About Us

Jim Arjani, LMFT

Jim Arjani, LMFT

Clinical Director

Qualifications and Experience

Jim graduated with a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in 1997.  In addition to being a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Jim has received both levels of EMDR training.  He is also trained in Hypnosis from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, one of the most well respected organizations for hypnosis training in the country.  Jim has extensive training and work experience in several areas:

  • Consultant for the Air National Guard for more than six years
  • Trauma counseling for victims of crime and sexual abuse
  • Stress Management for clients, as well as workshops at local companies
  • Experience helping students at Santa Clara University Counseling Center



Treatment Philosophy

Based on the specific needs of a client, Jim will determine what type of therapy will be most helpful to you.  His objective is to use an approach that can enable you to change obstructive patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving.  Using his coaching style, he can empower you to make progress.  He likes coming up with action steps, with client agreement, so that work is also done between therapy sessions.  In general, he is focused on solving problems and reaching agreed upon goals.  Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Hypnosis, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Re-processing), and Play Therapy are commonly used to help you reach your goals.  Please click here to contact us regarding questions about our approach to counseling.      

Professional Association Membership

  1. SCV-CAMFT, Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CAMFT
  2. CAMFT, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  3. ASCH, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis



 

Ashley Moffett, LMFT

Ashley Moffett, LMFT

Clinical Associate

 

Qualifications and Experience

Ashley completed her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University in 2004.  Since that time she has been counseling children, adolescents and adults in different settings.  She spent six years at CHAC, Community Health Awareness Council, a nonprofit mental health services agency in Mountain View.  As a CHAC therapist, Ashley worked with individuals and groups of kids from kindergarten through 6th grade at Almond Elementary School in Los Altos. She also led workshop for CHAC interns about using art with school-aged kids. 

Not only is Ashley a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist but an Art Therapist as well.  Using Art Therapy she can help adults gain unique insights about themselves and give children a fun and useful outlet to communicate their feelings.  Read below to find out about Ashley’s private practice treatment interests.     


Treatment Interests

  • Children and Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • Low self-esteem       
  • Anger Management
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Depression
  • Adults
  • Grief and loss
  • Parenting Issues
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Parenting Issues
  • Sibling rivalry

Treatment Philosophy

Using her warm and friendly style, Ashley helps you become engaged in therapy.  Ashley helps you identify goals for therapy.  She works to help you take advantage of your strengths while looking at your growing edge.  Together you will collaborate on areas to work on between sessions.    Her special training in art therapy brings a unique method to help you identify and express thoughts and feelings.  In addition to Art Therapy, Ashley uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Play Therapy depending on your specific needs.   Please click here to contact us regarding questions about our approach to counseling.   

 

Professional Association Membership

  1. CAMFT, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

 

 

 

Saadia Faouzi, LMFT
Clinical Associate

Qualifications and Experience

Even prior to finishing graduate school, Saadia accumulated experience working with children, teens and young adults.  She spent four years as a volunteer for the Support Network for Battered Women, where she provided activities for children to build social and conflict resolution skills.  While teaching at Women In Community Service, she helped sixteen to twenty four year old youth learn to develop independence by teaching them employability, social and communication skills.  

 

She provided individual counseling to K-8 children in the Ravenswood School District as part of her graduate school training.  Since receiving her Masters in Counseling from Sophia University in 2007, Saadia has added to her training and experience working as a Clinician and Clinical Program Manager at EMQ FamiliesFirst and Community Solutions.  Saadia also holds a Ph.D in Biology from Bordeaux University, France and worked as a scientist in both academia and the biotech industry prior to finding her calling as a therapist.  Saadia’s clinical training and experience include:    

•    Group, Family, Child and Teen Therapy for over seven years
•    Experience providing therapy to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Anxiety,    
      physical/emotional/sexual abuse, anger management, family substance abuse/mental illness, and       life transitions
•    Experience  providing Child Therapy using Art Therapy  and  Play Therapy
•    Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training and experience
•    Helping clients using Trauma Focused-Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and EMDR
•    Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help clients strengthen mood regulation

 

 
Je suis diplômée de l’Etat de Californie en tant que Marriage and Family Therapist et  installée en cabinet privé à Mountain View. Je travaille avec les enfants, adolescents, adultes, et les familles qui souffrent de problèmes comme l’anxiété, phobie scolaire, dépression, troubles oppositionnels et de conduite,  troubles déficitaire de l'attention avec hyperactivité, état de stress post-traumatique. Mes outils thérapeutiques incluent la thérapie cognitive comportementale (CBT), la thérapie dialectique comportementale (DBT), la thérapie cognitive comportementale centrée sur le trauma (TF-CBT) et Désensibilisation et Reprogrammation par des Mouvements Oculaires (EMDR).

 

 

Treatment Philosophy

Saadia is passionate about the power of therapy to change people's lives.  Having lived in three different continents has given her an appreciation of different cultures.  In addition, she can provide counseling in English and French.    

 

She combines her strong analytical skills with a kind and compassionate presence.  When planning for treatment, Saadia works closely with her clients to determine what they want as an outcome of therapy. 

An important aspect of her approach with clients is that she wants to help them focus on their strengths and recognize progress that is taking place.  If unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving are impacting you she may use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.   

 

Since she believes individuals are part of a system, family members may be included in treatment if and when it is appropriate.  Please click here to contact us regarding questions about our approach to counseling.     

 

Professional Association Membership

  1. SCV-CAMFT, Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CAMFT
  2. CAMFT, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

 

 

 

 

Rosalie Smith, LMFT
Clinical Associate

Qualifications and Experience

Rosalie graduated with her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from San Jose State University in 2012.  She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of California, Santa Cruz, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.    

 

Since completing her graduate degree, Rosalie has worked for four years in a variety of mental health settings include clinics and schools providing individual, couples' and family counseling.   While at the Healing Center- YWCA of Silicon Valley, she worked with clients dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and life transitions.    She also has experience working as a school-based counselor at two elementary schools in Palo Alto as well as San Jose Middle School.    

 

Rosalie's clinical interests and experience include the following:

 

Treatment Philosophy

Rosalie is committed to making therapy the most effective and positive experience for each client she works with. She values the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship in order to assist the client in identifying and working towards their goals and values. Rosalie utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in order to create change in negative thinking and unhealthy behaviors. In addition, she incorporates humanistic and existential values to highlight clients’ personal values and work towards self-growth and exploration.     Please click here to contact us regarding questions about our approach to counseling. 

Professional Association Membership

SCV-CAMFT, Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CAMFT

CAMFT, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

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(650) 450 – 0102 or email us by clicking here.