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Hi! I am Michael Heath and this is the Pine Ridge Pastoral Counseling Web Page. Pine Ridge is a place for folks who are looking for the best mental health care but who are turned off by large clinics or impersonal facilities.
Since 1994, Pine Ridge has offered a distinctive and more personal alternative for mental health needs while providing a comprehensive range of psychological services to help individuals, couples and families deal with a wide range of emotional, relational, crisis related, life phase and spiritual problems.
Since I am both a state Licensed Psychotherapist and a nationally Certified Pastoral Counselor, I offer a comprehensive therapeutic approach which can relate to both the psychological and spiritual dimensions of life’s difficulties .
This web site is a great place to learn about my areas of expertise and to find answers to questions you may have concerning psychotherapy, marriage counseling, couples counseling, and other counseling related issues. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact me and I’ll be glad to help.
Serving the people of Central New York since 1978!
Latest Blog Articles
By Rev. Michael Heath
This has been a difficult year for many people and, as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I believe that its message is needed more now than ever. Let me place the emotional impact of hard times and the reports of never ending tragic events in the context of other psychological problems .read more
While exercise, meditation and breathing exercises are important , journaling is also an essential and powerful resource for a successful stress management program. Here are some basic things to remember for anyone who wishes to begin journaling to lower their stress:read more
Specifically, partners who expressed 5 positive comments to every 1 negative were found to have very happy relationships. Conversely, couples whose positive to negative ration was .8 to 1 were found to have very unhappy or divorcing marriages.read more
Divorce Counseling: How individual therapy can civilize the difficult process and promote faster emotional healing for everyone involved.
Under even the best circumstances, the process of divorce can be one of the most agonizing experiences a person can suffer. Fortunately, there is a way to avoid and prevent fruitless divorce struggles and conduct a reasonable and civil parting of the ways. It is called Divorce Counselingread more
Smart Phones,Social Media and our Psyche: Three things to know about the technical marvel in your pocket.
While smartphones offer great convenience they also can seriously bias our view of the world by limiting what we are exposed to on the web to our own likes. This formula restricts our choices and can narrow our vision. Here are three tips to protect you from manipulation.read more
Many of our images of psychotherapy, such as lying on a couch, are obsolete and no longer apply. An IT specialist working at a computer better captures the process.read more
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