Deborah Nathan, Ph.D., LMHC, ATR

Adjunct Faculty at Lesley University
Founder and Director Artsbridge, Inc.

204 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01907

Phone: 781-726-0004 (mobile), 978-744-0710 (office)

Deb Nathan is a licensed art therapist and psychotherapist with extensive experience as an educator, artist, therapist and supervisor. In 2008, Deb founded Artsbridge, Inc. – an organization that utilizes the arts and reflecting dialogue to bring together teens from communities in conflict while enabling them to work creatively through their differences. From its inception, Artsbridge has focused on students from Israel and Palestine, and lately has expanded its work to the United States and Sri Lanka.

Deb maintains a private practice in Salem, MA while she continues to direct Artsbridge. Additionally, she serves as adjunct faculty in the Counseling and Expressive Therapies Graduate Program at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Deb also conducts training seminars and workshops in facilitation from within a social constructionist frame. She has presented and conducted workshops internationally on topics such as the use of arts in areas of conflict, how trauma impacts relationships, developing relational resilience, and how to engage constructively in the midst of conflict Deb received her PhD from the University of Twente with the support of the Taos Institute. The topic of her dissertation is: “Developing Relational Resilience: Engaging Youth Living in the Midst of Intractable Conflict.” The focus of her research is on the utilization of the arts and dialogue through the lens of social construction to develop relational resilience in youth living in the midst of conflict. Deb also holds a Master’s Degree in Expressive Therapies from Lesley University.