|Gina Marie Simmons|
|Alma mater||San Diego State University
United States International University
|Occupation||Marriage and family counselor
|Manage Anger Daily|
Gina Marie Simmons is an American blogger and licensed marriage and family counselor in San Diego, California.
Early life and education
Simmons received a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1983 from San Diego State University. She received a doctorate degree in 1991 from United States International University. There, her dissertation was titled "Interpersonal trust and perceived locus of control in the adjustment of adult children of alcoholics."
Simmons has been licensed in California as a marriage and family therapist since 1988. From 1987 to 1988, Simmons was licensed in California as a marriage and family therapist intern. She is co-founder and co-director of Schneider Family Services with her husband, Jay Schneider, a licensed clinical social worker.
She has been quoted in articles about anger management, including once in the New York Times, once in the Los Angeles Times and once in the San Diego Union-Tribune. She was profiled in a Q&A piece on Yahoo! Voices in 2010.
In December 2011, she appeared on "The Roth Show," a syndicated radio program.
In May 2010, her article “Media Violence Causes Aggression in Children” was published in the book Is Media Violence a Problem? (vol. 2).
A short story by Simmons is included in the book Heart of a Military Woman: Stories and Tributes to Those Who Serve Our Country, published in 2009 as part of the Heart Book Series by author Sheryl Roush.
As a teenager, in 1972, she sang on the rock musical album An Eye In Each Head and she performed in the live production of the same name. In 1994, she sang on the album Help The People by Paul Swigart, singing lead and background vocals on seven of the cuts, including "The Loving Words I Heard," "Daddy I Remember," and "Livin' with a Ghost."
She is married to Jay Schneider. They have three children and live in San Diego.
- Dissertation, "Interpersonal trust and perceived locus of control in the adjustment of adult children of alcoholics," 1991
- UCSD Admin Records, Learn-At-Lunch: M.A.D. For Teens
- San Diego Union-Tribune, “Foul territory: Heckling can go from good-natured to nasty, leaving society to decide where to draw the line,” September 30, 2004
- San Diego Union-Tribune, "Does Nevin always have to learn the hard way?" May 29, 2004
- The New York Times, “Class Time and Not Jail Time For Anger, but Does It Work?” (page 4), July 01, 2001
- Los Angeles Times, “CAREERS: Madder Than Ever,” November 2, 1998
- Yahoo! Voices, "Dealing with Difficult Employees: An Interview with Dr. Gina Simmons,” Aug 17, 2010
- The Roth Show: "The Ladies of Forbes' Crime, She Writes
- Yahoo! News, "Introducing Crime Expert Bloggers," October 24, 2011
- Living Better Magazine site
- Is Media Violence a Problem?, "Media Violence Causes Aggression in Children," by Gina Simmons, published by Gale: Cengage Learning, May 2010
- Heart of a Military Woman Book Contributors Announced
- Amazon, Heart of a Military Woman, Sparkle Press, November 11, 2009
- Adams Entertainment, Gallery of albums
- CD Universe, Help The People album track listing
- Fire Prince, Help The People tracks