Troy Piwowarski


Frustrated with therapy because it hasn't helped you get to the bottom of things? I'm here to help you take your therapy to the next level.

Psychologist in Oakland, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

Most of my clients have been in therapy before but found it didn't quite help them go deeply enough. They've come to understand the impact of significant childhood experiences, but haven't been figured out how to apply those insights to life in the present tense. They have some great insights but still have a hard time connecting to feelings. Through a balance of support and challenge, I can help you break through the patterns that have been holding you back from living the life you want.

My Background and Approach

I distinguish my way of working as both depth-oriented and relational. Depth therapies differ from many of the mainstream therapies in their recognition that as people, we are complex. Because of our complexity, it is important to have an attuned witness to illuminate the deeper, less obvious layers of your experience and help you see yourself with greater clarity. Research has found that while short-term therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy get fast results, depth therapies lead to longer lasting changes. I also work relationally, meaning that I see the therapy relationship as an important part of what makes therapy healing. From session one, I encourage my clients to have an open and honest relationship so that our work can be truly collaborative.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I advocate for change on individual and group levels by empowering clients to discover their truth and find their voice. I work from a multicultural framework that assumes there are a multitude of valid ways to understand reality, and that each of us is deeply informed by our own individual, familial, and cultural contexts in how we approach our work together. I actively work with clients (and do my own personal work as well) to unpack implicit biases, to identify and work through prejudices, and to learn how to do conflict in a way that leads to healthier resolutions. In my work with groups, I support group members to learn how to communicate both tender and conflictual feelings, knowing this will reverberate outward into each group member's life in positive ways.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
Men’s Work in the Age of #MeToo

​As an individual and group therapist, I’ve had the privilege to see the various ways that #MeToo has stirred men’s and women’s awareness and attitudes. This article explores men’s work in the age of #MeToo.

I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 13 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $180 - 200/session


5108784165 Email Troy
4279 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
815 Hyde St.
San Francisco, CA

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