Peter Forster

Psychiatrist, MD, DFAPA

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Peter Forster, MD, DFAPA, Psychiatrist in San Francisco
(415) 419-8201 Website

Peter Forster

Psychiatrist, MD, DFAPA


Location

Gateway Psychiatric Services
211 Gough Street Suite 211
San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 419-8201

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Gateway Psychiatric Services
1605 West El Camino Real
Suite 201
Mountain View, California 94040
(650) 331-8038

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

  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: University of California, San Diego
  • Year Graduated: 1985
  • License and State: G58999 California
  • Board Certification: ABPN

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $250 - $310
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Location

Gateway Psychiatric Services
211 Gough Street Suite 211
San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 419-8201

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Gateway Psychiatric Services
1605 West El Camino Real
Suite 201
Mountain View, California 94040
(650) 331-8038
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep or Insomnia
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

I also speak: French
Faith: Christian
Age
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychopharmacology
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Peter Forster, MD, DFAPA, Psychiatrist in San Francisco

Peter Forster

Psychiatrist, MD, DFAPA