Action Methods when Dealing with Conflict and Loss

Innovative Approaches

Empathy Spoken Here.

Working as a Licensed Marriage and Family and Child psychotherapist for over 30 years,
I have helped hundreds of couples and individuals get through overwhelming challenges.
I’m a Drama Therapist practicing in San Rafael and San Francisco California. I am here for you.

Reclaiming Power and Resilience While Addressing All Types of Relationship Problems, Anxiety and Unyielding Grief, Fatigue and Sorrow

Dropping into an imaginal realm invokes the question, “ What else is possible?”

Cultivating the part of you that is spontaneous, capable of more relaxation, so you can experience more ease and joy- despite the obstacles you face.

There is an Immediacy with the therapist as we gradually honor not only what brings you in to therapy, but also exactly what can help you start feeling better when you leave the session, outside therapy, so you can stand on your own two feet, feeling more present when facing conflict and anger. 

What actually are Action Methods?

Resilience Training and The Empathy Tool Kit

We can address even the most challenging Problems: in Relationships, in Overcoming Anxiety, with the Struggle when the Relentless Inner Critic emerges and Perfectionism takes hold, PTSD, Unyielding Grief and Sorrow.

How can Action Methods make a Difference? Drama Therapy invites you into a therapeutic realm where your deep underlying wisdom and compassion reveals itself. Empathy Tools such as Role-reversal, Concretization, Sociometry, Paradoxical Agenda Setting invite positive changes that can create more ease and joy in your personal world.

As children we know we relied on play to cope with pain and aspects of our lives outside of our control.

No matter what loss, named and unnamed, we cultivated a resilience space through this collaborative warm hearted approach that relies on interactive pragmatic tools.


Call me. 415 420 3619

Ilene Wolf, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists,  MFT


If you are struggling with anxiety and depression,
you can contact me. I am hear fro you.


I am here for you.


I see the best in you.

Ilene Wolf, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 30 years

Offices conveniently located in
San Francisco Bay Area and Marin

“When looking for the right help right away….”

“For many years I have known of Ilene as a fixture and leader in the Marin Therapist Community. Recently I have had a chance to consult with her- I am amazed how fast she can get to the root of a problem, faster than almost any therapist I have seen! Ilene… has the courage to honor and tackle complex issues and handle them directly – with huge compassion. She combines the absolute essential attributes of a highly skilled therapist: empathy, expert clinical knowledge, and creativity. She really knows her stuff which inspires immense confidence in her clients to change and grow.”
– Richard E.

“Made a critical difference in my life…”

“I have tried several therapists. Ilene’s sessions made a critical difference in my life. Ilene cares deeply and helped me build trust back into my relationships. Ilene has helped my family beyond the regular measures. I recommend Ilene Wolf, MFT, RDT/BCT, I know she can help where most others fail.”
– R.A.

“Deep, kind, smart and fun …”

“Deep, kind, smart and fun, Ilene is a great therapist to turn to when life becomes challenging, complicated or when you need someone to help you navigate life’s inevitable changes or demands that you grow as a person. If you’re struggling in your relationships or depression and anxiety are making life way to difficult, Ilene can be a great ally in your journey to a better life.”
– Dave T.