Beth Ann Short, MA, ATR-BC
1600 SE Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97214

Practice Description:
Being mindful of one's overall wellness is vital in today's busy world. Our lives are mulidimensional and sometimes complicated. We live balancing our emotions, finances, spirituality, work struggles, home life and social relationships, if one area of our life is out of balance other areas may suffer. Art therapy is a dynamic addition to any wellness plan engaging both side of the brain in a judgement-free, process driven experience.

In my work clients, I use an eclectic approach, tailoring to the needs of each individual client, even in a group setting. I see the art my clients create as a safe holding space or a "transitional object". This approach works with anyone and provides one with the opportunity to project struggles and/or concerns interfering with daily life while addressing them in a structured and safe environment.

We all experience transitions in life. Sometimes these transitions are welcoming and exciting, others are tragic and containing grief. I am trained to support you and your modern family in navigating these trantitions. I will provide you with active tools that will help you acheive long term balance and fulfillment in your life.

Practice Specialty: Areas of specific clinical interest: women's issues, relationship and parenting, grief/loss, creativity and children with medical struggles.
Methods may include art therapy, PhotoTherapy, sand tray therapy, and verbal process.

Age Specialties: 8 to adult
Session Format: Individual, family and group therapy
Years In Practice: Since 1999
Office Hours: Day, evening and weekend
Fee: Sliding scale based on household income
Accepted Insurance Plan(s): N/A
License(s): N/A
License Number(s): N/A
MA in Art Therapy, Marylhurst University 1999
BA Double Major in English & Art, Alma College 1990
ATR-BC, Registered Board Certified Art Therapist
Registered Art Therapist since 2001
Board Certified since 2009 (Art Therapy Credentials Board)

Language(s): English
Professional Association(s):
American Art Therapy Association (AATA)
Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB)
Supervision: Yes