About Dr. Stacey Diane A. Litam

Brief Bio

Ph.D., LPCC-s, NCC, CCMHC

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 multiple award winning and nationally recognized researcher, educator, clinical counselor, and social justice advocate on topics related to mental health, racial justice, human sexuality, sex trafficking, diversity, equity, and inclusion, the impact of COVID-19 on mental health, as well as Asian and Pacific Islander (API) concerns. She is an immigrant and identifies as a Chinese and Filipina American woman.

Dr. Litam provides clinical trainings, workshops, plenary speeches, and keynotes on a wide range of topics including: Identifying and responding to microaggressions in the workplace; Promoting work life integration; Navigating intergenerational and collective trauma; Challenging implicit bias; Supporting colleagues with marginalized identities, and; Cultivating culturally responsive work environments.

Dr. Litam has published over 30 academic peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. Since 2014, she has facilitated over 100 workshops and trainings on diverse topics related to mental health, sexual wellbeing, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. She regularly serves as a content expert on platforms such as Forbes Health, National Public Radio (NPR), media outlets, and in legislative arenas.

Selected National Awards

(2022). APEX Award for Publication Excellence. Conferred by Communications Concepts, Inc.

(2022). Best Practices in Research, Faculty Award. Conferred by the American Counseling Association.

(2022). Young Alumni Award. Conferred by John Carroll University.

(2021). APEX Award for Publication Excellence. Conferred by Communications Concepts, Inc.

(2021). Outstanding Diversity Award. Conferred by the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

(2021). Kitty Cole Human Rights Award. Conferred by the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development.

(2019). Outstanding Scholar in Research Award. Conferred by the National Board for Certified Counselors.

(2019). Outstanding Service to Specialized Populations. Conferred by the National Board for Certified Counselors. .

(2017). Mary Smith Arnold Anti-Oppression Award. Conferred by Counselors for Social Justice.

(2017) Humanistic Advocacy and Social Justice Award. Conferred by the Association for Humanistic Counselors.

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