Respark Blogs

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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Helpful Books and Podcasts from Respark Therapist, Zanna Haney

Sexual Education Resources that Influenced me in Becoming a Sex Therapist By: Zanna Haney M.A., LPC-Intern, Supervised by Heather McPherson M.A., LPC-S, LMFT-S, CST  One of the questions I often get asked is why I decided to become a therapist, and even more so why I decided to become a sex therapist.  How I became a…

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GTK (Getting to Know) Respark Therapist, Brenna Ansley Part 2!

Austin couples therapist, Breanna Ansley shares a few details about her life as a sex therapist in Texas. Brenna also has experience seeing clients in rural areas in Texas in online therapy. Here are some of her influential media resources that have helped her along in her journey. Books recommended by our Austin Sex Therapist A few books…

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Getting to Know Respark Sex Therapist, Brenna Ansley

Brenna Ansley is one of our inspiring Texas therapists currently seeing clients dealing with relationship and sexuality issues through online therapy. She is authentic, empathetic and compassionate with all her clients. Training and Theory In graduate school, Brenna focused on a dual track program in professional counseling and marriage and family therapy.  This allowed her…

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Is monogamy really possible? Or is it just not natural?

On an episode of Dr. Phil in 2012, Dr. David Ley appeared to discuss sexual desire and monogamy. Dr. David Ley explained a huge component of attraction, facial symmetry. Women are more attracted to people with facial symmetry, as our brains analyze symmetry as having good DNA to reproduce with.  Dr. Phil asked David Ley,…

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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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Sex on the Decline Among Teens and Young Adults

By Zanna Haney Sex is everywhere around us, but why are we having so little of it?   The statistics seem to show that sex is on the decline for teens and young adults in the United States. The CDC published “Trends in the Prevalence of Sexual Behaviors and HIV Testing” ranging from 1991 to…

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