Gimel Rogers, PsyD

Online Psychology Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Faculty/Associate Director Online MAP/MACLP Programs


Gimel Rogers is a licensed psychologist and the training director of the Professional Clinical and Forensic Services department at the Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma (IVAT).

She earned her doctorate from Pepperdine University and has provided trauma-focused care for 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 utilizes an array of therapeutic interventions with an emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy.

Dr. Rogers presently works with survivors who are recovering from emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. Additionally, she assists clients who are involved in criminal, family, and civil cases involving a broad range of forensic issues. Having published in the areas of culture, coping, spirituality, and trauma, she is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University and Point Loma Nazarene University. Her inaugural book is the 21-Day Relationship Healing Devotional and Journal, a poetry-based devotional that promotes restoration through reflection. Dr. Rogers dedicates time and energy to individuals across the world through her organization Fearless Individuals Resistant to Entrapment (F.I.R.E.) and its brand One Temple Fitness.