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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.



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.

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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I'm passionate about offering my contribution in transforming outdated models of relating that no longer are satisfying and sustainable for women and men, and the ones in between, people of different ethnic/cultural backgrounds,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. 

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.


  • Anxiety Disorders & Mood Disorders

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders


  • Couples challenges

  • Gender Relations

  • Eating Disorders (male, female)

  • Giftedness/Emergence

  • Life Transitions

  • Mothering/Parenting

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Racial Relations

  • Sensory-Integration Challenges

  • 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