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Sam Louie MA, LMHC
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.
How does Asian cultural shame impact sleep? In the case of the Japanese, the need to be perceived as loyal employees leads many to sleep-deprivation.
We often associate the stereotypical image of white men traveling to Asia or other international locations for sexual services but now a growing trend is seeing women doing so too.
Why are young Asian-Americans dying by suicide?
The recent suicide of an Asian-American college student in Utah is a reminder of how racism, when ignored, can lead to a deep level of cultural shame.
How some people defend their racist actions.
Asian parents have been caricatured as "Tiger Moms and Dads" who relentlessly push and shame their children towards success. Now "Panda parenting" has emerged as an alternative.
Have you ever been hit in the face playing dodgeball—and did the person who threw the ball get in trouble? If the thrower is a minority, that outcome may be very real.
Most millennials and younger children will find cigarette smoking disgusting due to the smell of smoke. But the cigarette industry has turned to vaping to hook children.
Racism comes out in all sorts of ways, both intentionally and unintentionally. Recently, an African-American doctor experienced racism from an airline staff in front of her son.
It's hard enough for adults to talk about suicide so how do you do this with your own children? If you talk about it, will it make suicide more of a risk or can your kids benefit?
Disrespect has the power to bring down even the best-intentioned relationships.
People aspire and are admired for being perfectionists. But the ugly truth is that some perfectionists use their perfectionistic tendencies to repress and ignore shame.
Why are people so enamored by a machine that can kill them? Motorcycles offer something a car can not.
President Trump's racist attack against four Congresswomen perpetuates the belief that immigrants are not wanted.
How many times do you try to repeat positive self-talk to yourself only to end up in the same negative spiral?
Sam Louie is a therapist in Seattle who specializes in multicultural issues and sexual compulsivity.