Dr. Steinberg’s interest in family systems and early childhood mental health led to her working with a wide variety of families with children.  She was invited to be the child psychiatric consultant to the N Alberta NICU and Stollery Childrens Hospitals in Edmonton AB.  She established the Richmond Early Childhood Mental Health Program in BC, from which she consulted to the Developmental Pediatric Association of China.  She has presented widely on Infancy and Families.

From this, she became interested in delving deeper into the unfolding of the human mind and emotional life in all its complexities. This led to her psychoanalytic training at NPSI in Seattle Wa, where the focus is on linking both temperamental, familial, early experiences and current life to one’s mental health.   She is now fully qualified as a Fellow of the International Psychoanalytic Association.


Dr. Steinberg holds a doctorate in Medicine from the University of Toronto. She has over 40 years experience as a clinician. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry UBC, where she teaches and supervises Residents.

Dr. Steinberg is a Fellow(Psychiatry) of the  Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, and Doctors of BC.  She is a member of Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute(Seattle), guest member of WBCPS(Vancouver), member of North American Psychoanalytic Confederation NaPSaC, and Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies(CIPS).

She was asked to sit on the Board of Directors of NPSI.


Her private office is located in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver.