Artfeels Counselling and Art Therapy is a counselling private practice located in Burnaby, BC. Taking space on the ancestral, unceded territories of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Sel̓íl̓witulh, and Kwikwetlem Nations, it serves the communities by providing affordable and low-barrier counselling care, centralized in anti-oppressive and decolonizing values.
The founder and therapist, Xu Wang is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and an art therapist. As a half-generation immigrant and a member of the LGBTA+ community, Xu is committed to culturally-sensitive and strength-based practices that challenge systems of power and oppression.
In tune with her personal/political/professional experiences, Xu also has a deep and nuanced understanding of the complexities of mental health distress in relations to social systemic issues. In supporting her clients, she prioritizes validating personal realities and celebrate resilience over pathologies, while fostering self-compassion and communal belonging. Informed by these philosophies, Xu enacts advocacy and re-empowerment in her work with people, honouring each individual's narratives of survival and resiliency.