Respark Blogs

Rethinking Infidelity

Why do we cheat? Why do happy people cheat? What does infidelity mean to you? Why do we always think that Men cheat out of boredom and fear of intimacy, but women cheat out of hunger and desire for intimacy?  Esther Perel has been working with couples for 20+ years, and has seen many couples…

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5 Signs it’s Time to See a Respark Certified Sex Therapist

As Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, we learn in our training that it can take couples on average 7 years to get help. This is similar to how long it may take to start sex therapy, although sometimes it might take even longer! Don’t make the same mistake. Sure, it can be nerve racking to…

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TMI to Happy Endings

Our Respark Founder, Heather McPherson LPC-S, LMFT-S, CST was recently interviewed in Bravo. The article was centered on Denis Richards disclosing personal details from happy endings to penis size and cheating. Below are a few questions Heather was asked by Bravo. How can you have a sexy long distance relationship? If you are in a…

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How to Stop Blaming in your Relationship

Brene Brown begins her video by asking, “How many of you when something goes wrong, you want to know who’s fault it is?”  One day, Brene was in the kitchen and dropped a full cup of hot coffee on the tile floor. It splashed all over her white pants and went everywhere. The first thing that…

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Respark Client Care Director, Taylor Spaziani Shares Influential Resources

Taylor Spaziani’s is our client relations director at Respark Therapy & Associates. She is in graduate school in Denver, Colorodo and soon will become a couples therapist and sex therapist. Here are some of her influential media resources that have helped her along in her journey. “There have been many books, podcasts, and public figures…

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The Four Horsemen that Predict Divorce

In 2012, John Gottman made an appearance on the Anderson Cooper show. For those who don’t know, John Gottman and his wife Julie Gottman are psychological researchers who have done decades of work around divorce and marital stability. Although we don’t endorse their views on sexual health, the research on relationships can help anyone in…

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Empathy Vs. Sympathy, A Short by Brene Brown 

In this short, Brene Brown beautifully describes the difference between empathy and sympathy. It seems that in general, many of us get these two confused. Check out this video: According to Brene Brown, empathy fuels connections, and sympathy drives disconnection.  “Empathy is a choice, and it’s a vulnerable one.” – Dr. Brené Brown Qualities of Empathy…

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How to be Successful in Therapy at Respark 

By Heather McPherson LPC-S, LMFT-S, CST When people come to therapy they are often unsure of what to expect and sometimes ask about how to get the most out of our meetings. There are several important things that you can do to increase your chances for success in therapy. We define “successful therapy” as achieving…

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What Makes Respark Therapy Effective?

By Respark Owner, Heather McPherson LPC-S, LMFT-S, CST Couples Therapists and Sex Therapists come from different backgrounds, have different levels of training, and use a wide range of theories. We know each of our clients require a unique approach, which is why we’ve built a specialized group practice of highly-qualified therapists. We have knowledgable therapists…

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The Power of Vulnerability – A Summary of Brene Brown’s TED Talk

by Taylor Spaziani – Respark’s Clinical Manager & Intake Specialist  Brene Brown is what she calls a “researcher-storyteller,” and in her Ted Talk “The Power of Vulnerability,” she discusses her 6-year research on vulnerability. As a social worker, Brene was always told to lean into the discomfort of her work, but she wants to be…

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