Clinicians, Interns & Associates

Jessica Congdon is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern. Her approach to psychotherapy is rooted in assisted self study to unfold the unique ways you are attached and organized around your experience. She works with women and men who struggle from feelings of "out of control" sexual behaviors to desire issues. She has experience working with adults who have a history of childhood abuse/neglect and helps them understand how this impacts their ability to have meaningful and nourishing sexual experiences. Jessica has been formally trained and mentored in trauma informed therapies, helping clients to overcome their somatic symptoms and mental distress caused from negative childhood experiences. She welcomes all gender and sexual diversities. She sees client out of the Respark offices in San Marcos/Wimberly and Austin. 512.256.6485

Melanie Rabalais is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern and a 2010 graduate of Texas State University with an MA in Professional Counseling. She specializes in working with individuals, couples, preteens and adolescents. Melanie counsels clients with relationship issues and mood issues. She focuses on the idea that laughter can be a strong ally for healing. Melanie is all inclusive and diverse in her skill set.
She practices at the Respark Austin office. 512.937.2832

Supervision & Consultation

Heather offers clinical supervision to post-graduates obtaining their hours toward full licensure. She is looking for those that are interested in learning more about sex-positive affirming therapy, couple’s therapy as well as non- traditional relationship structures. Supervisees will meet weekly with Heather for individual or group supervision to consult on cases, learn applicable clinical skills and private practice development. Heather has a passion for helping entrepreneurs launch their business and this intention flows seamlessly into helping interns run the small business of being in private practice. Please email resumes and letter of interest to

Heather also offers clinical consultation to fully licensed professionals looking to grow their knowledge in general sexual health issues and alternative relationships and sexuality. This consultation group meets bi-weekly (Monday’s, 12:30pm- 2:10pm) to consult on cases, learn sex-positive therapy skills and private practice development.


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It's important that you are comfortable and connect with your therapist.
Call Heather McPherson M.A., LPC-S, LMFT at 512.553.6310 for a free phone consultation to see if we could work well together.
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Respark's office is an independent therapy practice in a private bungalow in south Austin.
We're located at 4103 Manchaca Road. This is conveniently accessed from Ben White, South Lamar and 360.

Phone: 512.553.6310