Maureen "Eula Lys" Backman (they/them)

Accepting Clients

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

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

  • 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 celebrate and empower you to explore and express who you really are. As a neurodivergent queer femme, I get how exhausting it can be to find supportive spaces where you have the freedom to let your identity expand and evolve. I hold a space that is supportive, affirming, and creative. I also work with neurodivergent and neuroqueer folx, supporting individuals and relationships in unmasking, navigating sensory experiences, and unfolding into your authentic self. Through somatic therapy, we explore your present moment experience via your thoughts, emotions, sensations, memories, and body movement. We honor where you are moment-by-moment and give your body and mind space to feel and heal. Together, we cultivate mindfulness and embodiment so that you can experience your thoughts, feelings, and lived experiences on a deeper level. Working this way can lead to more awareness and freedom so you can live the life that feels most aligned with 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: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $140 - 180/session


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1777 Borel Ave
San Mateo, CA 94402

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