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Loving Roots Project

The Loving Roots Project is an online practice providing positive, inspirational, and empowering information related to healthy relationships, self-improvement, personal growth, and mental wellness. We focus on living a more fulfilled and meaningful life.

Clinical Psychologist and Relationship Coach
Military Spouse

Dr. Shelley Sommerfeldt

Dr. Shelley Sommerfeldt is the founder of the Loving Roots Project. She’s a Psychologist, Relationship Expert and Wellness Coach. Dr. Shelley is also a wife, mother, military spouse, entrepreneur, hiker, gardener, animal lover and an avid dreamer who’s dedicated to helping others achieve the happiness they deserve.

She earned a Doctorate degree as well as a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University in California. She also earned a Master’s degree in Family Psychology from Hardin Simmons University in Texas.

Dr. Shelley has worked for many years in a variety of mental health settings including a domestic violence shelter, geriatric treatment facility, correctional facility, psychiatric hospital, substance abuse treatment facility and various counseling centers, including community mental health centers and private practice. 

Dr. Shelley was the owner and director of Beach Cities Psychological Services in Hermosa Beach, CA. During her time running a small group practice, Dr. Shelley developed a passion for working with couples and helping individuals with relationship-related issues as well as helping to empower people toward their own personal growth and development.

Dr. Shelley has been featured in a number of media publications. See more here.