About Rev. Michael Heath

Some biographical information about me and my training.

Rev. Michael Heath

I began my professional training at Yale Divinity School. At that time I was interested in theology and culture as it was expressed in modern movies but I also did a concentration in human sexuality from the Yale Medical School. I graduated from Yale with "distinction" in 1974 with a Master of Divinity degree. Having been "in care" in preparation for the Christian ministry, I was subsequently ordained into the educational ministry by the Northern Association of the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ.
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For those of you who prefer a bullet-point presentation of my education and credentials, to a more narrative style, here is a resume style summary of my professional background.

General

  • TV Educator/ "Bridge Street Therapist", 9WSYR TV's Bridge Street, 2006 to Present
  • Nationally Certified - Fellow, American Association of Pastoral Counselors 1988
  • Psychotherapist, in practice in the Syracuse area since 1978.
  • Ordained Minister, Oneida Association, New York Conference of the United Church of Christ 1974- Present.

Areas of Professional Expertise

  • Psychological Evaluations
  • Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator Assessment
  • Problems related to:
  • Mood Disorders Depression, Anxiety, Panic and Phobias.
  • Sexuality education, lack of desire, dysfunction,
  • Gender identity, identity/orientation confusion, paraphilias
  • Abuse and PTSD, Adjustment Disorders
  • Grief of Loss, Being Single, Divorce, Mid- Life
  • First Child, Empty Nest, Retirement, Post Hospitalization After Care
  • Stress Disorders and Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Conditions
  • Stress Related Disorders, e.g. colitis, back aches, headaches, etc.
  • Substance Abuse Alcohol and Drugs
  • Impulse Control e.g. Anger, Eating, Shop lifting, Gambling, Sex, Pornography
  • Relationships, Marital and Family - Parenting, Adolescence
  • Personal Growth
  • Life Phase, Religious and Spiritual Issues
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