Psychotherapist

 

or Life Coach Hiring

 

Defining Medical Professional Roles

 

Researching Holistic Solutions

 

Psychotherapist or Life Coach hiring. What’s the difference? First let’s talk about the root of the problem. Did you know that stress and anxiety are one of the leading causes for seeking professional help? More specifically, more than 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety and 20 million suffer from depression. Compounding that nearly one of 10 Americans is on some kind of anti-depressant.* What makes this far worse, in my personal & professional experience, is that people are confused as to where to turn to for help. *(M. Hyman, The Ultramind solution, p. 11).

 

 

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Hippocratic Oath

 

Social media and the internet have enabled us more efficiency seeking help. Unfortunately, it has also created more possibility for sub-par professionals. Frankly, these are people who are not properly trained to offer services. They often offer advise that can be misleading and do more damage than good.

 

Maybe you’ve heard about the “Hippocratic Oath“? The key to everything is not to do harm. The “Hippocratic Oath” is an oath historically taken by physicians. It is one of the most widely known of Greek medical texts. In its original form, it requires a new physician to swear an oath. An oath to/by a number of healing gods, to uphold specific ethical standards.

 

The Oath is the earliest expression of medical ethics in the Western world.  Link Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippocratic_Oath

 

 

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Specific Medical Professionals Defined

 

There are certain specific Professionals that are properly trained to help clients with mental and emotional illnesses or disorders. They are Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counselors, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. In addition Licensed Mental Health Counselors and several others mental health professionals, such as Psychiatric Nurses

 

But this is definitely NOT something for life coaches! Including “Certified” Life Coaches. They might be able to help clients with “life challenges”. Those that require setting goals, or improving skills. This might be for example changing a career, or finding a romantic partner. But there are limitations. Frankly most are not even aware of them and render services out of a drive to make a quick buck.

 

 

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Psychotherapist Life Coach hiring- Therapists

 

As in any other field, there are “good and bad” therapists. There are “good and bad” life coaches. I do know some good life coaches who have ethics and understand limitations. However, more often than not, I’m coming across unqualified and unethical life coaches. Thus far that has been my experience of living in S Fla for over 20 years. Also having been a therapist now over 15 of those years.

 

Years ago I wrote and clarified distinctions between each in my previous article. It was entitled “The Difference Between a Psychologist, Psychotherapist and a Psychiatrist Demistified” June 2014.  

 

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Psychotherapist Life Coach hiring- Therapists (cont.)

 

There is a problem that exists in my opinion. That is the coaching field is not upheld to any high rigorous ethical and legal considerations. Not as it is in the case of licensed mental health professionals. The only regulating body is the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Therefore the coaching schools that are following their standards, are more likely to offer quality programs. But unfortunately it’s still not a guarantee. That’s why ethics and moral obligations to refer clients out when you’re NOT qualified is the key here. 

 

Psychotherapist Life Coach hiring- Experience 

 

Once to my horror I observed a “healer/life coach’ proudly describe how they treated a client, who was suicidal! First of all, all clients who enter mental health treatment with a licensed clinician, are guaranteed privacy. This includes social media! This also means being HIPPA compliant! So this was already the first violation. Not to mention the fact that this person didn’t have any training whatsoever! That is key in cases like this.

 

Over the years I have had several incidents with life coaches and their specific approach. I actually attended 6 months of intense training by a coaching school. This school is accredited by the International Coaching Federation. This is in addition to graduate school and other training over the years. 

 

 

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Psychotherapist Life Coach hiring- Life Coaches

 

I came across one such poorly run life coaching programs locally here in S Fla. I actually read on their website that the founder had a criminal and drug history. The website was not created very well by the way! Over the last 30 years of being in education and the psychology field I have studied many self-help authors. I do believe that people who had to deal with adverse life situations can be one of the best teachers!

 

Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer & Donna Eden

 

There are several people that come to mind. For example Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer, Donna Eden and more just to name a few. These are folks that come to my mind when you talk about overcoming enormous adversity. Then in turn sharing that gift with others.

 

However they were also very humble people! Moreover their first priority was not sales but rather SHARING what they had learned with others. They also didn’t cross boundaries when it came to others’ mental health. 

 

Psychotherapist Life Coach hiring- Life Coaches (Cont.)

 

I cannot say that ALL the trainers from this particular program are like the three trainers I had met personally. But this happened in the span of over 10 years. It seemed to me like theirs is a general approach. Their obvious lack of knowledge how to approach clients remains just the same.

 

That is also why I can only go by what I had personally experienced. I might have even taken their workshop if I wasn’t so turned off by several things. First their lack of proper interpersonal, communication as well as sales skills. This is in addition to what I saw as a complete lack of knowledge of basics of human development & psychology. This is something that has happened years ago but it really stands out in my memory.

 

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Psychotherapist Life Coach hiring- Life Coaches (cont.)

 

I came across another life coach and I’ll share that experience too. This happened when I was part of a coaching/self-growth program back in 2004. This was at one of the networking meetings when I had just graduated. However I was immediately turned off by her aggressive sales pitch. In graduate school the first thing we learn is UNCONDITIONAL POSITIVE REGARD for a client.

 

This means you need to work with people where they are. This person tried to convince me that I desperately needed the help of this particular program. Of course she happening to be selling it too right at the moment. But I needed to buy it because my life is “such a mess”! She said that “I will not be successful” because my “strategy” was no good. Amazingly she went on to say I had created my own trauma. Basically everything negative that happened in my life was my fault.

 

 

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Psychotherapist Life Coach hiring– Salespeople

 

This happened on two more occasions over the years with two different coaches from this particular program. Of course the last encounter I just told the person I had no interest. My only intention to meet with her was socially. I had expressed lack of interest due to my previous experiences with two other coaches from this program. Unfortunately, she even persisted and tried to put me down and shame me as well!

 

Frankly, the worst thing was that I was in a car accident almost around that time in my life. Unfortunately, I was a victim of road rage. However, she persisted in telling me “I created and attracted this”. When you examine this it tends to sound more like New Age philosophy.

 

Psychotherapist Life Coach hiring– Pretense

 

The worst of all too was this person really didn’t take time to understand my personal situation. She missed the fact that I actually am suffering from mental illness. She blindly kept pushing her agenda.

 

I couldn’t even respond in the moment because I needed time to reflect on what happened. She was overwhelming to me in those moments. This is awful behavior especially for a “mental health” practitioner or even one pretending to be! 

 

 

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Psychotherapist Life Coach hiring – Shaming

 

I do believe that mindset is key. Any properly trained clinician knows that shaming and putting people down is the last thing you want to do. Especially when you say you want to help that person. This kind of approach could break a person who is struggling. Perhaps because of their exposure for example to previous harshness and criticism.

 

Here is the bottom line. Even if the program works for some people, their sales pitch clearly shows to me that there is no depth. People who sell this program in most cases have no proper training or credentials. At least the ones I have come across. Specifically this person only took this course 6 years ago. Prior to this she was in a service industry before and now calls herself a “Master Trainer.”  

 

Psychotherapist Life Coach hiring- Training 

 

Why do I say that? It seemed like it came with a sense of entitlement. I’m very intuitive and sense people’s energy very quickly. In the past I just didn’t trust myself enough with this “gut feeling” or “intuition”. However in most cases my gut is right!  

 

I have always been an open minded person and worked all my life. Honestly I’ve worked at least for 30 years on healing my own trauma. I’ve earned a Master’s Degree from the highly reputable University of Miami in Coral Gables Fl. I graduated with Honors! So understand this is not the only case I have come across.

 

Psychotherapist Life Coach hiring- Tactics 

 

I had a similar experience with another self-growth program, that will remain nameless! The short version is even though I gained some skills. The way they go about with their sales totally turned me off from further exploring it. They call it enrolling people!

 

How can you be ethical when you are desperate to make money? Ethically speaking don’t you need to really understand if this person is a match?  Or is just about you and the particular program you happen to be selling? 

 

Psychotherapist Life Coach hiring- Coercion (Cont.)

 

So my concern is therefore two fold. First most of these Life Coaches have no proper training in human psychology and understanding. They can cause serious damage in cases where people have experienced significant life trauma or have underlying mental illness. This occurs by making them “wrong”, coercing them and using aggressive tactics.

 

Fortunately I have worked on raising my self esteem which used to be very low. Consequently, many people that are struggling with mental health disorders also have a difficult time asserting themselves. Especially if they were abused, because of the potential for this low self esteem, predators can and do take advantage!

 

This taking “advantage” of their clients innocence and desperation and willingness to try anything to feel better is awful! They do not have proper training. They also are not able to distinguish who is the right candidate for their program. Think about that. It has the potential to make this a really terrible situation.

 

Psychotherapist Life Coach hiring- Cost

 

Another issue is also the high cost of these programs or coaching sessions. Recently my client told me that his friend is a life coach. His friend offered him and a friend a family discount rate for a coaching session. This discounted rate was $500/hr! Which of course is absurd! Please be observant and do your research! 

 

 

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Psychotherapist Life Coach hiring –Questions

 

Here are some basic questions that might help you when you’re deciding between a licensed clinician/psychotherapist or a life coach.

 

1. Where did you get your training and what are your credentials? Is your school accredited?

 

2. How much experience do you have with this particular issue that I am struggling with?

 

3. Does this issue/disorder that I’m struggling with fall under mental health and therefore needs to be properly diagnosed? More specifically does it instead relate more to certain goals I want to accomplish in life? For example this might be about getting fit, losing weight, changing career or finding a life partner.

 

Psychotherapist Life Coach hiring- Questions (cont.)

 

4. Is this person really listening to me? Will they help me even if it means he or she needs to refer me out to a licensed clinician? Unfortunately, is this just another person simply trying to “close the sale”. A person really not interested in my well being?

 

5. Trust your intuition if something doesn’t feel right meaning listen to your gut and do more research. Ask for testimonials, credentials, references and licensing board, if applicable. You are worth it!

 

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Recently, I published a blog called “Holistic Coaching International Website Launch”. I think it would be beneficial for you to read that blog. If you access that information you can have a better understanding of exactly how I operate. You can view more about the services I provide. You can slow down and read about the different modalities such as EFT or NLP that I utilize in sessions. Here is a link directly to that blog.

 

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Recognizing symptoms

 

Watching for Signs

 

Why Do Your Feel Down?

 

If you are seeking answers to why you feel depressed or blue you need to read my blog. It’s called “Mateja Petje Clinical Depression” Are you feeling blue? Let’s talk about this Blog I’ve published here that you’re reading. I’ve also included information about recognizing seven signs of clinical depression. We all get sad or down. However, there is a difference when somebody is feeling stressed out or depressed because of a job loss, relationship troubles or illness. It CAN lead to clinical depression.

 

Mateja Petje Clinical Depression Signs

 

1. Loss of appetite or overeating

 

2. Insomnia, waking up

 

3. Obsessive and intrusive thoughts and worrying

 

4. Feelings of hopelessness or helplessness

 

5. Not participating at social activities that one liked before

 

6. Suicidal thoughts/ideations

 

7. Substance abuse or excessive shopping/gambling etc.

 

*These symptoms need to last a minimum of 2 weeks to be able to be properly diagnosed.

 

​My advise is to listen to recommendations. Don’t wait until things get worse. I offer a complimentary consultation just call 561-299-1028 or contact me. 

 

 

Seven Clinical Depression Signs Blog

 

In the blog “Mateja Petje Clinical Depression” I wrote about the topic of Depression. More specifically another blog I wrote about recognizing the different signs of Depression. That Blog title is called “Seven Clinical Depression Signs”. To make it easier I’ve included a link directly to that Blog too so you can access that information as well.

 

Seven Clinical Depression Signs Blog

 

Seven Clinical Depression Signs Blog

 

 

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Victim Roles

 

Today I wanted to share with you something that I’ve been struggling with all my life. The good news is I had a breakthrough after talking to a wise friend. For years I’ve worked with therapists, healers and coaches to release trauma from the past and my “victim” role.

 

You see a wise friend told me how to get more into depth. He told me to start taking full responsibility for my feelings, thoughts, behaviors and actions. Also to take full responsibility as well for my choices and who I let into my inner space.

 

The “Conditioned Self”

 

I’m excited to be able to finally meet my real “Authentic Self”. One that is based on pure love, compassion, joy and peace. This is as opposed to relying on projections and roles from my “Conditioned Self”. (As described by my mentor Shelley Riutta) that is based on guilt, anger, fear and other negative emotions. As well as expectations and dependence on other people. 

 

Shelley Riutta MSE, LPC


 

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Your “Authentic Selves”

 

As I got more into depth and started taking full responsibility I really made progress. That also includes doing my baby steps. Catching myself as often as I can when I am in my “Conditioned Self”. This is a very difficult thing to do but I was making progress.

 

I’m already a gifted healer and holistic psychotherapist. Consequently I believe very strongly that it is so important to continue healing ourselves! This is especially true for people in the healing and medical health field. In this way I will be able to help my clients in even more profound and more AUTHENTIC ways. There is no shame! We are all dealing with universal human needs and barriers on our way to getting to know our real “Authentic Selves“. 

 

“Life Changing Holistic Psychotherapist”

 

 

Mateja Petje Clinical Depression

 

Trauma Triggers

 

Now you might say this is all good and well but these things actually happened. The thing is that we see everything based on our past experiences with other people, events and circumstances. If we didn’t have an emotional attachment to a person or event that happened in our past, we wouldn’t have such a strong emotional reaction. That reaction acts as a “trigger” to a current situation. This means that we have not fully healed the situation. This also includes our emotional response to it.

 

This is the basis of my work whether I work with couples or individuals. One of my approaches to healing is using Imago (to read about Imago check out my website). If we didn’t have attachment to the past we would not feel pain, anger, rejection or whatever we are feeling. 

 

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Clients Testimonial utilizing Imago Approach

 

“I was extremely pleased with the services that I have received by this provider. Not only that she is very knowledgeable but she is very compassionate and genuine. She listens well and responded to all my questions. My girlfriend and I had a lot of problems due to our divorce and we both had baggage from our previous relationships. We also lost connection and she was able to get us back on track. Her Imago approach really works! I highly recommend her.” by STEVE November 29, 2012 Consumer Feedback www.Wellness.com

 

The Imago Theory

 

I want to discuss Imago Theory in more detail. Lets say for example, if a woman was abused in her childhood or past romantic relationships. If she hasn’t healed the past event and emotional attachment to it, she will unconsciously repeat the same scenario. She will do this in not just intimate relationships but also platonic relationships. This is whether business or personal. More importantly she will continue carrying this pattern onto her children or any future relationships. 

 

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In addition, if she is in a relationship with a man, who had similar patterns of being a”victim” of the situation, they will keep “triggering” each other’s wounds. They will continue this pattern until they both take full responsibility for their thoughts, beliefs, actions, and choices.

 

This is a good time to share a blog I wrote on the subject of “Relationships”. Here is a link to that blog called

 

Mateja Petje Relationships

 

Mateja Petje Clinical Depression- Choices

 

Remember, no matter what, you always have a choice. Even women or men that are abused in a relationships still have a choice which is not easy, but they CAN leave the relationship and many times a professional is needed to help them build back their self-esteem and self-love to be able to make that step. Finances might get in the way, and most people prefer to remain in the comfort zone instead of being vulnerable and looking deeply into themselves. 

 

 

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    Holistic Psychotherapy Mateja Petje- Blogs

     

    At this point it might be beneficial for you to visit other articles & Blogs online I’ve written. They discuss specifically the Holistic Psychotherapy services I provide. Here are some quick links to get you to those references.

     

    Click to read this blog about NLP. You might find it very beneficial.

     

    “Neuro-Linguistic Programming”

     

Seven Clinical Depression Signs