“You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) Treatment
Discover and Realize your Inherent Strength to Overcome Hardship and Anxiety; Getting Over Habits that No Longer Serve You
This Unique Type of Therapy provides highly effective pragmatic tools that work!
ERP (Exposure Response Prevention) Therapy is a collaborative approach for OCD and habits and addictions where your therapist is dedicated to you and providing a highly engaged treatment model to help you uncover and recognize ways to get you through the stuck places.
Getting Beyond the Need for Constant Need for Reassurance for Absolute Certainty
Reassurance Seeking works, or does it?
How much I would like to reassure you that everything is going to be ok…..but in the end of the day what will be different in your life?
You will be dependent on me assuring you! We have stronger evidence based treatment tools than that called Exposure Response Prevention/ ERP!
The How of Therapy – ERP
Beyond Traditional Talk Therapy
A Dedicated Practice to Getting Through this Scary Place to Other Side
Do you ever wonder if you or someone you love has OCD traits or tendencies?
Exposure Therapy (ERP) shows you the exact ways stand up to OCD-this pessimistic shape-shifter, rumination and negative thoughts so you can ultimately put the bossy rascal called OCD back in its place.
Here are some Interpersonal dynamics that might emerge when someone has OCD:
Do you look for absolute certainty, and often look to people you are close to for reassurance, but do not feel satisfied once you get it?
Do you always insist people agree with you, and need to feel just right, or else….
Do you find yourself in a relationship with someone who struggles with indecision, ambivalence and inability to commit to you?
Are you unable to concentrate on the present and are often distracted by disruptive thoughts and rumination, and increasing resentment?
Do you feel these thoughts affect many of your friendships in a negative way?
Do you find yourself repeating rituals that don’t truly serve you, such as endlessly counting, excessive tidying up, or hand washing (fear of contamination) or checking locks and doorknobs are secure for safety?
Ilene Wolf, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, MFT
You will be more and more confident in all life situations.
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
“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
“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.”
“Spoke directly to our hearts …”
Ilene Wolf, LMFT spoke directly to our hearts at the monthly meeting of Soroptimist International and the whole experience was a real treat! She spoke about the anxiety we all experience and feel around conflict, and how compassion, forgiveness and kindness can melt it away.
– Marla Hamilton, Co-President Soroptimist International of Marin County