“Reaching out for help can be stressful and anxiety-provoking, but I guarantee your recovery and wellbeing will be my top priorities.”
The relationship between physical (brain-body), mental (mind), and environmental processes is very complex. Recent advances in the behavioral neurosciences are just beginning to explain how these processes influence our emotional and physical health. As such, it would be unrealistic to expect that functional disorders of the brain-body and mind can be managed successfully with a single treatment modality.
Our upbringing, our relationships, our work, our home life, our hobbies, our financial stability, our spirituality, 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, body movement, and meaningful relationships are the foundations for building resilience and strength mentally and physically.
I believe in a holistic approach to recovery that investigates the biological, psychological, and experiential factors that contribute to 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
How you feel has to do with both your feelings and your reactions to the things that are happening (or have happened) in your life.
Psychotherapy can help you experience things differently by changing the way you perceive and relate to yourself, others, and your future. It can also help you connect with your emotions and provide important insights into how your past experiences (e.g., relationships, family-life, work-life, traumatic events) have influenced your current relationships, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.
Medication, on the other hand, can help to reset relevant brain circuits to address specific symptom domains such as low mood, mood instability, low motivation, concentration problems, low energy levels, emotional sensitivity/reactivity, panic anxiety and worrying, and impulsivity.
Medication and psychotherapy can work separately or together, depending on what is going on with you.
An important goal in recovery from mental suffering is an awareness of, and appreciation for, our bodies. Many mental health and medical problems result from protective defenses we put up to avoid feeling uncomfortable in the present moment. Some people ruminate about the past, worry about the future, hyperfocus on performance, or bury themselves in work to avoid those uncomfortable feelings. Others use drugs, alcohol, sex, self-harm, anger, or aggression (or a combination) to achieve the same.
If being in the present moment means feeling pain and discomfort, then it’s understandable why we avoid it. But over time the avoidance of the present moment only disconnects us even more. When we don’t have a safe place to express our feelings, our body manifests our emotions through physical symptoms like fatigue, chronic pain, or headaches to name a few. We may also retreat into our thoughts hoping to regain a sense of control.
Spinning on the hamster wheel of worrying and thinking protects us from the intolerable bodily sensations that overwhelm us. By avoiding uncomfortable bodily sensations, we slowly lose the mind-body connection that is so essential to our sense of “self.” We become disintegrated–we lose our sense of “self.”
Most therapy modalities are talk-therapies. Finding the words to describe our feelings can be an essential part of healing, but it may not be enough to fully integrate ourselves. Therefore, part of healing requires mind-body integration practices such as yoga, meditation, martial arts, and/or breathing exercises to name a few. These practices are essential components to recovery so we can reconnect with our bodies and feel whole.