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.


October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

by Susan Rigney on 10/06/14

Domestic violence is abuse that takes place in intimate relationships.

Domestic violence crosses all barriers: economic, gender, ethnicity, age.

Domestic abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual, financial, spiritual.

Domestic abuse includes stalking behaviors.

The cycle of domestic abuse includes 3 phases: Honeymoon, Tension Building, and Explosive. 

For more information or if you believe you are at risk for domestic abuse in Riverside County California, please contact the Family Justice Center at 
760.863.8363 or your local police department. You CAN get help!

Your choice...

by Susan Rigney on 10/01/14

You can be part of the problem.

You can be part of the solution.

You decide.

Personal Growth

by Susan Rigney on 05/07/14

Growth is never about focusing on someone elses lessons, but only on our own. We are not victims of the world outside us. As hard as it is to believe sometimes, we are always responsible for how we see things.

Marianne Williamson

For the New Year

by Susan Rigney on 01/07/14

Love is what we are born with.

Fear is what we learn here.
The spiritual journey is the relinquishment or unlearning of fear
and the the acceptance of love back into our hearts.

Marianne Williamson

Back to school

by Susan Rigney on 08/19/13

It is that time of year again! With all the advertising on TV for back to school items, I could not help but notice the ads where the kids talk about how they will be different this year. One little girl seems determined to raise her hand more in class; a boy practices some new dance moves in the mirror. 

I got to thinking about those first days of school and the expectation that this year will be different…and better then the last. I believe there are a few things we can learn from these kids:

They SEE themselves as they DESIRE TO BE.

They are WILLING to MAKE THE EFFORT to change.

They BELIEVE they CAN BE DIFFERENT this year.

For those of us who’s first days of school are only a distant memory, I have hope we can develop a sense of new beginnings every day

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

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