Diane Akkad

Diane Akkad

Integrative Mental Health & Wellness Practitioner

B.A. in Psychology

Contact

I am in Edmonton, Alberta and can accommodate any location via Skype or phone call.

Email: DAkkad.HolisticHealth@gmail.com

Integrative Mental Health & Wellness focuses on training the mind to heal mental, emotional, and physical illnesses. It encompasses interwoven evidence-based aspects of mindfulness, cognitive-behavioural techniques, neuroscience, health psychology, positive psychology, energy psychology and behavioural nutrition. Healing aspects of spirituality and the power of perception, insight, awareness, thoughts, and words.

About me  

I was born in Dalhousie, New Brunswick, raised and lived in Ottawa, Ontario for 28 years until I moved to Edmonton, Alberta in 2007. My family is from Northern Europe originally. I was raised Roman Catholic and studied various world religions in University. I am interested in optimal health and achieving it as naturally as possible while being open to western medicine when needed. My own journey through the sometimes-exasperating medical system is what brought me to this path and wanting to help others achieve their optimal health by focusing on getting well and not only symptom relief.

Specialization

I specialize in helping women take back their lives. Many times, we as women go through the motions and do what we need to do in life and manage our responsibilities whatever they may be, then one day for various individual reasons, we come to realize

A-We thought we were happy, but we actually aren’t.

B-This isn’t us and we aren’t sure who we are anymore because we left ourselves somewhere in the past.

C-We didn’t realize how much we neglected ourselves spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally.

This is very common, and you are not at fault, but we need to get back to basics of what we want in life and who we are inside. All these discrepancies can lead to various health conditions over time such as depression, anxiety, cancers, weakened immune systems and much more as our bodies struggle to keep up with it all.

I currently work with women 18+ over the phone, skype or in person.

Accomplishments

I graduated with a B.A. in Psychology between the University of Ottawa and Carleton University in Ottawa and I am a graduate of The Nickerson Institute of Health Coach training.

I have taken numerous webinars and trainings on health, wellness and self development and never stop researching new ways of healing.

Work history

Integrative Mental Health & Wellness Practitioner
Integrative Mental Health & Wellness
Founded 2018 – Present
Location: Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Integrative Mental Health & Wellness focuses on training the mind to heal mental, emotional, and physical illnesses. It encompasses interwoven evidence-based aspects of mindfulness, cognitive-behavioural techniques, neuroscience, health psychology, positive psychology, energy psychology and behavioural nutrition. Healing aspects of spirituality and the power of perception, insight, awareness, thoughts, and words.


Executive Director
The Support Through Housing Team Society
Dates Employed: Apr 2013 – Dec 2016
Location Fort McMurray

Helping people get through their barriers to housing via life skills and recovery wrap around support services. Joining forces with 13 community agencies so nobody slips through the cracks.


Child Support Services
Government of Alberta
Dates Employed: 2011 – 2011
Helping families get the income support needed to provide sufficiently for the children in every home.


Career & Employment Consultant
Government of Alberta
Dates Employed: 2007 – 2011
Guiding those seeking employment through resume help, career changes, labour market information, referrals and education.


Support Financial Services Coordinator
Dates Employed: 2006 – 2009
Location: Edmonton

Helping individuals and families get the income support they need to live healthy lives when unable to seek employment and no other options are available. Member of the outreach Team working with the court, probation system and clients towards a better life.


Child & Family Developmental Coach
Innovative Intervention Services Inc.
Dates Employed: Jan 2008 – Dec 2008
Location: Edmonton, Canada Area

Innovative works with Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) and the family to develop program delivery options.  Innovative provides intervention programming for children with disabilities and their families. An individualized Service Plan is designed to address the child and family’s unique areas of need and priorities. Programming is implemented in the child’s home and community with the support of a Family Coach. The Child and Family Coach collaborates with the parents and is supported by the consultants involved. The Program is reviewed consistently, and goals are updated and/or modified as required to meet the child’s needs.