Dr. Coralis Solomon is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the online Mental Health Counseling program at William & Mary. She earned her doctorate in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida. Her dissertation research explored self-compassion and emotional resilience of minority teachers working in elementary schools. Dr. Solomon is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida, a National Certified Counselor, a Qualified Supervisor in Mental Health Counseling, a Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator, and a Mindful Self-Compassion Trainer. She has served as a Board of Governors member for the European Branch of the American Counseling Association and for the Mental Health Counselors Association of Central Florida. Working as a consultant to prevent burnout in teachers, she developed and facilitated a curriculum on Self-Compassion for Educators in Seminole County Public Schools.
In her private practice, Dr. Solomon implements mind and body contemplative approaches including Restorative Yoga, Laughter Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, and Mindful Self-Compassion training. She also specializes in trauma-focused interventions including advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Dr. Solomon’s commitment to mental health counseling goes beyond private practice as a nationally and internationally recognized speaker, with over 70 presentations including keynote speaker for the 2021 American Mental Health Counselor Association conference and the featured wellness presenter for the 2016 American Counseling Association conference.
Outside of her professional life, Dr. Solomon is a passionate fitness instructor. She holds a certification with the Athletics and Fitness Association of America and teaches spinning, Pilates, and yoga for the YMCA. She lives in Orlando, FL with her partner Antonio and their incredible fluffy Goldendoodle Sofia.
Ph.D., Counselor Education (CACREP accredited) | University of Central Florida, 2017
M.S., Counseling & Psychology (CACREP accredited) | Troy University, 2012
B.A., Psychology| University of Central Florida, 2000
Activities and Honors
Outstanding Community Partner, 2019, University Behavioral Center
Featured presenter, 2016, Association of Humanistic Counseling (AHC) national conference
National Holmes Scholar of the Month, 2015, Holmes Scholars Program
Volunteer of the Year, 2014, Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA)
Scholastic & Professional Excellence Award, 2013, Chi Sigma Iota International
Mindful Self-Compassion Approaches for Burnout Prevention and Emotional Resilience
Multicultural & Social Justice Issues addressing Racial Battle Fatigue
School-Based Mental Health Counseling Interventions for Teachers and Underserved Populations
Solomon, C., Lambie, G. W. (2020). Hispanics’ teachers experiences with stressors working in title I elementary schools: A phenomenological investigation using a self-compassion framework. The Journal of Latinos and Education, (19)2, 3, 148-163.
Lambie, G. W., Solomon, C., Joe, R., Kelchner, V. P., & Perleoni, M. (2019). A school-based mental health counseling intervention with students in Title I elementary schools. Children & Schools, 41(3), 161-168.
Solomon, C., Lambie, G. W. Belser, C., Bierbrauer, S., Harris, S., Wheeler, N., & Crunk, E. (2016). Experiences of caregivers & students in an elementary school-based mental health counseling practicum program. Journal of Child and Adolescent in Counseling, (2)2,125-142.
Solomon, C. & Barden S. M. (2016). Self-compassion: A mentorship framework for counselor educator mothers. The Journal of Counselor Education and Supervision, (55)2, 137-149.