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…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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,…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

GTK Respark Therapist, Evelyn Hill

Today we are Getting To Know (GTK) Respark therapist, Evelyn Hill. Evelyn took a different path to being a couple and sex therapist. She has always been fascinated with sex and sexual identity and relationships, and how that manifests in different areas of life. She thought, “why don’t I help people with that? Why don’t…

Read More...

Influential Resources from Respark Therapist, Katie Green

Respark Therapist, Katie Green is one of our couples and sex therapist in Austin. Katie also has experience seeing clients throughout the state of Texas in online therapy. Here are some of her influential media resources that have helped her along in her journey to becoming one of the best sex therapists in Austin. Some books…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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…

Read More...