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Candid Conversations on Race, Culture, and Therapy
Sam Louie MA, LMHC, S-PSB
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.
Are you a therapist who preaches self-care to clients but wonders what your responsibility is to yourself and your profession?
When you're looking for a therapist, there's a lot to consider in terms of finding one you think will work best for you. Here are a few aspects to keep in mind as you look for one.
Why many pastors suffer in silence and secrecy.
How can fantasizing about another person during sex affect your relationship?
The tragic death of basketball great's Kobe Bryant is a reminder to us all on the fragility of life.
Stopping compulsive sexual behaviors has the power to restart your life.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced their desire to step down from their royal obligations. Racism may have contributed to the decision.
Do you agree with your partner out of fear? It's not uncommon for men and women to mistake fear, obligation, and guilt for love.
Do you want to blog in a way that influences people? How would you like it if your blog also generated more income for you?
If you're a therapist, are you aware of what to do and what you should or should not release in the event of a subpoena by a client's attorney or a client's spouse's attorney?
10 easy steps to keep overbearing parents at bay.
Reflections on transitioning from journalist to therapist in the past decade.
Sam Louie is a therapist in Seattle who specializes in multicultural issues and sexual compulsivity.