Call 315.637.0605   Rev. Heath Can Help!

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.

See Rev. Heath Live on 9 WSYR's Bridge Street!

Did You know  - that a lot of folks worry about how often they have sex?  Many wonder if they are "normal". The truth is there is no "normal", i.e. a certain number of times that a couple "should" have sex over a given period of time.  How often people have sex depends on a variety of factors and most people report that their frequency varies a lot.  The only exception to this observation might be if you are not having sex - at all or only a time or two a year.  If that is the case, talking to a professional may be a good idea. (7 22 2014)

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Coming up Next on Bridge Street : Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Check back soon to see what we will be talking about !                                               



*note for Windows 8 users.

MS seems to have fixed compatability problems with the 9wsyr website video streaming. Let me know if you have any problems.


Watch Rev. Heath's Bridge Street Mental Health segments below:

July 16, 2014

The Quiet Crisis: Adult Children Caring for Aging Parents

   The Quiet Crisis: Adult Children Caring for Aging Parents

We know that changes in technology create changes in society that, in turn shake, things up socially. The problem is that it is difficult to recognize some of the emerging changes while they are occurring.  Currently, advances in medical science which have added decades to our lives, have also created unintended problems for those who care for our aging population. Specifically, our increase in longevity has also come about in the wake of the disappearance of the extended family. These two social shifts has created new challenges for  caring for our seniors and have increased stress, especially for those adult children who are trying to take care of their parents. While this is a significant cultural problem it seems to fly beneath the radar of most Americans and is not widely recognized.

Today we will shed some light on this this growing crisis and provide some basic information to help reduce the stress in your family.

What is causing the stress?  There are two levels which contribute to the distress of care givers: Practical and Emotional.

Practical Factors

Modern medicine has no…
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