Home

Brief Bio

Dr. Stacey Diane Arañez Litam (she, her, siya) is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at Cleveland State University, a licensed professional clinical counselor, clinical supervisor, and board certified sexologist. Dr. Litam is a member of the Forbes Health Advisory Board and she is internationally recognized for her pioneering work on sex trafficking, human sexuality, and the impact of COVID-19 related discrimination on the mental health and wellbeing of disaggregated AAPI communities. She is an immigrant and identifies as a Chinese and Filipina American woman. 

Dr. Litam provides keynotes, plenary speeches, and workshops for companies and organizations on topics related to mental health, human sexuality, as well as diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). Learn more: http://www.bravespaceinstitute.com

Speaker Requests and Equity Audits

Need a speaker for your next event? Looking for culturally responsive strategies to promote the retention of diverse employees, clients, and stakeholders? Interested in promoting the mental health of your company? Let’s work together to create brave spaces.

Upcoming Trainings

Stop AAPI Hate

Rates of discrimination toward Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities have significantly increased following COVID-19. Learn how current anti-Asian discrimination echoes historical AAPI oppression, incorporate culturally sensitive counseling strategies, and familiarize yourself with strategies for responding to AAPI discrimination. Designed for mental health professionals, organizations, and other company settings.

Coming Soon!

Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking is a form of human trafficking characterized by commercial sex acts induced by force, fraud, and coercion. Learn how to identify survivors, assess for vulnerability factors, utilize trauma-sensitive interventions, and advocate for survivors.

Virtual Webinar on Friday, January 20, 2023 from 1pm to 2:30pm EST

Counseling Kinky Clients

Over the past few years, kink culture and BDSM practices have become more prevalent in the mainstream culture. With an estimated 10% of adults engaging in some form of kink or BDSM, mental health professionals must be prepared to effectively support this unique population. This engaging session provides a frank exploration into the worlds of kink and BDSM culture to help professional counselors deconstruct stigma, understand the role of consent, learn kink-affirming and sex positive interventions, and differentiate between violence and BDSM practices.’

Virtual Webinar on Saturday, August 20th, 2022 from 1pm – 2:30pm EST

Consultation and Supervision

Whether you are seeking clinical consultation or working toward an independent counseling licensure, I offer a non-judgmental space that cultivates holistic case conceptualization.

Media and Publications

Media Outlets

Listen to past interviews, podcasts, and more.

Publications

Check out my research and scholarship.

Let’s empower communities to create brave spaces.

Have questions? Let me know how I can help.