Dr. Shainna Ali is a mental health counselor, educator, and advocate who is dedicated to highlighting the important role of mental health in fostering happiness, fulfillment, and overall wellness. She is the author of The Self-Love Workbook, The Self-Love Workbook for Teens, and Luna Finds Love Everywhere, and the owner of Integrated Counseling Solutions, a counseling and consulting practice in Orlando, Florida. In her practice, she uses a strengths-based approach that empowers clients on their journey of self-love. Within the field of mental health, her areas of expertise include exploring identity and culture, fostering emotional intelligence, healing from trauma, and utilizing creative counseling methods. When she isn’t working, she invests in her self-love by practicing yoga, spending time with her loved ones, teaching dance, or exploring the world.
Dr. Ali enjoys advocating for the importance of self-love and mental health at workshops and presentations, in the media, and through her Psychology Today–hosted blog, A Modern Mentality. She serves on the board for the Mental Health Association of Central Florida, has been named 30 under 30 by her alma mater, The University of Central Florida, highlighted as an emerging leader by the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, and honored with the Pete Fischer Humanitarian Award by the Florida Counseling Association.
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