milton Hershey School, a residential educational institution. Her personal and professional experience is critical in helping younger clients, who cannot state, or do not understand, why they feel the way they do when they are in distress.
Michelle is a cancer survivor and a survivor of long-term domestic violence. She has propelled her mission of serving survivors of domestic abuse into her Soaring Minds System. She has effectively managed the intense challenges of her unique and dynamic picture of posttraumatic stress following abuse. Part of her recovery included rebuilding her confidence, experiencing self-love, and inner peace Her goal is to help as many people as she can through neurolinguistic programming, hypnotherapy, meditation, tapping, behavior management, goal achievement, posttraumatic stress survival, soaring after leaving a domestic violence situation, divorce coaching, workshops, her books, workbooks, and one-on-one therapy.
Empathy, compassion, and action are key traits in Michelle’s personality. Being positive force as an avid community representative, Michelle participates in several local, all-volunteer, 501c3 charitable organizations and sits on the board of a fresh-produce charity to further awareness for causes in which she believes. Michelle organizes major events in her free time to help fund those multiple non-profit organizations. She carries herself with the uplifting desire and example of leadership to exceed goals. Such was the case when she surpassed her goal of $100K in six months for an organization when she helped to raise $300K in only six months for an event she co-chaired for a local charity.
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