I am licensed in the State of Arizona with 16 years of professional work experience. I specialize in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma recovery, and coping with life changes. I believe in providing a safe environment for healing and wholeness, treating everyone with respect and compassion. Our sessions and treatment plan are customized to meet your unique and specific needs. I embrace a holistic body-mind-spirit approach to therapy and utilize the following treatment modalities: Nervous System Regulation, Strengths-Based Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Breath Work, Emotional Freedom Technique, Bilateral Stimulation, Mindfulness, Yoga, Trauma Recovery, and Feedback Informed Therapy.
Taking the first step to seeking a more peaceful and fulfilling life takes courage. I am here to effectively support you in that process. I believe we all are on a healing journey. There are times in our lives when we need some extra support and guidance for what is showing up. There is no trigger or trauma too big or small to safely process and bring into wholeness. The transforming power of Jesus and the Holy Spirit in my own life, combined with the experience I have gained through my healing journey from childhood trauma, encourages and empowers me to offer a safe space to facilitate healing and wellness for others.
I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Sociology from Grand Canyon University in 1992. While working full-time as a Social Worker, and completing two internships, I earned my Master of Social Work degree from Arizona State University in 1997. After two years of clinical supervision I became a Certified Independent Social Worker in 2000, which converted to Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2004. Furthermore, I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist–Individual (CCTSI) through Trauma Institute International.
Heather Wiest — LCSW, E-RYT®500, YACEP®, CCTSI — is beyond blessed to LOVE, SERVE and INSPIRE her family and community as a Christ-Centered Yoga Teacher, Retreat Leader, Holy Fire® III Karuna Reiki® Master, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and contributing author. Her holistic sessions and classes are engaging and rejuvenating, leaving one feeling balanced and inspired. Heather aims to curate memorable experiences, whether individually or collectively. Love Serve Inspire LLC was founded in 2018 to encompass all of Heather’s experience and skills as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Christ-Centered Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, and Trauma Specialist. Heather’s busy life as a wife, mother, and guide, encourages her to find the pause — embracing every moment of connection, presence, and peace. A passionate, yet simple girl at heart, you can find Heather breathing in another radiant sunrise or sunset in her Arizona backyard, or while traveling the world.
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I’ve tried therapy in the past and it was awkward and hard. Whenever I’m speaking with Heather it feels like I’m talking to an old friend who truly wants the best for me. Excited to see where our sessions take us!
Written on Feb 27, 2024 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
I’ve just begun my therapy with Heather, and I just went to say I am THANKFUL for her. She has been so wonderful, informative, and helpful. I was scared to start therapy and was worried I wouldn’t find a therapist that I would feel comfortable being vulnerable with. Heather is absolutely amazing! I felt comfortable right away. She’s extremely attentive to my needs and I’m absolutely blessed to have found her. If you need a therapist who truly cares about your well being, truly look NO further! You found her!
Written on Oct 11, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Heather is amazing she’s very attentive and caring I highly recommend her!
Written on Oct 10, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Heather is a huge blessing to me. She listens. She helps put real life into perspective.
Written on Apr 28, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Heather speaks with me in a way that is very different from other therapists I have been to. It is very refreshing and positive. I hope to continue to gain ground with things that challenge me with a positive experience speaking with Heather.
Written on Mar 08, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Heather is fantastic. She listens and genuinely cares about what I’m going through. She has given me tools that work very well with my issues. I would highly recommend.
Written on Mar 03, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and grief