Auran Piatigorsky, PhD


Auran Piatigorsky is a licensed clinical psychologist. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and received his master's degree and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley.

Piatigorsky was first introduced to dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) in 2006 at UCSF while working as an intern and post-doctoral fellow, and he has practiced DBT since then. Prior to DBT, Piatigorsky worked for many years with teens and adults in a variety of settings, including residential treatment centers, outpatient clinics, prisons, the SFVA hospital and wilderness programs, among other settings.

Piatigorsky has also conducted research on antisocial behavior and trauma in several settings, including the National Institute of Mental Health, UC Berkeley and the University of Oslo.

When not practicing psychology, Piatigorsky is an active parent of two elementary school-aged children, and he is an avid participant in outdoor sports.


Young Adult and Family Center
401 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-7500
Fax: (415) 502-6361

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.