Gimel Rogers, PsyD

Online Psychology Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Visiting Clinical Professor and Associate Director, Online MAP/MACLP Psychology Programs


Gimel Rogers, Psy.D., ABPP is a licensed psychologist and is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. With over 15 years of clinical, professional speaking, and training experience she is the owner of F.I.R.E. Igniting Lives and founder of its brand, One Temple Fitness.

She earned her doctorate from Pepperdine University and has provided trauma-focused care to clients from the Children of the Night Program, the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility, FCI Terminal Island, and community programs serving survivors of intimate partner violence. She is an expert witness and assists clients who are involved in criminal, family, and civil cases involving a broad range of forensic issues. She is faculty and the Associate Director of the Online MAP/MACLP programs at Pepperdine University. She provides professional training to a variety of organizations and institutions on the topics of antiracism, bias, diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as trauma-informed practices.

Therapeutically, Dr. Rogers presently works with survivors who are recovering from emotional, physical, and sexual abuse as well as persons coping with life’s stressors. She utilizes an array of therapeutic interventions with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral therapy. She has published in the areas of culture, coping, spirituality, and trauma. Her inaugural book is the 21-Day Relationship Healing Devotional and Journal, a poetry-based devotional that promotes restoration through reflection, and her new book EVOLVE is intended to enable one to step out of your insecurity and into your destiny by releasing one’s b.a.g.s. She is the content developer of the Power and Control Wheel of Historical Trauma Rogers’ Trauma-informed Culturally Relevant Brief Interview Protocol.