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Candid Conversations on Race, Culture, and Therapy
Sam Louie MA, LMHC
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?
President Trump's tweet, effectively saying, "Go back to where you came from" to several Congresswomen, is a prime example of the racism ethnic minorities face.
How does one become an incel? What are some of the psychological traits and conditions that can make one vulnerable to this mindset of misogyny?
There's an outcry by some Caucasians that an African-American actress was cast to play the role of Ariel in Disney's "The Little Mermaid."
Have you ever tried to report wrongdoing at work only to see it backfire on you? Well, you're not alone.
Jeremy Lin is the first Asian-American to win an NBA Championship. But critics claim he doesn't deserve the accolades as he barely played in the playoffs.
The mainland Chinese may be trying to strip others of their identity.
What is your destiny? How do you know when you need to make a change in your life, be it professionally, relationally, or spiritually?
Being married to one of the richest men in the world doesn't make one immune to the struggles that afflict most marital relationships.
Alcohol consumption has decreased in most industrialized countries, but it has quadrupled in Japan since 1960.
If you've ever wondered how culture impacts identity, then look no further at the differences between traditional Asian collectivist values and more individualistic ones.
In a society where we are always on the go or "connected," our connection to ourselves can be compromised. How do we create the time to disconnect?
If male Incels want to heal, they’ll need a new version of masculinity beyond the stance of being victims.
Child-on-child problematic sexual behaviors occur more frequently than you may realize. These are the risk factors and treatment strategies.
If you have a teen or young adult, you may be unaware of how pornography can be accessed on Instagram
How can your past or current challenges, trauma, or heart-breaking disappointment be the seed to generating a new you? In pain, we can discover another path towards self-growth.
My client can empathize with the Patriots owner because he too was busted for soliciting sex acts at a massage parlor. Today he's out of the shadows.
Why would smart people like Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos send sexual images and texts to someone other than a spouse? On a wider scale, how does gender impact the reasoning?
If you've been sexually betrayed, what does real recovery and healing look like? What are the words or phrases that should clue you in to entering into trust or more deception?
Sam Louie is a therapist in Seattle who specializes in multicultural issues and sexual compulsivity.