Ikegami Mental Health Clinic

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Call us at 06-6391-1556 and ask for ENGLISH. We are in the process of getting a new mobile phone number for English-only calls. We will update this page when it becomes available.

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Psychiatric Clinic with a Focus on Psychotherapy

Mental health care provided by a certified Jungian psychotherapist/psychiatrist trained in Zurich, Switzerland.

In addition to psychiatric healthcare covered by Japanese National Health Insurance or Japanese Social Health Insurance (where most patients co-pay 30%), Dr. Ikegami also accepts private clients who wish to undergo serious Jungian psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. His private counseling fees usually start at 15,000 yen per analytical hour (50 minutes). 

Psychotherapy is the core of treatment at our clinic, regardless of your insurance, even for those who are primarily on medication. Patients are prescribed drugs unless they are particularly averse to taking medication. 

This is mainly because there are so many drugs that will offer immediate relief from the common symptoms of anxiety, panic, or depression. Psychological interventions are also usually more effective if a patient is not actively struggling with symptoms.  

What sort of Patients Do We Treat?

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.  

Eating Disorders (Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia) are debilitating diseases related to self-image and compensating for the loss of control. They are in some ways a type of addiction.  Somatic Symptom Disorder (Irritable bowel disease, hypertension, chronic headaches, etc.) are often physical manifestations of psychological stress and need to be treated as such.

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. 


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 things and they can’t figure out why.


Japan is a hard country to navigate even in the best of times. Despite everything you love about this country, there are negative aspects that can be tough to ignore.  It’s easy to feel isolated and misunderstood…and often unheard, even when it seems you’re begging for someone to pay attention. 

Usually, you can take a step back and get yourself into gear. But sometimes, you can’t. That’s what we’re here for.

Recent data from the US has shown that nearly half of the population is showing signs of anxiety (panic attacks and other disorders) and/or depression. 

Numbers for Japan are not available, but no doubt they must be somewhat similar. 


So, if you are experiencing anxiety or sleeplessness or other worrying symptoms (memory loss, inability to function or concentrate, mood swings, depression, etc.), know you have plenty of company. And there’s no need to worry all alone. Feel free to call us for an appointment at 06-6391-1556 during our clinic hours (see above) or use our contact form below. 


To protect everyone from infection, we do ask that if you have had a fever or are experiencing any cold-like symptoms (dry cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, taste and smell disturbances.), to please call before coming to the clinic.

Meet The Doctor

...and the pharmacist

Dr. Tsukasa Ikegami, MD

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). 

Sako, PharmD,
your friendly on-site pharmacist

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. Ikegami's Bio

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

Contact Us
If you wish for an appointment, call us at 06-6391-1556 rather than using this form. Currently, there is about a month-long wait before the earliest appointment availability. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Located near Shin-Osaka STATION (Bullet-Train & JR STATION), and just 1 minute from the North exit of Higashimikuni-station on the Midosuji-Subway Line.

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.

Visit Us@

5-1-3 Higashimikuni, Yodogawa-KU, Osaka-SHI, KUKAWA BLDG. 5th FLOOR

(Yes, there is an Elevator so it is WHEELCHAIR-Friendly)




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