Private Practice is hard, but you don’t have to do it alone. Few therapy education programs provide any training or information on the business aspects of counseling. Yet private practice is arguably the most common vocational choice for mental health professionals.
We provide consulting services to practitioners new to private practice as well as more experienced practitioners who are looking to expand their practices. We can help with all aspects of the business of therapy, from making the decision to start a practice to growing it into a successful business or even a group!
Our initial consultation costs $150, for which you get one hour of a confidential discussion/assessment of your strengths, needs, and goals. By the end of that hour, we will give you feedback on steps you can follow on your own, or choose to use one of our customized service packages to fit your needs, time, and budget. For an additional fee, we offer an extensive compilation of documents and spreadsheets, practice-tested and ready to use, to jump-start your practice.
John Simmons is the CEO and co-founder of Therabiz, LLC and COO of Cedar Tree Wellness Center.. 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 is the developer of the Charts app. He also plans, directs, and oversees Cedar Tree Wellness Center’s computer and network infrastructure, operational policies, rules, initiatives, and goals and helps the organization execute short- and long-term plans and directives.
Katya Brewington, M.Ed., LPC/MHSP/S, NCC, ACS, is the COO and cofounder of Therabiz, LLC and founder and CEO of Cedar Tree Wellness Center. 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 over 17 years of experience as a therapist and over 13 years as a supervisor (clinical, internship, and licensure). She has worked in nonprofits, private practice, and group practice. She has presented at conferences on all things private practice as well as participated in panel discussions on career development at local universities. 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. In her previous career Katya was a college professor and translator.
Together we embarked on the impossible journey of turning a vacant piece of scrubland into a thriving wellness center. Today we want to share the lessons of our business success with you!!