Katya Brewington, M.Ed., NCC, LPC/MHSP, ACS is the owner and CEO of Brewington, LLC and Cedar Tree Wellness Center. She has provided counseling services to individuals, couples/families, and groups for over 17 years. She works with children 6 years of age and older, adolescents, and adults. Her approach is eclectic, primarily based on person-centered, family systems, cognitive-behavioral, and trauma-informed cognitive-behavioral models. Katya specializes in trauma, PTSD, mood disorders, anxiety, behavioral, marital, and parenting issues. Additionally, she provides licensure supervision to new practitioners. Katya holds a Master’s degree in counseling from Vanderbilt University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider/Approved Supervisor in Tennessee, National Certified Counselor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor. She has received extensive training in working with individuals who have experienced a traumatic event and is certified by the American Red Cross to work in areas of natural disaster. Katya is a member of the American Counseling Association, Tennessee Counseling Association, Tennessee Mental Health Counselors Association, and Chi Sigma Iota, an international honor society for students, professional counselors and counselor educators. Katya accepts private pay as well as most major behavioral health and EAP insurances.
In her previous career Katya was a college professor and translator. She is fluent in English, Bulgarian, and Russian. In her spare time, Katya and her husband John enjoy hiking, traveling, and gardening. Daughter Diana is an artist living and working in Paris, France.
John Simmons is the Chief Operations Officer of Cedar Tree Wellness Center. He plans, directs, and oversees the center’s operational policies, rules, initiatives, and goals and helps the organization execute long-term and short-term plans and directives. Additionally, he manages the building and its computer and network infrastructure. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and has done graduate work in business information systems at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He has decades of experience in software development, technical writing, and management in fields as diverse as telecommunications, systems control, audio applications, and more. John has been an amateur photographer since childhood, enjoys reading novels and physics-oriented books of all kinds, and enjoys hiking and gardening.