Lead a Successful & Fulfilling Life

I believe that all of us want to be happy, feel understood, be able to focus our energies and talents to the highest potential, and want to matter in other people’s lives.

Successful counseling helps you improve your relationships, your career, and your passions.

If you suffer from depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, or addiction, or are just having difficulty dealing with life’s challenges, I have a extremely wide array of highly effective, time-tested tools to help alleviate your problems.

For your convenience, in addition to normal 9-6 weekday office hours I see clients on Sundays 10-3 and couples on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Please call 310-430-5150 for your free initial telephone consultation or email me at iraisrael at yahoo.com to schedule an appointment.

Je propose également des séances de thérapie en Français. N’hésitez pas à me contacter pour prendre rendezvous.

Office conveniently located at:

12304 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, 90025


Through Ira’s intelligent and contemporary voice, he is uniquely able to communicate traditional mind/body practices, making yogic philosophies and modern day psychology a natural blend that is necessary for Self-awareness and transcendence to occur. I recommend Ira’s work.

~ Seane Corn
Whether attending Ira’s “Advanced Mindfulness” workshop, or a multi day Esalen seminar on “Yoga & Mindfulness,” you’ll be with a gifted, learned, funny and deeply grounded teacher. Ira offers well-organized, interactive, inspiring sessions you’ll find useful for the rest of your life.

~ Donald Thornberry, MD
Vista Hill SmartCare’s team of Behavioral Health Consultants and Educators were blessed with the wisdom, humor and heart-felt experiences of Ira Israel during a day-long Mindfulness/Motivational Interviewing Training tailored specifically for our unique program.

~ Pamela Sachs, LCSW
Ira Israel is a thoughtful and compassionate teacher and therapist, who has the unique gift of marrying psychotherapy and his many years of yoga experience and study as an effective method to alleviate suffering. I have seen profound shifts of self-awareness and understanding for his students.

~ Tracee Stanley
I went to Ira Israel’s Esalen Yoga and Mindfulness retreat and found him to be not only spirited and fun, but delightfully intelligent, astute, and compassionate. His teaching combines a spiritual understanding of the mind and body while offering practical applications.

~ Tatiana Urquiza
Ira’s presentation was wonderful (informative, educational and amusing). He engaged the audience and provided them with mindfulness meditation tools and exercises to help them relax. We plan to have him “back by popular demand” again soon.

~ Amy Feller, Redondo Beach Library
Ira has a straight to the point way about to the heart of what’s holding you back. His humor and vulnerability make him accessible and his integration of meditation and yoga helps you get through your daily obstacles with presence of mind, clarity and calmness.

~ Laurie “Lady Yoga” Searle
I know Ira Israel both as a colleague and a friend and he can be always counted on for his rich devotion to relationships. I highly recommend Ira’s creative, authentic and mindful approach to anyone seeking to learn – in particular, his workshops are breathtaking.

~ Robert Lusson, Ph.D.

Upcoming Workshops

june 2016

9jun7:00 pm- 9:00 amA Beginner's Guide To HappinessEverything You Need To Keep You At The High End Of Your Happiness Range

july 2016

17jul1:00 pm- 3:00 pmMeditation for Authentic Happiness

august 2016

20aug1:00 pm- 3:00 pmTaming The Inner Critical Voice Tools To Keep You At The High End Of Your Happiness Range

september 2016

18sep - 23All DayCultivating Meaning and Happiness through Mindfulness and Yoga

february 2017

17feb - 19feb 172:00 pmfeb 19Cultivating Meaning and Happiness through Mindfulness and Yoga

june 2017

16jun - 19jun 166:00 pmjun 19Cultivating Authentic HappinessLearn Awesome Tools To Keep You At The High End of Your Happiness Spectrum!

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Preview: A Beginner’s Guide to Happiness

"A Beginner’s Guide to Happiness: 5 Meditations to Inspire Joy" is the latest of five best-selling yoga and meditation DVDs that Ira has created to give you tools to overcome the fears and blocks that may be hindering you from leading an extraordinary life full of loving, supportive relationships.

Real support for real people

I now accept Blue Shield and Cigna health insurance and for all others I provide superbills at the end of each month for you to submit to your health insurance company for reimbursement.  I offer a sliding scale depending on your family’s annual income