Mateja (Matty) PetjeLicensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CCH, CPNLP
As a trauma survivor and Trauma-informed therapist, I'm passionate about holistic healing, including hypnosis and tapping (EFT).
Grief and loss are a part of the human condition. Grief is typically considered to be brought on by the death of a loved one, but can also be triggered by any significant life-altering loss (such as a divorce or the loss of a job). Grief is a natural response to loss, but that doesn’t make it easy to deal with. Symptoms of grief may include sadness, loneliness, anger, denial, depression and a myriad of other thoughts and feelings. There is no “normal” amount of time for grief to pass, but if you find that your grief is not improving over time or that it is interfering with your everyday life, you may want to consider seeking professional help. A qualified grief counselor can help you to cope with the physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and cognitive responses to loss. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s grief experts today.
I've worked with people from many walks of life. I have worked with and welcome artists, creative thinkers, those on the autism spectrum, LGBTQIA+ folks, as well as those who practice consensual non-monogamy. I enjoy working with those who struggle to live as their authentic selves, helping to find the path to living your truth. Without authenticity, we can struggle fitting into boxes and shapes that just don't fit. Can I help you be more you?
Many individuals, couples, and families believe that their struggles have lingered on for so long, therefore “it will never go away”. Others tend to minimize it in hope that “it will just go away”. Research shows that work toward addressing problems can be the most interesting, rewarding, and empowering. It also promotes taking better control over one's life.
I provide individual psychotherapy to teens, adolescents, and adults. I have experience working with clients facing challenges relating to: anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationships, identity, family-of-origin trauma. I offer an affirming and accepting space for all queer, trans, non-binary, and gender-expansive identities within the LGBTQ+ community.