Shaw Xueqi Xiao, MA, LPC, ATR

Shaw Xueqi Xiao, MA, LPC, ATR


Shaw (Xueqi) is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist that is dedicated to nurturing culturally attuned care for the Asian and Asian-American communities. With an enriching academic journey, culminating in an M.A. in Art Therapy Counseling and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Shaw brings a wealth of knowledge, combining her profound Eastern heritage with extensive Western experience to deliver compassionate, multicultural therapeutic care. Shaw has worked with clients that face a wide range of challenges in life.

With years of dedicated clinical practice in art therapy, Shaw has embraced a diverse array of individuals, particularly championing the needs of people of color, immigrants, and minority groups, guiding them towards self-acceptance, gender affirmation, and a profound sense of self-worth. Shaw employs an integrated, holistic, and creative approach while utilizing evidence-based clinical psychotherapy methods. At the core of Shaw’s practice is an unyielding belief in the transformative and healing power of art, a medium that transcends linguistic and cultural barriers, inviting individuals from all walks of life to engage, express, and heal. Her approach is deeply rooted in trauma-informed care, emphasizing the role of creativity as a conduit for self-awareness, resilience, and recovery.

As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, Shaw passionately advocates for a world where every voice is heard, and every identity is celebrated. Shaw focuses on the unique challenges and strengths of those navigating the complex journey of cultural integration and personal identity. In her therapeutic sessions, Shaw trailers her methods to reflect the lived experiences, cultural backgrounds, and personal narratives of her clients.

Shaw’s commitment is supporting individuals to embrace their narrative, overcome adversities, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth. With a heart firmly grounded in acceptance and a mind continuously seeking innovative ways to foster resilience, Shaw is devoted to illuminating the path towards a more accepting, resilient, and reflective life for all her clients, within the beautiful, diverse mosaic of cultures that shape our world.