About Me

Sam Louie, MA, LMHC, CSAT-C, CDPT, S-PSB

Sam Louie is a psychotherapist licensed in the state of Washington as a mental health counselor.  He received his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in marriage & family therapy from Azusa Pacific University.

Sam specializes in treating shame, trauma, and addictions such as chemical dependency, compulsive gambling, eating disorders, and problematic sexual behaviors.

In addition, Sam’s training in marriage and family therapy gives him a breadth of knowledge and competency to work with couples, adolescents, and families.

Traditional Psychotherapy Specialties: 

  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Problematic Sexual Behaviors (affairs, pornography, sex addiction, etc.)
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Gambling
  • Eating Issues (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge-Eating, Restrictive Eating)
  • Men’s Issues
  • Parent/Child Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Cultural Identity

One-on-One Intensives:

Are you hungry for a non-traditional means of encountering your true self?  If so, a one-on-one intensive that offers more time for reflection, refuge, and restoration may be the choice appropriate for you.  With more time available, Sam tailors a therapeutic schedule catering to your interests such as spending time outdoors, journal writing, and other experiential techniques beyond traditional talk therapy.

Credentials:

M.A. Clinical Psychology: Marriage & Family Psychotherapy (emphasis)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) LH60286436

Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (CDPT) CO 60707332

CSAT-C Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate

Specialist in Problematic Sexual Behaviors (S-PSB)

Memberships:

Eastside Counselors Association

Puget Sound Group Psychotherapy Network

Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health

Teaching Experience:

Adjunct Faculty, MA program, School of Counseling Psychology, Multicultural Issues in Psychology, Northwest University, Kirkland, WA (Winter 2014)

Adjunct Faculty Pima Medical Institute, Sociology of Human Beings, Seattle, WA (Winter 2015)

Background:

Sam is a first generation Chinese immigrant from Hong Kong who grew up in South Seattle.  As a result, he is keenly aware of the role of multicultural sensitivity when working with minorities and Asian-Americans.  His clinical experience includes a variety of mental health settings from addiction clinics, residential homes, and non-profit counseling agencies such as the Asian Counseling & Referral Service.

Prior to the counseling field, Sam worked as a broadcast journalist who researched, produced, and reported on a number of stories related to psychotherapy, culture, and healing practices.

HW PIC copy 2Speaking Topics: 

“Asian Shame: Suffering in Silence”

This training explores the cultural code of honor and shame and its impact on individuals and churches as they help those struggling with the complexities of the Asian desire for conformity, “saving face”, and emotional suppression.  Consequently, a myriad of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and addictions can hide below the surface.

“Slanted Eyes: The Asian American Experience”

By using Spoken Word poetry, engaging videos, and humor, Sam gives a captivating presentation that covers Asian-American history, immigration, and stereotypes. Suitable for schools, non-profits, and businesses.

For a more complete list of speaking topics please go to his speaking website:

www.SamLouieSpeaks.com

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