Janis (Alexa) Smith,LMFT

Janis (Alexa) Smith,LMFT

Telehealth Available
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 131940
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allegiance Life and Health
  • Alliance PPO
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • CalPERS
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Coventry Health Care
  • GEHA Health Plans
  • GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
  • Health Net
  • Highmark
  • Managed Health Network (MHN)
  • Meritain Health
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Optum Health
  • Tricare West
  • United Behavioral Health
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Evening Availability


Santa Clara, California 95054

My Approach to Helping

Congratulations on taking this first step toward becoming a healthier version of yourself and living the best life possible. My name is Janis Alexa Smith (I go by Alexa), LMFT and I understand that life is sometimes tough, and when you are trying to cope with anxiety, depression, heartbreak, and relationship struggles, this can feel overwhelming. In this season of life, you don't have to be alone, and I can help you with those feelings because I am a therapist who has experience in helping others with what you may be facing right now. There is hope, and you can start your new journey for real and lasting change today.

My approach to your difficulties is one of non-judgment, empathy, respect, and understanding. We will work collaboratively in a flexible partnership to identify treatment goals and expectations, focusing on what matters to you most. My therapeutic approach stems from psychodynamic, person-centered, attachment, and family-systems styles, working to break the cycles you may be stuck in using insight, humor (when appropriate), and creativity. I am trained in various modalities because I believe that in therapy, there is no �one size fits all�, and as I will tell you, we can "snorkel" (deal with surface, every day problems, collaborating on practical solutions) or "scuba dive" ( getting down to the root of the problem). If no one has told you today, you are worth it. Things can get better. I encourage you to take that first step toward healing.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar

Types of Therapy

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