Short Term Solution Focused Family Therapy

May the long time sun shine upon you,
All love surround you,
And the pure light within you,
Guide you on your way.

– Kundalini blessing


Allow yourself to get in touch with your love for your children

For over 30 years Ilene Wolf has been dedicated to helping Bay Area Children be happy and thrive. She also work with fertility, infants and babies. Ilene is married with two children.

Children express hurt and longing for parents to provide protection and comfort.

A child might sometimes ask: Can I count on my parents to be there for me?


After a crisis: how young children heal

Young children, toddlers, and preschoolers know when bad things happen, and they remember what they have been through. After a scary event, we often see changes in their behavior. They may cry more, become clingy and not want us to leave, have temper tantrums, hit others, have problems sleeping, become afraid of things that didn’t bother them before, and loose skills they previously mastered. Changes like these are a sign that they need help. HERE are some ways you can help them.


Innovative Play Therapy to Inspire Your Child

To Easily and Effectively Address:

  • Social Challenges
  • Sadness and Worry
  • Habits and Procrastination
  • Perfectionism
  • Evidenced Based Exposure/ERP Treatment for OCD

Interactive Improvisational Drama Therapy with Role play to help your child be increasingly more at ease and confident at school and with peers.


To Parents with a child struggling with OCD

Does your child often ask for reassurance and seem increasingly fearful and look for absolute certainty when doing simple tasks?


How to help after a child experiences a trauma or loss:

Drama Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis and CBT (Cognitive Therapy) for Children and Teens struggling with Anxiety and Depression is also available.

In person therapy for the young clients in Marin and San Francisco.

Ilene offers play therapy to help nonverbal children who might be hesitant to thrive in all aspects of their life.

Starting with children as young as age 3 years old and interactive therapy for teens facing challenges and young adults looking to launch.

Thirty Years ago Ilene Wolf trained at UCSF Langley Porter on the Children’s Unit, and worked for many years leading Resiliency groups for children and teens.

Call me. Most people find results right away.

Ilene Wolf, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists,  MFT

415 420 3619

You can create a happy childhood for your kids! I will show you practical tools- to instill, convey and experience more love each day.


I also work with fertility, infants and babies. I am here with you, present.

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

now available for families in the San Francisco Bay Area

“I would heartily recommend Ilene to any new parents out there …”

“My husband and I had a baby 7 months ago that, as you can understand, brought many changes into our life. We felt that speaking to someone about all these changes and trying to work through some of the issues that started appearing in our relationship was the positive and proactive approach to handling all that was going on! We both felt an instant connection and felt that Ilene perceived to the heart of some of our issues fairly quickly. While this is still new and fresh for us, we are seeing some positive changes and are looking for to additional discussions that will help us both grow in our personal relationship as well as the bond with our new baby girl. I would heartily recommend Ilene to any new parents out there that just need some additional hand holding while they wade through what can be some pretty rocky waters!”
– Cynthia T.

“Nothing short of amazing…”

“I recently had the pleasure of experiencing a workshop with Ilene Wolff and she is She is a strong, bright and clear teacher and therapist who creates a lot of depth, safety, and connection in a very short period of time. Everyone in our group opened up, connected easily and experienced a great sense of joy in Ilene’s presence through her skilled facilitation. I highly recommend working with her.”
– Lorraine Platt, LMFT

“A new level of compassion and empathy …”

“I felt challenged in ways that allowed me to experience a new level of compassion and empathy with my children. “
– J.L.