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

 

 

 

 

Laura Carty, LMFT
Clinical Associate

Qualifications and Experience

 

Laura graduated with a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University-Los Angeles in 2012.  She also earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from California State University, Dominguez Hills in 2008 where she graduated Cum Laude.   

 

Since completing her graduate degree, Laura has worked with  children, teens, adults, couples and families on a wide range of treatment concerns.  Laura spent over five years working in community mental health settings supporting clients struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief and loss and childhood trauma. 

 

Laura also has extensive experience facilitating groups for adolescents and adults.  The groups for children included anxiety management, social skills, and grief.  The focus of groups for adults were anxiety mangement, severe mental illness and coping skills.   

 

For the past two years, Laura has been working with children and adolscents as a school-based therapist.  By working closely with parents, she has been able to improve family engagement.  Laura enjoys teaching and modeling effective communication skills to help bring families together. 

 

Also. Laura has over ten years of experience in mindfulness-based practices.  She has provided parent network trainings in mindfulness and uses these strategies as a foundation within her own life.   

 

Laura’s experience and interests include:

 

  • Adults, teens, pre-teens, children and families
  • Anxiety
  • Depression  
  • Anger Management
  • Phase of life/Life transitions
  • Stress Management
  • Couples Counseling
  • LGBT Community Members
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Self Esteem
  • Positive Psychology
  • Social Skills
  • Communication Skills

Treatment Philosophy

Laura brings a calm, empathic and warm energy to her therapeutic work.  Laura believes in the importance of self-care and maintains a healthy lifestyle through a daily yoga practice and regular hiking.  Moreover, maintaining balance in her own life enables her to be fully present and attuned to the clients she serves.   Laura is trained in a wide variety of therapeutic modalities including  Cognitive Behaviroal Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused and Narrative Therapy.   Laura apporaches each client with a fresh perspective and values the importance of a collaborative and experiential relationship.   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.