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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
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.read more
Research reveals that many couples are not having sex because they are too busy working. The stress of work and the worry about finances has become so distracting that people have fallen into some bad habits known as the Romantic Doldrums. For example, if...read more
Many folks have been shaken by the news of the horrible shooting of Congressperson, Steve Scalise, in Alexandria Virginia. And even though most people weren't directly affected, the non-stop coverage from the media has increased the impact of the event and made the...read more
Some time ago (12/4/2016)), I addressed misconceptions folks had about Pastoral Counseling. Today I'd like to give three examples of how Pastoral Counseling uses similarities between Biblical wisdom and modern psychology to help their clients. Old stories from...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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