"Dedicated to helping people cultivate healthy and peaceful relationships"     

Call today 805-845-2900   
Serving North and South ​Santa Barbara County    


​Catherine received her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Santa Barbara Antioch University in 2006. Having worked as a crisis counselor at Domestic Violence Solutions for 12 years, she has gained extensive counseling experience in outpatient and residential settings providing individuals education, emotional safety in individual and group counseling settings. Catherine also trained and responded to 24/hr Rape Crisis and DV hotline calls to provide immediate support for survivors and their children while collaborating with law enforcement. She quickly moved to the outreach program director position in which ​she trained, taught and supervised 40HR DV training certification in Santa Barbara County.​


  • Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) by SB County Probation
  • Cognitive-Behavioral model of treatment
  • ​Attachment, and Neuroscience with Stan Tatkin, Psy.D
  • Non-Violent Communication Skills by Marshall Rosenberg
  • 40HR Domestic Violence Certified 
  • 40HR Sexual Assault Advocacy certified by SBRCC
  • Trauma-Sensitivity and Trauma Resiliency in shelters
  • Restorative Justice Practices and Cultural Sensitivity Services
  • Gestalt Play Therapy with Violet Oaklander


  • Domestic Violence BIP Offenders [Batterer Intervention Program]

  • ​Anger Management Skills for couples and families

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

  • Anxiety and depressive disorders / Post Trauma Stress Disorder [PTSD]​

  • Mood Disorders and Personality Disorders​

​​​Catherine is a current member of SB-CAMFT, the coordinator of the SB Pro-Youth Movement [PYM] group lead by Santa Barbara Mayor elect Cathy Murillo and is a board advisory member for What is Love Teens programs. 


Catherine Steininger, M.A., Clinical PSY - Program Director | 805-845-2900

Catherine currently facilitates and manages court approved 52 DV Batterers Groups in Santa Barbara County. She also serves as a community liaison between BIP clients, Probation and Santa Barbara County Court and judicial officers. Catherine has been the county-wide program director at Anger Management Specialists for six years.

Call our office today  805-845-2900

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