Sex Therapy Intern

Grace Joyner, Graduate Student Creative Arts Therapy

It would be my pleasure to join you, wherever you are, on your journey.
Grace Joyner, Graduate Student Creative Arts Therapy

Biography

Hi, I’m Grace! I am a Graduate Student and currently a psychotherapy intern here at RCSW, doing sex-therapy utilizing the modality of art-therapy. I am currently in clinical supervision with Daniel Rosen, LCSW-R CST. I look forward to working with those interested in individuals, couples, and group therapy and am available for appointments on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

My multicultural background is foundational for my psychotherapy work with diverse individuals in underserved communities. I am culture and trauma-informed, and ready to meet you with creativity, empathy, and authenticity. I strive to ensure you are heard, respected, and validated throughout your journey towards a more profound self-understanding. I believe art can communicate universally, bridging the gaps in which language falls short, allowing us to connect deeper with ourselves and those around us.

The modality of art therapy is especially beneficial in trauma work. Trauma activates your limbic cortex: increasing the difficulty of putting reason, thoughts, or emotions into language. Using the experiential qualities of artmaking, we can “bypass” some of these barriers allowing you to bring difficult experiences and emotions to the surface, in a safe and receptive environment. Art therapy is also beneficial in the practice of mindfulness, emotional regulation, emotional processing, and stress reduction.

Together we can use this tool to explore the complexities of sexuality, identity, and your unique experience. We can move forward according to your needs and goals. It would be my pleasure to join you, wherever you are, on your journey.

Pronouns: she/her

Click here to download Grace’s Welcome Letter

Professional Memberships:

  • American Art Therapy Association 2022
  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists 2023
  • American Psychological Association 2022
  • Psi Chi Honors Society 2022
  • World Professional Organization for Transgender Health 2023

Education & Training:

MS Candidate in Art Therapy Nazareth University

Fine Arts BFA, Alfred University

Psychology BA, Alfred University

Groups:

Neurodiverse Dating Skills Group– an 8-session, 75-minute supportive and interactive psychotherapy experience tailored for individuals, aged 18 and above, with diverse neurotypes. Together, we’ll delve into non-verbal communication, flirting, and various communication styles, aiming to authentically express interest and forge genuine connections. Our discussions will encompass vital topics such as consent, intimacy, and navigating both physical boundaries and social settings. Additionally, you’ll gain valuable insights into self-care to manage stress, and masking burn-out, to cultivate resilience as you navigate your dating journey. This group meets on Fridays, at 2pm.

Let's start a conversation!

Phone: 585-865-3584

Email: Grace@rochestercenterforsexualwellness.com

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Other Team Members

Pebble Kranz, MD, FECSM, IF
Sexual Medicine Specialist

Pebble Kranz, MD, FECSM, IF

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

Daniel Rosen, LCSW-R, CST, CSTS

Whether it is individually, as a couple or in a group, I am committed to ensuring you get the best care available.
William Kelly, LCSW-R, DST
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 McDermott, LMFT, CST
Certified Sex Therapist

Jessica Janik McDermott, LMFT, CST

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, CST
Certified Sex Therapist

Tyler Buchiero, LCSW, CST

I value a collaborative approach, which begins and ends with nonjudgement and emotional honesty.
Alissa Freer-Kalmus, LPMFT
Psychotherapist

Alissa Freer-Kalmus, LPMFT

When it comes to sex and relationships there is no “normal” despite what our society tries to make us believe. I am passionate about working together towards your goals for your sexual wellness.
Patrick DiFlorio, LMSW
Psychotherapist

Patrick DiFlorio, LMSW

Healing your pain and understanding yourself can be challenging, yet so rewarding. I provide as safe a space as I can to explore your inner self. Let’s work to understand more about you together. 
Nancy Berg, LPMFT
Psychotherapist

Nancy Berg, LPMFT

"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” ~ Carl Jung
Amy Ricotta, LMHC
Psychotherapist

Amy Ricotta, LMHC

I believe that sexuality is an integral part of the human experience and should be celebrated as one of life’s greatest gifts. I’m committed to helping you connect with yourself and find joy in that relationship.
Jenna Weintraub, CYT
Sexuality Educator

Jenna Weintraub, CYT

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.
Amy Gartenberg, MA, LPC-MHSP (State of TN)  MHC Intern (State of NY)
Sex Therapy Intern

Amy Gartenberg, MA, LPC-MHSP (State of TN) MHC Intern (State of NY)

I am passionate about helping you move towards a more embodied version of yourself, and as a result, deepen your capacity for connection and pleasure.
Grace Joyner, Graduate Student Creative Arts Therapy
Sex Therapy Intern

Grace Joyner, Graduate Student Creative Arts Therapy

It would be my pleasure to join you, wherever you are, on your journey.
Sue Vasas
Office Administrator

Sue Vasas

Ask Away! I am proud to be a member of the RCSW team in support of its mission and the many essential services that are offered here.
Evelyn Bennett, LCAT
Psychotherapist

Evelyn Bennett, LCAT

"I invite you to connect with me and reconnect with yourself."
Christine DeLozier, LAc
Acupuncturist

Christine DeLozier, LAc

"The healer you have been looking for is your own courage to know and love yourself completely" Yung Pueblo