Mateja (Matty) Petje (She)


“From victimhood to reclaiming your Authentic Self.” As a trauma survivor, Trauma-informed therapist I'm passionate about healing and care.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Boca Raton, FL

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual

About My Clients

My ideal clients are motivated and committed adults who had experienced childhood abuse, trauma, challenging relationships, depression, and anxiety and it still affects their life; which is now known as Complex PTSD. CPTSD is often a result of insecure attachment with parents or caregivers during childhood. I equip my clients with top behavioral techniques to manage stress and daily challenges. My motto is “From victimhood to reclaiming your Authentic Self.” I provide individual therapy only.

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; Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT); 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 Professional Life Coach and received my training from the Institute for Life Coach Training which is accredited by the International Coaching Federation. Prior to my private practice, I worked with several prominent agencies in Miami and Broward County.

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
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
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: 18 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $125 - 200/session


5612991028 Email Mateja (Matty)
2234 N Federal Hwy
Boca Raton, FL 33431-7710

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