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Shainna Ali

Shainna Ali is a counselor educator and owner of Integrated Counseling Solutions in Central Florida. Dr. Ali is passionate about highlighting the importance of mental health awareness, assessment, and care in living a happy and healthy life. Her areas of focus in research and practice include identity and culture, emotional intelligence, trauma, and creativity in counseling.  For more information on Dr. Ali please visit
  • Counseling Considerations for the Coming-Out Process

    Oct 11, 2018
    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer individuals and those who otherwise identify as a minority in terms of affectional orientation and gender identity/expression (LGBTQ+) have a higher rate of mental health concerns than their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts.
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  • Coloring Books in Counseling

    May 22, 2018
    Within the last decade adult coloring books have surged in popularity. The vast selection available today includes abstract images, mandalas, and your beloved characters from Marvel, to Disney, and anything in between (like famous Facebook kitty, Pusheen).
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  • #MeToo: Considerations for counseling

    Feb 02, 2018
    Social activist founded Tarana Burke, founded the Me Too movement to help survivors of sexual violence heal in a community of “empowerment and empathy[i].” More than a decade later the #MeToo movement went viral as numerous celebrities such as Alyssa Milano, Simone Biles, and Lady Gaga came forward with their experiences and shed light on the “magnitude of the problem[ii].”
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  • Self-love made simple

    Jan 25, 2018
    Faces of your friends and family may have flashed across your mind. If so, that is because love is typically interpreted as interpersonal. Did you consider yourself?
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  • Seven lies you’ve been told about counseling

    Jan 19, 2018
    I’ve heard a great deal of concerning messages around the process of counseling, and about counselors themselves. Stereotypes, misconceptions, and myths can be monstrous obstacles in achieving optimal mental health.
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