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.
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Schedule Change !
Coming up Next on Bridge Street : Wednesday, December 18th:
Juggling Work and Family : Tips to keep things in Balance
Did you know ? As a state licensed Psychotherapist and nationally certified Pastoral CounsDelor, I participate in continuing professional education. For example, since 2006 I have completed over 26 post-graduate courses in vital areas of human sexuality, psychology, psychotherapy and marriage counseling.
This process of ongoing clinical development assures you, the consumer, that I am up to date with the latest research and techniques in the field and that I will provide you with the most effective treatment.
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Watch Rev. Heath's Bridge Street Mental Health segments below:
November 19, 2013
Dating Younger: How the internet and social media have expanded dating choices for single people
Dating Younger : How the internet has expanded dating choices.
Research shows that a lot more folks, especially women are dating younger and today we’re going to talk about his change in dating patterns and when it means for the future. Is it just a fad ? What are the advantages ? How about the disadvantages ? Is it worth it?
Q: Why are more folks “dating younger” these days ?
A: Technological advances of internet and smart phone result in cultural evolution In the past folks were often limited to pool of potential partners by geography, ethnicity religion or race. With the advent of technology most of these barriers have fallen people. Specifically with the emergence of the internet and social media, dating taboos around age are falling as well. The web has expanded the possibilities of meeting people far beyond what school or workplace or local bars allowed and made shared interests rather than convenience the basis for exploring a relationship. Changes always create anxiety however and many of our notions about what is right have been challenged. Today we’re going…