Dr. Forster is a board-certified San Francisco psychiatrist who uses the latest treatment research on depression, bipolar, post-traumatic stress disorder and mood disorders in his practice.
The San Francisco office, located in Hayes Valley, is convenient for people who live or work in the City.
“I see many people from the tech industry (Google, Yahoo, Apple, Linked In, etcetera) who are struggling with depression, bipolar, and anxiety and I am familiar with the unique challenges facing people working in a high pressure work environment. I have developed a unique set of resources that can help you “live creatively” with moods. There is a lot of information about my practice on this website. Look around and see if my approach to care makes sense to you.”
Peter Forster, MD
There are three clinicians in the San Francisco office –
- 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 San Francisco Tuesday through Thursday.
- Alana Kivowitz, LCSW, a clinical social worker and therapist.
- Chris Restivo, MFT, a licensed marriage and family therapist.
Dr. Forster is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, where 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