Shainna Ali, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC, is a practitioner, educator, and advocate who is dedicated to highlighting the important role of mental health in fostering happiness, fulfillment, and overall wellness. She is a nationally certified counselor, licensed mental health clinician, and approved clinical supervisor. Dr.Ali is the owner of Integrated Counseling Solutions, a clinical and consulting practice in Central Florida. She teaches counselors-in-training at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and the University of Central Florida. Dr. Ali has served as president of the Florida Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development and was awarded the Pete Fischer Humanitarian Award for her efforts. She was recently named an Emerging Leader by the Association of Creativity in Counseling and was spotlighted by the National Board for Certified Counselors.
From blogs to scholarly articles, Dr. Ali enjoys writing as a method to improve mental health awareness and education. She is the author of, The Self-Love Workbook: A Life-Changing Guide to Boost Self-Esteem, Recognize Your Worth and Find Genuine Happiness. She has contributed to the American Counseling Association and the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and her primary blog, Modern Mentality, is hosted by Psychology Today. Her scholarly work can be seen in journals such as The Professional Counselor and The Journal for Creativity in Mental Health. When she's not working, she can be fostering her own mental health. She enjoys writing, journaling, dancing, traveling, practicing yoga, wrapping presents, loving her GSD, and spending time with her loved ones.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS