Ashley 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.

Sherice R. Pollard, MS

Doctoral Practicum Intern

Sherice Pollard is a Doctoral student in Clinical Psychology seeking a PsyD degree from Capella University.
Sherice maintains flexible hours to accommodate client’s varying schedules where she works with children,
adolescents, and adults in individual, couple, and reunification sessions. Sherice administers intellectual,
psychological, and forensic evaluations.

Sherice’s clinical experience includes the following areas:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Coparenting Conflict
  • Couple’s Conflict
  • Mood Disorders
  • Reunification
  • Self-Image and Self-Esteem Issues
  • Suicide Assessment and Risk Reduction
  • Trauma and Abuse

Hayley Hoover, MS

Doctoral Practicum Intern

Hayley Hoover graduated from Capella University with a Master’s degree in Clinical psychology with a concentration in Clinical Counseling and a Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis. Hayley maintains flexible hours to accommodate client’s varying schedules where she works with children and adolescents but open to all who seek help!

Andrew Crimmel, L.OM

Licensed Oriental Medicine Practitioner

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 Hoffer

Neuro-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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