Doctoral Student, Sex Therapy Intern

Carly Lua Pershyn, MA, RYT

I am committed to creating an open, safe, and trustful alliance with you on your journey to sexual wellness
Carly Lua Pershyn, MA, RYT

Carly Lua is a doctoral fellow in Counseling Psychology at University at Buffalo. She is a pleasure activist and former Women’s Health Advocate at Planned Parenthood in Buffalo, NY. Her research in sexuality and gender focuses on intimacy, and sexual fantasy. She is a certified yoga instructor and mindfulness therapist and often uses yoga principles to inform her counseling practice, emphasizing embodiment, interoceptive awareness, and self-care. Carly draws from a wide range of therapeutic techniques including humanistic, existential, psychodynamic, and mindfulness to tailor therapy to meet the client’s individual needs and goals. Fostering an open, safe, and trustful therapeutic alliance is top priority in her work. Carly has a passion for facilitating self-compassion, sexual joy, and curiosity in one’s sexual experience, with the goal of encouraging celebration of one’s unique sexual world.

Pronouns: She/her

Click here to download Carly Lua’s Welcome Letter

Professional Memberships:

IAYT – International Association of Yoga Therapists

ASSECT – American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists

ISSWSH – International Society for the Study of Womens Sexual Health

ISSM – International Society for Sexual Medicine

APA – American Psychological Association

YA – Yoga Alliance

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Phone: 585-865-3584

Email: Carly@rochestercenterforsexualwellness.com

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Other Team Members

Pebble Kranz, MD, FECSM
Fellow of the European Committee on Sexual Medicine

Pebble Kranz, MD, FECSM

I am a passionate advocate for your goals -- regarding sexual satisfaction, gender, and intimacy.
Daniel Rosen, LCSW-R, CST, CSTS (He/Him)
LCSW-R, Certified Sex Therapist and Sex Therapy Supervisor

Daniel Rosen, LCSW-R, CST, CSTS (He/Him)

Whether it is individually, as a couple or in a group, I am committed to ensuring you get the best care available.
Megan Barrett, LMFT, CST
 LMFT, Certified Sex Therapist

Megan Barrett, LMFT, CST

Pleasure is the measure of sexual wellbeing. - Emily Nagoski, PhD I am passionate about helping individuals and couples re-connect with pleasure. Working together, we can navigate the unique path to enhance your sexual experience.
William Kelly, LCSW-R, DST
LCSW-R, Diplomate in Sex Therapy and Sex Therapy Supervisor

William Kelly, LCSW-R, DST

Sexuality is the heart of our souls. When we are disconnected from our sexuality we are disconnected from ourselves and others.
Jessica Janik, LPMFT, Sex Therapist
LPMFT, Sex Therapist

Jessica Janik, LPMFT, Sex Therapist

I am committed to helping you re-discover pleasure, passion, and power in your sexual self through a collaborative and supportive approach.
Tyler Buchiero, LCSW
LCSW, Psychotherapist

Tyler Buchiero, LCSW

I value a collaborative approach, which begins and ends with nonjudgement and emotional honesty.
Jenna Weintraub
Office Admin & Sexuality Educator

Jenna Weintraub

Healing happens in community and connection. I care deeply about co-creating a safe and nurturing space, where you can examine and divest yourself of narratives that no longer serve you.
Carly Lua Pershyn, MA, RYT
Doctoral Student, Sex Therapy Intern

Carly Lua Pershyn, MA, RYT

I am committed to creating an open, safe, and trustful alliance with you on your journey to sexual wellness.