Dr. Nikki Rotert relies on compassion, insight, clinical skill, humor, and years of experience in the field to guide clients in healing wounds and emotional distress. She believes we all have the ability to regain emotional balance and that support from an understanding, empathic, and skilled clinician can be the catalyst for healing to occur in all areas of our lives. Dr. Rotert specializes in childhood and adult trauma, women’s issues, military families, depression, and parenting. As an adoptive mother and former foster parent, she has both personal and professional experience in the challenges of parenting teens and adults with substance abuse and behavioral issues.
Education & Experience
Dr. Rotert is a clinical psychologist with 28 years of experience. She began her career in Minneapolis, where she created and directed an American Indian community mental health center. When raising children as a single parent required more flexibility and family support, she moved to Nebraska and began a 17-year career in a thriving private practice. Dr. Rotert moved to Southern California five years ago, and is currently the director of a community counseling clinic on a local military installation. She is responsible for supervising 23 licensed therapists providing services to active duty military families, as well as for consultation and trainings for military personnel. Having missed the satisfaction of private practice, Dr. Rotert joined Orange County Health Psychologists, Inc. to provide psychotherapy services during evening and weekend hours.
Dr. Rotert received her Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. She has two children and four grandchildren, and is thrilled to have traded blizzards and ice for sunshine and the ocean.