Peter Forster, MD, Clinical Director of Gateway Psychiatric Services, graduated from the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine in 1985, and completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Forster was previously the Medical Director of Community Mental Health Services for the City and County of San Francisco and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at John George Psychiatric Pavilion in Alameda. For the last six years Dr. Forster has been recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America. Dr. Forster is currently a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Lucy Hsu, NP, CNS , Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Lucy graduated from the Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner program at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing in 2007. Prior to that, she completed a year long internship at Gateway Psychiatric Services. She has experience in acute care psychiatry working with both adults and adolescents.
Anne Khalifeh, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Khalifeh received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology in La Mirada, California. She comes to Gateway after completing her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Colorado, Boulder and working at the Eating Disorder Center of Denver. Currently she practices at Gateway and also has a private practice in San Francisco.
Jasmine Teleki, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Teleki received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Teleki has received specialized training in therapies supported by research evidence, primarily cognitive behavioral therapy. She has particular interest and expertise treating disorders related to mood, anxiety, and insomnia and incorporates approaches from meditation, mindfulness, and relaxation training to adjunct traditional therapy. She is Adjunct Faculty at Palo Alto University where she teaches undergraduates and serves on the Board of Directors for the Santa Clara County Psychological Association.
Matt Tierney, PMHNP, CNS, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Matt Tierney has extensive experience with in-patient and out-patient mental health management; in-patient and out-patient clinical management of substance use disorders; and advance-practice clinical experience in general practice, urgent and acute care. He is on the faculty at the UCSF School of Nursing, where he lectures on the best practices in the treatment of patients with substance use disorders. He is a frequent lecturer at national and internation conferences on these topics.
Joanne Chan, PsyD, Consulting Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Joanne Chan is a graduate of the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium and has a particular interest in the treatment of anxiety disorders, particularly obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive-compulsive related disorders (e.g. hoarding, tic disorder). Dr. Chan supervises doctoral students in clinical psychology from Alliant University. In her practice, Dr. Chan uses evidence-based approaches, such as mindfulness-based cognitive-behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, schema-based therapy, and time-limited dynamic psychotherapy. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Psychiatry, Kaiser Permanente, Mountain View and her predoctoral internship from Pacific University in Portland, Oregon.
Rochelle I. Frank, PhD , Consulting Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Frank received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Syracuse University, and completed her clinical training at the Yale Psychiatric Institute in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Frank was the Chief Psychologist for Seneca residential treatment program for severely disturbed adolescents, and from 1998-2006 she served with the San Francisco Department of Public Health as Clinical Director of the Family Mosaic Project, which provides intensive care management, mental health, and wraparound services to high-risk youth and families. Dr. Frank is an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area Campus. She has over 20 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families.
Anne Perry, PsyD, Consulting Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Perry received her doctorate in Psychology from Pacific University. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in San Mateo who specializes in health psychology, which focuses on treating individuals who are impacted by their medical condition. She is a cognitive behavioral therapist who integrates a dynamic approach.
Robert Reiser, PhD, Consulting Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Reiser is a Beck Institute trained cognitive behavioral therapist and is certified by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He spent three years in a national VA CBT training program as a clinical consultant and 8 years as director of a traning clinic at Palo Alto University, where he supervised doctoral level psychology students who were interested in learning about cognitive behavioral therapy approaches that are effective for patients with mood disorders. He is the author of Bipolar Disorder (Advances in Psychotherapy - Evidence Based Practice).
Joan Steidinger, PhD, Consulting Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Joan Steidinger (CA PSY 12505) is a licensed psychologist, sport psychologist, and Certified Consultant by the Association of Applied Sports psychology. She specializes in sports and peak performance psychology, public safety officers (police and fire), depression & anxiety, women’s issues, addiction problems, life transitions, and stress/post traumatic stress (PTSD). She has worked with athletes, musicians, dancers, and other performing artists focusing on performance, injury concerns & adjustments, and personal issues.
Alison G. Acerra, RD Registered Dietitian / Nutrition Consultant. Alison is originally from New York. She received her undergraduate degree in Applied Nutrition at The Pennsylvania State University and continued her graduate studies at New York University where she earned her Master's of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition.
Karen E. Kibler, MAAS, CHt. Yoga Therapist. Karen has a Masters degree in East West Psychology and is is a certified Yoga Therapist and CAyurvedic Practitioner. She is in private practice in San Francisco and has worked with a number of patients at our clinic to help them meet both the physical and mood goals.
Dr. Murallo. is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco. She specializes in treatments for emotion regulation disorders, including borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, and all anxiety disorders.
Vandana Aspen , PhD, clinical psychologist received her PhD from Washington University in Saint Louis Missouri. She completed her clinical internship at UCSD/VA. and her post-doctoral training at Stanford University. She treats eating, mood anxiety and sleep related disorders with individuals across the life span. She uses empirically supported approaches including CBT, ACT and DBT. Her primary expertise is in treating eating disorders. Her practice is in Pleasanton and more info can be found at www.draspen.com
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