Dr. Steiner's Psychotherapy Tools

About Dr. Steiner

Ann Steiner, Ph.D., MFT, CGP, FAGPA, (CA. license #ML17115), Certified Group Therapist, Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association.

Dr. Steiner is a noted national and international speaker, workshop leader, author, consultant to therapists, and a highly respected, practicing psychotherapist. In her private practice, she works with individuals, couples, and leads therapy groups focusing on life challenges, relationships and transitions. She is sought after for her teaching skills training fellow psychotherapists wanting to learn the nuts and bolts of leading succesful psychotherapy groups. Her workbook, How to Create and Sustain Groups that Thrive: Workbook and Planning Guide, has received high praise, and is in it's Second Editon.

As an international trainer/teacher, professional speaker, and specialist in leadership skills for group leaders, her tools for making groups emotionally safer, and more productive, have made her a sought after speaker/trainer.

Her most recent book, Help Your Group Thrive: Workbook and Planning Guide, for the general public, will be released by Karnac Books, London, in December, 2017.

Her innovative work on "The Therapist's Professional Will™," a system that provides continuity of care for patients in the event of the therapist's temporary or permanent absence, has gained national recognition.

Many psychotherapists are not aware that all mental health professional associations require their members have a Professional Will. Dr. Steiner is recognized for her innovative work, creating "The Therapist's Professional Will: A Complete Guide™," a user-friendly system that provides continuity of care for patients in the event of their therapist's temporary or permanent absence. She trains, teaches and consults with fellow practitioners about creating their Professional Wills. Once they have completed their Professional Wills, psychotherapists report greater peace of mind.

She is a pioneer in working with and teaching about individuals derailed by chronic physical illness and medical issues. Dr. Steiner has personal and professional experience with chronic pain and has authored numerous publications on the topic. Currently, she is completing her self-help book, "The Rollercoaster of Chronic Illness: How to Add Joy to the Ride,a guide for individuals, family, and friends whose lives are affected by chronic pain, medical issues and illness.

Dr. Steiner served as an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California Medical School, San Francisco for over 14 years. She is currently on the faculty of The Psychotherapy Institute's Group Therapy Training Program, was elected to serve on the Board of the American Group Psychotherapy Association in 2012, and was recently elected to serve as a Board Member of both the International Human Learning Resources Network and the National Speakers Association of Northern California.

Drawing on her 30 years as a psychotherapist, her popular keynote presentations, motivational speaking engagements, and teaching reflect her warmth, humor, and understanding. She is known as a dynamic speaker with a talent for clarifying difficult issues with simplicity and compassion.

For more information, see Keynotes & Workshops and Consultation.

“Life is not what it is supposed to be. It’s what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference."

"We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.”

By Virginia Satir, known as the “mother of family therapy".

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Last Updated: October 22, 2017