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

 

 

 

Lauren Hendrick, LMFT
Clinical Associate

Qualifications and Experience

 

Lauren graduated with a Master's in Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies in 2015.  She also carries a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Holisitc Health from San Francisco State University.  Prior to receiving her master's degree, Lauren had extensive experience working with transitional age youth and adults in a residiential treament setting in San Francisco.  Lauren worked for eight years, supporting clients in maintaining stable housing by providing crisis counseling, connecting them to community resources, and helping them gain independence through skill-building and problem-solving techniques. 

 

Since completing her master's degree, Lauren has worked with a diverse population of families, children, teens, adults and older adults (65+) in middle and high school and and non-profit clinic settings in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties.  Lauren has extensive training working with individuals adjusting to life transitions, who experience stress, anxiety and depression, as well as mood instability, substance misuse and trauma.  Additionally, Lauren has experience helping families overcome cycles of violence and abuse, and has treated children affected by parent relational distress.  

 

Lauren’s experience and interests include:

 

  • Adults, teens, pre-teens, children and families
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Phase of life/Life transitions
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Substance misuse
  • Mood instability
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationships
  • Social Skills
  • Communication Skills

Treatment Philosophy

Lauren consdiers it an honor to support each individual in her capacity as a therapist, and collaborates closely with each client and family to ensure therapy is useful and effecticve in addressing individual concerns and life goals. Lauren engages in a warm and compassionate style, utilizing Humanistic and Existential approaches with Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic interventions to support clients with identifying and exploring distressing material that may result in unwanted behaviors or outcomes. When working with children, pre-teen and teenage individuals, Lauren utilizes play therapy and talk therapy depending on age and development, individulal needs and goals.  Please click here to contact us regarding questions about our approach to counseling.   

 

 

 

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

For more information or a free 15 minute consultation please call us at  
(650) 450 – 0102 or email us by clicking here.