Maysa Akbar

Company: Integrated Wellness Group

Location: New Haven

Company/organization description

Integrated Wellness Group is a unique, holistic mental health and wellness practice conveniently located in New Haven, CT. Committed to providing an array of wellness services to our diverse clientele, Integrated Wellness group provides culturally sensitive care with a focus on Urban Trauma and holistic treatment.

Tell us about the entrepreneurial milestones you accomplished?

Successfully launched my practice Integrated Wellness Group almost 13 years ago and have established statewide programs.In 2020 I launched my Urban Trauma online training courses to the public. This includes Urban Trauma Informed and Urban Trauma Certified, and trademarked as Dr. Maysa Akbar's Urban Trauma Certification.

What type of entrepreneur are you?

Social Good - social enterprise or nonprofit focus

What CT entrepreneur ecosystem resources have helped you succeed?

In 2020 I formed The DEI Consulting Group to address disparities that exist in many organizations. In today’s climate, there is a need for advanced knowledge of the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Our team has a collective mission to grow diverse organizations anchored on equity and inclusion who will boldly move beyond initiatives to full integration into the DNA of the organization’s culture.

Nominator Justification

Dr. Maysa Akbar has been involved in the rebranding and relaunching of Urban Community Alliance, UCAINC.org, has written a book, has launched her own website, www.maysaakbar.com and has most recently been hired as Chief Diversity Officer of the American Psychological Association.

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