About me

The world of emotions has a powerful language of its own, often hiding in plain sight beneath the words that people speak.   From a young age, I was drawn to psychology, a field that helped me find words to describe that invisible world of experience I longed to understand as a kid.  Now I have the privilege of helping others find ways to understand their own emotional worlds, and to work through the emotional blocks that keep them stuck.

During my graduate training, I found that depth therapies such as psychodynamic and Existential-Humanistic approaches were particularly helpful in comprehending aspects of psychology that are more elusive.  Depth therapies differ from many mainstream therapies (such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) 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 our experience and help us see ourselves with greater clarity.  

For the past decade, I’ve had the great privilege of working and consulting with renowned E-H therapists Orah Krug, Kirk Schneider, Nader Shabahangi, and Sonja Saltman (pictured above at a recent EHI training) at the Existential-Humanistic Institute (EHI). Over the past few years, I have joined the faculty and was recently elected as the Clinical Training Director. I now have the honor of offering depth therapy training to clinicians from around the world.

I have specialized training working with unresolved wounds from childhood, complex trauma, anxiety, and relational conflicts. While I work with people from various age groups and backgrounds, my practice focuses particularly on working with men who have been in therapy before and are looking to take their healing to the next level.  I offer effective, depth-oriented therapy that is tailored to your unique needs.  In my experience, this is the most important factor in providing life-changing therapy.





Contact me at troy.piwowarski@gmail.com or call (510) 878-4165.  For more information about my practice or to book an appointment, click here.  

The existential-humanistic tradition is primarily about having the capacity to meet clients authentically. Presence and an appreciation for depth are the ideal ground from which any specific technique emerges. In the time I have spent working with Troy, he has demonstrated that these values are not only professionally, but also personally important to him. They are of great benefit to those with whom he engages.
— Kirk Schneider, Ph.D., Existential-Humanistic Psychologist and Author