Life Changing Holistic Psychotherapist


Psychotherapy defined


For Work-Life-Balance



I’m a “Life Changing Holistic Psychotherapist.” What exactly does that mean? Let’s also take time to define Psychotherapy. It seems like many people are struggling with relationships, careers, and finances. Yet going to see a therapist unfortunately is still somewhat stigmatized.


In some circles and cultures it can be considered that the person who is seeing a therapist is “crazy” and that there must be something wrong with him or her.


Here is a link to a terrific blog I wrote explaining the role of the Psychotherapist.



“Holistic Psychotherapist Defined”


Life Changing Holistic Psychotherapist Marriage Therapy


Therapy Stigma and Myths


There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about seeking out care. While it is true that some people go to see a therapist because they are suffering from mental illness. Typically therapy can be wonderful support!


Especially when people are dealing with life changes and crisis situations at work or at home. Going to a therapist who is either trained as a Social Worker, Mental Health Therapist, or a Marriage and Family Counselor can be life changing.


Therapy Sessions- Value


I strongly believe in the value of therapy. Frankly, it saved my life. Like many of my clients I come from a Dysfunctional Family and suffered significant emotional trauma. While living in Slovenia I did not really seek therapy simply because it was not something you do. There were not that many trained therapists and there was also a lack of information.


When I had to face challenges with my marriage I was very fortunate to meet a wonderful therapist who later on became my mentor. She and I have kept in touch over the years. She became my role model. That role model was for a kind, warm, and Spiritual Therapist.


Life Changing Holistic Psychotherapist


Variety of therapists


Not all therapists are alike, so it depends what kind of problems and issues you are dealing with. If you are suffering from a serious mental health issues, such Schizophrenia, or maybe a Bipolar Disorder, I suggest you make an appointment with a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.


Marriage and Family Therapist



On the other hand, if you are having marriage and relationship problems, you would benefit the most from going to see a Marriage and Family Therapist. Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are specifically trained to work from a systems approach.


Which does not only include families, but also larger circles such as work, school, or community. MFTs are also better equipped to assist couples. I always suggest checking not only a clinician’s credentials, but also how much experience they have in working with couples. 


It would be great if you read the blog I wrote on this subject. I’ve included a quick link to that Blog below.


“Marriage is Good Health” Blog


Life Changing Holistic Psychotherapist Marriage Therapy


Life Changing Holistic Psychotherapist- Training


A trained therapist can assist you in getting insight into your problem. This therapist can point out a different angle that you may have overlooked due to emotional involvement. In addition they can assist you in improving your problem solving skills and communication skills.


I see one thing specifically when I’m working with couples. Typically I find out that they have been caught in dysfunctional behavior and communication patterns for years. In addition intimacy is also lacking as well.


To learn more about how I conduct therapy sessions and specifically about me visit this section of my website. Here you’ll find “About Mateja Petje”


Click here for “About Mateja Petje”

Utilizing Imago Approach


I use the Imago approach when I’m working with clients. Which helps them to gain insight into their childhood among other things. How their childhood wounds, if unhealed, are still affecting their marriage or relationship. It required a commitment. However, most of my couples have been able to learn how to communicate better. To express their needs in a way that does not create a power struggle. 


Life Changing Holistic Psychotherapist Marriage Therapy


“Mateja Petje Clinical Depression” Blog


Clinical Depression Symptoms


In addition, many of my clients and especially women have a hard time putting themselves first. This is another reason I wrote this blog “Life Changing Holistic Psychotherapist” to shed light on this. A lack of confidence, low self-esteem and a series of unhealthy relationships can also lead to depression. Sometimes just having somebody who is warm, compassionate, and encouraging can help to see the life in a new light. 


I see therapy as a collaborative process where I decide together with a client what goals that they want to work with. Establishing a trusting relationship is key. 


So why wait? Schedule a session today and meet a happier and healthier you! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my “Life Changing Holistic Psychotherapist.” blog! As always be happy & be safe! Remember this website is for informational purposes only. As a client we can discuss your specific needs as an individual.


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“I’ve been teaching life skills for many years as well as living life to better myself and others. This book is a self analysis of my life which I hope serves as an example of the struggles we all go through on our journey to self enlightenment.”


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