Psychotherapists & Counselors Member List

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  • Maureen Backman, Registered Associate MFT

  • AMFT | 127025
  • Susan Lourme | LMFT #54025 (if applicable)
  • Contact Information

  • https://www.maureenbackmantherapy.com
  • 1750 Francisco Blvd #5 Pacifica, California 94044
  • (415) 322-5867
  • About Maureen Backman Registered Associate MFT

  • ADD/ADHD, Adolescents, Anxiety/Panic, BDSM/Kink, Body Size Diversity, Couples/Relationship Counseling, Creativity, Depression, Eating Disorders/Body Image, Grief and Loss, LGBQIA, Polyamory and Alt Relationship Configurations, Race/Ethnicity and Culture, Spirituality, Trauma/PTSD, Womens Concerns
  • ADA Accessible Office, Sliding Scale / Low Fee
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Experiential/Somatic Therapy, Feminist, Gestalt, Hakomi, Mindfulness
  • Cisgender Female
  • White/European American
  • 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 have a space to expand, explore and - sometimes - just be.

    I believe therapy should be accessible to all minds and bodies. I welcome your access needs and will work with you to create a space that fits your being.

    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 work with adults, teens and couples 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, and work with each client to create a space that feels supportive and safe. I am trauma sensitive and collaborate with folx to create a therapeutic space that feels grounded, safe, and playful. In this space, parts of us that have been neglected, wounded and rejected have a chance to move, explore, and be seen. I see therapy as form of activism, and invite folx to explore systems of oppression and difference. I have a social and disability justice lens, and welcome neurodiversity.

    I moved to San Francisco a decade ago, and have experience in advocacy and non-profits, social work and animal welfare.

    I identify as white, cis-gendered, neurotypical and heterosexual. I use she/her pronouns. I live and work on Ohlone land.