Lauren is an artist, board-certified art therapist, and licensed mental health counselor who works with individuals in private and community-based art therapy settings. She believes in art’s power to support individuals and groups in expressing their social realities and building community.
Lauren’s areas of academic focus and expertise include community-based art therapy, socially engaged craft practices, and the unique therapeutic benefits of craft materials and methods for art therapy practice. Her current research focuses on historical and contemporary uses of craft as a form of resistance again social and political oppression and how craft can provide a medium for engaging in art therapy with social justice aims.
At Lesley, Lauren teaches Principles of Art Therapy, Art Therapy with Specific Populations, Concepts and Skills, and Internship & Seminar I and II.
Lauren holds a BA from Tufts University, a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Art Therapy from Lesley University, and a Doctorate of Art Therapy from Mount Mary University.