825 East Speer Blvd. Suite 8
Heather McPherson - Respark Founder & Director
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor, Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, LPC-S, LMFT-S, CST
I believe real-life experiences deeply influences our work as a therapist. Heather has explored and played in 25+ countries and counting, which has provided her with valuable experiences and knowledge. She has also endured the high pressures of the corporate world, cross-country moves, anxiety over layoffs, exploration of sexuality, struggling to keep intimacy alive in a long term relationship, and career changes, which all contribute greatly to her ability to relate to others.
After receiving her B.A. in Business from Texas State University, Heather worked as a Sales Supervisor for Wyndham Worldwide and later moved to southern California and worked in the marketing and advertising industry. After a career change, Heather received her Master’s degree and furthered her training in couples and sex therapy. Heather has been in a committed relationship since the summer of 2000 and has been married to her lovely husband since 2006. She is lucky to be able to be in both Denver, Colorado and Austin, Texas and enjoy reading, skiing, traveling and other adventures with her husband and 2 Dachshunds. She is incredibly thankful and grateful to her life partner and husband for being supportive and willing to accompany her on this great journey.
McKenna Paulsen - Respark Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate
My therapy style is humanistic, and client centered. I believe it is important to meet you where you are at and hold the space for you to create the life you want. I add components of Emotionally Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy where appropriate. Our therapeutic relationship acts as a soft-landing place in an oftentimes harsh world, as well as a space for education, empowerment, and authenticity. We will work together to identify core areas that need to be healed for you to create relationship with others and a relationship with yourself that you find fulfilling.
To me, part of being a counselor is being an advocate. I am passionate about prison reform. I believe in providing social, mental, and emotional support to vulnerable populations in order to reduce recidivism and human suffering. I also care greatly about how food impacts our health and the connection between the mind and the body. Holistic health care is the way of the future. I love helping people approach their health in an integrative way.
Malia Davis - Respark Therapist & Coach
Malia works with individuals and couples that struggle with anxiety, depression, phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), body dysmorphia, confrontation challenges, communication challenges, women’s issues, pelvic pain, painful sex, struggles for partners with painful sex, sexless marriages/partnerships, desire discrepancy, arousal/orgasm issues/erectile dysfunction, “porn addiction”, “sex addiction”/out of control sexual behavior, erotic exploration, life and career transitions, low self-esteem, anger management, grief & loss, childhood wounds, relationship issues, money & finance issues, non-traditional relationships, alternative sexuality (i.e.: fetish/kink), pre-marital challenges, newlywed challenges, infidelity, divorce/break-ups, developmental trauma, complex relational trauma, empath/narcissistic abuse & healing trauma bonds, college/graduate school challenges, and navigating the world as a highly sensitive artist &/or creative.