Amanda Rovnak

Core Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Amanda Rovnak began her work with Walden in 2007 as a Contributing Faculty, before transitioning to Core Faculty. She is licensed as a social worker, counselor, and chemical dependency counselor. Most of her clinical work is in addictions treatment.
Dr. Rovnak's clinical experience began in 2000 with a focus in primary addictions treatment. Her clinical experience includes work with youth through elderly clients, various mental health and addictions settings, and with HIV positive clients. Dr. Rovnak has experience teaching in various settings and has coordinated clinical training for counseling students at a brick and mortar University. Dr. Rovnak has contributed to the field of counseling through work with state organizations, presentations, and publications.


PhD, The University of Akron

MSW, The University of PIttsburgh

BA, The University of Pittsburgh


Lange, A., Rovnak, A., VanMeter, C., Clow, T. (2017). Family Systems and Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders.

Whisenhunt, J. L., DuFresne, R. M., Stargell, N. A., Rovnak, A., Zoldan, C. A., Kress, V. (2017). Supporting Counselors After a Client Suicide: Creative Supervision Techniques. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health

Russo, J., Rovnak, A. (2016). John.

Smith, S. S., Reynolds, C. A., Rovnak, A. M. (2009). A Critical Analysis of the Social Advocacy Movement in Counseling. Journal of Counseling and Development


Rovnak, A., White, M. (2016). Using a Personal Change Project to Develop Counselor Trainee/Supervisee Empathy.

Rovnak, A., White, M. (2015). When Addiction Isn't Your Specialty: Providing Supervision to Trainees Treating Substance Abusing Clients.

Rovnak, A., Russo, J. (2015). Onling Teaching, Self-Care, and Burnout: Practice What You Teach. ACES

Rovnak, A., White, M. (2014). Take Action: Empathizing with Clients in Various Stages of Change. OCA

Russo, J., Rovnak, A., Gilea, B. (2023). School Counselors: Adhering to Best Practices and Ethics to Support Students with the Coming Out Process.