Excellent and wonderful knowledge to share and teach, from Santa Cruz- Bolivia is forever grateful!” -T. Valentin, Faculty at The University of Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Public Speaking

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”—Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Public Speaking – CBT Combined with Clinical Hypnosis and Interactive Therapy and Role Play -to get over fears of all kinds

Teaching Workshops

Onsite Inservices and Training for Business Leaders,
Social Workers, Psychiatrists and Teachers

I provide continuing education and certification (CEUS) on a wider range of topics including addressing anxiety, depression, fear of anger and conflict, writers block and procrastination, test anxiety, habit and addictions, applications of CBT, Narrative and Expressive Arts Therapy and psychodrama.

I have been a guest speaker at conferences and taught both internationally and at local Universities including at UC Berkeley, JFK and Sonoma State University.

 

Some Recent and Upcoming Workshops and Keynotes

Hermosillo MexicoHighly Effective Evidenced Based Practices to Address Conflict and Bullying – December 2020
Alameda County – Psychological Association at UC Berkeley – Interactive Psychotherapy and Clinical Hypnosis to Overcome Anxiety and Fear of Conflict – November 7, 2020
Phoenix Arizona – 40th Anniversary of The International Congress of Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy; Milton Erickson Foundation, “It’s all Their Fault! Interactive Couples Therapy: Utilizing Interactive Hypnotherapy and Drama Therapy Approaches in Creating More Loving Dialogues and Giving Up Blame!”  – December 2019
San Mateo County – Star Vista Children and Family Programs – Brief Solution-Focused Training Program – August 2018
Bolivia – University of Santa Cruz – Drama Therapy Workshop: Addressing Bullying in the Workplace and on the School Playground – November 2017
Marin County – Couples New Years Convention – Dating out of your League – January 2017
Hong Kong – University of Hong Kong Medical School- How to Successfully Address Fear of Conflict and Anger; How to be a Relationship and Couples Counselor Utilizing Stanford Evidenced-Based Research – August 2016
Mexico City – Couples and Sexuality Conference – April 2016

 

Building Social Courage When Facing Challenging Situations or Difficult People

The Secrets of Effective Communication

Dedicated to anyone who is afraid of conflict and who wants to find more confidence when faced with anger, but traditionally has been tempted to either withdraw, back away or defend themselves; this workshop can make for good and even better relationships. One of the main reasons that we tend to be avoid conflict is that few of us know have been taught the strategic tools to address it effectively.

 

The Five Essential Communication Skills

These Five Essential Communication Tools come from the latest Stanford research (David Burns, Author of Feeling Good Together, Advance Applications of CBT and founder of TEAM Therapy) and provide a “roadmap” to practice which will allow you to learn how to be highly effective in difficult conversations. This approach can help each of us in our most difficult and challenging relationships or friendships or working as therapists, teachers or leaders in business, to find a natural ease when facing anger, ultimately being successful in ways we previously thought impossible.

TEAM therapy states that the core problem in the treatment of relationship problems is the connection between blame, denial and power. As long as we continue to blame the other person and deny our own part in creating or maintaining the problem, we remain powerless in creating positive change in the relationship.
~ Maor Katz, MD. Feeling Good Institute

 

Forgiveness Workshop

Six Steps to Forgiveness and the Art of Releasing the Past

Forgiveness is not an occasional act – it is a permanent attitude.~ Martin Luther King

 

Recognize the Universality of Suffering

Do you find yourself feel angry and hurt in social situations?

Would you like to break free from defensive patterns that no longer serve you?

Are you strongly affected by other people’s emotions, particularly anger and disappointment?Do you sometimes have high ideals and even perfectionism which sometimes leads to addictive behaviors?

If you didn’t care so much if people liked me, would I make different choices?

 

Be the Person You Are Looking For

Come to terms with the obstacles that repeatedly keep you from getting what you want and need in relationships.

  • Learn how to cultivate unconditional love and positive regard for yourself and others.
  • Learn how to sustain cherish and provide loving-kindness for yourself and others.
  • Be the love that you want to find and are looking for in this world.
  • Remember, you are an essential ingredient to life.

 

Creating Empathy Circles-Helping kids to feel happy and appreciated

Building a Safe Context for Children to learn social excellence

1:1 Therapy and Children’s Leadership Circle and Parenting Stewardship Programs

  • Help kids overcome anxiety, fear of rejection, fear of conflict, and fear of failure.
  • Build a safe context for children to learn how to handle anxiety, while feeling happy and appreciated.
  • Help children to overcome negativity, depression, anxiety, perfectionism and performance issues in school.
  • Help children to find acceptance: parents’ divorce and separation, sadness and anger, losses within the family.

 

Teaching Workshops

Onsite Inservices and Training for Business Leaders,
Social Workers, Psychiatrists and Teachers

I can provide continuing education and certification (CEUS) on a wider range of topics including addressing anxiety, depression, fear of anger and conflict, writers block and procrastination, test anxiety, habit and addictions, applications of CBT, Narrative and Expressive Arts Therapy and psychodrama.

I have been a guest speaker at conferences and taught both internationally and at local Universities including at UC Berkeley, JFK and Sonoma State University.

Call me. Most people find results right away.

Ilene Wolf, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists,  MFT

415 420 3619

You will begin to feel hopeful, confident, motivated,
and more able to greet the day.

 

You will notice how confident, motivated and happy you can be.

 

I am here for you.

415.420.3619

I see the best in you.

Ilene Wolf is a licensed
marriage and family therapist (MFT).

Offices conveniently located in
San Francisco Bay Area and Marin

“A Rockstar of a therapist…”

“Ilene is a Rockstar of a therapist. Both my wife and I have seen her and we agree we have seen more progress on issues in the few meetings we had with her than with all the meetings we had with several other therapists. She quickly helps you see deeper layers of your issues and teaches you new tools to have better results. We have a three hour drive to see her and she is really worth the hassle of the drive.”
– Steve L.

 

“Deep, kind, smart and fun…”

… Ilene is a great therapist to turn to when life becomes challenging, complicated or when you need someone to help you navigate life’s inevitable changes or demands that you grow as a person. If you’re struggling in your relationships; or depression and anxiety are making life way too difficult, Ilene can be a great ally in your journey to a better life.
– Dave T.

“I experienced profound changes…”

“I experienced profound changes, in my relationship with my husband and the people I work with. Nothing short of amazing. “
– S.G.

“an amazing therapist!…”

“Ilene is an amazing therapist! She is very intuitive and is able to ask questions that get right to the heart of what the issue is. Her drama therapy workshops are soooooo worth it.”
– Glenna Rice

 

“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.