Heather Pierucki

(LMHC, QMHP)

About Me

I am a licensed counselor working in the state of Hawaii. I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief and loss, severe mental illness, and eating disorders. I currently work in a private practice focusing on how the mind and body influence each other. In my practice, my clients vary, working with issues from adjustment to personality disorders and schizophrenia. My therapy practice focuses on both motivational interviewing and reality therapy, based in the here and now.

My experience spans from self care to depression to career change to yoga and meditation. Each client is treated uniquely, and therapy focuses on the needs of each individual. I treat clients with respect, fairness, and focus treatment on positive reinforcement and guidance. I use a gentle but direct style to help my clients find joy, direction, and specific interventions to develop an improved outlook. A journey of support and well being is a life everyone deserves.

The first step to change is often recognizing that change is possible. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship, Family, Trauma and abuse, Eating, Anger, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 8

Licensing

LMHC #MHC-320 (Expires: 2020-06-30)


Reviews

Written by R.I. on Sep 14, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 2 months relationship, and intimacy-related

Heather is wonderful. She has been a huge help as I navigate this phase of my life. Thank you for being there, Heather.

Written by J.E. on Aug 19, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Heather is very diplomatic and is hitting the nail on its head. She is polite and there is a sense of calm about her which I really like.

Written by C.H. on Jul 30, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

I haven't been talking to Heather for that long but I trust her a lot and she is very helpful and thoughtful. I can't wait to see where this relationship goes and how she can help me get to being a better me!

Written by C.A. on Jun 27, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 11 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Heather is very caring and professional. Highly recommended.

Written by E.R. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 2 months depression, family, grief, and self esteem

Heather is very understanding and patient, and has taken the time to get to know my problems. I feel comfortable discussing things with her and feel like she's on my side. I would definitely recommend Heather to others.

Written by M.A on May 07, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Heather has been an excellent resource in getting myself back on my feet again. We have been able to connect on several levels. She provides tremendous positive reinforcement but is still there to offer support when things don't go quite as well. I appreciate that she allows me to find answers and make realizations on my own by encouraging reflection and gentle suggestions and by sharing her knowledge as both a professional and as an everyday person along the way.

Written by K.Y on Mar 27, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, family, self esteem, career, and bipolar

When I first started on Better Help I was pretty desperate to find help to ease my mind during my 55+ hour work week managing a business and a 7 month old baby.
I love messaging Heather 24/7. I can tell her anything I feel at any point and show her my rollercoaster of emotions and she always have something helpful to respond with. She is proud of me and I am proud of myself. I see a difference and the difference is having her on my side.

Thanks Better Help and Heather Pierucki!
5 out of 5! Would recommend and have recommended. ♡

Written by R.I on Mar 13, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 1 month relationship, and intimacy-related

Heather is lovely. Thoughtful and compassionate. Highly recommend!

Written by Z.A on Feb 14, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 3 weeks depression, and stress, anxiety

Heather is so intelligent and caring. She always seems to say the right things and is always there to check up on me!

Written by J.A on Jan 30, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 3 months depression, stress, anxiety, eating, and self esteem

Listened to what I had to say and gave me constructive feedback.

Written by J.A on Dec 29, 2016 after counseling with Heather for 4 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

I have only been talking with Heather for a short amount of time, but she certainly seems to know what she is doing. She is very open and caring to what you have to say, but still comes at things with a realistic approach. Her questions help to get your mind on the right track and to think of possible solutions for yourself rather than being told how to go about doing things directly. I would definitely recommend her to anyone I know that is struggling with life choices and life direction!

Written by S.A on Dec 27, 2016 after counseling with Heather for 4 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

Heather has been very helpful in breaking situations down into chunks that I can understand and respond to in a more reasonable fashion. It's been great to work with her!

Written by S.A on Dec 18, 2016 after counseling with Heather for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Heather has been very helpful. She breaks steps down for you to follow easily and consistently checks in with you to make sure you are on the track.

Written by J.O on Oct 19, 2016 after counseling with Heather for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

She really helped me get through to a place I wouldn't have gotten too. Very understanding, encouraging and smart. Thank you so much for your help and guidance!

Written by C.H on Oct 07, 2016 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks relationship, family, and intimacy-related

I've only been "working" with Heather for a short time now, but I find her responsive, well written, thoughtful and caring in her communication. She takes the time to read and understand any questions or concerns you might have and shows a genuine care of addressing them.

'Online Therapy' is in its infancy, to some extent, but it takes a Therapist with these types of attributes, and attention to detail to close the gaps and make you comfortable enough lay down on the proverbial (and virtual) couch.

Her care and concern is definitely felt and appreciated.

Written by L.A on Sep 28, 2016 after counseling with Heather for 6 days stress, anxiety, family, and parenting

Heather is great. She's intelligent, positive, articulate, and has some great perspectives. She keeps coming up with new ideas, doesn't let you get away with sloppy thinking, and really thinks about ways to help. I feel lucky we were able to work together.

Written by C.A on Jul 25, 2016 after counseling with Heather for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Heather is excellent. I would highly recommend her. She is always professional and takes her responses seriously. She is wise and real, and it's obvious she has experience and can easily relate and respond consistently to everyday (and not-so-everyday) situations and challenges, even those that might seem impossibly precarious. She won't necessarily tell you what to do so much as ask you open-ended questions to begin a discussion to discovery and improvements which are meaningful for you. I'm so glad I found her; so helpful, and worth it.

Written by Z.A on Jul 14, 2016 after counseling with Heather for 1 month depression

Heather pays attention, and while trying to understand the issue she tries to gather more information to help.

Written by K.Y on Jul 04, 2016 after counseling with Heather for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, family, eating, self esteem, and depression

Heather is great to work with. She helps with so much. I couldn't be happier then to work with Heather.

Written by K.I on May 23, 2016 after counseling with Heather for 5 months stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

Heather is great. This comes from someone who's had other therapists to compare. Heather is always so supportive, non-judgemental, celebrating every step of progress I've made. She has been so tremendously helpful when the days seem too dark or hopeless when I can't see hope myself. I'd highly recommend her.

Written by S.A on Mar 14, 2015 after counseling with Heather for 1 month stress, anxiety, grief, and depression

Heather has been really helpful. She is very friendly and uses her own life experience to make you feel comfortable and provide advice. Everything she says is exactly what I need to here and if she hasn't heard from, she checks in. She helps me work on my personal goals a little bit at a time and you can tell that she genuinely cares about her patients' well-being.

Written by A.I on Jan 25, 2015 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and depression

Wonderful, helpful, listens well. Helps me put things in perspective.

Written by J.O on Nov 24, 2014 after counseling with Heather for 7 months stress, anxiety, and depression

Heather is awesome. I feel like I can tell her anything and she will not judge me, but only wants to help me to work through issues in a gentle, kind and positive way. She is insightful and realistic in her approach and I always look forward to writing with her.