Mariefrance Cote


Mariefrance Cote


Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapy - 52000
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1717 5th Ave
San Rafael, California 94901

My Approach to Helping

I assist the person to access and express the wisdom inherent in each of us. We explore thoughts and behaviors that are automatic and habitual and create an opportunity for conscious choice making in how to relate to oneself and others. My approach is centered in the knowing that each individual is striving to greater sense of empowerment and sense of personal success, may it be I relationships, work, school. I offer a keen sense of perception and compassion, which supports clients effectively and safely access trauma patterns and blockages that get in the way of experiencing exactly what they know they are capable of. Somatic practices such as Somatic Experiencing, Guided Imagery, and Mindfulness are combined with other evidence based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I recently completed a graduate certification in Psychedelic Research and Therapy. I offer Ketamine-Assisted Therapy. If you are not yet familiar with current research studies findings on therapeutic benefits of psychedelics, I invite you to read on it. I believe it is important for people to be informed of current technologies in the field of Mental Health, Psychology, and Neurology.

More Info About My Practice

Some sliding scale slots are available. You may contact me to discuss your potential needs, and inquire about availability.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

To support and honor each person's individual strengths and neurology, goals, and facilitate increase satisfaction in relationships.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I am in awe with the process of healing, and growth; witnessing a person flourish and experience peace, acceptance and gentle loving-kindness towards themselves and others while living a passionate and creative Life.

My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'

I believe in neurodiversity. That each of us is wired in our own unique way, and while the diagnostic framework is useful in guiding a trajectory for therapeutic support, my sense is that normalcy is a very subjective experience, and that humanity has evolved and gained from our diverse neurological presentations. As such, I do not hold a notion of "normal" and "abnormal" in my work. I view our individual capacities to relate to ourselves and others as an ongoing and developing experience. That said, some of our neurological traits do pose certain challenges and we can all benefit from making the best of our wiring through introspective and supportive care in order to heal trauma and refine our relational experience with others.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • French

Groups I Work With

    I offer Ketamine-Assisted Therapy, and Psychedelic Integration Therapy.
    OCD, Anxiety, Life Changes, Growth and Expansion

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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