Welcome to Roots oF Learning

About us


Kelsey Gogarty is an Educational Therapist and Certified Nutritionist in the San Diego Area and the founder of Roots of Learning. She received her B.A. in Psychology along with a minor in Business Administration from Sonoma State University in 2004, and she earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Therapy from Holy Names University in Oakland, Ca in 2011. With over a decade of experience, Kelsey has gained a wide breadth of knowledge in the field of education through her work as a Montessori teacher, an academic tutor for students of all ages, and a 1:1 educational therapist. Kelsey served as both an assistant director and educational therapist at La Jolla Learning Works for three years, and she is currently a substitute teacher and Assistant in the Arrowsmith program at Horizon Christian Preparatory. In addition, Kelsey provides a full range of educational therapy and nutritional consulting services though her private practice, Roots of Learning.

Kelsey’s Master’s thesis, Nutritional Intervention and Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder: The Influence of Nutrition on ADD/ADHD Behavior, inspired her to pursue a certification in Clinical Nutrition from the National Healing Institute in San Diego. Kelsey seeks to combine her educational and nutritional expertise for those seeking a more holistic approach to learning differences.

Once a struggling learner herself, Kelsey is passionate about providing students the tools they need to achieve academic success and cultivate a lifelong love of learning.

Trainings & Certifications
Certified Educational Therapist, HNU 2011
Making Math Real®, 2011
Lindamood-Bell LiPS®, 2011
Seeing Stars, 2012
Visualizing and Verbalizing, 2012
Step Up to Writing®, 2012
Handwriting Without Tears®, 2010
Lindamood-Bell On Cloud Nine®, 2012
Wilson Reading®, 2013
Certified Nutritionist Consultant(CNC)TM, NHI 2014
Member of the Association of Educational Therapists, 2008-Present