Sam Louie is a psychotherapist, author, poet and Emmy Award-Winning former television journalist. He addresses life issues both as a licensed psychotherapist in private practice and public speaker. Topics include multiculturalism, motivation, addiction recovery, and other matters of the heart and mind.
As an Emmy Award-Winning former broadcast journalist who's interviewed everyone from CEOs to celebrities, Sam can accommodate your speaking needs as a keynote speaker, trainer, or emcee. In addition to his public speaking poise and professionalism, Sam's engaging, energetic and light-hearted spirit creates a safe and fun atmosphere to learn, grow, and meet tomorrow's challenges.
- Youth with a Mission (Lausanne, Switzerland)
- University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)
- Towson University (Towson, MD)
- Northwest University (Kirkland, WA)
- Bellevue College (Bellevue, WA)
- Seattle School of Psychology & Theology (Seattle, WA)
- University of Washington (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute)
- Edmonds Community College (Edmonds, WA)
- Phantom Lake Elementary School (Bellevue, WA)
- Franklin High School (Seattle, WA)
- Cascadia Training (Shoreline, WA)
- King County Library System (Bellevue, WA)
- Whatcom County Library System (Bellingham, WA)
- Washington Marriage and Family Therapy Association
- Seattle Counselors Association
- Individual, couples, and family therapist in private practice since 2010
- Primary therapist at Eating Recovery Center of Washington
- Outreach counselor within the Seattle Public School district through Asian Counseling and Referral Service
- Workshop Presenter at Youth with a Mission (YWAM), Lausanne, Switzerland, 2017-2018
- Keynote Speaker at University of Vermont, 2017
- Guest Presenter at Towson University, 2017
- Adjunct Faculty, MA program, School of Counseling Psychology, Multicultural Issues in Psychology, Northwest University, Kirkland, WA (Winter 2014)
- Adjunct FacultyPima Medical Institute, Sociology of Human Beings, Seattle, WA (Winter 2015)
- Emmy Award-Winning broadcast news journalist
"My colleagues and I enjoyed his dynamic style during his keynote especially while he was performing his poetry."
"Sam brings incredible energy to the table and combined with his unique blend of story-telling, humor, and Spoken Word poetry, I was able to grasp not only Asian-American experiences but those other ethnic minorities."
"I really liked his 'My Story, Your Story, Our Stories Workshop' because it was interactive and thought-provoking."
"As a Caucasian, I am sometimes wary about diversity speakers/training, yet Sam's ability to laugh at himself and share about his own ethnic bias was refreshing. Not only was I more comfortable with myself but I could tell Sam does not judge others for where they're at."
"Shame is such a pernicious aspect of Asian culture, I'm thrilled Sam had the opportunity to speak on campus about this relevant topic."