Psychotherapist Ira Israel is the author and star of “Mindfulness for Urban Depression,” Mindfulness Meditations for Anxiety,” and “Yoga for Depression and Anxiety.” Ira is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, a Certified Yoga Therapist, and an E-RYT500.
After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania and taking a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy, Ira moved to Paris to study existentialism and aesthetics. While exploring Asia, Ira became interested in Eastern philosophies, yoga, meditation, and Reiki healing - all of which led to taking a second Master of Arts degree in Buddhism, Hinduism, and Kabbalah. After continuing his studies and practices with myriad teachers - as well as becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher 500, Certified Yoga Therapist, and Certified Reiki Practitioner - Ira decided to further his academic education with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology. He currently sees private clients in Santa Monica and leads retreats and workshops across the United States at venues like Esalen and Omega.
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