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Candid Conversations on Race, Culture, and Therapy
Sam Louie MA, LMHC, S-PSB
Seattle Mariner's CEO Kevin Mather has resigned after making racially critical comments about his players.
There's more to recovery than freedom from addiction.
if your partner asks you to do something sexually beyond your comfort zone how do you view the request?
Is addiction a disease, a choice, or a form of powerlessness?
Some Asian-American clients struggle with the notion of parental abuse, and they are quick to defend their parents as loving. But love and abuse are not mutually exclusive.
What do you do with friends who hold you "emotionally captive?" These are the friends who call you in the midst of the crisis and you feel burdened to help.
Traditional Asians sometimes blame and shame as a means to give the impression that if faced with similar circumstances, they would have made a "better" choice.
How my acculturation to the United States led me through a journey of shame and acceptance.
Imposter syndrome is prevalent among the fellow Asians I see in my practice.
Incels and their means of thinking are not new. At their core, they struggle with "thinking errors" or cognitive distortions.
Anime/Hentai pornography is a growing trend among children and young adults. Here's what that could mean for your children.
How people suffering from addiction can take responsibility for their actions.
Some people resign themselves to problematic porn use due to feelings of purposelessness.
Defund the police is the rallying cry you hear as people feel more resources need to help residents deal with mental health issues. In one city, therapists respond with the police.
The Asian-American male's dilemma in the dating world.
People with compulsive sexual behaviors attempt suicide at a higher rate than the general population.
How Group Threat Theory is playing out today.
When NFL quarterback Drew Brees responded to a question about players kneeling, it reignited the controversy regarding the concerns about disrespecting the flag.
Why people divert attention to "All Lives Matter" and "Blue Lives Matter."
What can white Americans learn from the recent protests and the legacy of racism that plagues this country?
Why I look forward to treating my patients face-to-face once again.
The killing of Ahmaud Arbery raises concerns about persistent racial inequalities in the justice system.
There are non-violent acts of domestic violence that people may be unaware of.
White Americans struggle with issues of race, especially allowing ethnic minorities to voice their feedback. Why?
Why President Trump's description of the novel coronavirus as the "China" virus validates racial hatred.
Racism is more than overt individual acts of prejudice and violence. It's also the powerful forces of economic and societal structures to dismiss, distort, and erase the truth.
How has the coronavirus impacted perceptions of Asians and Asian Americans?
What does it mean to be authentic to yourself? One component is tapping into your spiritual and emotional realm by finding safe and sacred spaces to discover your passions.
Pride may be one of the biggest barrier to addiction recovery.
How to address masturbation when treating patients for compulsive sexual behavior.
Sam Louie is a therapist in Seattle who specializes in multicultural issues and sexual compulsivity.