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, group, and family counseling from birth to older adults 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 Services is a program that 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, Center for Survivors of Torture (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 is a program 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 Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Prevention & Treatment (ADAPT) 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.

The Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Prevention & Treatment (ADAPT) Program is served by experienced staff, including licensed clinicians, with various bicultural and bilingual backgrounds

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.

Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) are supplemental services to specialty mental health services. TBS is designed to support behaviors in the home. These services are intensive, short-term, and provided in the home. The TBS coach is trained to work with youth 1:1 to help teach coping skills to support mood regulation, anger management, and de-escalation. TBS includes the family so that they can support the youth beyond the TBS sessions.

Korean Information and Wellness Initiative (KIWI) program provides outreach, education, and low fee counseling services to community members who are not eligible for MediCal with our team of bilingual/bicultural providers.

Korean Adult Autobiography Project (KAAP) focuses on adult and older adult community members through the Korean Specific Autobiographic Storytelling program delivered in individual and group settings.

Click here to learn more about Korean American Community Foundation (KACF) funded programs.


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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 – Nira Singh, Psy.D. ext 204
Family & Children – Katie Nice; Associate Director ext. 305
Katie A Program –Katie Nice; Associate Director ext. 305
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


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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