Respark Blogs

Making Kink COVID-19 Friendly

Our Clinical Director and Founder of Respark, Heather McPherson LMFT-S, LPC-S, CST was recently invited by Certified Sex Therapist and Psychologist, Dr. David Ley to contribute to an article that helps people learn how to engage in BDSM or kink during the Covid -19 Pandemic. Finding safe communities and kink knowledgeable therapists Kinksters often face…

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Why the PRIDE Movement is Important

Hi there! My name is Taylor Spaziani and alongside being the clinical manager here at Respark Therapy, I am also a graduate student at CU Denver, and working on my certification to become a certified sex therapist with the Sexual Health Alliance. Have we met yet? If you’ve scheduled an appointment with us, we probably…

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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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What is Sex Therapy? 

What is sex therapy?  Are images of Barbara Streisand from Meet the Fockers flashing through your mind? As entertaining as that may be, sex therapy is actually just where we talk about intimacy and relationship issues. The office is similar to a living room, bright, welcoming and comfortable. At Respark Therapy, sex therapy is a…

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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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Getting to Know our Denver Couple’s therapist, Mckenna Paulson!

At our Denver Respark Therapy Office, Mckenna Paulsen, specializes in helping couples in fun and productive therapy, sparking love, and relationship coaching involving match making! Mckenna has a deep passion for spreading light and love, and it shows up in her work with our clients (both in individual therapy and couples and sex therapy). Her dream…

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How The Concepts of “Sex Addiction” and “Porn Addiction” are Failing Our Clients

Our founder, Heather McPherson, LPC-S, LMFT-S, CST collaborated and contributed on a journal article published in the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists’ Magazine, The Therapist, in their September/October 2016 issue. The article is entitled How The Concepts of “Sex Addiction” and “Porn Addiction” are Failing Our Clients.   Contact us to schedule an appointment 512-537-0922.

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An Interview with Dr. David Ley about “Sex Addiction”

A couple years ago Heather McPherson LPC-S, LMFT-S, CST interviewed Dr. David Ley, CSTS through the training organization, the Sexual Health Alliance discussing “Sex Addiction.” Below Dr. Ley discusses the position statement by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). 1. Where did the idea of “sex addiction” come from? Sex addiction is truly a…

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Why We Go to Therapy in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

Why We Go to Therapy in the Midst of a Global Pandemic by Taylor Spaziani, Respark Intake Coordinator Being in the middle of surviving a global pandemic has all of us humans feeling all over the place with our emotions. Our feelings are riding a roller coaster ride, and we’re beginning to feel as if…

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