Overcoming Barriers to Care

Adult and Older Adult (AOA)

The diverse adult and older adult population of Santa Clara County often face tremendous social, cultural, and emotional pressures (such as language barriers, limited understanding of mainstream resources and services, traumatic and historical experiences from war-torn countries, acculturative stress, immigration issues, and cultural isolation). They also have unique mental health needs that are understood through a different cultural lens, and these needs are often stigmatized. Addressing these needs requires culturally and linguistically appropriate services.


The Adult and Older Adult Counseling Program aims to provide these services. Our counselors provide a range of mental health services – including case management, medication support with on-site psychiatrists and registered nurses, neuropsychological assessment, and rehabilitation counseling to promote the optimal functioning of the individual at home and in the community.

*This program requires a referral from the Behavioral Health Services Call Center


  • We served individuals with MediCal insurance
  • Clients served must meet Medi-Cal medical necessity criteria.

AOA Contact Information

Phoebe Tieu, Psy.D.

AOA Program Manager

408-975-2730 ext. 206

Adult and Older Adult Services

Rehabilitation and individual counseling focusing on the individual, and if appropriate, collateral with the family.

Family counseling focusing on the family as a system. Explores and mediates feelings and communication patterns among family members

Group counseling addressing individual needs and behavioral issues with support of fellow peer participants

Case management and support for and linkage to social services in community

Home visits for those who may have difficulty traveling to on-site facility or other reasons