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Whether you’re looking for therapy for yourself, your family, or your child, the first step begins here. 

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822 D Street
San Rafael, CA, 94901
United States

(415) 997-0020

Mariefrance Cote, LMFT. Therapy Marin County, CBT, Solution-focused, emotion-focused coping skills. Psychotherapy for adults, teens, and children with anxiety, depression, sleep, OCD, and school challenges. Relationship expert. The therapy approach of Mariefrance Cote, LMFT is warm, caring, and engaged.


About (Old)

Information about Mariefrance Cote, LMFT therapist, her psychotherapeutic approaches and theoretical perspectives. Her experience and expertise make her one of the best therapists in Marin County for children, teens, adults with anxiety.


I received my Master’s Degree in Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. I’ve since worked as a clinician for over 15 years and find joy, vitality, and passion in my work and service to others.

I’ve worked in a number of professional and private settings, ranging from medical centers to my own private practice. I specialize in the treatment of children and teens, and adults challenged with ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, Neurobiological diversity and giftedness. I’ve served extensively in residential treatment facilities for severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescents having faced adverse life situations. I am a mother and this offers me daily perspective on the rewards and learning lessons children and family life offer us!

I enjoy working with individuals who are actively seeking new ways to experience and create their lives. I help clients identify their innate strengths and inner resources with which to facilitate healing, change, growth, and creative expression. I understand the importance of teamwork and actively partner with my clients to promote and achieve their goals and aspirations. I offer warm and authentic care and create a nurturing environment that encourages emotional healing and maturation. My psychotherapeutic work reflects my own personal journey towards healing, change, freedom, and empowerment. 

Outside of my work, you’ll likely find me nestled in the golden hills of Nicasio, California, accompanied by my family, horses, hens, and dogs. I enjoy pursuing modern dance and yoga, exploring the rolling hills of California on horseback, and learning how to combine the bounty of West Marin into great dishes! I am having much fun learning to play the ukulele and singing. 

The Mind/Body

Our mind and body are interconnected aspects of our life, inseparable in terms of mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical healing. Healing of the mind is not possible without healing of the body and, likewise, healing of the body is not possible without healing of the mind. The central nervous system is the bridge between our body and mind, and this is where I believe the greatest healing must take place when addressing anxiety, depression, and health challenges. When the nervous system becomes unbalanced due to overburden, relational challenges, traumas, or any number of other circumstances, the whole person suffers.

My work focuses on supporting clients in the regulation of their nervous system through various mindfulness and somatic practices, gently inviting attention to the experience in “the moment”. I’ve found time and time again that by addressing both the physical and metaphysical side of healing, true freedom can be experienced. I find that learning and practicing coping skills, and daily structured routines to support calm and peace and joy are powerful therapeutic tools.


  • Anxiety Disorders & Mood Disorders
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Couples challenges
  • Giftedness/Emergence
  • Mothering/Parenting
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Sensory-Integration Challenges
  • Self-Esteem
  • Tics, Tourette

Professional Training

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Tics-UCLA
  • Dialectal Behavior Therapy
  • Exposure with Response Prevention
  • Equine Assisted Therapy
  • Guided Imagery
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Mindfulness
  • Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics
  • Somatic Experiencing

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you

- Charlotte Whitton

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