Ashley Kuhl Piwowarski PsyD

Executive Director of Outpatient Services

Ashley Kuhl Piwowarski came to Hartgrove in 2011, first completing a post-doctoral fellowship, before joining the staff in 2012 as the director of outpatient services. After earning her bachelor of psychology degree with a minor in journalism, she completed her doctorate in clinical psychology from Midwestern University. Dr. Piwowarski has worked in hospital, school and community mental health settings. She has experience in program development, supervision and training of graduate students and administrative functions of psychologists. She has also served as a testing consultant for a university-based program for academically gifted children. A native to Chicago with an interest in journalism, Dr. Piwowarski found that therapy-based treatment in clinical psychology was the perfect way to blend her interest in diagnosis and psychopathology with storytelling. Feeling the need to transform the story of people’s pain into something curative drove her interest in therapy. Dr. Piwowarski’s passion lies in making sure that routine behavioral health treatment is as easy to understand and access as a pediatrician or PCP appointment would be for underserved and under-resourced children and families. She also enjoys training graduate students and working with individuals who have tremendous potential to advance the mental health community. Dr. Piwowarski is proud and appreciative of the cutting-edge work Hartgrove does as well as the great team of providers, trainees, and support staff. She is married and has a cat named Lucy. When she’s not busy helping patients rewrite their stories, you can catch her traveling, hiking, doing yoga and cooking.

Ashley Kuhl Piwowarski came to Hartgrove in 2011, first completing a post-doctoral fellowship, before joining the staff in 2012 as the director of outpatient services. After earning her bachelor of psychology degree with a minor in journalism, she completed her doctorate in clinical psychology from Midwestern University. Dr. Piwowarski has worked in hospital, school and community mental health settings. She has experience in program development, supervision and training of graduate students and administrative functions of psychologists. She has also served as a testing consultant for a university-based program for academically gifted children.

A native to Chicago with an interest in journalism, Dr. Piwowarski found that therapy-based treatment in clinical psychology was the perfect way to blend her interest in diagnosis and psychopathology with storytelling. Feeling the need to transform the story of people’s pain into something curative drove her interest in therapy. Dr. Piwowarski’s passion lies in making sure that routine behavioral health treatment is as easy to understand and access as a pediatrician or PCP appointment would be for underserved and under-resourced children and families. She also enjoys training graduate students and working with individuals who have tremendous potential to advance the mental health community.

Dr. Piwowarski is proud and appreciative of the cutting-edge work Hartgrove does as well as the great team of providers, trainees, and support staff. She is married and has a cat named Lucy. When she’s not busy helping patients rewrite their stories, you can catch her traveling, hiking, doing yoga and cooking.