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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822 D Street
San Rafael, California 94901

My Approach to Helping

I assist the person, whether a child, or adult, to access and express the wisdom inherent in the heart. I support the exploration of thoughts and behaviors to increase the experience of joy and interpersonal satisfaction. 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 blockages that get in the way of experiencing exactly what they wish for. Somatic practices such as Somatic Experiencing, Guided Imagery, and Mindfulness are combined with other evidence based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

More Info About My Practice

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

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have grown a strong ability to support others access the core of issues that create dissatisfaction in relationship with self and others. I support the other person access and express their inner wisdom. My presence is calm, yet dynamically engaged, which is particularly helpful for individuals with anxiety and depression. I have developed a program to support teens and children cope with anxious thoughts and feelings leading to anxiety and depression. I work closely with parents in implementing practices to support their children flourish in the home and school. As with adults, accessing the person's strengths and coping skills and enhance them to eliminate symptoms is at the core of work I do.

I am a parent, and this experience greatly supports my work with children, teens, and families.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

To support and honor each person's goals, and increase satisfaction in relationships. I really enjoy working with children and teens.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I am in awe with the process of healing, and growth; of witnessing a person flourishing, and thus creating ripples of joy around.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • French

Groups I Work With

    Children with developmental issues and disorders, learning disabilities, giftedness, behavior modification.
    Individuals exploring spirituality.
    Women looking to make life changes
    Couple and intimacy issues and challenges

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • 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
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • 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
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Animal and Equine Assisted Psychotherapies
  • Authentic Movement
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dance / Movement Therapy (DMT)
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • 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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