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Candid Conversations on Race, Culture, and Therapy
Sam Louie MA, LMHC on May 30, 2023
A Personal Perspective: The phrase "daddy issues" tends to conjure images of insecure women. But "daddy issues" can also include men and their relationships with their fathers.
Sam Louie MA, LMHC on May 18, 2023
A Personal Perspective: How I used to be a “yes man".
Sam Louie MA, LMHC on May 16, 2023
Asian people are stereotypically known to be agreeable and cohesive. This may be helpful in some respects but damaging when one doesn't know how to say "no".
Sam Louie MA, LMHC on May 8, 2023
A Personal Perspective: How I navigated mental health challenges as an Asian-American woman.
Sam Louie MA, LMHC on May 3, 2023
A Personal Perspective: Asian-American Christianity as portrayed in "Beef" hits all the right chords. I've experienced the desperation of Steven Yeun's character myself.
Sam Louie MA, LMHC on April 26, 2023
Asian American Pacific Islander month is celebrated in May. It's important to recognize the need for mental health care for Asian Americans as this population grows.
Sam Louie MA, LMHC on March 14, 2023
A Personal Perspective: Brazilian jiu-jitsu is being introduced as a means to address trauma, fear, anxiety, and addiction.
Sam Louie MA, LMHC on January 5, 2023
A Personal Perspective: I have been a nail-biter for at least 40 years—until now.
Sam Louie MA, LMHC on November 29, 2022
The holidays are here and Asian cultural shame often rears its head at family gatherings. Do you know when it happens and what you can do about it?
Sam Louie MA, LMHC on September 12, 2022
Some men blindly follow age-old precepts of masculinity when it comes to the world of work, relationships, or friendships. The masculine mystique is a personal journey.
Sam Louie MA, LMHC on June 29, 2022
Are you worried about your child when they touch their private parts? Here's what you should know.
Sam Louie MA, LMHC on April 22, 2022
Are you interested in finding a way out of your self-defeating thoughts? Are you wanting to overcome an addiction? Are you wanting to silence the inner critic within? There's a way
Sam Louie MA, LMHC on January 27, 2022
Recovery involves a transformation of one's entire being—a true change of heart.
Sam Louie MA, LMHC on January 26, 2022
If your addiction is impacted by your ethnic background, where do you go for help?
Sam Louie MA, LMHC on December 16, 2021
Here's why people confuse these two concepts.
Sam Louie MA, LMHC on November 8, 2021
Are you looking for happiness in money, romance, or your career? You may be looking in the wrong places.
Sam Louie MA, LMHC on November 1, 2021
Particularly for ethnic minorities, clinicians need to seriously consider the impact of racial trauma and its effect on mental health and addiction.
Sam Louie MA, LMHC on June 22, 2021
Some Asian parents tend to lecture their children well into their adult years. Here's how that can manifest in adulthood.
Sam Louie MA, LMHC on May 12, 2021
Many people struggling with addiction have sought help for the first time.
Sam Louie MA, LMHC on May 11, 2021
Recovering from addiction is about progress, not perfection.