Beth Ann Short MA, ATR-BC

Art Therapist

Being mindful of one's overall wellness is vital in today's busy world. Our lives are multidimensional and often complicated. Art therapy is a dynamic addition to any wellness plan engaging both sides of the brain in a judgement-free, process driven experience.


  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

In my work with 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 welcome and exciting, others tragic and containing grief. I am trained to support you and your modern family in navigating these transitions. I will provide you with active tools that will help you achieve long term balance and fulfillment in your life. **Creativity is a choice and art therapy can be part of any wellness plan.

My Background

In practice since 1999 MA: Art Therapy from Marylhurst University. I am a nationally registered and board certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) with the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB). I am also a member of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). In addition to the individual clients I see, I also work with groups with individuals experiencing physical and intellectual disabilities, as well as youth in the juvenile justice and foster care systems. My clinical background specializes in art therapy, although I have also been trained in traditional verbal methodologies. In January 2020 our state will put into place an art therapy license, which I will be grandfathered into.


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  • 1600 SE Ankeny St
    Portland, OR 97214

At a Glance

  • Experience: 20 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Buckman
  • Rate: $75-110/session

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