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​Domestic Violence and Anger Management Court Certified Programs for Santa Barbara County 


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​Catherine Steininger, M.A., Clinical Psychology, Director. 
Has 20 years experience working with DV offenders, and survivors. 

Actively collaborates with Santa Barbara County Probation and courts to reduce intergenerational transmission of violence for current and future generations. Speaks fluent French.​​​

​Professional Experience:

Batterer's Intervention court order groups 

Shelter counselor at Domestic Violence Solutions 

Sexual Assault Advocate at SB Rape Crisis 

Outreach and 40 hr Trainer at Domestic Violence Solutions

Residential Counselor at Saint Vincent Women Shelter

Clinical Psychology Master's program, Antioch University, CA. 2006
Bachelor of Arts, University of California
​Beaux Arts et Art Graphics, Paris

Professional Training:

S.T.O.P Program BIP treatment

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) 

​Domestic Violence Crisis 24/7 hotline
Sexual Assault Crisis Advocate 24/7 hotline

​​​​​​​​Deborah Redding-Stewart, LMFT - Clinical supervisor 

Is currently is a professor in the Psychology department at Allan Hancock College since 1980 and provides clinical supervision. Read more.

Professional Experience:
Psychology department at Allan Hancock 

BIP Counselor Group facilitator 
Crisis counselor at DVS

Chapman University 2008 MA, Marriage and Family Therapy

University of California, Santa Barbara 1980 MA, Cognitive Psychology

San Diego State University 1975 BA, Psychology

Santa Barbara City College 1973 AA, Psychology

Professional Expertise:

Addiction and Substance Abuse Counseling

Adults and Adolescent Psychology

Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology


Debbie Pastor, is a Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS) from California Addiction Programs and group counseling facilitator. Fluent in Spanish, and German, she has extensive experience working with diverse court mandated, clients facilitating groups, and psycho-education classes. 

Professional Experience:
Specialist II, Ventura County Behavioral Health

Specialist I, San Luis Obispo County Drug and Alcohol Services

Clinical Psychology Master's program, CA Lutheran University.
Bachelor of Arts, University of California
Addiction and Substance Abuse Counseling 

Professional Training:
S.T.O.P Program BIP treatment
Co Parenting/Parenting
12 step programs (AA/NA) and SMART Recovery
DUI Programing / Crisis counseling / Trauma / Conflict Resolution 

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