“Reaching out for help can be stressful and anxiety-provoking, but I guarantee your recovery and wellbeing will be my top priorities.”
Modern neuroscience is just beginning to explain the intricate mechanisms that relate our emotional and physical health. What we know is that the brain, mind and body are not entirely separate entities. Therefore, it would be unrealistic to think that functional disorders of the brain can be managed with medication alone.
Our relationships, our work, our home life, our hobbies, our financial stability, our spirituality, our upbringing, and our sociocultural milieu interact with our biology to develop who we are. Our basic human needs such as adequate sleep, a well-balanced diet, physical activity, and meaningful relationships are the foundations for building resilience and strength mentally and physically.
Therefore, I believe in a holistic approach to recovery by investigating the biomedical, psychological, and spiritual factors that contribute to overall health and wellbeing.
See Dr. Ingram at one of his offices located in West Hollywood or Larchmont Village.
Meet with Dr. Ingram from the comfort of your own home! Virtual visits are offered through doxy.me, a HIPAA-Compliant telemedicine software. Doxy.me is very easy to use and does not require any downloading.
Your comfort and wellbeing are my top priorities. Your first visit will include a 75-90 minute evaluation, a discussion of your mental health goals, and formulation of a comprehensive treatment plan tailored for you.
Dr. Ingram is double board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.
Consultation-Liaison (C-L) Psychiatry, formerly psychosomatic medicine, is a subspecialty of psychiatry aiming to bridge the gap between physical and mental health care.
C-L psychiatrists work in a variety of settings, both inpatient and outpatient, collaborating with providers from other medical disciplines to provide integrated mental health care for medically and surgically ill patients. The psychiatric consultant must have clinical competency in the physical and neurological disorders that often lead to abnormal emotional states and behaviors. C-L Psychiatrists are competent diagnosticians with an ability to supervise and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team, offering the most up-to-date and evidence-based recommendations on psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions. Lastly, C-L psychiatrists are well informed about federal, state, and regional medicolegal aspects of psychiatric and medical care.
C-L Psychiatrists have additional expertise in a variety of medically and neurologically informed psychiatric disciplines including, but not limited to, HIV Psychiatry, Psycho-oncology, Addiction Medicine, Transplant Psychiatry, Perinatal Psychiatry, Traumatic Brain Injury, Behavioral Neurology, and Neuropsychiatry.
In order to provide the highest level of personalized treatment, Dr. Ingram does not accept insurance. He can provide you with a Super Bill, or receipt, that you may submit to your insurance for out-of-network reimbursement.
For information about rates and payment, click here.
Dr. Ingram provides comprehensive evaluations and treatments for the following conditions:
Frequency of follow ups are determined on a case-by-case basis. Most patients follow up every 6-8 weeks. If prescribed a controlled medication, Dr. Ingram requires follow ups at least every two (2) months. Psychotherapy sessions are 45 minutes at a frequency of every 1-2 weeks.
Please use the following link to request a consultation OR call/text our office at 949-436-9099.
We take your privacy seriously. All information shared in session is confidential and protected by state law. Exceptions to this rule may be discussed at your first visit.
Yes, Dr. Ingram offers both virtual and in-office sessions. All virtual appointments are provided through Doxy.me, a secure HIPAA compliant video conferencing software. No account needed. If you already have a virtual appointment, click here to enter Dr. Ingram’s Virtual Waiting Room.
If preferred, Dr. Ingram can also see you via ZOOM.
Dr. Ingram has two office locations.
Yes, Dr. Ingram has an up-to-date DEA License and is able to prescribe all psychiatric medications if clinically indicated based on a thorough psychiatric evaluation. He may also recommend reducing medication depending on your needs.
Dr. Ingram uses HIPAA compliant electronic prescribing software and is able to prescribe to most pharmacies. If a requested pharmacy does not accept electronic prescriptions through this software and a medication is NOT a controlled medication, Dr. Ingram will work with your requested pharmacy to best meet your needs.
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Dr. Ingram uses Luminello, a patient-friendly HIPAA compliant electronic medical record. With Luminello, patients can login, make appointments, request refills, cancel appointments, generate billing receipts, fill out forms, make payments, and message Dr. Ingram directly.
Labs, genetic testing, or other diagnostic testing will be recommended on a case-by-case basis.
May include lifestyle changes, talk therapy, medication(s), ketamine treatment, or other modalities.
Frequency will depend on your needs
Modern neuroscience is just beginning to explain the complex mechanisms that relate our emotional and physical health. What we know is that the mind and the body are not separate entities. An important goal in our recovery from mental suffering is an awareness of, and appreciation for, our own bodies. Many mental health problems result from the protective defenses we put up to avoid uncomfortable sensations within our bodies. Some of us use “numbing” to protect against these stressful feelings while others use self-harm, anger and aggression. Others may swing back and forth from one to the other.
Over time, this causes us to dissociate or disintegrate from our bodily sensations. With no avenue to express ourselves, our bodies manifest our emotions through physical symptoms like fatigue, chronic pain, or headaches to name a few. Being stuck in our minds may be our way of protecting ourselves. That is, we begin believing that if we can think about it long enough or worry about it intensely enough, then maybe we can regain the control we so desperately seek. The dissociation occurs as we spin on the hamster wheel of worrying and it protects us from the frightening bodily sensations that overwhelm us. So, we avoid them. And in doing so, we slowly lose the mind-body connection that is so essential to our sense of “self.” We become disintegrated.
For many of us, our sense of “self” has been lost. Most therapy modalities are talk-therapies because finding the words to describe our feelings can be an essential part of healing. But it may not be enough to fully integrate ourselves. This is evident by the comment I hear frequently in my private practice:
“I understand it, but I don’t really feel it.”
Therefore, yoga, meditation, martial arts, breathing exercises, and other “mind-body integration techniques” are essential components to recovery so we can become comfortable in our bodies again.
Initial Consultation: $1,000.00
Follow Ups: $275 – $500