Laara Israhel, LMFT, MEd, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego
Working with kindness and acceptance with persons who are finding and expressing their voice and path in relationship with self and others. Loss, stress, anxiety, depression while compensating with compulsive behaviors interfere with this journey and together we work to resolve those impacts.I believe a spiritual, artistic and physical approach to life, healing and therapy make a significant difference in the change process.
I specialize in making the journey of change one that is safe, compassionate and educational for all. Everyone has inner wisdom, sometimes that soft quiet voice has been muffled. Through the therapeutic relationship that voice can be allowed to express itself and be heard.
I am lucky to work with talented clientele: Artists, musicians, writers and those reaching for their dreams.
Call or Email Laara Israhel, LMFT for a free phone consultation now - (619) 552-3643


  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • School: Seattle Pacific University
  • Year Graduated: 1998
  • License No. and State: 50309 California


  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • ACI Specialty Benefits
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Ceridian
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • LifeSynch
  • MHN
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Multiple EAP's
  • Sand Creek
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Center for Dance and Movement Therapy/none
  • Certificate Date: 1991

Laara Israhel, LMFT's Groups

Celebrate Valentine's day Couple's Weekend - 2018

A maximum of 9 couples will enjoy 2 full days with one of the best couple's therapists alive today, Dan Wile, PHD, (according to John Gottman, PHD). Dan and his partner, Dorothy offer a unique opportunity to focus exclusively on your partner, yourself and your relationship to achieve greater understanding and communication in your marriage/relationship. Space is limited, contact laara israhel for registration information. Lunch is included. February 3rd & 4th, 2018.

More about this group


  • Relationship Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Family Recovery, Mindfulness, Military
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: A little French
Religious Orientation: Buddhist


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Cancer
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Body and Breath based, faith & mindfulness
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Individuals and Couples in Recovery
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength Based
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017
Laara Israhel, LMFT, MEd, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego

Laara Israhel, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT