Maureen "Eula Lys" Backman

MA, Integral Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies

MS, Rehabilitation Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mena Zaminsky

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A Little About Me

Reaching out can feel overwhelming, but feeling better is possible. And you are not alone. Through body-based talk 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. 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. I believe therapy should be accessible to all minds and bodies and welcome your access needs.

My own lived experience of embracing my queer identity and navigating relationships with transitioning gender and sexual identities informs my work of supporting others through this process. I hold an affirming space for partners and individuals to explore and embrace transitions in sexuality and gender, as well as neurodiversity.

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? You may feel like you and your partner don't fit the mold of the typical "couple." I welcome all parts of you and look forward to co-creating a space that fits your unique being. Contact me for a free phone consult.


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  • English
I Work With:
  • Activists
Types of Therapy I Do
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
My Areas of Focus
  • Adjusting to life in the SF Bay Area
My Treatment Approaches
  • AEDP
  • Attachment
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Gestalt
  • Hakomi
  • Humanistic

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