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Gimel Rogers

Clinical Professor
Associate Director Online MAP/MACLP Programs
Online Psychology Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Gimel Rogers, PsyD, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist and is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology by 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 the 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 a Clinical Professor 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. She is the content developer of the Power and Control Wheel of Historical Trauma.



  • PsyD, Pepperdine University, GSEP
  • MA, Pepperdine University, GSEP
  • BA, Spelman College