​​​Catherine Steininger, M.A., Clinical PSY - Program Manager | angermanagement@cox.net

Catherine currently facilitates court approved 52 DV Batterers Groups in Santa Barbara County. She also serves as a community liaison between BIP clients Santa Barbara County Courts. Catherine is the county-wide program manager at AMS.

​​Catherine received her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Santa Barbara Antioch University in 2006. Having worked at Domestic Violence Solutions for ten years, she gained extensive experience in outpatient and residential settings providing individual and group counseling. She provides extensive individual counseling for DV/Sexual survivors as well as offenders in need of support.

Catherine's expertise and training include:

  • Domestic Violence Offenders [BIP]             
  • ​Anger Management and Non-Violent Communication Skills
  • Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)
  • Trauma Resiliency for Sexual/DV Survivors                          
  • Certified 40HR Domestic Violence & 60HR Sexual Assault Advocacy
  • Batterers Intervention Program approved facilitator
  • Anxiety and depressive disorders
  • Post Trauma Stress Disorder [PTSD]​          
  • Adult attachment repairing

​​​​Catherine is a current member and coordinator of the SB Pro-Youth Movement group lead by City Mayor Cathy Murillo and is a board advisory member for What is Love teen programs. 

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​"Dedicated to helping people cultivate healthy and peaceful relationships" 

Jatzibe Sandoval, Jatzibe Sandoval, AA, ADC, Substance Abuse | ​angermanagement@cox.net

Jatzibe Sandoval is currently facilitating 52 week - BIP groups in the county of Santa Barbara. She also has experience in all aspects of BIP Standards and Practices. Jatzibe is passionate about recovery, teaching coping skills and relapse prevention. She obtained her Associates degree in Addictive Disorder Counseling and working towards her BA. For Jatzibe, giving back to the community is her livelihood.
Jatzibe is also an active community advocate and has taken the lead in advocating for the most diverse and underrepresented communities throughout the county. She works in coalition with County Mental wellness, schools and communities to provide innovative approaches to voting rights, suicide awareness and gun safety education. She strongly believes that resiliency based approaches help heal the most defenseless individuals during adverse times.     

Jatzibe's expertise and trainings:

  • Screening and Assessments for Substance Use Disorder
  • Evidence Based Drug and Alcohol Treatment
  • 40 Hour Domestic Violence Training
  • Acute Post Trauma Grounding Psychological First Aid Crisis Intervention
  • Batterers Intervention Program approved facilitator

Viviana Padova, M.A., Social Services | ​angermanagement@cox.net

Viviana has been providing the 52 week Batterers Treatment Intervention Program to Spanish and English speaking clients in Lompoc, as well as working with the Santa Barbara Superior Court and the Probation department since 2002.

​​Viviana earned her Master’s Degree in Social Services at the Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1980. She has been working in the Social Service field since then.

In 2002 she moved to the United States and she has been providing services to the Hispanic population. She worked in various non-profit agencies serving disabled children, foster parents, and children. She was a member of the Asociacion Latinoamericana, who provided scholarships for high school students in need of financial assistance to attend college. Simultaneously, Viviana is serving the elderly through the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program in Santa Barbara North County; she is also a board member of the North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center.

 Viviana completed the following trainings:

  • Person Centered Plan
  • 40HR Domestic Violence certified by Domestic Violence Solutions
  • Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) by Santa Barbara Probation
  • 46HR certified Long Term Care program 

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​​William Gale,  Licensed Marriage Family Therapist - ​AMS Executive Director angermanagement@cox.net

William is the Executive Director at Anger Management Specialists.  He is a court certified provider of Batterers Intervention and Anger Management. William brings over 20 years experience helping clients to overcome challenges and empowering their authentic selves.  Through counseling, and supportive group work, he helps them activate their inner resources and realize their inherent potential.  Enhancing self-awareness, using mindfulness and non-violence, Will helps clients trust their Body's Intelligence ©, and take courageous action. Will has a special affinity to working with males of all ages, especially those who seek personal mastery in life balance, attunement, emotional regulation and eliminating self defeating aspects that obstruct full expression.

William's expertise and training include:

  • Advanced EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • 40HR Domestic Violence certified 
  • Hakomi Body and Mind Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management
  • Post Trauma Stress Disorder [PTSD]  
  • Gestalt Play Therapy
  • Attachment repairing
  • Certified Mediator by Hudson Institute Coach & Renewing Teams
  • Conflict resolution and negotiation strategies
  • Director of the Seven Seas Foundation
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