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

NW Art Therapy

Beth Ann Short


1600 SE Ankeny St

Portland, OR 97214