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

Contact me today with the form below. Alternatively, you can email me directly at or call my office, located in San Rafael, at 415.997.0020. I look forward to working with you.

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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.


therapy for families

Mariefrance Cote, LMFT psychotherapist in Marin for Families. CBT, Solution-focused emotion-focused coping skills and Mindfulness for families. Conflict resolution, divorce, increasing positive communication. 

Family Therapy

There is no greater team than a unified family, but a family is only as healthy as is each individual member. Each member is a collection of unique thoughts, feelings, and beliefs and it is not uncommon for differing personalities to clash. These clashes, especially between parents, can create friction. When a family does not stand unified, the children often take on the burden of that weight. Unable to carry such stress, many children act out in any number of unhealthy ways and what is viewed as behavior issues.

Very often, challenging children and adolescent behaviors can be effectively remedied through the process of solutions-based therapy that focuses on the detangling of family dynamics. Family therapy is generally centered around the acknowledgment, respecting, and even praising of differences. I work with families to help them understand how each member unique responds to, supports, or sometimes hurts the other(s).

The most effective way to deal with personal stumbling blocks is to take a moment to step back and objectively view the situation. Examine what you’ve been doing and how that may have contributed to the obstacle, and what you might do differently in the future to move on. Family work is no different but, with so many parties involved, doing so without the help of a mediator can be difficult. It's an honor to work with families to create a unified, cohesive, and loving team.

To learn more about me and my philosophies, visit my about page HERE. If you’re ready to begin your familial healing journey, contact me HERE. Alternatively, if you’d like therapy for yourself, learn more about individual therapy HERE.

Family Therapy Approaches

  • Attachment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Strategic 

What to Expect in Family Therapy

  • Build insight on conflictual communication patterns and find solutions
  • Find alternatives to discipline approaches that are not satisfying or are not effective
  • Gain awareness on how individual behavior impact  other family members
  • Increased Relational Satisfaction
  • Learn coping skills and tools to practice in between sessions