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.
Malia Davis - Respark Therapist and 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.
Zanna Haney - Respark Therapist and Coach
Zanna Haney, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, Supervised by Heather McPherson, LPC-S, LMFT-S, CST
Zanna understands that taking the step to begin therapy is a brave and powerful moment. Therefore, she works to provide a safe space for her clients to explore their current and past struggles. She works from a client-centered and strength-based approach to help empower her clients. She practices integrative psychotherapy, incorporating a variety of interventions including mindfulness techniques, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mind/body connection, sex positive therapy, and existential therapy. She works collaboratively with clients to help them understand themselves on a deeper level and help identify the thoughts and beliefs that create their experience. Together, she and the client will address the thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that no longer serve them.
She works with individuals and couples that struggle with anxiety, depression, transitions, low self-esteem, perfectionism, gender and sexuality identity, as well as various relationship issues. She brings experience working with clients that have experienced trauma, people that identify as LGBTQ+, as well as those in non-traditional relationships (i.e: polyamory, open relationships) and those whom practice alternative sexuality (i.e: kink).
Jamie Mayo-Buttry - Respark Therapist and Coach
Jamie Mayo-Buttry, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, Licensed Clinical Dependency Counselor Intern, Licensed Professional Mediator, Supervised by Heather McPherson, LPC-S, LMFT-S, CST
When you step into my office you will be warmly greeted in a judgement-free setting. The therapeutic process starts with a through assessment to really get to know who you are and where you are at, because the issues you have don’t define who you are as a person. We will work together to identify the problem areas and employ the therapeutic process to foster growth. In an effort to best facilitate that growth, I have trained in therapeutic theories including CBT, DBT, EFT, and Gottman therapy for couples. My personal brand of therapy employs a person-centered approach, using narrative therapy to separate you from your issues and rewrite the story of your life to reflect who you truly are. I believe the therapeutic process needs to be direct, honest, and specifically tailored to the nuances of you and your situation.