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

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.

My Background and Approach

I’m a therapist because I believe in the healing strength of being with: Being with our feelings, our present moment experience, and each other. So often, we walk through life feeling alone and disconnected. Therapy is a place for you to unfold and expand into a life that feels more authentic and spacious, a place for you to experience connection and transformation. Clients who work with me often describe me as warm, thoughtful, and creative. In addition to what you might think of when hear the words “talk therapy,” I also incorporate art, movement, and mindfulness into our sessions. I view my clients and myself as co-collaborators in the therapy process, and work with you to create a space that feels supportive and safe. I take a non-pathologizing approach, honoring the strategies that got you to this moment, and supporting you as you unfold into your authentic self.

More About the People I Treat

I also work with relationships, including poly and open. Often, my clients seek out relationship therapy feeling disconnection - disconnection from their partners, disconnection from themselves, and disconnection from their relationship. You may be feeling like your relationship has reached an impasse - conflicts feel unsolvable, and you’re not sure where to go from here. You may be navigating a major transition in your relationship, and aren’t sure how to find your way back to each other. Or maybe things are going ok, but you’re wanting to experience deeper connection and intimacy. Whatever has brought you to therapy, I’m here to help you and your partner navigate a pathway back to connection. In addition to relationship therapy for romantic partners, I also hold sessions for pairings of all kinds: caregivers and children, siblings, friends, and family members.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $140 - 180/session


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

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