Mateja Petje, MS, LMFT, NLPP
|My healing journey began in my home country of Slovenia as I had to
face many life challenges so I became interested in how people heal from
emotional trauma. In addition to Slovenian, I speak English and
Croatian, however all my sessions are conducted in English.
While still living in Slovenia, I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in English and
Education. I have always been passionate about helping people and I taught
English for several years with great success to a variety of age groups. In
addition, I worked for the Slovenian government as a translator for the European
After moving to the U.S. in 1997, I settled in Miami. Shortly after, I was
awarded a graduate assistant scholarship from University of Miami in Coral
Gables and graduated with Honors in 2003 with my Master's degree in Marriage and
Although now I primarily work with couples and adults, I have extensive
background working with families and at-risk children and adolescents. I have
more than 10 years of experience as a counselor in the mental health
field and have worked with many prominent agencies in Miami-Dade and
Broward County including Switchboard of Miami, Department of Children and
Families, Memorial Health Care Systems, Chrysalis Center, and Jewish Community
Services. After obtaining my license in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2008, I
went to work for the managed care industry while building my private practice in
I also acquired extensive training as a Professional Life Coach
at the Institute of Life Coach Training founded by Dr.
Patrick Williams. This training is invaluable as it is specifically
tailored to psychotherapists. As a result of this training, I am now better
equipped to assist both my therapy and coaching clients.
Furthermore, I was trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
by a prominent Master Trainer in NLP and Hypnosis, Dr.Yvonne Oswald. Instead of
spending years in therapy, my clients receive immediate and repeatedly positive
results and are able to change their beliefs and behaviors.
So why a dolphin as my brand image? Dolphins are known to be friendly, social,
playful and also very intelligent and compassionate, and I was told by my
clients and friends as well as my colleagues that I possess all the
aforementioned qualities. In mythology and history dolphins are known for heroic
acts and consideration for distressed humans, dogs, and even horses.
Like humans, they also live in social groups. They distinguish themselves from
other whales and fish for their ability to be “masters of the acoustic” and they
can even understand simple sentences and syntax.
||My book “My Journey to Self-Discovery” was
published in 2010 and it is now available.
CLICK HERE or on the book image to purchase the paperback or ebook.
This book is a self-analysis of my life which I hope serves as an
example of the struggles we all go thru on our journey to
Through the years I learned from many teachers and spiritual masters. My
favorite teachers include Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Debbie Ford, Thich Nhat Hanh,
Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, Esther and Jerry Hicks,
Marianne Williamson, Donna Eden, Napoleon Hill, Steven Covey, and many others.
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