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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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What Makes Respark Therapy Unique?

What makes Respark unique? by Jehree Anderson and Heather McPherson Respark is a therapeutic group practice with offices in Denver, Colorado and Austin, Texas. We see clients from all different corners of those states through online therapy.  Our couples therapists, individual therapists, and sex therapists are all down to earth, easy to talk with and…

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An Interview with Dr. Justin Lehmiller about his bestselling book, Tell me What You Want

Last April Respark Founder, Heather McPherson LPC-S, LMFT-S, CST interviewed Dr. Justin Lehmiller through the Sexual Health Alliance. Below is the interview on his bestselling book, Tell Me What You Want. We would like to start by asking you some questions about your most recent book, Tell Me What You Want. You conducted one of the largest and…

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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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The Respark Foundation

CONTACT: Heather McPherson, LPC-S, LMFT-S, CST intake@resparkfoundation.org www.resparkfoundation.org   The Respark Foundation Provides the Next Step of All-inclusive, Holistic and Educational Care to Survivors of Sexual Harm   AUSTIN, TX & DENVER, CO 4/6/2020 – Respark Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing sliding scale, trauma-informed care that offers the next step in recovery from…

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Dismantling the Myths of Teletherapy

By: Zanna Haney M.A., LPC-Intern, Supervised by Heather McPherson M.A, LPC-S, LMFT-S, CST This is a time when everything is moving to online platforms and digital media. This is something that we are accustomed to in other areas of our life, especially in the era of social media. However, it’s not something that many are…

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Free Online Support Group

by Taylor Spaziani, Respark Intake Specialist On Friday March 27th, 2020 we held our very first Free Respark Support Group to support those struggling through the trying times of the COVID-19 Pandemic. From our support group we shared personal stories and struggles and exchanged strategies and techniques for how to stay uplifted during this time. …

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Respark Foundation Launch

We are proud to announce Respark has launched a Foundation that is a 501(c)(3). The Respark Foundation’s mission is to provide all-inclusive, holistic and informed care to survivors of sexual harm through treating the body, mind and spirit. They help those that have experienced sexual abuse, rape, unwanted sexual advances and trauma find ways to…

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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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