About Me

Sam Louie, MA, LMHC, 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.

He works with adolescents, adults, couples, and families covering a range of issues using individual, couples, family, and group therapy.

Traditional Psychotherapy Specialties: 

  • Addictive Behaviors (i.e. pornography/sex, chemical dependency, eating disorders, etc.)
  • Parent/Child Relationships
  • Couples’ Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Loss and/or Grief
  • Cultural Identity

Therapy Adventures:

Are you hungry for a non-traditional means of encountering your true self?  Are you longing to see where your place in society is beyond your job title or family role?  If so, these one-on-one “therapy adventures” in the Pacific Northwest offer plenty of opportunities for refuge, rest, and restoration.  Using his background in the healing arts of both Eastern Chinese contemplation and Western psychotherapy, Sam gently guides you through an experiential process towards transformation.  Other means include journaling, photography, poetry, and meditation/prayer.  So whether you just want a change in scenery, yearn for more meaning in life, or need a transformation through an extreme circumstance (i.e. job loss, divorce, or addiction), this process can be a step towards that discovery.

(More on the benefits of Adventure Therapy)

Credentials:

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

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) LH60286436

Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (CDPT) CO 60707332

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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