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 clients 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
Kathryn Barksdale is an Licensed Professional Counselor Intern. She works with people whose past trauma affect their relationships and sex lives.
Together, you and Kathryn can determine the best steps to take to achieve your goals. She has ten years experience working with survivors
of domestic violence, intimate partner violence and sexual assault. She is warm, collaborative, and non-judgmental. She works with
couples and individuals, welcomes same sex and poly people.
She practices at the Respark Austin office. 512.704.3550
Charmecia Morris is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern. In her therapeutic approach she values fostering connection, multiculturalism,
mutual growth, and authenticity. She collaborates with her clients to find therapeutic methods that fit the client’s particular needs. She particularly
draws from interpersonal, artistic, emotion-focused, humanistic and cognitive techniques. Together she and her clients work towards mutually determined
goals including relational issues, mood concerns and behavioral conflicts. Charmecia is a sex positive therapist who welcomes all aspects of her
client’s identities. Previously she has worked with children and adolescents in foster care, counseled university students, led mental health
educational programs, and served both perpetrators and survivors of relational violence. Through all these experiences she continues to feel
honored by sharing connection and the power of human resiliency.
She practices at the Respark Austin office. 832.524.3110