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Candid Conversations on Race, Culture, and Therapy
Sam Louie MA, LMHC, S-PSB
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.
Why you should try a New Year's word instead of a resolution.
Some health care professionals don't know how to best treat transgender patients.
Sexual fantasies are often viewed as harmless to our minds, bodies, and souls. But what if technology could alter our state of consciousness and disconnect us from reality?
If you're going through a divorce, how do you move on? In addition to managing the emotional burden, there are many logistical issues to navigate as well.
Why do Asian parents nag? It may look like criticism, but if you look deeper, could it be a form of love?
If you've ever wondered why survival shows like Naked and Afraid and Survivor are so popular, I believe it's human desire to be connected to nature and the environment.
China is already banning televised NBA games due to the Houston Rockets general manager expressing support for the Hong Kong protesters.
After cheating, a couple needs to work through basic tenets of honesty for the relationship to survive.
Sam Louie is a therapist in Seattle who specializes in multicultural issues and sexual compulsivity.