Shainna Ali is a mental health clinician, supervisor, educator, and advocate. Dr. Ali is passionate about destigmatizing mental health counseling and helping individuals worldwide recognize the importance of fostering mental wellness. Dr. Ali is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida, a nationally-certified clinician, and an approved clinical supervisor. She is the owner and operator of Integrated Counseling Solutions, LLC, a strengths-based clinical mental health and consulting practice located in Downtown Orlando. Dr. Ali is the author of The Self-Love Workbook: A Life-Changing Guide to Boost Self-Esteem, Recognize Your Worth and Find Genuine Happiness and an active blog contributor for Psychology Today, the American Counseling Association, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Dr. Ali presently teaches counselor education courses at the University of Central Florida and at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Beyond professional conference presentations, she also provides tailored educational workshops for the local counseling community. As a mental health advocate Dr. Ali has been featured in the media such as on NPR’s On Point, Yahoo, and in the Daily Mail. She is a past president of the Florida Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development and presently serves on the editorial boards for the Journal for Creativity in Mental Health and the Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness: Research, Practice, and Education. Dr. Ali was named an emerging leader by the Association for Counselor Education & Supervision and Association for Creativity in Counseling. Further, Dr. Ali was awarded the Pete Fischer Humanitarian award for her efforts in counseling.