Amanda Marotz Roemer, LCPC
Amanda received her undergraduate degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in political science and criminal justice. She began her career in healthcare strategic planning and business development after obtaining her master’s degree in public administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2004. During her 10 years in healthcare, she was closely aligned with the identification of behavioral health needs and service needs in her hometown of Omaha. This exposure inspired her to go back to school and get her master’s of science degree in counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, graduating in 2013.
She developed a passion for working with trauma, severe mental illness, and borderline personality disorder early in her career as a community based mental health provider in Omaha. While practicing in the Appalachia areas of southern Ohio, Amanda’s interest in trauma deepened to complex trauma and its dissociative, somatic, and personality manifestations.
Amanda is experienced in treating severe mental illness, substance use, personality disorders, depression, and anxiety. She has worked extensively with trauma survivors to help them find healing from their past and to begin creating a life worth living for themselves in the present. Her passion and area of expertise are working with complex trauma and dissociation, utilizing an eclectic combination of CBT, DBT, and EMDR. She utilizes an empathetic, direct, straightforward approach and encourages active client involvement and feedback. She is trained in and seeking certification in EMDR, as well as certification for treatment of complex trauma dissociation via ISSTD.
Her experience as part of the LGBTQ+, recovery, and secular communities and her knowledge of the unique challenges faced by members of these communities helps her provide competent and knowledgeable care to her LGBTQ+ clients, those in recovery, and persons who seek acceptance of their religious beliefs or lack thereof. She is the wife and daughter of combat veterans.
In addition to being a therapist, Amanda is also a proud and dedicated wife and mother/stepmother to her three kids. She loves reading, learning, Husker football, “outdoor adventures,” gardening, and a good cup of tea or coffee. And, of course, her cat Bob.
Amanda grew up visiting her family in Idaho and is excited to be living and practicing in her second home state.