Anthony Miner, Psy.D.

Psychologist, Senior Manager of Internship & Training

Dr. Miner received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of California, Riverside, his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University, and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology  from Alliant International University, Sacramento. He received his license as a psychologist in 2011 and has worked at the Internship & Training Manager at AACI since 2015. Dr. Miner is in charge of the behavioral health internship and training program at AACI, which has the aim of training the next generation of culturally-sensitive mental health providers to effectively work with underserved members of the community in a trauma-informed and holistic manner. Dr. Miner has a background in treating children, adolescents, families, and adults. He has experience treating anxiety and depression, as well as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Additionally, he has provided direct services to children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and is skilled in the administration of Applied Behavior Analysis. Dr. Miner also has experience in the treatment of addictions and has worked in various capacities in both outpatient and inpatient settings. In addition to these experiences, Dr. Miner has served as an adjunct professor for several courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and has a passion for research, education, and training.

Nira Singh, Psy.D.

Psychologist, Director of Behavioral Health

Dr. Singh has been the Director of Behavioral Health at AACI since November 2016.  She is a licensed clinical psychologist who has served for over 25 years in community based, non-profit settings, working with and advocating for underserved and marginalized populations, with a strong focus on programs for immigrant and refugee populations.She began her career in the field of domestic violence in a shelter began by Dr. Lenore Walker, and then as the first staff working with Narika, a domestic violence program serving South Asian women and children.  Dr. Singh has worked within agencies and on several coalitions to address cultural competency and cultural humility in the training of service providers and models of service delivery, and has been involved in developing and implementing trauma informed and strength based services at various agencies in the Bay Area.  She has served as the Director of Children Youth and Family Services at Richmond Area Multi-Services (RAMS) and as the Director of Refugee Foster Care Services at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (CCSCC), where invested in client centered care, also helped to develop and meet with client councils to inform services and empower consumers. She has served as Adjunct Faculty at CSPP-Alameda, on several dissertation committees and has enjoyed teaching, supervising and mentoring clinicians and supervisors for the last 15 years.   Dr. Singh oversees the Family and Child, Adult/Older Adult, Calworks, and Intern and Training programs and serves as a clinical supervisor for various staff, doctoral interns and trainees.

Phoebe Tieu, Psy.D.

Psychologist, Adult/Older Adult Program Manager

Dr. Tieu is a Behavioral Health Manager at AACI.  She manages Integrated Behavioral Health at AACI’s Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, Problem Gambling, and Assessment.  She received her doctorate degree from Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area.  Dr. Tieu completed her internship at San Mateo Medical Center with an emphasis in neuropsychology.  She completed a 2-year neuropsychological post-doctoral fellowship at UC Davis Medical Center in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, conducting evaluations for both adults and children.  Dr. Tieu is a bilingual therapist, providing both therapy and neuropsychological testing in Vietnamese and English.

Ruth Steinhardt, Psy.D.

Psychologist, Psychological Assessment Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Steinhardt is AACI’s Psychological Assessment Clinical Supervisor and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for the Center for Survivors of Torture (CST). She has received a dual Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Gender and Women’s Studies from The University of California, Berkeley. She then worked in a nonprofit setting assisting elders and those with disabilities before deciding to pursue an advanced degree. She obtained her Master’s and Doctoral degree from The California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She has worked in a wide range of diverse settings since beginning her career and has completed training in Expressive Arts Therapy, Chemical Dependency and Neuropsychology.

Duy Pham, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Senior Manager of Quality Improvement 

Duy Pham is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He graduated from the University of Missouri—Kansas City with a Master’s degree in Social Work. He is a program manager for Adult and Older Adult program at AACI, where he provides administrative and clinical supervision. He has volunteered and served as a board member for Ai Tam Foundation, where he provides strategic consultations to its clients to promote community development in the remote areas in Vietnam. Furthermore, he has conducted workshops to facilitate psychoeducation classes to Vietnamese parents and high school students on various mental health topics.

Thu “Annie” Nguyen, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CalWORKs Program Manager

Annie received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work at Mission College in 1997 and continued on toward her Master’s Degree in Social Work at San Jose State University and graduated in 1999. She has worked at Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) ever since. She received her License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) in 2005 and became the Clinical Supervisor in the Alcohol and Other Drugs Department in 2007. Currently, she is Program Manager and Clinical Supervisor for the CalWORKs program at AACI. Beside her full-time job at AACI, she volunteers to teach Bible study and Vietnamese language to youths at St. Patrick Church every Saturday.  She also volunteers with several Vietnamese professional groups to provide assistance to Vietnamese families in need through counseling support services, parent education, substance abuse related issues, parenting challenges and acculturation matters.