​A Court Certified Counseling Programs for Santa Barbara County 




​​​ Catherine Steininger, M.A., Clinical Psychology - ED | 805-242-2502
Is the executive Director and directs Santa Barbara County Batterer's Intervention programs for men and women.​​​ Has 20 years experience working with DV 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 years)
  • Residential shelter counselor at DVS (10 years)
  • Sexual Assault Advocate at SB Rape Crisis 
  • Outreach and 40 hr Trainer at Program Director 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
  • Group Counseling
  • Trauma

​​​​​Deborah P, is a Registered Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS) from California Association of Addiction Recovery resources (CAARR) (CAS)  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. She also facilitates AMS's women's anger management group in which the focus is anger regulation and recovery from substance use.

Professional Experience:
2001-2008 Specialist II, Ventura County Behavioral Health

1998-2002 Life Steps Foundation, SLO
​2006-2016 Crisis counselor at Domestic Violence Solutions

Volunteer Experience: 
National Alliance on Mental Illness, Red Cross Mental Health Crisis Team during several fires, Santa Barbara County Crisis Line, Friends Outside in San Luis Obispo California Men Colony, Gryphon society, Conflict Resolution Program of the Central Coast.


  • Masters in Clinical Psychology, California Lutheran University.​
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara.
    Majors: Psychology and Anthropology.

Professional Expertise:

  • Addiction and Substance Abuse Counseling
  • ​12 step programs (AA/NA) and SMART Recovery approach
  • DUI Programing
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology​
  • Crisis counseling / Trauma

​​​ Catherine Steininger,

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