Dr. Steiner's Psychotherapy Tools


Dr. Ann Steiner


As a psychotherapist, I love helping people live life to the fullest.  I give keynote addresses and motivational talks, lead workshops, and consult with patients, practicing psychotherapists, organizations, and medical practitioners. 

This site includes a wide range of information and tools including information about my therapy services for individuals, couples, and groups to deepen interpersonal relationships. The site has:

Additionally, you will find:

NEWS and Events

Check out the new Trauma resouce page! It includes resources, articles, books, podcasts, resources, reading, and information about racism, becoming an antiracsit, and more.

I will continue to add new resources, specifically for therapists.

There is also a new Coping with COVID/ Pandemic Resource page on my website for the public, www.DrSteiner.com. This section includes articles, resources, coping tips about COVID-19, racism, how to talk with children about racism and more.

Check out this other important addition, a collection, below, of Resources for Anti-Racism & Racial Justice. I encourage you to expand your awareness of our differences. This section includes a wide range of resources.


Fortuntately, while COVID variants continue to emerge, I am able to continue seeing patients, lead my three weeky groups, and offer consultation, using secure online video services.

I am also pleased to announce that I am now licensed to provide telehealth services in New Mexico as well as in California!


I am delighted that Green Pastures, under the auspices of Grace Yung, Ph.D., in Hong Kong, has just released their translation of my book for the public about group work into both traditional Chinese characters and simplified Chinese for readers in Mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia. Scroll down to see more details about this exciting news!

I am excited to share that I was named Member of the Year for the National Speakers Association/ Northern California, just months after I got my 15th year anniversary pin from the National Speakers Association! 

Thanks  to everyone who helped along the way.

Dr. Steiner's New Books

Recently released!

Help Your Group Thrive: A Workbook and Planning Guide is now available in Chinese!


I am delighted that Green Pastures, under the auspices of Grace Yung, Ph.D., in Hong Kong, recently released their translation of my workbook about group therapy into both traditional Chinese characters and simplified Chinese for readers in Mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia. Online activities to promote the book in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia are being planned.In order to celebrate the publication of the book in Chinese, from now until November 30, 2022, all who visit Green Pastures Whole Person Development Centre can enjoy special discounts.


CHECK BACK for information about online book events in Hong Kong and elsewhere!


NEW! How to Create and Sustain Groups that Thrive: Therapist's Workbook and Planning Guide

About this workbook for therapists:

Workgroups That Thrive

This Third Edition of my popular workbook includes guidelines that can enrich and protect a wide range of therapy groups. Whenever I teach "How to Start and Sustain Groups that Thrive", participants ask for my forms and worksheets. I created this workbook to provide a hands-on approach to the challenges of forming and maintaining cohesive, durable and effective groups. This accessible manual for psychotherapists guides group leaders of psychotherapy groups, treatment groups, and work groups. This updated manual provides a wealth of tools for starting and maintaining groups, including an overview of different kinds of groups, sample group agreements, and a screening and preparation system.

New material includes:

  • Leading groups online
  • Addressing diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Innovative collaborative goal setting system

Order your copy today! 20% Discount Code: FLR40, Free Shipping, through your local bookseller or on Amazon.

Help Your Group Thrive: A Workbook and Planning Guide

Help Your Group Thrive

My recent book for the public, Help Your Group Thrive: A Workbook and Planning Guide, Routledge Books, is written for leaders of work groups, coaches, managers, book and service clubs. This book is also for leaders of community organizations, self-help groups, writer’s and critique groups, and students of the social sciences, among others. Like my popular book for therapists, this workbook and planning guide includes an overview of different kinds of groups, leadership strategies, tips for dealing with common group challenges, and more. The material has been applied successfully to self-help groups, work, and other para-professionally led groups.

Whether you are considering starting a book group, wanting to find ways to recruit new members who will stay, or want tips to help your work group stay on track, this book's tips and suggestions will help make your group be more effective.These valuable tools will take you from defining your group's mission to helping your group thrive. Highlights include:

  • Designing Group Agreements that Fit Your Group
  • Sample group agreements
  • Tips for dealing with common group challenges.

Order your copy today! 20% Discount Code: FLR40, Free Shipping, through your local bookseller or on Amazon.

Webinars about group work

I was honored to be invited to teach psychologists how to do online groups for the National Register. Then, it was a pleasure to be one of three presenters for The Group Therapy Training Program's Spring Symposium ’s webinar about doing groups online, both of which were fun to present for and got wonderful feedback. Check my Upcoming Events page to see the list of upcoming Webinars and Online Training Courses for psychotherapists and mental health professionals.

Read and watch my recent interviews!


Featured on NASW’s podcast, a conversation about the Therapist's Professional on Will on Social Work Talks podcast, September, 2022.
Interviewed by Elisabeth J. LaMotte LICSW and Mark Davila, LICSW  It’s Time: Write Your Professional Will about the Therapist's Professional Will, for NASW’s magazine Intersections or Section Connection
(release date to be announced)

It was a treat to be interviewed for the January, 2021 issue of Professional Speaker, the National Speaker's Association magazine, "Making the Pivot to Plan B: Is Your Enterprise Able to Pivot When Circumstances Force You Out of Your Comfort Zone?"

Feeling unprepared to deal with family during holidays? My guide to navigating family dynamics can help you focus on the fun stuff and approach these special times with more ease. After all, holidays should be about enjoying our loved ones, not dreading them!

It was fun to be interviewed by B. Lynn Goodwin on WriterAdvice.com about my new book for the public ‘Help Your Group Thrive: A Workbook and Planning Guide'. Here's the link: Scroll down the page a bit, and the article is on the right.

Check out my You Tube clip about the benefits of group therapy, specifically for people with medical issues and illnesses.


Radio Interviews:

Hear me on the Radio!

My Radio Tour kicked off with a bang! From Pittsburgh, to Abilene, Texas, Toledo, OH, and San Francisco’s KGO - hear me talk about the healing power of groups, harvesting happiness, and groups in the news! Check out the complete listing on my Upcoming Events Page.

Listen to this fun conversation on KGO’s Jason Middleton’s Technomics show!

Lisa Cypers and I had fun on her show, Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio. Click here to download the .mp3

“Conscious Talk” on KKNW/Seattle – This hour-long interview, with Rob Spears and Brenda Michaels was so fun the time flew by!

Hear my interview with Larry and Robin on WOCA News Talk Radio - Ocala, Florida!

Join me for this fun interview on KXYL with Mark Cope in Abilene,Texas.

Listen to my interview on KMA_AM, Omaha, NE!



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Last Updated: December 22, 2023