Troy Piwowarski


Life-changing therapy goes beyond symptom relief. I'll show you how to go deeper and create the kind of life you desire.

Psychologist in Oakland, CA

  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

Most of my clients have been in therapy before, but found it didn't help them go deeply enough. Typically, they have seen a therapist and gained some good insight, but need help connecting insight with emotions. Through a balance of support and challenge, I can help you break through whatever patterns have been holding you back from living the life you want.

My Background and Approach

During my training at the Michigan School of Professional Psychology, I found that depth therapies such as psychodynamic and Existential-Humanistic orientations were particularly helpful in comprehending aspects of people that might otherwise be completely perplexing. 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.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe deeply in the power of restorative justice. 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. As a teacher/supervisor, I work with fellow therapists to develop skills of self-reflection and curiosity toward each client's unique pains and potentialities.

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: 10 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $160 - 165/session


5108784165 Email Troy
4279 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
842 California St.
San Francisco, CA

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