About Dr. Steiner
Ann Steiner, Ph.D., MFT, CGP, FAGPA, (CA. license #ML17115), Certified Group Therapist, Fellow, American Group Psychotherapy Association
Dr. Steiner served as an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California Medical School, San Francisco for over 14 years. She is a pioneer in working with and teaching about individuals derailed by chronic physical illness.
Dr. Steiner is a noted national and international speaker, workshop leader, author, consultant to therapists, and a highly respected, practicing psychotherapist. In addition, she is on the faculty of The Psychotherapy Institute's Group Therapy Training Program and was elected to serve on the Board of the American Group Psychotherapy Association in 2012.
She works with individuals, couples, and leads therapy groups focusing on life challenges, relationships and transitions. Currently she is completing her 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 and illness. Dr. Steiner has personal and professional experience with chronic pain and is a charismatic teacher who enjoys sharing her wisdom and humor.
Her popular keynote presentations and motivational speaking engagements reflect her warmth and understanding, based on 28 years as a therapist. She is a dynamic speaker with a talent for clarifying difficult issues with simplicity and inspirational compassion.
Dr. Steiner is passionate about helping people confronted with challenges to rebuild and add joy to their lives. She gives keynote addresses, leads workshops and provides consultation to clients, organizations, therapists, and medical professionals throughout the United States and other countries.
Two of her favorite quotes from the “mother of family therapy,” Virginia Satir:
“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.”
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