Karen Wolfe, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in child and family therapy and social skills groups in San Francisco and the East Bay. I provide play-based child therapy, parenting support (with a focus on Hand in Hand Parenting), social skills groups, and school-based support, including in-class coaching/shadowing. I also provide depth-oriented psychotherapy for adults and offer skills to tackle anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges through EFT/tapping, CBT, mindfulness, and exploring challenges in a safe space.
Through a compassionate and understanding relationship I work with your child and family to improve communication skills, increase attachment, and learn how to deal with challenging emotions. As I support your family along the journey, each member has the opportunity to grow as an individual and as a harmonious unit.
My style is warm, inviting, and proactive, honoring both exploration and pointed troubleshooting. My approach to therapy is strongly integrative, including extensive training in modalities such as Floortime, Applied Behavior Analysis, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Depth Therapy, and Mindfulness.
Call or Email Karen Wolfe for a free consultation now - (415) 692-7910


  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2008
  • License No. and State: 53878 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Association of Play Therapy, SF Bay Chapter / President Elect
  • Member Since: 2014

Karen Wolfe's Groups

Social Skills Groups

Thursdays 4-5:30pm, ages 5-7, San Francisco. Wednesdays 5:15pm-6:45pm, Girls age 7-10, San Francisco. Fridays 3:30pm-5pm, ages TBD, Lafayette. All groups begin the week of Sept 15 and run through the school year. Call 415-420-9459 or See www.SFBayPlayTherapy.com for more information.

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Parenting by Connection Group

An 4-week group to gain invaluable parenting tools and receive support. Fridays 9-10:30am in Lafayette. Call 415-420-9459 or See www.sfbayplaytherapy.com for more information. The structure and content will draw from Hand in Hand Parenting Tools as well as the therapist's varied experience supporting children and families experiencing sensory differences, exceptional learning styles, behavior challenges, emotional dysregulation, and social thinking challenges.

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Nature-based Social Skills Summer Camp 2015

Enrollment Deadline May 28th. M, W, F 1-4pm. Sessions run from June - August in San Francisco and Orinda. http://www.sfplaytherapy.com /social-skills-summer-camp.html

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  • Child or Adolescent
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships


  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Social Skills, EFT

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Buddhist


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EFT
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sand tray
  • School-based play therapy
  • Transpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018
Karen Wolfe, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco

Karen Wolfe

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT