Faculty Profile: Carol Greiff Lagstein LACSW, LCAT, ATR-BC


Carol Lagstein painting

Carol Greiff Lagstein is a licensed and board-certified creative arts therapist and a licensed clinical social worker.  

Carol is a graduate of Pratt Institute, where she received a Master of Professional Studies and the Columbia School of Social Work where she received her Masters in Social Work. She also has post-graduate training at the Institute for Expressive Analysis, the Institute for Mental Health Education, and the Ackerman Institute where she completed her training as a family therapist.

Carol has a private practice in Orangeburg, New York and also teaches at NYU’s School of Social Work. She recently retired from the Clarkstown Central School District where she worked as a Student Assistance Counselor.

Carol has a personal mission to introduce art therapy to nations that do not have art therapy. In March 2011 she traveled with students from St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) and Long Island University (LIU) to St. Petersburg, Russia to practice art therapy with students in an orphanage. In 2019 she traveled to Beijing, China to teach Art Therapy to professional therapists at the Apollo Institute.  She will return to Beijing in the future, as she is now part of the Apollo faculty.

Carol also is a professional artist.  Her oil paintings have been exhibited in many juried shows and she is represented by the Renaissance Gallery and the Lagstein Gallery.