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Talking about sex can be scary enough, but talking about masturbation? Many sex therapists even shy away from it. Masturbation is deeply personal, intimate, and for some people an activity that you never admit to doing. Of course, there are some people that never touch themselves for self pleasure and that can be for all…

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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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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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Our Respark Founder, Heather McPherson LPC-S, LMFT-S, CST was recently interviewed in Bravo. The article was centered on Denis Richards disclosing personal details from happy endings to penis size and cheating. Below are a few questions Heather was asked by Bravo. How can you have a sexy long distance relationship? If you are in a…

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We wrote a summary of the four horsemen to predict divorce and an earlier post. We’d like to keep expanding on this important topic of communication patterns in relationships. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are: Criticism: An example of a critical statement is, “You’re so selfish” Defensiveness: When you’re feeling defensive, you might say, “Its not my…

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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 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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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 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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