I commend you on taking the first step on your road to emotional and mental wellness.  It takes a great deal of courage to recognize that you or a loved one may need some support and assistance.


Here at IWG we partner with you on your journey to wellness and together we will develop individual goals tailored to your needs. You will become your own advocate and learn tools to cope with everyday life stressors. Thank you for your interest and we are excited about your decision to join the IWG family.


- Dr. Maysa Akbar

Dr. Maysa Akbar, is a groundbreaking psychologist, author, and healer. Her work in defining the existence of Urban TraumaTM, a framework developed by Dr. Akbar, unpacks how people of color are existing in a state of crisis due to oppressive societal systems. Resulting in feelings of anger, rage, and hopelessness. Defining Urban TraumaTM allows for new healing paths that empower diverse communities in unearthing liberation and freedom while creating a new legacy.


Dr. Akbar is an engaging and dynamic speaker on Urban TraumaTM; Restorative Practices; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion particularly in the area of Philanthropy and Independent Schools. She brings wisdom, courage, and passion to both the learned community and a wider audience.


Dr. Akbar is board certified in Clinical Psychology and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale University. She is a media expert in the areas of Urban TraumaTM, Community Tensions and Violence, Race Relations, and Identity Politics. She is an Amazon Best-Selling Author with her work Urban Trauma: A Legacy of Racism.


Currently, Dr. Akbar also serves as the Connecticut Psychological Associations Diversity Chair, selected to spearhead CPA’s diversity trainings in the state of Connecticut and represents the American Psychological Association at the UN where she intends to bring Urban Trauma to the international community.

Learn more about Urban Trauma at URBANTRAUMA.COM


Our Clinical Services

Integrated Wellness Group offers

On site therapeutic services on site for individuals- adults, children, teens, as well as couples and families. Our clients are matched with highly skilled therapists who can meet their needs and requests for diversity.  Interested in therapy for yourself or a loved one? Contact us!



Integrated Wellness Group introduces WeTherapy- a holistic group practice model offering an array of wellness services through on site independent contractors.  Reiki, massage therapy, art therapy and meditation are just some of the many offerings of WeTherapy.  Interested in learning more about how to become a WeTherapy provider? Contact us!


Community Clinical Partnerships

Integrated Wellness Group partners with other agencies in our local community to provide clinical services in a variety of settings in the community- making emotional wellness services accessible to everyone. Interested in learning more about how to partner with IWG? Contact us!




The Vision of Integrated Wellness Group: to advance the fulfillment of emotional wellness for all people.


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.

About IWG


Early Childhood


The Early Childhood team at Integrated Wellness Group provides behavioral and mental health services to young children, ages birth through 5. We also contract with various local child care organizations and providers to deliver our services throughout CT. Our team engages in a collaborative process with early care staff and parents to provide prevention and early intervention services.


 IWG’s  Early childhood mental health consultation model aims to build the capacity of staff, families, programs, and systems. Based upon best practice models in Early Childhood behavioral health , there are two sub-types of consultation: child or family-centered and programmatic consultation. IWG provides both within the context of a consultative model that includes collaborative relationship building and processing; capacity building; consultation; Indirect intervention; and a culturally sensitive approach.


Early Childhood Specialists perform observations of individual children in the classroom or home, create recommendations for parents and staff, provide feedback and coaching of suggested strategies, and will make referrals as needed for children and families requiring additional support beyond the scope of the IWG-ECS Program.


The team also utilizes the CLASS® scoring tool to perform classroom-wide assessments, delivering written and verbal feedback to strengthen teacher/child interactions and improve the social-emotional climate of the classroom.


Are you a wellness professional considering private practice?

Not sure where or how to start? Looking for support & Synergy


* Comfortable shared space for all types of wellness professionals

* Collaboration & referrals within a multidisciplinary team

* Flexible business hours - open evenings and weekends

* Options for EHR, billing, credentialing and referrals


Please contact Lisa F. Votto, LMFT, Clinical Director of Programs

(203) 387 - 9400 or lvotto@integratedwellnessgroup.org







 IWG 10th Anniversary Gala

October 12th, 2018

Contact Us!


446A Blake Street Suite 200

New Haven, CT 06515





Monday - Thursday 9:00am to 8:00pm

Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm


*Some Saturday appointments available.



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NOTE TO PATIENTS: This practice serves all patients, regardless of inability to pay. Discounts available for all essential services are offered based on family size and income. Contact us for more information.


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