To The Root Counseling


About To the Root Counseling

To the Root Counseling provides a safe space to examine your current life and figure out how you got to where you are. Through our therapy work together it is our mission to get To the Root of what is causing the upset in your life and plot a plan to clean it up and to move forward. We work with people from all walks of life and specialize in helping people navigate through those tough transitional life phases.

Therapy Techniques

While many of us can share similar experiences, as your therapist we understand each person, child, couple, and family brings a distinctive set of events and challenges. Therefore our aim is to understand you and your uniqueness. We do not believe in an one-size-fits-all approach to therapy treatment. We adopt a culturally informed wholistic approach to therapy. 

We may draw from the following therapy models  when working with our clients to create a uniquely personalized plan for treatment. 


(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)


(Dialectical behavior therapy)


(Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)


(Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy)


Person Centered Therapy


Psychodynamic Therapy

Meet Our Therapist(s)

Martha Dawson


Keshia Irving


Nyesha Gary


I entered the counseling profession following a series of traumatic events in my own life. It was an attempt to heal myself that has lead me to the rewarding mission of helping others. Here’s some of what I learned in the process:

  • I learned that healing is a process.
  • I learned the importance of being kind to ourselves rather than beating ourselves up.
  • I learned that life doesn’t happen in a vacuum but that our lives are a series of connected experiences and energies.
  • I learned that the process of change comes with its own set of bruises.
  • I learned that as long as there is breath in our lungs there is hope.

Throughout my career I have worked with adults, children and families. My approach to working with my clients comes from a multidimensional holistic framework that is tailored to the person’s needs and concerns. As a therapist, my role is to support you in the growth-healing process. 

Areas of Focus:

  • Bringing therapy to a greater number of people through online counseling.
  • Strengthening Black marriages & Black families through couples coaching.
  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes


  • Bachelor of Art (BA) from Hampton University, Hampton Virginia
  • Masters of Art (MA) from Argosy University, Atlanta GA
  • Licensed Professional Counselor Georgia
  • Featured Holistic Life Coach on Black Life Coaching Network (2012)
  • Level II Reiki Practitioner


As a proud graduate of Walden University, where I studied Clinical Mental Health Counseling and achieved a Master of Science Degree, I provide healing, wholistic support during life’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual transitions.

My mission is to provide individuals in my community and peer group with mental health and mindfulness techniques. I combine clinical services such as CBT and narrative therapy with spiritual perspectives such as guided meditation and astrological birth charts, supporting your personal growth and spiritual evolution.

While I find profound fulfillment in empowering women of color, trauma touches all genders and communities; We’ve all known sadness, anxiety, heartache, and loss. So, if you seek a therapist who will foster growth, provide emphatic, authentic feedback, and teaches self-soothing interventions through brief, effective, solution-focused therapy, I encourage you to reach out.

As Maya Angelou said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story within you.” As a therapist at To the Root Counseling, I can create a safe, non-judgment space for you to share your unique story to get to The Root of your anxiety, sadness, or trauma. And together, we can reframe your narrative and rewrite your future. It is time to write the story of your life, and only you hold the pen!

Hello, my name is Nyesha Gary.  I currently reside in the state of Georgia and enjoy working with children, adolescents and parents.  I have been working in the field of Mental Health for eight years. Over the course of those years I have provided case management services, individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy to a wide Client population. I entered the counseling profession to serve and assist individuals manage the stressors of everyday life and experience life as the best versions of themselves. My integrative approach includes cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy.  I am delighted to serve my Clients and get to the bottom of their issues through To the Root Counseling and Coaching. I am here and available to help you. 

 Areas of Focus:

  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Caregiver stress
  • Life adjustments
  • Social Skills Building


Bachelor of Science Degree- Troy University, Department of Psychology

Masters Degree – Ashford University, Department of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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