Gateway to Wellbeing
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We are glad you are here. We want to help you navigate the confusing world of seeking help from a therapist. 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.
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.
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 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.
These forms need to be printed out, carefully reviewed, signed, and faxed back to us at (415) 551-0524.
- Summary of Information for Patients
- Credit Card Authorization – if you are paying for your care.
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.
Peter Forster, MD
Psychiatrist and Clinical Director, Gateway Psychiatric Services
San Francisco, Mountain View, Pleasanton