Maureen Backman, MA, MS

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  • Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #127025
  • San Francisco, California, 94114
  • Phone: 415-322-5867
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  • Session Fees: Individuals: $120/session | Couples: $160-$224 per session
  • www.maureenbackmantherapy.com
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Webcam



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.
 
Come as you are 
 
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 sensations and emotional experience. Most importantly, you won’t have to go it alone - I’ll be with you each step of the way, helping you learn to trust your experience and feel a greater sense of your own self.
 
My identities
 
I identify as white, cis-gendered, neurotypical and heterosexual. I use she/her pronouns. I live and work on Ohlone land.   
 
A little more about me 
 
I received my first Master’s degree in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Rehabilitation Psychology. In 2021, I graduated from the California Institute of Integral Studies with a Master’s degree in Integral Counseling Psychology.

I have also participated in the following professional trainings:
- Hakomi Professional Training Level 1: Hakomi Institute of California
- The Dharma of Trauma, Level 1: Manuela Mischke-Reeds, Hakomi Insititue of California
- Foundations of Couples Counseling and Love Made Simple: Gal Szekely, The Couples Center

Starting in fall 2021:
- Hakomi Professional Training Level 2: Hakomi Institute of California
- Relational Somatic Healing Level 1: Shirley Dvir | Relational Somatic Healing
 


Maureen Backman Reaches

San Francisco CA