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.

Serving the people of Central New York since 1978!

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Do You know - Pastoral  counseling is a broad term.   - 

In different settings it may involve counseling focused on matters of spiritual faith, interpersonal or organizational conflicts within a church or group, or issues that you can more comfortably discuss in a religious context. 

Working with a pastoral counselor does not require having a spiritual approach to life or a need for spiritual guidance. Pastoral counselors are available to help anyone who thinks he or she needs psychological assistance in overcoming problems in his or her life.

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Coming very soon will be some exciting new changes in the way our website looks. We're adding the ability to post images and videos from various sources that will make our site both more appealing to read and easier to use. Check back soon.  




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

February 09, 2015

Rekindling Passion: Part Two – The Secret to Re-igniting the Fames of Desire

-- There is nothing wrong with roses and chocolate to express romantic feelings but here is something that you might not have considered: Seeing you using a vacuum cleaner may be even more attractive to her.

-- In part one of our Valentine’s Day segment, we debunked the myth of aphrodisiacs, i.e. that there are substances which will, all by themselves, sexually arouse our partner.  Passion is something that springs more from the loving and considerate foundation of a relationship and not from a secret potion. If there are cracks in the foundation, sexual excitement will suffer.   Today I want to share with you the real secret to creating and sustaining sexual passion and desire in your marriage. 

--I realize that most women already know what I’m about to say but nonetheless it bears repeating along with a brief review of the facts concerning female psycho-sexual arousal.  To use a computer analogy, men are like Windows and women are more like the pre-windows operating system, DOS. (No, I’m not trying to imply that women are not up to date. It’s just simple analogy.)   

--For men, sex is like a program which is …
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