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 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!
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 presence, 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, 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 am particularly fascinated by gender relations. I am currently involved in a couple of projects, and writing a book on the dynamics and impact of patriarchy on women, men, in couples and family systems. I'm passionate about offering my contribution in transforming outdated models of relating that no longer are satisfying and sustainable for women and men, and the ones in between, and the planet.
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
- Eating Disorders (male, female)
- Life Transitions
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Sensory-Integration Challenges
- Tics, Tourette
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Tics-UCLA
- Dialectal Behavior Therapy
- Exposure with Response Prevention
- Equine Assisted Therapy
- Guided Imagery
- Interpersonal Neurobiology
- Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics
- Somatic Experiencing