Mateja (Matty) Petje (She)

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As a trauma survivor and Trauma-informed therapist, I'm passionate about holistic healing, including hypnosis and Ketamine Assisted therapy

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Boca Raton, FL


About My Clients

My ideal clients are motivated and committed adults who have experienced childhood abuse, trauma, challenging relationships, depression, and anxiety and it still affects their lives; which is now known as Complex PTSD. CPTSD is often a result of insecure attachment with parents or caregivers during childhood which also manifests as CODEPENDENCY and LOVE ADDICTION. I offer tools to manage stress and daily challenges. I provide INDIVIDUAL therapy only (NO COUPLES OR FAMILY).

My Background and Approach

I have had great success with clients who need more than just traditional "talk therapy". I incorporate mind-body techniques, such as Hypnosis/Guided Meditation; tapping (EFT); Ketamine Assisted Therapy (in the future also MDMA and psilocybin) art therapy, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). NLP is an approach that focuses on the subconscious mind by studying brain neurology and linguistics. In addition to being a Marriage and Family Therapist, I am a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and a Professional Life Coach and received my training from the Institute for Life Coach Training which is accredited by the International Coaching Federation. My most effective service is hypnosis. I have been doing hypnosis for anxiety and stress for 20 years and recently. I specialize in medical hypnosis. I am ICBCH Certified Professional Hypnotist. Prior to my private practice, I worked with several prominent agencies in Miami and Broward County. I offer virtual sessions in both FL and NY.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that we all deserve human rights and be treated with respect regardless of religion, gender, politics, and socioeconomic status. I am an immigrant from Slovenia and over the course of my 20-year clinical practice worked with many immigrants, as well as people from different walks of life. I have studied many religions including Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Shamanism, and have had regular meditation and spiritual practice. My grandmother was a devout Roman Catholic however since my mom was in a Communist party growing up, I grew up as an atheist until my early 30's when I moved to the US and explored spirituality and I am familiar with 12 steps. I believe in compassion and kindness for all and follow many spiritual teachers including Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Khan, and Mariane Williamson.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • All Savers
  • AvMed
  • Florida Blue
  • Evernorth
  • GEHA - UnitedHealthcare Shared Services (UHSS)
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • United Healthcare UMR
  • Evernorth
  • United Healthcare Student Resources (UHCSR)
  • Blue Cross blue Shield of Massachusetts
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Judaism
  • Taoism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 21 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $175 - 250/session


5612991028 Email Mateja (Matty)
2234 N Federal Hwy
Boca Raton, FL 33431-7710
459 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024

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