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

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

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Diane Arañez
SDAL Consultation & Educational Services, LLC

Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, Julka Hall 275

United States
Ohio (OH)
+1 (440) 552-6387
Board Certified Diplomate
Certified Sexologist
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Counselor Education and Supervision
Kent State University
Master of Arts
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
John Carroll University
Bachelor of Arts
John Carroll University
Sex Coaching
The Inclusive Sex Coach Certification Program
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
State of Ohio
Licensed Professional Clinical Supervisor (LPCC-s)
State of Ohio
National Certified Counselor
United States of America (USA)
National Certified Clinical Counselor
United States of America (USA)
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
Publication: Sex trafficking beliefs in counselors: Establishing the need for human trafficking training in counselor education programs



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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