Coping with Anxiety

How to Overcome Negative Thought Patterns

Effective CBT Therapy gives you the powerful tools to successfully address overwhelming feelings and conflict, ambivalence and hopelessness and lack of motivation.

Specializing in CBT (Cognitive Therapy): Quickly and Successfully Overcoming Negative, Distressing Thoughts, Worry and Depression and Judgements and Exclusion!

Finding Happiness Again

From time to time, everyone does struggle with anxiety. We know anxiety can and usually does reduce your quality of life. When suffering from anxiety, you might often find that your thoughts are overwhelmingly negative or cynical. Anxiety can also keep us distracted, preoccupied, and makes us generally less fun to be around.

Therapy can show you how to learn effective coping strategies, to find better ways to deal with your anxiety. This will definitely help improve both your quality of life and your loving relationships.

Individual Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy will help you:

Learn to handle anxious thoughts

Worry can adversely affect your relationships as your thoughts drift to worst-case scenarios. As you learn cognitive therapy and mindfulness approaches, you’ll have fewer anxious thoughts and your relationships can thrive.


How to love, understand and accept yourself, even when others don’t.

Find creative and cohesive coping options

You’ll learn how to help not only yourself, but also how to be there for others, in more effective, satisfying way.

Learn how to effectively overcome anxiety when feeling:

Nervous/ Frightened
Self-Conscious or Humiliated
Irritability/Resentment/ Impatience
Unwanted or Unloved
Nausea or Stomach Discomfort
Obsessive with compulsive behaviors
Post Traumatic Stress
OCD & Exposure


Call me. Most people find results right away.

Ilene Wolf, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists,  MFT

415 420 3619


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

now available in Marin
and San Francisco

“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.”
– R.E.

“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.

“Monumental Changes”

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

“Highly intelligent…”

“Ilene Wolf is highly intelligent, highly creative, energetic, and charismatic.”
– George Taylor, MFT, author of Talking with Our Brothers.