The Clinical Staff of Gateway Psychiatric
Peter Forster, MD, Clinical Director
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. From 2007 to 2012 he was elected by his peers for inclusion in 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.
Alana Kivowitz, LCSW, Therapist, Case Management
Alana Kivowitz, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker (#86427) who specializes in mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma and stress related concerns. She draws from a humanistic, strengths-based framework, and integrates a number of evidence-based practices into her work, including tools from dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and motivational interviewing. She received her B.A. in psychology from University of California, Santa Cruz, and earned her Master’s in Social Work, with a concentration in mental health, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Andrea Starn, LMFT, Therapist, Case Management
Andrea Starn, LMFT (#33056) has been providing collaborative, client-centered psychotherapy since 1995 for issues such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder, relational difficulties, grief and loss, and major life transitions. She holds a B.A. in Humanities from the University of California, Berkeley; Master’s Degrees in Art History and Psychology from the Johns Hopkins University and New College of California respectively; and a certificate in Chemical Dependency Studies from California State University, East Bay. She is also a graduate of the intensive two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program led by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach and the Buddhist Psychology Training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
Naomi Muzac, ASW, Case Management
Naomi Muzac is an Associate Social Worker ASW (#107041) who specializes in trauma and stress related disorders and concerns. She also has experience working with relationship concerns, eating disorders, intergenerational trauma, and mood disorders. In addition, she is highly sensitive to issues related to immigration, and to racial, cultural, mixed race and bicultural identity. She provides LGBTQ+ affirmative treatment to those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-binary, questioning or queer. She received her B.A. in Sociology from California State University, San Francisco and later returned to SF State to earn her Master’s in Social Work.
Jasmine Teleki, Psy D, Psychologist
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.
In addition to the core clinicians, we work with some other expert clinicians who have special skills and expertise to help us when we need them.