Mateja Petje, MS, LMFT, CNLPP
|Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: MT - MT2338|
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I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist by training, however I practice as a Holistic Psychotherapist and a Stress Management Coach. For over 20 years, I have been interested in non-medical, holistic & integrative approaches to healing mental health disorders, such as chronic anxiety and depression, chronic stress and healing from childhood abuse and trauma. I have studied Eastern Spiritual Practices and I meditate daily. This helped me in overcoming my own struggles and over the last 15 years, hundreds of my clients benefited from it. My goal is to help my clients live happy and productive lives without having to rely on anti-depressants or other medication prescribed to reduce symptoms of chronic anxiety and depression. I ONLY work with adults individually; couples therapy case-by-case scenario for minor issues, self-pay only.
In addition to my MS degree in Marriage Counseling (2003 University of Miami, Coral Gables) I also obtained training as a Professional Life Coach at the Institute for Life Coaching, accredited by the Institute for Life Coach Training. I received training in clinical hypnosis by the FL Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and I am a Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP).
Over the years, I worked for many prominent agencies in Miami-Dade and Broward County, including Jewish Community Services, the Switchboard of Miami, Memorial Healthcare Systems, and Chrysalis Center. I worked with clients from ages two to old age, from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and especially working with professionals-immigrants from European countries. I worked with a variety of issues and challenges including abuse, anxiety, depression, chronic stress, trauma, PTSD, career-related challenges and transitions.
I believe that in order to heal from physical ailments and illnesses, we need to also take care of our emotional, mental, spiritual, and financial health. I use collaborative and integrative approach and regularly consult with other medical and wellness professionals to find the solutions that help my clients finally find relief and hope from suffering for years. Most of the time, they have been taking antidepressants without any consistent success as well as gaining weight and having reduced libido. Furthermore, they were prescribed other medication for Celiac disease, acid reflux, and GI issues that in most cases resulted from chronic stress. Many times just correcting diet, getting enough sleep, getting regular exercise, learning stress management techniques, and taking necessary supplements will drastically improve, or even finally end chronic anxiety and depression.
Email or Call Mateja Petje, MS, LMFT, CNLPP at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09342
More Info About My Practice
I accept some major insurance companies including Blue Cross, Cigna, Aetna, as well as out-of network, and self-pay. I see clients face-to-face in my two offices in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, FL. I also offer online, phone, and text messaging therapy, utilizing secure and HIPPA complaint web portal. All information is encrypted and secured. I offer customizable sessions and packages. Call today for a complimentary consultation at 561-299-1028 or email me.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Seeking professional help is deeply intimate experience. Unfortunately, mental health is still stigmatized as people don't like to be labelled as that there is something wrong with them, or that they are weak, or even "crazy." We have no issue with going to see a doctor for physical ailments so why not for emotional problems? Maybe you had a bad experience with a therapist however please let that not stop you to find help that you need. There are great therapists, and there are not so great therapists, like in any other profession. Feel free to interview several until you find one that you are comfortable with. Credentials and training are important, but equally important is to find somebody you can share your deepest feelings with. Sometimes you just need to talk to somebody who can be unbiased and neutral, or who will not get upset with you or judge you in any way.
Before I became a therapist, I saw several therapists, coaches, and healers myself. I believe in human kindness, compassion, and forgiveness. I believe that it is possible to change and overcome even the most detrimental events in your life and I am a living proof. I have dedicated my life to helping others because I know that therapy and coaching CAN help. We all need professionals at times when we keep going in circles and are stuck. Sometimes just listening to somebody who is compassionate and neutral can help you get unstuck and gain new skills.
Therapy is a two way street, and when I work with my clients I also make them accountable for their progress. Therapy takes commitment and being willing to look deep inside even when things are unpleasant or painful. If you want different results, you need to do something different, such as getting professional help.
How much is your health worth to you? You can have all the material advantages, family and job that you like, however if you don't work on yourself and be willing to change, sooner or later you will fall behind. The only way is to keep moving forward and be willing to leave your comfort zone. Results can be amazing!
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Services I Provide
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Women, immigrants, holistic/alternative approach
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