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


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​Catherine Steininger, M.A., Clinical Psychology  805-242-2502 - Executive Director for AMS. Has 20 years experience working with domestic violence offenders, and survivors. Catherine actively collaborates with Santa Barbara County Probation & judicial staff to reduce intergenerational transmission of violence for current and future generations.  She is bilingual in French and English.​​​

2006 Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology 
​Professional Experience:

  • Batterer's Intervention court order groups (8 yrs)
  • Shelter counselor at Domestic Violence Solutions (10 yrs)
  • Sexual Assault Advocate at SB Rape Crisis 
  • Outreach and 40 hr Trainer at DVS
  • Residential Counselor at Saint Vincent Women Shelter

​​​ Professional Training:

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

805-588-1410. Is currently is a professor in the Psychology department at Allan Hancock College since 1980 and provides clinical supervision. Read more.

Professional Experience:
1980-Current- Psychology department at Allan Hancock 

2016-2019 BIP Counselor Group facilitator 
​2006-2016 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. She is fluent in Spanish, German and English. Debbie 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: Psychology and Anthro
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 and Mediation

​​​ Catherine Steininger,

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