Holistic Coaching International 5301 N FEDERAL HWY SUITE 380 Suite 6 BOCA RATON, FL 33487


Mateja Petje, LMFT practices as a Counselor in Boca Raton, FL. Mateja uses a variety of techniques and approaches tailored towards each client's specific needs. Mateja has more than 10 years of experience as a counselor in the mental health field and has worked with many prominent agencies in Miami-Dade and Broward County including Swithchboard of Miami, Department of Children and Families, Memorial Health Care Systems, Jewish Community Services and Chrysalis Center. Although Mateja primary works now with couples and adults, she has extensive background in working with families and at-risk children and adolescents.

Mateja is a native of Slovenia and in addition to English she also speaks Slovenian and Croatian. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in English and Education. She has always been passionate about helping people and she taught English for several years with a great success to a variety of age groups. In addition, she worked for the Government of Slovenia as a translator for European Union.

After moving to the US in 1997 she settled in Miami. Shortly after that she was awarded a graduate assistant scholarship from University of Miami in Coral Gables and graduated with Honors in 2003 with her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. During her internship she worked with cancer patients utilizing holistic approaches, such as guided meditation. In addition, she was a research assistant at University of Miami Department of Pediatrics. Mateja continues to grow professionally and her next goal is to become a certified hypnotherapist.
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Services Mateja's unique blend of Eastern and Western practices sets her aside from other counselors in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and surrounding areas. Mateja has studied and practices several healing modalities including neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), hypnosis/guided meditation, and Emotional Freedom Technique ("tapping technique") among others that has proven to be one of the most effective approaches in treating anxiety and PTSD. NLP works with linguistic and neurology and is effective technique that saves years of therapy as it works with a subconscious mind.

Mateja has had great success with clients who need more than just a traditional therapy. When treating depression, these techniques has been very effective in changing irrational thought patterns and replacing them with more positive self-talk.

Mateja has special interest in working with couples and women. She was able to assist many couples who did not have success with other therapists and were discouraged that therapy can help. Along with her great capacity for compassion and being genuine due to her own struggles in life, she uses "Imago" approach in working with couples. This approach is based on the work of Harville and Helen Hendricks. It is found on the premise that we attract a romantic partner who in one way or the other resembles the characteristics of our primary caregivers and in most cases we are not even aware of it. By exploring childhood issues that are many times deeply ingrained she has been able to help partners understand the pattern of ongoing and often emotionally charged conflicts and teach couples how to communicate effectively and learn effective conflict resolution skills. Some other challenges that she was able to help clients with include divorce, separation, infidelity, addictions, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, abuse, life transitions, financial issues and parenting issues. Most of all she helps client see things from a solution focused standpoint and provides them with a "tool box" to effectively deal with challenges even after therapy has been successfully completed.

For women she is focusing her work on regaining self-love and empower women to be their best self and to follow their dreams. She is conducting monthly women groups as well on topics such as healthy living, healthy relationships, spirituality and self-esteem.Over the years Mateja has put together extensive reading list that can be found on her website www.HolisticCoachingInternational. Being an avid reader, Mateja is also a published author and published her autobiography in 2010 titled "My Journey to Self-Discovery." It can be purchased by visiting or her website. She continues to write and contributes articles to her practice newsletter and online magazines and plans to write a second book on relationships.

Please feel free to check her testimonials found on her wellness profile for her Cooper City Office. Due to success in her Cooper City office she is expanding her services to Palm Beach County. Feel free to check her website at www.triglavlifecoaching. Please call Mateja Petje, LMFT at (786) 547-6304 to schedule an appointment in Boca Raton, FL and to get more information about the counseling services offered. She is also offering coaching sessions via skype or phone. She provides a free initial 15 min coaching session over the phone.
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Mateja has been wonderful and has helped me tremendously. She has been there for me from the beginning of the process and has helped me navigate my emotional state wonderfully. Her approach was very holistic which was important to me. Very attentive and supportive.... so happy I found her at the toughest of the times. I highly recommend her.
by JT
January 07, 2013
Mateja is a wonderful counselor. She really takes time to work with you to help in the best manner. Her approaches are holistic and she provides you with so many tools to use to improve yourself. I highly recommend her.
by Debby
December 23, 2012
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