Sam Louie | Speaker | Writer | Trainer | Emcee

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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.

Speaking Specialties:

Clients Served:

  • 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."


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