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 how fragile loving relationships are ?
One of the most frustrating things about being a therapist is that so many people simply don't understand how fragile loving relationships (including marriage) are. People need frequent reinforcement and reassurance and, in its absence, despair. If you love someone, say it and show it -- often. Like right now ! 3 29 2014
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Coming up Next on Bridge Street : Wednesday April 16th
Finding Romance Among the Diapers: How to re-kindle passion when you're raising young children.
Everyone knows that having a baby presents many relational challenges for young couples. One of the frustrating aspects of raising a child is the way it can interfere with intimacy and romance. Not to worry. You can be good parents and still be intimate friends and passionate lovers. And today we’re going to show you how.
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:
April 16, 2014
Finding Romance among the Diapers
Finding Romance among the Diapers
Everyone knows that having a baby presents many relational challenges for young couples. One of the frustrating aspects of raising a child is the way it can interfere with intimacy and romance. Not to worry I have good news. You can be good parents and still be intimate friends and passionate lovers. And today we’re going to show you how. Oh, and by the way, all our discussion this morning applies equally for those of you don’t have children.
Not enough time. The added demands of a child and the fixed 24 hrs. in a day mean something has to give and sex is often the first casualty.
Exhaustion – adding inevitable sleep interruptions results in fatigue and if you’re not well rested you’re not going to feel in the mood.
Frustration – not being able to do it all makes us cranky and cranky isn’t romantic.
Not valuing the importance of romance. People misunderstand that romance is not a luxury. It is essential to happy, healthy and long lasting relationships
Giving up. The disappointments and frustration th…