Therapist Profile

Ilene Wolff, M.A.
Professional Title:
2918 Webster Street San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 263-6744
License Number
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:

Brief goal-oriented therapy to transform your life into a success story

  • Dating, Marriage and Personal Relationships
  • Whether or not to have Children
  • Parent-Child Specialist
  • Life and Career Transitions
  • Overcome anger, grief and shame
Ilene Wolff, MFCC, RDT, was the Consultation Chair for the 1998 National Drama Therapy Conference.  Ilene Wolff is a graduate of UC Berkeley.  She trained in brief therapy and clinical psychology at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto and at UCSF Langley Porter Institute.  She holds a second degree as a Certified Drama Therapist.

Ms. Wolff has lectured widely, given workshops, and worked extensively as a consultant and facilitator to institutions including Walnut Creek Hospital and Stanford University.  She maintains a private practice in Noe Valley and the Marina in San Francisco.

  • Twenty Years Experience
  • Personalized, Caring Treatment
  • Day, Evening, Saturday Appointments
  • San Francisco Office: 415/263/6744

Ilene is the past Vice President (1998-2000) of the San Francisco chapter of CAMFT and a past board member.


About My Practice

Office Hours
Days and Evenings and Saturdays Appointments Available
I have successfully helped hundreds of individuals, couples and families over the past 25 years. I also specialize in working with children. I am here for you to make the kind of changes necessary to allow you be the person you very much want to be, to start experiencing joy, happiness in your relationships. I specialize in effective research-proven tools to help you overcome day-to-day anxiety: fear of conflict & anger, fear of failure & rejection. Defeat reoccurring thoughts that often lead to depression and may have plagued you since childhood. If you struggle with: Relationship problems. Depression or Anxiety. Parenting difficulties. Addiction, Alcoholism, Compulsive Shopping or Eating, Hoarding. Unresolved Grief, Call me. 415.263.6744 Ilene Wolff, MFT, has trained at Stanford University in Cognitive Therapy with David Burns, MD. She graduated and has taught at UC Berkeley. Ilene has helped hundreds of couples and individuals, children and families for over twenty years in San Francisco and Marin. She is director of The Drama Therapy Institute. Ms. Wolff has lectured widely, given workshops, and worked extensively as a consultant and facilitator to institutions including Walnut Creek Hospital, Kaiser and Stanford University. Ilene Wolff has taught at UC Berkeley and trains psychotherapists and business leaders nationwide. Ms. Ilene Wolff offers a free 15 minute initial consultation To arrange a visit, send an email to Ilene trains many psychotherapists and teachers, and speaks at National Conferences as well as to many CAMFT chapters across California. Ilene Wolff, LMFT,RDT is the winner of the 2012 CAMFT Education Foundation Award for her work with children in conflict. Ilene is the director of the Drama Therapy Institute.Ilene is the past Vice President of San Francisco Chapter CAMFT(1992-1994).
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


English, U.C. Berkeley, B.A., 1981 Drama Therapy Clinical Psych, Antioch University, M.A., 1990

Area of Specialty

Anger Management
Assertiveness Training
Attachment Therapy
Avoidant Personality
Career Stress and Changes
Christian Based Therapy
Crisis Intervention
Eating Disorders
Employment Issues
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Play Therapy
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Step/Blended Families
Sand Tray Therapy


Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Family Systems
Imago Therapy
Brief Solution-Focused Therapy - Mental Research Institute, Palo Alto, 1987 Certification from as well as the Teaching Assistant for The Milton Erickson Institute of the Bay Area(2010-2012)
Languages Spoken


All of the information contained on this page has been provided to CAMFT/Counseling California by the therapist described herein. Neither Counseling California nor CAMFT has reviewed, investigated, or evaluated the authenticity, accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein. Neither nor CAMFT makes any representations as to the qualifications, competence, or employment status license/registration of those listed and does not recommend or endorse the services of those listed.

This site may contain links to other Internet sites or an email address. Such links are provided for the convenience of the user and does not endorse, approve of or make any warranties or representations as to accuracy of the information contained in any site to which any user may be linked. Persons or entities using any of the links or emails addresses contained herein do so at their own risk.

Email should be used with caution. Email is not a confidential medium and should not be expected to be confidential. Users who share their email addresses with others may receive viruses and other unintended consequences.

Featured Therapist 

Kelly Duggan Shearer, M.A.
Patricia Ravitz, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
San Rafael, CA

My therapeutic style is non-judgmental, supportive, and interactive. My work is based on establishing a safe environment where trust can grow. I view symptoms as a way to call attention to unrecognized needs and unexpressed feelings. The goals of treatment include; learning to identify and express emotions, learning to set appropriate boundaries, developing skills such as self-soothing and impluse control and improving self-esteem.

View Profile

Find a Therapist