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.
In the times we are in, therapy is an important process to help heal and grow within our relationship to ourselves, our partners, children, family members. But as we embark on any journey of healing, we have choice of how we are going to manifest the growth we are experiencing for the betterment of our community, society, and the planet.
Whether I am working with an individual, child, teen, or couple, I support clients identify their innate strengths and resources with which to facilitate healing, change, growth, and creative expression. When people are feeling at their best, they contribute in making a meaningful impact in the world. I actively partner with my clients to promote and achieve their goals and aspirations. I offer warm and authentic presence, and create a nurturing environment that encourages emotional healing and maturation. I also don't hold back from challenging clients' limiting mindsets and beliefs. My psychotherapeutic work reflects my own personal journey with healing, and waking up.
I'm passionate about offering my contribution in transforming outdated models of relating that no longer are satisfying and sustainable for women and men, and the ones in between, people of different ethnic/cultural backgrounds, the environment, and the planet.
I received my Master’s Degree in Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. I’ve since worked as a clinician for over 17 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 OCD, 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!
Outside of my work, I enjoy modern dance and yoga, and exploring the rolling hills of California on horseback. I am having much fun learning to play the ukulele, and sing. I study the medicinal aspects of plants and food. I am currently leading a project called Reinventing Relations which aims at supporting the creation of a new blueprint in world relations.
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.
Anxiety Disorders & Mood Disorders
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Eating Disorders (male, female)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Tics-UCLA
Dialectal Behavior Therapy
Exposure with Response Prevention
Equine Assisted Therapy
Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics