Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor
Dr. Ali Cunningham is a doctoral level, licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and qualified supervisor in the state of Florida. Her specialization is in counseling individuals with social and behavioral challenges to develop enhanced relational skills. Her clinical passion and professional niche is working with people with autism spectrum disorder(ASD) and their loved ones to improve these skills through an integrative treatment approach. She combines evidence-based practices from cognitive-behavioral therapy, positive psychology and family systems theory to accomplish positive treatment outcomes. Since 2007 she has worked with the local community helping families, professionals and the public learn how to offer best practices for people with ASD and other social, behavioral challenges. She has worked with a range of issues including helping parents with toilet training young children, enhancing communication across the lifespan, behavior management at home and in schools and building successful social skills. Her specialized experience and research is in working with family members of teens and adults affected by autism to enhance their social relationships, including friendships and romantic relationships.