About Me


Dr. Backs is a forensic psychotherapist specializing  in assessment and intervention services in legal settings. She maintains a private practice in Sugar Land, Texas.

With over 4 decades of education and experience, she is currently serving as a private practitioner, who in addition to court related services, works with a broad spectrum of clients. Dr. Backs is an interactive, solution-focused therapist.  Her therapeutic approach to psychotherapy is infused with systemic, mindfulness-based yet eclectic perspectives.  It's a cooperative exploration and problem solving process, designed to reduce distress, improve relationships and attain desired goals using scientifically validated treatment techniques.  Proceeding on two levels: implementing daily problem solving strategies, while conducting a deeper inquiry into original causes. With compassion and understanding, she integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client.

Among her specific areas of expertise are child custody evaluations, adoption evaluations, marriage and family therapy, family reunification, divorce recovery and co-parenting.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Dr. Backs has presented at conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of marital therapy, parenting, and divorce recovery.