Anxiety Disorders: These include panic disorder, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias including agoraphobia, and generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD, etc.
Depression and other Mood Disorders: Depression is one of the most common conditions we see. The pandemic has, not surprisingly, caused a worldwide increase in people with this disorder.
Schizophrenia and other Psychoses: Dr. Ikegami has spent much of his career working at a psychiatric hospital and has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with these conditions. However, as an outpatient clinic, we are unable to treat acutely ill patients who require hospitalized care. Our focus is on stable patients who are aware of their condition and are both willing and able to come to the clinic on their own.
Dissociative Disorder: This is another condition that can often be mistaken for psychosis or psychopathy. Sometimes called multiple-personality disorder, the media is complicit in overly dramatic and incorrect portrayals of this condition.
Developmental Disorders: Adult ADHD seems to be becoming ever more prevalent or perhaps more people are beginning to realize that this could account for some of the issues they have experienced in their lives.
Unfortunately, we lack the facilities to treat children (12 or under), and although we do treat adolescents, we ask that minors under 15 years of age be accompanied by a parent/guardian for their first visit.
Patients with various addictive disorders will require hospitalized care which we cannot provide, and thus also outside the scope of care our clinic can offer.
We also cannot treat patients who require immediate hospitalization or other forms of around-the-clock medical care.
Calm, even-keeled people who can ordinarily overcome most challenges, are now having meltdowns over minor things and they can’t figure out why.
Dr. Tsukasa Ikegami, MD, is a certified Jungian psychoanalyst and psychiatrist trained at the renowned CG Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland.
While Dr. Ikegami does speak English fairly well, free interpretation services between Japanese and English can be arranged by appointment.
Feel free to use the contact form below if you have any queries, but we can only arrange appointments by phone, so call us during business hours (indicated by the circle in the chart above).
The person you’re most likely to speak with if you ask for English, is Sako, our resident clinical pharmacist.
English is her mother tongue, and she has a decades-long history as a medical translator/interpreter/writer, so don’t hesitate to ask for her help. Yes, she is licensed to practice pharmacy in Japan (just imagine how hard it was to pass the boards when you couldn’t read or write Japanese) and got her post-BS PharmD degree and clinical training in the US.
Dr. Tsukasa Ikegami, born and raised in Kyoto city, graduated from Kyoto University in 1984. After training at the Department of Psychiatry at Kyoto University Hospital for several years, he became a staff psychiatrist at Sakamoto Hospital, a leading psychiatric facility in Higashi-Osaka. There, he undertook the care of patients with both acute and chronic mental illnesses, the majority of whom had schizophrenia.
Having been taken with Jungian psychoanalysis and dream analysis from early in his teens, he began training analysis with Dr. Takao Oda, the first psychiatrist in Japan to become a Jungian psychoanalyst. After several years of training analysis, Dr. Ikegami went abroad to study at the CG Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, successfully earned his d iploma as a Jungian psychoanalyst, and returned to Japan where he opened a counseling-based practice in Ashiya, Japan in 2002 while continuing his psychiatric work at various medical institutions.
Fast-forward 18 years, and Dr. Ikegami consolidated his Ashiya practice with a new mental health clinic in Higashimikuni, Osaka. Thus, Ikegami Mental Health Clinic opened on April 1st, 2020.
Despite amazing advances in drug development, many psychiatric conditions still cannot be cured with pharmacotherapy alone. Communication with a highly qualified professional therapist in a safe environment may often be the best way to bolster a person’s natural coping mechanisms against stress in today’s too busy and too connected, but not really, world
Dr. Ikegami sees patients between 9:30 AM through 12:30 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays (we’re open until around 3:30 to 4PM on Saturdays).
Afternoon/evening hours are also available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Wednesdays we start at 2:30 PM, Mondays and Fridays at 3:30 PM until 7PM in the evenings.
There’s been a surge in patients due to the stress from the pandemic and associated lockdown.
Please call to check for availability and to book an appointment.
Dr. Ikegami is also available for private counseling/psychoanalysis on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturday afternoons.