Meet Olivia This is a picture of Olivia in December 2021. She just turned 6 years old and started Kindergarten. This is a picture of Olivia and her family. Definition and Symptoms of Dystonia This is what Olivia was experiencing: This movement disorder is characterized by the involuntary abnormal co-contraction of antagonistic muscles which sometimes cause sustained […]
Why Mental Health & What are the Options in the Time of Coronavirus?
During this Coronavirus Disease pandemic, stress is going to be on the rise in almost all households. One strategy for reducing stress or anxiety is therapy. Therapy is a means by which we can: 1. Let go of what’s weighing on us emotionally or mentally 2. Figure out solutions to short or long term problems […]
My Favorite Recipe in Quarantine – Acorn Squash
During quarantine, it’s easy to get sick of the same meals. It’s also quite stressful with many family members now home, who are in typically in the home that need to be fed. During times like these, canned food is typical, but one food item that tends to last a while outside of a can […]
An Unexpected Conversation: Coming out as Transgender
I wasn’t prepared for it to say the least. Sitting over lunch with a therapist colleague, he asked me for my advice on getting his own therapist who was a “specialist.” Typically I poo poo the idea that one needs a specialist; however, I do see where this may be helpful. “It depends on what […]
What does being Vulnerable look like?
We have all been here. Struggling with vulnerability, but what does that mean or really look like in reality? Being vulnerable means sharing yourself, honestly and openly. Vulnerability involves letting the emotional walls of anger down to expose the more raw feelings of pain and love. A recent example for me was during an argument […]
A Success Story – Neurofeedback
“Following a series of unfortunate events and illness in my life I reached a very low point. I was emotionally, physically, and mentally drained. Realizing I needed help, I made an appointment with Dr. Ingram at InMindOut. I liked her approach, felt a personal level of comfort, and a good rapport. I felt compatible both […]
May is Mental Health Month! #4Mind4Body
Do You Focus on Fitness #4Mind4Body? Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally –it’s important to pay attention to both your physical health and your mental health, which can help you achieve overall wellness and set […]
Breathe. Be alert. Be present. Mindfulness Meditation involves the following components: Awareness in the present Focusing on 1 thing at a time Taking an alert, curious, gracious, and open view in the moment Meditation typically works best if it is also used in conjunction with: Diaphragmatic breathing One of my clients once asked me […]
Using play techniques at home
“I’m fine!” Tips for breaking down communication barriers between you and your child How many times have you tried to have a deep and meaningful conversation with your child? How many times have you asked “what’s wrong”? How many times have you thought in all caps in your head “JUST TELL ME PLEASE!” Some kids […]