Advanced Applications of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Innovative Practical Approaches to Psychotherapy

A Rapid Recovery Action Plan

How do you know if CBT TEAM Therapy is right for you?

Advanced Applications of CBT (TEAM) is a collaborative approach that quickly invites and allows for a very engaged relationship with your TEAM therapist: this approach relies on a Stanford Program founded and distilling best methods by Dr. David Burns, relying on evidenced based research combined with pragmatic tools.

For Couples with Relationship Problems and Struggles

Have you already decided who your partner is and isn’t and what your future will be?
Have you come to conclusion about who your partner is- if so is this working for you?

Refraining From Judgement and Perfectionism

How much time each day do you spend judging yourself?
Would you like to change this habit of making yourself wrong?

If you are looking for help right away I also offer intensives (Two or three 45 minute sessions back to back) for Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) combined with CBT as the Therapy of Choice for All Things OCD

In addition to specializing and working with adults and being licensed 30 years, I work with kids of all ages.

For Younger children I incorporate the language of play.
Brief Solution-Focused Family Therapy is also Available.


  • Anxiety
  • Distressing Thoughts
  • Overwhelming Fear of Failure, Fear of Rejection, Fear of Conflict
  • Dread and Worry of all kinds
  • Social Anxiety- Fear of Rejection and Feeling you don’t Belong
  • Phobias
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • OCD
  • Unable to Tolerate Doubt and Uncertainty and Looking and Need for Reassurance
  • Separation Anxiety and Effective Parent Training to Address Bonding and Empathy Training
  • Self Blame and Guilt, Unyielding Grief when Life and Reality seem unbearable

Long-term Effectiveness of CBT Treatment of Depression​

In a recent (Jan 14, 2023) meta-analysis, CBT was found to be just as effective for depression as pharmaco-therapies in the short term and even more effective long term. This is the first comprehensive meta-analysis since 2013 and includes 409 trials with 52,702 patients. The full text is still accessible here. The protocol for the current meta-analysis has been published in the Open Science Framework.

Celebrating the Unique Being that You Are:
I am here for you.


Call me. 415 420 3619

Ilene Wolf, LMFT A leader in the field of psychotherapy for
30 years in the San Francisco Bay Area


You might feel hopeless at times. Would you like to find the courage to START FEELING better? You can start HERE


Innovative Approaches that Work! 

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

“A lighthouse for those who feel stuck…”

“Ilene sets the bar for therapists. I met her in August 2019 and as my first therapist, she helped me untangle issues that were fundamental to my growth spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. She really pays attention and on an intuitive level knows what you truly need to hear and or do in life, even when at the time it may seem like the hardest thing. She’s a lighthouse for those who feel stuck, lost, and or alone. She draws out the strength and courage out of people that feel weak or can’t seem to find it for themselves. She’s amazing and worth the expense. If you’re on here contemplating about her, this is your sign to get started with her!! ”
– CheRima

“A true champion for her clients…”

“Spend just a minute with Ilene, and you’ll be able to sense her genuine compassion. She really does care, and it feels great to be on the receiving end of that. If you want someone who gives it her all, who’s a true champion for her clients, you’ve got to meet her. I highly recommend Ilene.”
– J.S.

“Compassion and in depth experience …”

“I really admire Ilene for her unconditional support towards me. Ilene has a very good heart. She is very respectful by nature, and she has complete compassion and in depth experience. She is such a talented person; she shows people how to work with anxiety and anger, how to rely on communication tools to successfully address bullying in all walks of life.”