Gateway to Wellbeing

The Psychotherapy Home Page

We are glad you are here. We want to help you navigate the confusing world of seeking help from a therapist. Kelsey Schraufnagel, PsyD
We are happy to introduce you to our therapists, the problems that we help people with, the treatment models that we use to go about doing that, and our philosophy of care at the Gateway Clinic. We hope you will contact us with any questions.

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.

Gina Gregory, LCSW

Gina Gregory, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker (#73689) who specializes in trauma-related concerns, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and co-occurring substance use disorders. She uses evidence-based approaches, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. She earned a Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in community mental health from the University of California, Berkeley.

If you are interested in working with us, or if you have any questions, please complete a short form by clicking on the “I want to get started” button located at the bottom of this page. We will follow up with you shortly!

Our philosophy of care is rooted in three distinct tenets:

1-Optimism and dedication. We utilize evidence-based therapies (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based therapies, motivational enhancement therapy, exposure and response prevention, and interpersonal and social rhythm therapy), that have been shown to help address anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar, and substance abuse, and aid people in creating rewarding changes in their lives–both in the short- and longer-term. We work with people to become aware of and shift their reactivity to unhelpful thoughts and challenging emotions to responding to these internal experiences in ways that are skillful, choiceful, and values-consistent. We are passionate and optimistic about this work and have seen–and experienced–the benefits of learning how to let values guide our lives, versus our moods, thoughts, or other painful experiences. Through these evidence based models, creativity, humor, and compassion, we work to support you in identifying and reaching goals that support you in living life you want to live. Reaching your therapy goals may take time and commitment– both yours and ours – but we are dedicated to this end and confident that the rewards will be worth it.

2-Competence and Professionalism. The Gateway Clinic and our clinicians hold competence and professionalism as paramount. We value staying up-to-date in the field by subscribing to leading journals and regularly attending training workshops and conferences. In addition, we have weekly Gateway treatment team and peer/ colleague consultations as well as on-going consultations with international experts in the field, including Terry Ketter, MD, Jacqueline Persons, PhD. Matthew MacKay, PhD, and James McCullough, PhD. We continuously assess and modify our treatment program as necessary to continue to provide effective, collaborative, and cutting-edge care.

3-A collaborative, integrated and holistic approach. We believe that an integrative, or holistic approach to treatment works best. Instead of believing that the things we know best are the only things that help, we strive to understand and embrace alternative forms of treatment. We value the collaboration with psychiatrists, as well as other health and wellness professionals including nutritionists, physicians, trainers, yoga instructors, acupuncturists, and spiritual counselors. We maintain a constantly expanding list of local experts and resources and make appropriate referrals to complement your treatment as necessary.

We want to begin our work by getting to know you and allow you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have. Please click the link below and we will be in touch with you shortly to schedule a time for a brief consultation.
Unfortunately, we can’t accept insurance assignment in place of payment from our clients. In other words, you’ll need to pay us at the time of your visit and then seek reimbursement from your insurance company. We provide a “super bill” each month that many of our clients are able to submit to their insurance company and get reimbursement. We recommend that you contact your insurance company to discuss this possibly further.

We ask that you pay with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express), and that you sign a form that authorizes us to bill on the date of each session. For the initial session, we ask that you pay in advance before we schedule the session.

Please review the information in the documents in the section titled, “Forms and Policies.” Please let us know if you have any questions. We require signed copies of the Summary of Information for Patients, the Privacy Policy Statement/ Acknowledgement of Receipt, and the Credit Card Authorization forms in order to schedule your first visit. Once you have reviewed these forms, please complete the required forms, and fax them to us at (415) 551-0524.

These forms need to be printed out, carefully reviewed, signed, and faxed back to us at (415) 551-0524.

If someone other than you is paying for your care, please have that person complete and fax the following two forms to us at (415) 551-0524.

We have spent a lot of time on this page reviewing administrative issues. This is not because we focus on the business side of our work; it is really so that once we begin treatment, we can focus on what is most important, providing the people we see with the best, most compassionate, most well informed, care we can.

Peter Forster, MD

Psychiatrist and Clinical Director, Gateway Psychiatric Services
San Francisco, Mountain View, Pleasanton

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