Sam Louie is a psychotherapist with a private practice in Seattle, Washington specializing in addictions and multicultural issues. Prior to counseling, Sam worked as an Emmy Award-Winning television journalist where he researched, produced, and reported on a number of stories related to psychotherapy, culture, and mental health.
He currently writes a blog for Psychology Today, “Minority Report: Candid Conversations about Race, Culture, and Psychology”. He has also written books geared towards helping others understand Asian-American experiences. “Asian Shame and Addiction: Suffering in Silence” delves into the unique cultural aspects that cause Asians to be susceptible to various addictions based on the strong honor/shame dynamic in collectivist Asian cultures. “Slanted Eyes: The Asian-American Poetic Experience” is a collection of poems that touch on themes of isolation, discrimination, addiction, and mental health.
Sam’s family background is that of a first-generation Chinese-American immigrant from Hong Kong who grew up in a predominantly African-American neighborhood of South Seattle.