Overcoming Barriers to Care

AACI Behavioral Health Services

There can be many barriers to seeking and receiving help. It is important to feel safe and comfortable when working with a behavioral health counselor or treatment team.  Our Behavioral Health Department offers culturally and linguistically competent services at our clinics, in the home, at school and in the community for ages 6-99+ that help overcome barriers to care.  We partner with our clients to create a treatment plan that builds upon their unique strengths and supports,  takes into account their needs and preferences, decreases symptoms, enhances daily functioning, and increases healthy coping skills. We strive for healthy family interactions between the individual and their loved ones, as well as improved functioning within the community

Services Offered

Counseling Services

  • Individual, family and group counseling
  • Case management and linkage to resources
  • Medication support services
  • Neuropsychological and Psychological Assessments
  • Outreach and Education

Behavioral Health Programs

The Adult and Older Adult Counseling Program provides a range of mental health services including case management, medication support with on-site psychiatrists, and rehabilitation counseling to promote the optimal functioning of the individual at home and in the community.

AACI provides CalWORKs families with a range of behavioral health and social services. The CalWORKs program offers individualized, family-focused counseling that addresses emotional well-being, substance abuse issues, relationship issues, mental health issues, family stress, and trauma from abuse.

Since its inception in 2000, CST has provided specialized services, including individual and group psychotherapy, psychiatry, psychological and medical evaluations for political asylum cases, medical, social and legal services to more than 1200 victims of torture and family members from over 60 countries.

The Family and Children Services Program is committed to providing services that are individualized and appropriate to a client’s age, culture, family values and whole health. We are dedicated to providing tools and resources for clients and their families to achieve and maintain positive outcomes.

The AACI Adolescent Substance Abuse Out-Patient Treatment Program provides services for youth ages 12 through 21, who meet entrance criteria.

The Program provides assessments, individual, group and family counseling, and aftercare services. Our services combine psycho-education and counseling. This approach empowers youth and their families, and gives them tools toward healthier living.


If you think you have a medical or psychiatric emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. To access our after-hours answering service, call (408) 975-2730.

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Hours of Operation

Mon-Wed: 8:30-6:00pm
Thur: 8:30-7:30pm (by appointment only)
Fri: 8:30-6:00pm
Closed Sat and Sun

Behavioral Health Contact Information

*For Referrals: Please Contact County Call Center and request AACI as a provider
Mental Health Call Center Phone: 1 (800) 704-0900
Substance Abuse Call Center Phone: 1 (800) 488-9919
CalWORKS – Annie Thu Nguyen, LCSW; Program Manager ext. 220
Adult/Older Adult – Phoebe Tieu, Psy.D.ext. 206
Center for Survivors of Torture – Armina Husic, Associate Director ext 247; Samantha Chen, Program Manager ext 232
Psychodiagnostic/Neuropsychological Testing referrals – Anthony Miner, Psy.D. ext 143
Family & Children – Michelle Burnham, LADC; Program Manager ext. 305
ADAPT Youth Substance Abuse Program – Yukiko Hatanaka, AMFT; Program Coordinator ext. 218

For more information, please contact:

Nira Singh, Psy.D.
Director of Behavioral Health
(408) 975-2730 x 204