Peter Forster

Psychiatrist, MD

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Peter Forster, MD, Psychiatrist in Pleasanton
(925) 968-4250

Peter Forster

Psychiatrist, MD


Location

Gateway Psychiatric Services Pleasanton
5674 Stoneridge Drive
Suite 218A
Pleasanton, California 94588
(925) 968-4250

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Peter Forster is not currently accepting new clients.

I believe that caring and respectful relationships are the basis for any kind of healing. In my work with patients I view what we do together as a collaboration. You are the expert in yourself and your feelings. I bring to that collaboration the expertise from my academic experience and training as well as from the care of thousands of patients with similar problems. Together we create a treatment plan that will lead to a sustained recovery from a mood or anxiety disorder.

I am on the faculty at UCSF, where I teach in the bipolar disorders clinic. I am a Distinguished Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association, and one of the "Best Doctors in America" (a peer reviewed list of doctors).

The essence of good psychiatric care is trying to see through your eyes and understanding your perceptions and experiences. In my work I always address these aspects of care: respect for your values; communication, coordination and integration of care; emotional support; and involvement of family and friends, if appropriate.

Qualifications

  • License No. and State: G58999 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $270 - $290
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Mastercard, Visa

Location

Gateway Psychiatric Services Pleasanton
5674 Stoneridge Drive
Suite 218A
Pleasanton, California 94588
(925) 968-4250

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal Ideation
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: French
Religious Orientation: Christian
Age
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Categories
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychopharmacology
Modality
  • Individuals

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 09 Oct 2018
Peter Forster, MD, Psychiatrist in Pleasanton

Peter Forster

Psychiatrist, MD