Create paths for healing through art.
Art is how you express yourself. It’s how you channel emotions in a positive way. At Lesley, transform your passion for art into the knowledge needed to help others.
Explore your artistic identity and hone your skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, and more. Study psychology and mental health counseling. With our reputation for pre-professional training in the world of art therapy, you’ll learn what it takes to make a difference in people’s lives and blaze a trail as you grow into a career as a mental health counselor, art therapist, grief counselor, mindfulness coach for stress management, and many more possibilities.
Throughout your studies, you’ll develop an understanding of healing with the guidance of practicing art therapy clinicians. Intensive studio courses in Lesley’s College of Art and Design will challenge and inspire you as an artist. You’ll examine subjects ranging from abnormal psychology and studio-based art therapy to painting and photography. And, with our reimagined general education curriculum, you'll be even more prepared to solve 21st-century problems facing humankind.
Everything you learn you’ll apply through internships in Cambridge and Greater Boston. With hands-on guidance and support from our expert faculty and mentoring clinicians in the field, you’ll gain experience and grow your skills at places such as the Franciscan Hospital for Children, Artists for Humanity, the Cambridge Public Schools, McLean Hospital, Horizons for Homeless Children, Massachusetts General Hospital, and more. You’ll build your confidence, cultural sensitivity, and compassion, and graduate ready to make an impact.