Dr. Shainna Ali is a mental health counselor, educator, and advocate who is passionate about destigmatizing mental health counseling and helping individuals worldwide recognize the importance of fostering mental wellness. She is the creator of The Self-Love Workbook, The Self-Love Workbook for Teens, Luna Finds Love Everywhere: A Self-Love Book for Kids, The Self-Love Planner, and Designing Healthy Boundaries. She has been featured through outlets such as ABC, CBS, NPR Washington Post, and Insider. Dr. Shainna’s passion for promoting mental health awareness and access inspired her to host the Mental Wellness Practice Podcast. Dr. Shainna is the owner and operator of The Mental Wellness Practice, LLC, a strengths-based clinical mental health and consulting practice located in Central Florida. Additionally, she has served on the Board of Directors of The Mental Health Association of Central Florida, is a past president of the Florida Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development and has been honored with the Association for Specialists in Group Work’s Al Dye Award, the Pete Fischer Humanitarian Award for her efforts in promoting mental wellness. Dr. Shainna is a proud 3-time Knight and received UCF’s 30 under 30 and Noble Knight distinctions for her continued commitment to her alma mater.