Dr. Ginger Gabriel, Ph.D., M.F.T

Dr. Ginger Gabriel, Ph.D., M.F.T., is an author and speaker as well as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. With Master of Arts degrees in counseling and missions and a Ph.D. in psychology, she has traveled to Asia, the Middle East and throughout North American giving her four-to fifteen-hour relationship and counseling skill-building seminars.

Her favorite pastimes are kayaking, quilting, hiking and reading novels. She is married to Dr. Stan Gabriel. They have three children and three grandchildren.

Articles by Dr. Ginger Gabriel, Ph.D., M.F.T

Advice: Divorce, Separation and Dating

My brother recently announced his separation shortly after told me he was dating someone. He and his wife have filed for divorce, but my family is having a hard time dealing with the fact that he is dating while he is still legally married. He wants our family to meet his new girlfriend. My question […] Read More >

Am I having an emotional affair?

I am a happily married woman, with a very loving and supporting husband. We have been married for five years now. Of late I have befriended a man who is five years younger than me. He started calling me regularly and saying all the beautiful things a woman wants to hear. He has become my […] Read More >

Can a person be a Christian and still be addicted to drugs?

Can a person be a born again Christian and still be addicted to drugs? My 21-year-old son accepted Christ 1 ½ years ago and at that time he said he was delivered from drug addiction. He was successful in staying off of drugs for about 6 months. Now he’s acting just like he used to […] Read More >

Conflict over Visitation

My fiancee has a 5 year old daughter by a previous marriage. His ex-wife has remarried, and along with her new husband, causes a lot of conflict regarding visitation and other custody issues. We have tried counselling together, but after two sessions his ex and her husband quit, saying my fiancee did not have the […] Read More >

Could childhood feelings be shaping my adult life?

When I feel deeply hurt, I tend to react with emotions and behaviors similar to those from when I’ve been hurt before. There seems to be a pattern in my behavior, but I don’t know where it comes from. Why do I do what I do? Advice: We are told that most of us have […] Read More >

How can I be happy in a relationship?

What does a woman need to be happy in a relationship? Advice: To be happy in a relationship a woman needs to accept herself as she is. She needs self-esteem, a sense of value, a sense of belonging to something greater than herself, a mission in life, and the ability and desire to care for […] Read More >

How can I get over a heart ache?

How do you get over a heart ache? I know they say time heals all wounds but who needs time when you’re heart broken? How do you get over an ex- boyfriend when you have to face him practically everyday? It just hurts to see a love that was once there but is not there […] Read More >

How do I change my controlling ways?

While I was surfing the web I came across an article on husbands with control issues. After reading several articles on traits of a controlling husband, I can see that I fit the description. My wife, whom I love with all my heart, is at her wits end with my constant concern of ‘time watching’ […] Read More >

How do I get over an affair?

How do I get over an affair I should not have had in the first place? He is married and so am I. I see him all the time and the old feelings keep coming back. Advice: Find a way to not ever see him again. Move if you have to. The healing needs to […] Read More >

How safe is sex without a condom?

I am 25 years old. I am worrying about sex with my boyfriend. He doesn’t like to use condoms and persuades me that it is safe if we just interrupt sex, but I am always afraid of pregnancy. Maybe I can calculate my safe days before or after menstruation? After sex I cannot get to […] Read More >