¯ Licensed by the Arizona State Board as a Clinical Psychologist (Arizona State Board directory)
¯ Expert in Ericksonian Psychotherapy & Clinical Hypnosis. Executive Director for the Milton H. Erickson Institute of Phoenix
¯ Featured in local magazines: Arizona Foothills, Green Living, and an international Newsletter for the Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Best of Scottsdale Award-2019
¯ Years of experience in diversified settings such as Domestic Violence Agency, University Counseling Center, and Numerous School Districts within Department of Special Education   (see professional Vita)





"Again, Thanks for everything [Dr. Short]. Its comforting to know if I or my family  need help again you're there." J.H.


"As a victim of Domestic Violence, Dr. Short has helped me to find my way. I am now safe and on my way to healing thanks to his guidance." M.K.N.

¯ "I must admit, at first I was a little apprehensive. I did not know if I could feel comfortable with a male therapist. But you have been wonderful. I would recommend you to anyone." M.L.S.
¯ "We all just wanted you to know how much your work with us is appreciated.  I have so much to be thankful for and your guidance and counsel has helped me to be able to feel joyful and hopeful."  C.M.


Therapy is essentially a collaborative relationship designed exclusively to meet the needs of the client. In this regard, therapy is a fiduciary relationship in which the therapist uses his or her knowledge and skill to act in the best interest of the client.

Dramatic improvement occurs after discovering previously unrecognized individual capabilities and situational options.


Dan Short is internationally recognized for his work in Ericksonian hypnosis and short-term therapy.  He devotes most of his time to a private practice in Scottsdale, AZ, while also writing and teaching to professional audiences around the globe.  Dr. Short is a member of the faculty at Southwest Naturopathic College of Medicine and is affiliated with various training programs abroad.  His training is diverse, having graduated with a Masters in Counseling from the University of North Texas in 1993, a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; followed by an internship at an APA accredited program in Houston Texas.

Dr. Short’s many years of interest, research and analysis of the work of  Milton H. Erickson, M.D., complemented by his tenure as Associate Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation and five years as  Editor of the of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter make him a serious scholar on the subject of Erickson’s work.  Dr. Short has served as faculty for conferences hosting therapists from around the world, has published numerous professional papers on the topic of brief therapy.  Dr. Short has coauthored with Roxanne Klein, Ph.D., and Betty Alice Erickson, M.S., Hope and Resiliency, which has been translated into Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Russian languages. 

Dr. Short's areas of special interest include growth-oriented brief therapy, the clinical applications of hypnosis to chronic or change resistant problems, and counseling for other health care providers.





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