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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

Getting Real about Pornography : How To Get Past Emotion and Reach Understanding

Pornography is a difficult problem in counseling due to many cultural and religious biases and contradictions which have created negative and unrealistic attitudes about sex. Understanding that being titillated by explicit sexual material is normal and not perverted can help remove some of the emotional barriers which block rationally decoding the symptom and uncovering underlying cause of the problem.

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Tips for Surviving the Emotinal Complexity of Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is that time of year when we honor and express our gratitude to our moms.  It is a time to remember all of the sacrifice and love that was shown to us and to show how much we appreciate it.  Cards and flowers, family dinners and trips to nice restaurants...

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Redefining Mental Health: The Struggle to be Reasonable

Since May is Mental Health Awareness month, I have to ask : How mindful are you about mental health? or, What does it mean to be mentally healthy? While understanding has grown and attitudes have improved over the years, there are still some misconceptions which...

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If you’re having trouble with…

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • PTSD
  • Sexuality
  • Separation / Divorce
  • Grieving & Loss
  • Pornography
  • Love & Attraction
  • Spirituality
  • Modern Culture
  • Stress & Coping
  • Weight Loss
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • OCD
  • Anger Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Assertiveness
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Sex
  • Lack of Desire
  • Affairs
  • In-laws

Blog & Video Archives

Click here for my recent and past Mental Health postings.