“Shambala Vision teaches that in the face of the worlds greatest problems, we can be heroic and kind at the same time. The key to warriorship and the first principle of Shambala vision is not being afraid of who you are. Ultimately that is the definition of bravery: not being afraid of yourself…. You have renounced putting on. You have renounced growing a thick, hard skin, a suit of armor.” -Trungpa RInpoche
“We all experience negativity – the basic aggression of wanting things to be different than they are. We cling, we defend, we attack, and throughout there is a sense of one’s own wretchedness, so we blame the world for our own pain. This is negativity. We experience it as terribly unpleasant, foul smelling, something we want to get rid of. But if we look more deeply, it has a very juicy smell and is very alive. Negativity is not bad per se, but something living and precise, connected with reality.” – Chogyum Trungpa
Ancient Zen Koan Poem by Li Po
The birds have vanished down the sky.
Now the last cloud drains away.
We sit together, the mountain and me,
until only the mountain remains.
Call me. Most people find results right away.
Ilene Wolf, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, MFT
Finding More Confidence to Enjoy and Love Life!
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 leader in the Marin Therapist Community…”
“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.”
“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.
– Andrew K.
Over the years, I have experienced monumental changes when I turned to Ilene. She has helped me navigate extremely emotionally charged issues: through my divorce, my relocation, and ultimately a fabulous new marriage! Thanks to Ilene‘s wise counsel, my closest family relationships remain intact- despite a serious conflict and crisis! Ilene is compassionate when it comes to the real issues and gently introduces solutions. I know you will be in very good hands.– C.B. freelance writer
“Ilene Wolf is highly intelligent, highly creative, energetic, and charismatic.”
– George Taylor, MFT, author of Talking with Our Brothers.