Practice Description:

Pronouns: they/them/theirs

Being mindful of one's overall wellness is vital in today's complex world. Our lives are mulidimensional and sometimes complicated. We live balancing our emotions, finances, spirituality, work struggles, home life and 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 sides of the brain in a judgement-free, process driven, guided experience.

As a clinician I work with a social constructivist lens, tailoring to the needs of each individual client and recognizing and honoring where they come from. 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, difficult and may contain grief. I am trained to support you and your family in navigating these trantitions. I will work with you to find tools that will help you acheive sustainable balance and fulfillment in your life.

Practice Specialty: Areas of specific clinical interest: gender, LGBTQ+ affirming, relationships, parenting, grief/loss, and Creative Mindfulness.

Methods may include art therapy, PhotoTherapy, sand tray therapy, and verbal process.

Age Specialties: 8 to adult

Session Format: Individual, family and group therapy (see my website for groups offered)

Years In Practice: Since 1999

Office Hours: Day, evening and weekend

Fee: Sliding scale based on household income

Accepted Insurance Plan(s): N/A


LCAT - Licensed Certified Art Therapist

License Number(s):

LCAT #ART-C-10205598, Oregon


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

NW Art Therapy

Beth Ann Short


1600 SE Ankeny St

Portland, OR 97214