Michael J Heath

Counselor, LMHC, AAPC, MDiv

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Michael J Heath, LMHC, AAPC, MDiv, Counselor in Fayetteville
(315) 565-6140 Website

Michael J Heath

Counselor, LMHC, AAPC, MDiv


Location

Pine Ridge Pastoral Counseling and Psychotherapy Services
7913 East Ridge Point Drive
Fayetteville, New York 13066
(315) 565-6140

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Pine Ridge
504 East Fayette
Syracuse, New York 13202
(315) 380-1005

Hi, since 1978 I've specialized in human sexuality, pornography problems, mood disorders, PTSD and Marriage Counseling. My comprehensive approach to counseling integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of life in a way which not only treats painful symptoms but also heals the underlying emotional wounds. I believe that empathic listening which understands without judging is the foundation of emotinal healing. Therapy is a process of gaining a wider perspective which reveals how past trauma are connected to present problems. Greater mindfulness reveals old and problematic response patterns which then can be discarded and replaced by new and better ones.

Why I'm different as a therapist is that I'm a person and a minster who can speak frankly about sex without embarrassment. Thus, clients know that it is OK for them too, e.g. pornography, is seen as a problem like any other to be understood not judged or condemned .

While all therapist are trained in counseling, only Pastoral Counselors have undergone their own extensive therapy as part of their education. When you talk with me, know that I have sat in your seat. I've learned about counseling not only from graduate school but from my own personal therapy as well.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Yale Divinity School
  • Year Graduated: 1974
  • License No. and State: 003024 New York

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $70 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • American Behavioral
  • Anthem
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Health Net
  • Integrated Health Plan
  • Lifetime Benefit Solutions
  • MVP
  • MagnaCare
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • TRICARE
  • United Health Care
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • ValueOptions
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Michael J Heath's Groups

internet pornography

This pornography group is currently inactive ! Internet pornography has become a problem which affects not only one's marriage but also work one's work place. The the outlook of this group toward's pornograph obsession is that it is as a self-soothing distraction which diverts attention from underlying and unresolved conflicts and issues. Through the professionally-lead peer interaction: 1)shame is lowered so that 2)a realistic appreciation of the destructive aspects of this activity can be developed; 3) better and more effective and less problematic coping mechanisms may be found and 4) that the underlying conflicts will be addressed and resolved.

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Location

Pine Ridge Pastoral Counseling and Psychotherapy Services
7913 East Ridge Point Drive
Fayetteville, New York 13066
(315) 565-6140

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Pine Ridge
504 East Fayette
Syracuse, New York 13202
(315) 380-1005
Specialties
  • Mood Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Addiction
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Pornography
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma Recovery - PTSD
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Categories
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Video Counseling

Links

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Last Modified: 22 Mar 2018
Michael J Heath, LMHC, AAPC, MDiv, Counselor in Fayetteville

Michael J Heath

Counselor, LMHC, AAPC, MDiv