Maureen Backman (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Heart-centered, trauma-sensitive psychotherapy for individuals and couples

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Pacifica, CA
Supervised by Susan Lourme, LMFT

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I work with adults, couples and teens of all identities and cultural backgrounds. Clients who work with me often describe me as warm, thoughtful, and creative. I enjoy helping people find creative ways to explore and express their feelings. In addition to what you might think of when hear the words “talk therapy,” my clients and I also incorporate art, movement, and mindfulness into our sessions. I view my clients and myself as co-collaborators in the therapy process.

My Background and Approach

We heal in relationship - in our relationship to nature, our ancestors, others, and our own bodies. Therapy gives us the chance to be seen and witnessed, and helps us connect more deeply with how we want to be in the world. People who work with me often say they feel my warmth and gentleness, and have a space to expand, explore and - sometimes - just be. I bring my whole self as a therapist and a human into my sessions. We’ll gently explore your experience - honoring the strategies that have gotten you to where you are, and learning where there’s room for expansion and growth. We’ll work together on finding resources to help you feel supported and grounded, both in session and in your life. We’ll focus on your experience in the here and now, and work together to create new experiences that heal and nourish. We’ll befriend the body, learning to honor the wisdom in your experience. Most importantly, you won’t have to go it alone - I’ll be with you each step of the way.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

You may be wondering whether therapy is for you. Can you bring your full self into session? Will all of your parts be respected and welcome? My practice welcomes you, and I look forward to co-creating a space that fits your unique being. I believe therapy should be accessible to all minds and bodies and affirm neurodiversity, sexual and gender diversity in my work. I welcome your access needs and will work with you to create a space that fits your being.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $120 - 180/session


415-322-5867 Email Maureen
1750 Francisco Boulevard
Pacifica, CA 94044

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