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) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley; an MA in Art History from the Johns Hopkins University and an MA in Psychology from the New College of California; and certification in Chemical Dependency Studies from the California State University, East Bay. She has been licensed since 1995 providing comprehensive clinical care for issues such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder, relational difficulties, grief and loss, and major life transitions. Her clinical practice is client-centered, collaborative, and strength-based, drawing from cognitive-behavioral approaches such as Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Motivational Interviewing; and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
Chris Restivo, MFT, Therapist, Case Management
Chris Restivo, MFT, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (# 103275) who has focused the entirety of his career working with severe and persistent mental illness (e.g. psychosis, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and substance use) through the use of EBPs (Evidence-Based Practices) blended with a humanistic approach. He received his B.A.in psychology from University of California, Berkeley, and his M.A. from California Institute of Integral Studies(CIIS).
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.
Kelsey Schraufnagel, PsyD
Kelsey Schraufnagel, PsyD Kelsey Schraufnagel, PsyD is a licensed psychologist (PSY27998). Dr. Schraufnagel earned her PsyD in clinical psychology at the California School for Professional Psychology in San Diego. She completed an APA accredited internship, with an emphasis on crisis assessment and intervention, at the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Wardenburg Health Center in the department of Psychological Health and Psychiatry.
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.