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.
Do you know when you should seek help from a pastoral counselor?
A pastoral counselor is trained in both psychology and theology. As a result, he or she can address psychological and spiritual issues. If you have any of these issues that you feel you should deal with, seeing a pastoral counselor can be a good idea.
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Thanks to Jim Beebe for posting my Tips for HolidayStress segment! It can now be seen in the video archive for 12 /23/2013.
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Watch Rev. Heath's Bridge Street Mental Health segments below:
February 12, 2014
Wedding Insurance and Pre-Marital Counseling :Bursting the Obligation Myth.
Wedding Insurance and Pre-Marital Counseling: Bursting the Obligation Myth
A growing trend in the insurance field is that more and more couples are taking out wedding insurance policies to cover all kinds of unexpected problems which might occur on their big day ... including if one of them gets cold feet and backs out. "Change of heart" policies will pay for non-refundable expenses which may have been incurred in anticipation of the cancelled event.
--Given all of the emotion and neurochemical clouding that occurs when we "fall" in love, I think that having insurance is a good thing because it can remove any financial concerns which may inhibit a couple from having a free and honest discussion regarding whether they really want to get married.
--Having the freedom to choose is important when it comes to making such important decisions. Too many people look at getting married as jumping off a cliff and that, once you've said you're going to, there is no turning back.
-Non sense. It is obviously better to change one's mind before getting married than to feel emotionally forced into a marriage - only choosing to div…