What I do

A Fresh Approach


 When what you're doing is not working, it 's time to consider if you're living from integrity.  Are you grabbing on in fear, people pleasing or feel disconnected? Do you compare and despair? Then it's time to let your best self Shine-Through. Sometimes all we need is an ally to help us start. I see the potential in others and will hold the flash light while you explore. I'm a psychotherapist and Drama Therapist. My strong background in the arts promotes play and creativity as a vehicle for change. I integrate various client-centered modalities such as Hakomi, EMDR and some DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) techniques with creativity and mindfulness. I practice in a nurturing, contained atmosphere to support you in feeling safe, seen and heard.

Drama Therapy



I use traditional talk therapy that moves beyond the couch by using movement, expressive arts, guided imagery, mindfulness and body wisdom. Our work might include story telling, role play or even a theatrical performance for those who are hungry to do so.



I will support your goals to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you can shine in your life. Let your Best Self Shine-Through. Read about my specializations below.

Work I Specialize In

Depression & Anxiety


Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience during our lives. Through counseling and treatment, I can support you towards the change you want in your life. 


Grief & Life's Other Transitions


These days after a loss, people no longer wear arm bands as a symbol of grieving. In fact, we are expected to spring back to business-as-usual in just a few weeks. I can sit with you through the process of grief and healing during this tender time and help process the experience. 




  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Pre-teen/Teen Issues and Social Concerns
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • EMDR
  • Parenting
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss 
  • Empty Nest
  • Life Purpose
  • Purpose Travel
  • 12 Step Recovery 
  • Hakomi

Who I am




We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." - Plato

Experience and Training

I graduated from CIIS-  the California Institute of Integral Studies, with a Masters in Counseling Psychology. I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and a Registered Drama Therapist and hold a certificate in Shakespeare from A.C.T. I completed the Hakomi Comprehensive, am an assistant trainer and am working towards certification. I have completed the first two levels of EMDR training and use this frequently in my practice with great results. My clinical experience includes drama therapy at UCSF Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital, grief counseling at Hospice By The Bay and counseling at Elementary and Middle Schools. I direct Shakespeare plays with incarcerated men at San Quentin Prison through the Marin Shakespeare Company.  I invite you to click on the link to see our videos. I am thrilled to say I now have my own private practice in Marin and am accepting clients.

Therapy Can Be Fun

What makes me unique is that I'm a Drama Therapist. I like working with adults and teens who are curious. Some days we might try art, movement role play or just talk. Give me a call today and see if we're a good fit for helping your best self Shine-Through!

Credentials & Contact

Please contact me below

MA from CIIS in Counseling Psychology

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist #106048

Registered Drama Therapist #671 

Hakomi Training Assistant 

Member of CAMFT, CPH and NADTA 


Marianne Shine Therapy

45 Camino Alto, Suite 204 - Echo Rock, Mill Valley, CA 94941

(415) 849-1761

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