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
  • How to be an LGBTQ+ affirming friend

    Jan 12, 2018
    I am really proud to be an LGBTQ+ affirmative practitioner and educator. Similarly, it makes me so happy when people approach me with questions as to how they can be more affirming. This joy isn’t because I’m happy to try to summarize my dissertation.
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  • Three TED Talks You Need to Watch if You're Considering Counseling

    Jan 10, 2018
    Mental health counseling can be beneficial for just about anyone. When I share that I’m often met with an array of responses. Some concur, but others are hesitant and even offended. Although we’ve come a long way, mental health stigma is still rather pervasive.
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  • Ten Tips to Help You Take Control of Your Emotions

    Dec 20, 2017
    Emotional Intelligence is a social skill that can help you become more aware and tactful in understanding handling your own emotions as well as the emotions of others. Benefits of emotional intelligence include improvements in coping, wellness, coping, relationship satisfaction, and overall happiness.
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  • How World Dance Can Help You Heal Your Mind, Heart, and Soul

    Dec 14, 2017
    The healing power of dance is recognized across the globe. Common evidence-based benefits of world dance include, but are not limited to, improvements in muscular strength, endurance, balance, flexibility, agility, heart rate, and memory.
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  • Mind Mapping: A guide to achieving your goals in 2018

    Dec 06, 2017
    As we approach the end of 2017, you may find yourself reflecting on all that you have achieved in the past year. If you set them at all, are you able to recall your resolutions? Did you achieve any? If so, amazing! Give yourself a round of applause! If not, you’re not alone.
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