I am a licensed counselor working in the state of Hawaii. I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief and loss, severe mental illness, and adjustment 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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MHC-320 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
Heather will always be the support I didn't know I needed. She is compassionate and kind but also knows when to push me. I would not be where I am today if it was not for the work we have done in the last 2 years. I finally feel proud of myself. I am forever grateful to her. Thank you!
Heather is awesome and I thank BetterHelp on behalf of both of us.
Thank you for helping me with life!
Heather is the most amazing person! She helped me become able to talk to people without pushing them away. She was able to help me with my social anxiety and self-defeating way of thinking. While talking with Heather I was finally able to make friends and begin a real relationship with someone I care about for the first time. Heather is my hero and I wouldn't be as happy as I am now without all of her help. She was always able to respond to my messages and had great advice and information for me. She is caring and helpful and has this way of making you feel comfortable and safe. I hope she continues to have success and I know she will continue to help anyone who is lucky enough to work with her. Thank you, Heather. You are awesome!
Heather has helped me in so many ways. She’s given me the tools I need to navigate through difficult, but common situations. In particular, positive self talk is something I struggled with in the past, and now whenever I think myself through a problem or acknowledge a healthy decision I’ve made, I literally find myself finishing the thought with “Thanks Heather”. I’m so proud of the adjustments she’s helped me make and have found the whole process very beneficial.
Heather is so kind, caring, supportive and compassionate. She gives you advice and strategies when she thinks you need them best and other times she'll just listen and have a conversation with you. I trust her so much and she's the best counsellor that I've ever had. Instead of viewing her as a counselor I view her as a friend because she has that trait when you have a live session with her. It's been a bumpy road but I'm grateful to be working with her.
I haven't being speaking to Heather for long, but it makes me so appreciative that she is always there, that she responds and that she listens. She acts like a friend and helps you. I have so much trust in her.
Heather has helped me a great deal and I will continue my sessions with Heather until I find my way.
Heather was great! Working with her helped me a lot in a time when I really needed it! She makes you feel comfortable during the sessions and most importantly, confident that you will make progress during them. She’s respectful and her tips and tools are really helpful and easy to implement! She allows you to express and be yourself, which ultimately results in a deeper understanding of how to move on and get out of whatever is it that you are going through!
Heather is excellent. She has really helped me tremendously. I see a big difference in myself since I started counseling with Heather.
A wonderful counselor who legitimately cares about her clients. 10/10
She's really supportive and compassionate. It's very calming for me with anxiety to read her messages.
Very helpful and understanding.
Heather is a great resource for me. When I feel like I can't openly talk about something with my friends and family, she lends me her friendly and non-judgemental ear, and has great advice. I would highly recommend her to others.
I've already got like 4 friends using BetterHelp. It's a BETTER way for me to get help.
Heather is a great therapist who has good listening skills and offers exceptional advice. She can holistically see through a problem and guide you through finding appropriate solutions through generating the correct thinking patterns.
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.
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!
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.
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. â™¡
Heather is lovely. Thoughtful and compassionate. Highly recommend!
Heather is so intelligent and caring. She always seems to say the right things and is always there to check up on me!
Listened to what I had to say and gave me constructive feedback.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Heather pays attention, and while trying to understand the issue she tries to gather more information to help.
Heather is great to work with. She helps with so much. I couldn't be happier then to work with Heather.
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.
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.
Wonderful, helpful, listens well. Helps me put things in perspective.
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.