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Natalie Rothman, Ph.D., LMHC, CAP

Natalie Rothman
Director, Brief Therapy Institute
Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University
  • M.S. Nova Southeastern University
  • B.A. University of South Florida

Dr. Rothman focuses on Animal Assisted Therapy, Equine Assisted Family Therapy, and the personal and professional development of self of the therapist. She has presented nationally and internationally on these topics. 

Natalie Rothman, Ph.D., is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), a Certified Addiction Professional (CAP), and a Certified Telehealth Practitioner (CTP). Dr. Rothman is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and Qualified Supervisor in the state of Florida. Prior to joining KPCOM as a full-time faculty member, she gained 16 years of extensive clinical experience working in community mental health agencies and a private practice setting. 

Informed by a systems approach to therapy, Dr. Rothman has been supervising marriage and family therapy students since 2017. When she works with students to enhance their clinical skills through professional development and case conceptualizations, Dr. Rothman utilizes a strength-based perspective. 

As the Interim Clinical Director of the Brief Therapy Institute and Medical Family Therapy, and an Assistant Professor in NSU’s Department of Couple and Family Therapy, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, including Intro to Equine Assisted Family Therapy; Advanced Equine Assisted Family Therapy; Mindfulness and Meditation in Health; Internal and External Practicum; Clinical Internship; Military Families; Integrative Health Practices; Community Practicum; and Introduction to Coaching. Dr. Rothman also participates in various academic outreach programs such as Aim High, the Early Immersion Experience, and the Junior Academic Societies.

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