Pleasanton Office

Dr. Forster is a board-certified Pleasanton psychiatrist who uses the latest treatment research on depression, bipolar, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and mood disorders in his practice.


The Pleasanton office, located on Stoneridge Drive, is also convenient for people living in Walnut Creek, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon, Dublin and Hayward. There is ample parking and the office is a little under a mile away from the Dublin / Pleasanton BART station.

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Pleasanton Office Street View“I see many people who are struggling with depression, bipolar, and anxiety. Over my 25 years as a clinical psychiatrist, I have developed a unique set of resources that can help you “live creatively” with moods.
Peter Forster, MD

Dr. Peter Forster is the Clinical Director of Gateway Psychiatric Services. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of adult depression, bipolar, anxiety, panic disorders, phobias and stress reactions. He works in Pleasanton on Mondays.

Dr. Forster is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco.  He has taught hundreds of medical students, psychiatrists and nurse practitioners about the treatment of people with depression, bipolar and other mood disorders.

“I believe that too many people who are wrestling with depression, or bipolar, or other mood disorders, find themselves confused by what they need to do in order to feel well, or they get stuck with less than adequate treatment, or they feel ashamed, or embarrassed about the very real problems they are dealing with.”

“My practice is focused on making sure that people get well (not just a little bit better) and providing the very best, evidence-based, care for depression and bipolar.”

“You may want to look through some of the other pages on this site to get a sense of my practice, the people I work with, and my philosophy of care.”

Peter Forster, MD