My name is Dr. Anne Ingham, and I began my work as a psychotherapist in 2005 working with a wonderful organization called The Cleo Eulau Center helping adolescents on the peninsula who had become involved with the Juvenile Justice System. Since that time I have worked in Berkeley, San Francisco, Oakland, Menlo Park, and internationally in Copenhagen, Denmark. Having studied anthropology, I have always had a passion for getting to know and understand people from diverse cultural, family and linguistic backgrounds. I worked in private practice and in public psychiatry in Denmark from 2010 through 2014, and in this way I developed a specialization in relocation and cultural adaptation as well as fluency in the Danish language. I am an expert in intensive, depth-oriented treatment for making significant and sustainable change to relational problems and personality dynamics that hinder personal growth, happiness, creative productivity and/or career successes. I am also highly skilled and passionate about short-term treatment of depression, anxiety and relational problems. I work with people with a broad range of mental health problems such as eating disorders, major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and personality disorders. However, I also see people who do not have a diagnosable mental disorder, but who feel their lives and/or relationships could be enriched by being more fully in contact with what they truly think and feel, being less fearful or working through painful experiences or life events. Through experience, I have found that many talented people hamper their own potential, and that psychotherapy can loosen some of these barriers and hangups and allow one to thrive more fully.
Throughout my career, I have maintained a specialty in adolescent and child work. Upon returning from Denmark in 2014, I completed my Postdoctoral Residency in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy at Psychological Services Center, where I taught and supervised practicum trainees and predoctoral interns, worked with children and adults, and lead a team of school-based therapists in a high school mental health clinic treating over 100 young people.
I am passionate about helping young women and men who struggle with eating disorders. In addition to my practice, I am affiliated with Center for Discovery, a residential treatment center for eating disorders and The Heathy Teen Project, a partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program. I consult with families and individuals to determine the best individualized treatment plan including what level of care is right for you. I consult regularly with dietitians and medical providers in a comprehensive team approach when needed.
In my current Palo Alto and Los Altos practice I see individual adults, adolescents and children as well as families. I am also involved in supervision and teaching of psychologists in training.