Bipolar Workbook from Gateway Psychiatric

Peter Forster Bipolar Treatment, GPS Update, Self Care Leave a Comment

Gateway Psychiatric Services is excited to announce the release of our latest book: The Bipolar Disorder Workbook from Callisto Media. Designed to educate and motivate people who have questions, particularly about Bipolar II and cyclothymia, the workbook walks users through a series of structured exercises, beginning with a basic checklist intended to identify symptoms that may warrant further investigation. The …

Home Blood Draws

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Would home blood draws (or office blood draws for that matter) be helpful? Obtaining routine blood work can be an essential part of your treatment if you have a mood disorder and are on medications as it is very important to know the levels in your blood reached by mood-stabilizing drugs. Finding time however to get your labs done can …

Gateway Staff attend APA Annual Conference in San Francisco – Chris

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Recently the American Psychological Association (APA) held their annual conference here in San Francisco and Gateway staff was there to take advantage of the opportunity to update our knowledge of the most recent developments in the field. Gina Gregory, LCSW and I spent the long weekend attending workshops, presentations, and discussions in order to align ourselves with the current research …

Treatment resource index and toolbox

Treatment Resources Index

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This weekend we have done some hard work behind the scenes creating a better treatment resources index to allow clinicians and patients to quickly access information about the array of services, online applications, clinical tests, pharmacogenetics tests, online courses and online CBT therapies that are provided at Gateway Psychiatric. There are so many tools in our toolbox that it can …

Finger Stick Lab Tests

Finger Stick Lab Tests

Peter Forster GPS Update, Physical Conditions and Health, Testing Leave a Comment

Finger stick lab tests have the potential to significantly improve the quality of the care at Gateway Psychiatric. Regular monitoring of labs are an important part of good care for many of our patients, but some find it difficult to get labs done on time. A new technology from clinical laboratory provider OpAns may allow us to perform many of …

Bipolar 101

June 2018 Bipolar 101 Group

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We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our fourth Bipolar 101 Group beginning in June.  The group will be held online over Zoom video conferencing and will consist of 6 sessions that are 90 minutes in length for $190 total. Group meetings will be scheduled so that everyone with an interest can attend. They usually take place in the late afternoon …

Post Doctoral Psychologist Job Opening

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Posted: February 5, 2018 Job Location: Hayes Valley, San Francisco, California 94102 We have a new postdoctoral psychologist job opening in our Hayes Valley office in San Francisco. If you have experience in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness based therapy and an interest in learning other evidence-based treatments for mood and anxiety disorders you may be interested in applying for …

Finding a Psychiatrist

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Finding a psychiatrist is often hard. In a separate post we have written in detail about the challenge of getting your insurance company to provide you with the care that they are required by law to cover. And how you might be able to get them to pay for an out of network psychiatrist if you can’t find an in …

Insurance Assistance

Insurance Assistance with Better – Kelsey

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Better – insurance assistance that works to get you paid what you are owed.  I recently had a phone call with Rachael Norman, Better Founder and CEO, to learn more about how Better might be of service to Gateway patients.  I am thrilled to pass along this resource, which takes the work and time out of getting reimbursed by your …

Bipolar 101

Bipolar Group – Bipolar 101 Update – Gina

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I recently hosted another Bipolar 101 Group and received overwhelmingly positive feedback from those who attended the group. I regularly hear of the value that support plays in the lives of people I work with who are managing bipolar disorder;they frequently speak about their communities, friends, and families and the impact they have in their lives. Our first Bipolar 101 …