Welcome to Ikegami Mental Health Clinic.
COVID-19 has had a huge impact on everyone. Calm, even-keeled people who can ordinarily overcome most challenges, are now having meltdowns over minor stuff.
“What?! You ate the last orange?! You selfish #$&’!$%$!!! We can only get those at Costco’s. We’re in quarantine. The kids are home all day. I can’t go to Costco now. I’ll die of Vitamin C deficiency without my orange!!!”
Sound familiar? We’ve all had those moments over the past 2-3 months. We’re dealing with the unknown. With unprecedented levels of worry and stress. It’s perfectly normal to get a little unhinged at times like these.
And usually, you can step back and get yourself back in gear. But sometimes, you can’t. That’s what we’re here for.
A recent census in the US has shown that roughly a third of the population is showing signs of anxiety (panic attacks and other disorders) or depression.
So if you are experiencing anxiety or sleeplessness or other worrying symptoms, you have plenty of company. But there’s no need to suffer without help. Feel free to call for an appointment at
during our clinic hours
or email Sako, the pharmacist, at pharmd (at) psyche.clinic 24/7.
To protect everyone from infection, we do ask that if you have had a fever or are experiencing any cold-like symptoms (coughing, sore throat, difficulty breathing, taste and smell disturbances.), to please call before coming to the clinic.
Dr. Tsukasa Ikegami, MD, is a certified Jungian psychiatrist who trained at the renowned CG Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, getting his diploma after only four years.
While Dr. Ikegami does speak English fairly well, free interpretation services between Japanese and English can be arranged by appointment.
Use the contact form below to place a request when you reserve.
Dr. Tsukasa Ikegami graduated from Kyoto University in 1984 and after at training at the Department of Psychiatry at Kyoto University Hospital for several years, he became a staff psychiatrist at Sakamoto Hospital in Higashi-Osaka. There, he was responsible for the care of patients with both acute and chronic mental illnesses, with a major focus on schizophrenia.
Having been taken with dynamic psychotherapy from early on in his career, he began training analysis with Dr. Takao Oda who was the first psychiatrist in Japan to become a Jungian psychoanalyst. After several years of analysis, Dr. Ikegami went abroad to study at the CG Jung Institute in Zurich Switzerland.
He spent many hours in training analysis with various Jungian analysts in Switzerland and received supervision of cases undertaken during the program. Dr. Ikegami received his diploma and returned to Japan where he began his counseling-based practice in Ashiya, Japan in 2002.
Fast-forward 17 years, and Dr. Ikegami became the director of the renamed Hirai-Ikegami (or HI for short) Clinic in April, 2018. However it soon became apparent that the clinical chasm between the two doctors was too broad to ever be filled, which led to the decision to consolidate his Ashiya practice with a new clinic in Osaka where he could continue to see his patients from HI clinic. Thus, Ikegami Mental Health Clinic opened on April 1st, 2020.
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Welcome to Ikegami Mental Health Clinic.
Despite coronavirus (COVID-19), we are a medical facility and remain open for our patients.
It is a troubling time for all. So much uncertainly and fear. If you are experiencing anxiety or sleeplessness or other worrying symptoms, feel free to call for an appointment at 06-6391-1556 during our clinic hours. You’re also welcome to use our contact form below.
To protect our patients from infection at the clinic, we do ask that if you have had a fever or are experiencing any cold-like symptoms (coughing, sore throat, difficulty breathing, taste and smell disturbances.), to please call before coming to the clinic.
We are a mental health clinic and place a strong focus on counseling (talk) therapy.
Our clinic is a 10-12 minute walk from the Shin-Osaka bullet train station (go out the North exit and just head north) OR
Just 1 minute from the #2 North exit of Higashi-Mikuni station on the Midosuji subway line. Head right after exiting the ticket gate, go down the stairs at the end of the hall. Do a complete about-face and turn right at the corner (it’s a real estate agency), go straight and you’ll see our sign right outside the door to our building. We’re in the building right before the Seven-Eleven on the corner. [You should be able to see a McDonald’s, Yoshinoya, and Mitsubishi UFJ ATM across the street on your left]for
After some thought, it seems simpler to have a separate English Facebook page rather than posting in both English and Japanese.
I will post information relevant to the world post-COVID-19 once I get that written.
I’d also like to set up an FAQ page. If you have questions for us, feel free to use the form below!
Dr. Ikegami sees patients between 9:30 AM through 12:30 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays (we’re actually staying open later on Saturdays).
We’re also open in the afternoon/evenings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Wednesdays we’ll 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.
We are open longer hours so please call to check for availability.
Those with appointments will be prioritized so please call ahead to book a time.
Dr. Ikegami is also available for private counseling/psychoanalysis on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturday afternoons.