ANGER MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS  

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Catherine Steininger, M.A., Clinical Psy | office: 805-845-2900 | cell: 805-637-3549 (emergency only)

Catherine is a pre-licensed mft and currently facilitates and manages court approved 26 week S.T.O.P DV Batterers Groups for men and women in Santa Barbara County. Catherine has developed programs for AMS for seven years and facilitates S.T.O.P programs.​​​ She has extensive experience working with traumatized individuals, violent offenders, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault survivors. She is bilingual in French and English.​​​


​​​Catherine is a current member of SB-CAMFT and is up to date with current ethics and legal practices. She is the event coordinator for SB Pro-Youth Movement [PYM] with  Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo and is a board advisory member for What is Love Teens.


Education:
​Catherine received her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Santa Barbara Antioch University in 2006. Having worked as a crisis counselor and anger management counselor at Domestic Violence Solutions for 10 years, she gained extensive experience in outpatient and residential settings providing individuals immediate support, resources, trauma informed education, emotional safety in private and group counseling settings. Catherine is also certified as a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault crisis-advocate responder providing support for individuals and their children while collaborating with law enforcement County wide. 


​Training:

  • S.T.O.P Program (Innovative Skills, Techniques, Options, and Plans for Better Relationships) with Dr. David B. Weller, PhD.
  • Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) with SB County Probation.
  • Attachment, and Neuroscience approaches with Dr. Stan Tatkin, Psy.D.
  • Non-Violent Communication Skills with Marshall Rosenberg.
  • 40HR Domestic Violence Certified with Domestic Violence Solutions.
  • 60HR Sexual Assault Advocacy certified by SB Rape Crisis Center.
  • Trauma-Sensitivity and Trauma Resiliency certified.
  • Cognitive-Behavioral and mindfulness approaches.
  • Gestalt Play Therapy with Violet Oaklander.


Expertise:

  • Non Violent ​Anger Management Skills, life-Coaching for individuals, couples and families.

  • ​Attachment and Repairing Communication Skills.

  • Domestic Violence survivors / Sexual Assault Survivors / Victim Witness.

  • Post Trauma Stress Disorder [PTSD]​.

  • Mood Disorders and Depression spectrums.

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