Overcoming Barriers to Care

AACI Behavioral Health Services

AACI Behavioral Health offers linguistically and culturally sensitive services that help clients overcome barriers to care. Our trauma-informed,client-centered,community-based approach includes individual, groups, and family counseling for ages 6 and up at our clinics, in the home, at school, or in the community.

AACI is excited to announce that we accept referrals for a number of testing services. A qualified mental health professional may seek out evaluation if there are questions regarding your diagnosis or if there are concerns regarding your ability to remember, retain or utilize information

We create a safe, non-judgmental, and comfortable environment where you can address issues such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Parenting Support
  • Youth Substance Abuse

Services Offered

Counseling Services

  • Individual, family and group counseling
  • Case management and linkage to resources
  • Medication support services
  • Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS)
  • Intensive Care Coordination (ICC)
  • Psychological Testing
  • Outreach and Education

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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.

AACI’s Katie A program provides intensive community and home-based mental health services to children in foster care or at risk of entering foster care.  The program focuses on holistic and comprehensive service expansion to meet the needs of children, youth, and their families ages 0-21. The program is committed to strengthening the collaboration between child welfare agencies and mental health services using the Integrated Core Practice Model (ICPM).  AACI’s Katie A team is trained to provide services to clients with a trauma-informed and strength-based approach. This approach empowers children and their families, giving them resources to create a life worth living.


Spotlight: AACI's Dr. Nira Singh leads culturally responsive mental health services in Bay Area


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
    Psychodiagnostic/Neuropsychological Testing referrals – Anthony Miner, Psy.D. ext 143
    Family & Children – Katie Nice; Program Manager ext. 305
    Katie A Program – Stacie Papineau, PhD, extension 118
    ADAPT Youth Substance Abuse Program – Stacie Papineau, PhD, extension 118

    For more information, please contact:

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