Reflections











































Hope and healing for the hurt
only you can feel.
I believe we experience events that may define our lives.

I believe our future depends on how we respond to the memory of those events.

I believe we can choose how we respond.

Reflections

Processing Grief

by Susan Rigney on 10/05/15

How should I move forward knowing that someone I cared about was hurting enough to take his own life? I do not know why he felt this was the only way. I had not seen him recently. Was there something I could have done to prevent the determination he had to end his pain? I will never know his reasons.

The memories of the time when he was in my life seem just as real as yesterday. I remember him with all the love and devotion I could have for my First Crush. The time spent daydreaming about our happily ever after was not wasted. I have cherished those memories long after it became clear the reality of our life paths were taking different directions.

I do not know the man he became and yet I grieve for his lost life. I grieve for the boy I knew all those years ago. I remember him each year on his birthday, May 23, to celebrate his life. He will live on in my heart and always be a part of me. I hope that now he has found peace.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

by Susan Rigney on 04/16/15

In order to prevent child abuse we must become more educated on the topic. childwelfare.gov is a great place to start for information and resources.


I encourage everyone to get involved in the prevention of child abuse in our communities.

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

by Susan Rigney on 03/16/15

If you or someone you love is bothered by problem gambling, you may be eligible for no-cost confidential help. 

Have you ever gambled to escape from personal problems or to relieve uncomfortable feelings such as guilt, anxiety or depression?

Have you ever felt like gambling is taking over your life?

Have you ever tried to cut down or control your gambling?

If you live or work in the Coachella Valley please call me directly and we can get started immediately!

New Perspective

by Susan Rigney on 02/17/15

Learning something new feels uncomfortable even when we know it will benefit us in the long run. I have found that attitude has everything to do with success. 


A positive attitude makes learning something new more fun and exciting. Humor and the ability to laugh at our mistakes proves to be healthy both mentally and physically.

A New Year

by Susan Rigney on 02/05/15


If you are not happy with where you are in life, 
you can change your focus to see yourself in a new way.

Are you where you want to be in your life and relationships? Or are you stuck in the same place emotionally? Please call and we can work together to discover new ideas to change your life. 

Susan Rigney, MA
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC 47547)
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC 556)
Please call for an appointment 760.341.3144

For more information about recovery support go to:

www.addiction180.com