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Dr. Ingram is a licensed psychologist (24268) practicing in Torrance, California. My practice reflects the cultural diversity of Los Angeles and the South Bay and my clients represent a variety of nationalities, cultures, religions, professional and vocational backgrounds. I also provide treatment to our military and veterans, law enforcement and emergency personnel, as well as other individuals in hazardous professions.
My therapeutic approach integrates psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral (CBT) techniques. CBT allows us to address your most immediate issues by developing skills to help you gain a level of control and relief as soon as possible. Psychodynamic methods allows us to address the thoughts and feelings that are the genesis of the problem. Very often these thoughts and feelings are rooted in your early life experiences and continue to influence your life today. Working through and resolving these early-life issues is critical to helping you improve your functioning in every area of your life.
As each individual is unique, so must be the treatment. Therefore, the the type of treatment we implement (psychodynamic, CBT, or combination) is determined by the appropriateness of the technique to your needs.
In addition to my private practice, I am an adjunct professor in the psychology doctoral program at Ryokan College and an instructor for the El Camino, Mira Costa and Riverside Community Colleges' drug and alcohol counselor training (CAADAC) programs.
Specialties: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, mood disorders, psychotic disorders
Insurance Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross PPO, Cigna, Magellan, MHN, Tricare, most PPO plans