liz_beck-0009rt-linkedinI am a registered Art Therapist who studied at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007 and worked as an art therapist for several years. Completely self-taught and motivated by the need to support my growing family in one of the most expensive areas in the world, I transitioned into a career in design and educational technology.

My blog has been more or less regularly updated since 2007. Check out back-posts to see my story unfold and how I made my professional shifts.

While I’m mostly blogging about educational technology, I still love art therapy and deeply believe in the creative process to facilitate healing and learning.

I always like to hear from my readers! Please feel free to comment or fill out the contact form to get in touch.



ATR (Registered Art Therapist)
Google Certified Educator, Level 1
Common Sense Certified Educator


M.A., Creative Arts Therapy    2007
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA    

B.A., Psychology    2005
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec    

Work Experience

Laurence School: Director Technology

The Hamlin School: Riveter Lab Technology Integration & Design Specialist

The Hamlin School: Blended Learning Manager and Technology Integration Specialist

The Hamlin School: Product Manager, Learning Management System

The Hamlin School: Website Manager

Liz Beck Designs: Providing ethical, effective and affordable websites to mental health professionals.

FUSION e-zine: Features Editor

Previous member of the Advisory Council for Art Therapy Without Borders

Redwood Place
18949 Redwood Rd.,Castro Valley, CA 94546

College Internship Program (CIP)
2020 Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA 94704


Friends Hospital Eating Disorder Unit
4641 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19124

The Consortium
26 South 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Camden County Health Services Center
Woodbury-Turnersville Road, Blackwood, NJ 08012

Volunteer Work

La Rue des Femmes / Herstreet
1050 Rue Jeanne Mance, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1L7

Languages spoken and written: English, French

Please contact me to obtain reference information or my full résumé as a PDF.