Sam Louie is a licensed mental health counselor with a private practice in Seattle specializing in multi-cultural issues and addictions. He received his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in marriage & family therapy from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. Prior to counseling, Sam worked as an Emmy Award-winning television journalist where he researched, produced, and reported on stories related to psychotherapy, culture, and addiction. He his the author of Asian Shame & Addiction: Suffering in Silence, and has also co-taught a course in multicultural Issues in counseling at Northwest University. He has written for The International Examiner, Asian-American News, and The South Seattle Emerald.