Dr. Shainna Ali
Meet Dr. Shainna Ali, she works in the downtown Orlando office.
Dr. Shainna Ali is a counselor educator and mental health clinician in Central Florida. She is a nationally certified counselor (717226) and a registered mental health counselor intern (IMH 11166). She earned her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and her master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Central Florida.
Dr. Ali has experience working with a broad spectrum of mental health concerns. Topic areas include, but are not limited to, identity, culture, anxiety, panic, mood, phobia, adjustment, anger, grief, career, and relationship concerns. She previously worked at an intensive inpatient facility in which she provided crisis stabilization, short-term and long-term inpatient mental health care to youth and adults. Additionally, she worked as a counselor and supervisor at a local outpatient counseling clinic. From her inpatient and outpatient experiences she has gained a wealth of clinical knowledge in which her breadth of services is vast.
Dr. Ali pursued further education beyond her master's degree in order to expand her knowledge in the areas of counseling, supervision, and research-informed practice. From her experiences as a counselor, she recognized the importance of utilizing research to inform best practice methods and subsequently help clients. Therefore, in addition to the knowledge gained from her clinical experiences noted above, a unique aspect of Dr. Ali's practice is her active engagement with counseling research in order to best inform her counseling.
Dr. Ali's primary areas of interest include: (1) identity and culture, (2) gender and sexuality, (3) trauma, and (4) process addictions.
Dr. Ali utilizes a strengths-based tailored approach that focuses on growth, optimism, and the unique identity factors of each client. Therefore, each client will experience a unique method to honor their individuality and to meet their needs. Dr. Ali employs an existential foundation and incorporates Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused strategies.
For an appointment with Dr. Ali, please call or email her directly, thank you.