Above all – do not give up on yourself.

Recovery from addiction

“The most important thing in changing human behavior is the person’s motivation.” – Milton Erickson

How Do you Get Around to possibly doing the one thing that scares you, the thing that first might seem daunting, like giving up something for positive change, what if you are not sure whether you are even ready or even if you want to? Therapy comes with an Empathy Toolkit.

Over the past 30 years, as a licensed therapist, I have successfully helped hundreds of teenage clients and adults stop procrastinating and get off substances and alcohol.

What is a simple thing you can do that would bring the possibility of more joy in your life, and your goal closer to make your life sing?

Ever notice we get hooked on our negative thoughts?

Effective CBT Therapy can show you a way out, so you can be happy and live a meaningful life again. Effective Therapy addresses fear of conflict, ambivalent feelings and sometimes even lack of motivation.

Relapse happens

Did you know the percentage of people who have relapses or revisit a negative reoccurring thought and behavior can be 100%? *

*According to David Burns, M.D. ( The Feeling Good Handbook) we can suffer a relapse when we re-experience anxiety or depression for two minutes or more.

Relapse can also be defined as a re-occuring struggle with alcohol or substance abuse, or even process addictions (for example, lying to oneself and others, fault-finding and blame, overeating, over-spending, shopping, stealing, video games, gambling, excessive hand-washing, internet, porn).

If you want to start feeling better, you can call me. 415.420.3619

Ilene Wolf, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists,  MFT

I am here for you to witness your inner strengths and to be a positive force in your life.

I see the best in you. You can call me.

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

“Empowers, guides and supports her clients…”

“Ilene Wolf, MFT, RDT/BCT embodies all the qualities of a great therapist: compassion, excellent communication skills, and a unique ability to empower, guide and support her clients in discovering more peace, ease and freedom in their lives.”
– KO, somatic counselor, businessman

“Compassion and empathy…”

“Ilene is not only a skilled and seasoned therapist, but also has a huge capacity for compassion and empathy. I have been impressed with Ilene’s capacity to grasp the essential questions and essence of her clients’ needs in her unique style of therapy.”
– MG, school counselor and psychotherapist

“Down to earth and clear…”

“Ilene is probably the most natural genuine therapist I have ever met. She is down to earth and clear. She would not miss what cannot be missed -that obvious truth that can easily be missed by so many others. Her clarity reflects the truth within the person, who needs help right away.”
– MK, chiropractor and nutritionist

“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, I know she can help where most others fail.”
– R.A.