Heather McPherson, M.A., LPC-S, LMFT
Heather McPherson is perhaps most well-known as one of the co-founders and CEO of the Southwest Sexual Health Alliance. Holding holding multiple titles of an MA, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LPC-S (Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor) and also a certified sex therapist. She utilizes these credentials at her private practice, Respark, based in West Lake Hills, just outside Austin, Texas.
McPherson graduated from the Texas State University with her MA in Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy. Prior to her private practice and work with Southwest, she also was employed with Texas Family Support Services, The Settlement Home and the National Domestic Violence Hotline. She utilizes all of her experience and education in her work, especially therapy sessions for those suffering from:
- Identity Problems
- Origin of Family Issues
- Life Transitions
- Grief or Loss
Specialties and Specifics
According to Heather, many of her clients have concerns related to conflicts within their relationships, communication problems, sexual orientation or dysfunctional issues. She helps her clients to gain confidence, rebuild trust, find passion and meaning within their relationships and their lives. Whether it’s with individuals, corporations, couples, families or friends, all are welcome participants in her practice.
In her counseling and therapeutic work, McPherson is influenced by many leading researchers and experts including John Gottman, David Schnarch, Esther Perel, Brene Brown and Sue Johnson. She uses proven strategies and techniques from positive coaching, narrative therapy and brief solution focused therapies as a way to work together to find an approach that will work for unique situations and circumstances.
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