Stacey Diane Arañez Litam, Ph.D., LPCC-s, NCC, CCMHC

Stacey Diane Arañez Litam, Ph.D., LPCC-s, NCC, CCMHC


Dr. Stacey Diane Arañez Litam, Ph.D., LPCC-s, NCC, CCMHC
Researcher and Educator

Cleveland State University; SDAL Consultation & Educational Services, LLC
2121 Euclid Avenue, Julka Hall 275
Cleveland, OH 44017

Email: s.litam@csuohio.edu
Email: staceyalitam@gmail.com
Phone: +1 (440) 552-6387
Website: https://staceylitam.com

American Board of Sexology (ABS) #: 22150
Board Certified Diplomate
Certified Sexologist
Sex Coaching from The Inclusive Sex Coach Certification Program (Expected 2022)
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Supervisor: E.1800957-SUPV (Ohio)
National Certified Counselor and National Certified Clinical Counselor: #719367

Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Counselor Education and Supervision from Kent State University
Masters of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Carroll University
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology from John Carroll University

An examination of whether labels and counselor age, race/ethnicity, gender, counseling experience, and education predict empathy and rape myth acceptance in counselors working with sex trafficking survivors

Trauma-informed interventions for counselling sex trafficking survivors.

Moderation of Attachment on Association Between Relationship Status and Depression.

Deconstructing sexual shame: Implications for clinical counselors and counselor educators.

Child sex trafficking: Strategies for identification, counseling, and advocacy

Mental health workers’ perceptions of risk factors for forced labor in Nairobi, Kenya: A preliminary qualitative investigation

Sex trafficking beliefs in counselors: Establishing the need for human trafficking training in counselor education programs

She’s just a prostitute: The effects of labels on counselor attitudes, empathy, and rape myth acceptance

Sex trafficking in America: What counselors need to know

Kind regards: A case study of attempted sex trafficking

“Otis”: A case study of an online attempt to purchase childrenfor sex

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Dr. Stacey Diane Arañez Litam (she, her, siya) Ph.D., LPCC-s, NCC, CCMHC, is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at Cleveland State University and a licensed professional clinical counselor and supervisor. Dr. Litam is a nationally recognized researcher, educator, clinical counselor, and social justice advocate on topics related to human sexuality, sex trafficking, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is an immigrant and identifies as a Chinese and Filipina American woman.

As a researcher and scholar, Dr. Litam’s work has been published in prestigious academic journals such as The Journal of Counseling & Development, The Professional Counselor, The International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation, The Journal of Sexual Aggression, The Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness, Archives of Sexual Behavior, The Asian American Journal of Psychology, Stigma & Health, and The Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. She has over 30 peer-reviewed publications and has facilitated over 100 refereed and invited presentations at the international, national, regional, and state level.

Dr. Litam has served as a content expert on topics related to human sex trafficking, LGBTQ+ issues, and the psychological impact of anti-Asian discrimination during COVID-19 on platforms including National Public Radio (NPR), podcasts, media and news outlets, as well as in legislative arenas. Dr. Litam has become one of the foremost leading researchers on COVID-19 related racial discrimination and the pandemic’s impact on sexuality, education, as well as stress and moral injury among healthcare workers and mental health professionals. Since May of 2020, Dr. Litam has published over 25 peer-reviewed research studies and conceptual articles; 11 of which are archived in the World Health Organization’s global literature database on COVID-19.

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