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
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)
American Art Therapy Association (AATA)
Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB)
NW Art Therapy
Beth Ann Short
MA, LCAT, ATR-BC
1600 SE Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97214