Counseling center offers unique approach
Posted on 10/06/2022
This historic building was renovated by Guidobono Builders at 341 E. MainWhat better fit for the renovated first floor and lower level offices at Guidobono headquarters than integrative mental health care services offered by Reset Brain and Body, which recently expanded from their Plymouth location to this new second location at 341 E. Main in Northville. The custom builder occupies the second floor.

The business is holding an open house on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., with a ribbon-cutting at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

This historic building, a contributing structure to the Historic District, is significant for its role in the Northville’s community development, healthcare and the social/recreation/
entertainment of the city’s residents. Erected around 1865, it originally was a respite home for returning Civil War Veterans. In the late 1890s the building operated as Angie Smith’s boarding house, which offered a place of residence for patients of Dr. Yarnall’s Gold Cure Clinic. The clinic, located across the street, was in operation for 21 years. (condensed from the Historic District Survey)

Fast forward to 2022, when Nick Biskelonis and wife Kerry, co-owners of Reset Brain and Body, chose to expand by moving north – closer to their growing client base that reside in Northville, Novi and other nearby communities.

The business has a clinical team of 17 and a support team of eight. These professionals are certified in their fields of social work, clinical therapy and psychology, with advanced degrees. Their unique approach integrates mindfulness and movement – think yoga, or tossing a ball at nearby Ford Field – along with talk therapy. Most have a special area of interest that provides more targeted services to individuals grappling with a particular issue, such as quelling Type A overdrive tendencies or learning skills to fix a flagging relationship, or building resiliency to make a life transition.

“It (doing something physical) helps break down barriers to one-on-one counseling,” said business manager Nick. “A lot of individuals are new to counseling and we meet them where they are most comfortable.”

They began the business in 2018, with Founder and Managing Director Kerry, LPC, operating out of a single suite in a professional building. The business grew with more clients and more therapists and they moved to larger quarters in Plymouth. They closed on the building at 260 S. Union in March 2020, just a few weeks before COVID-19 mandates forced most businesses to close.

“It was definitely a scary time,” Nick said. “We had our second child the second week of April too.” Yet, it all worked out.

“It was Kerry’s vision,” Nick noted. “She knew these were resources that our community needed.” At first, the clients were Plymouth residents. As the business became more established, they attracted more clients from Northville and beyond. When they saw an office for lease at the Guidobono headquarters, they knew it was the right fit. They worked with the builder to transform the first floor and lower level into a counseling center and group space.

The services focus on holistic treatment and are offered to teens, age 13, to adults.  View the website here.

Successful outcomes are reflected in the personal growth that clients experience. Clients typically start with six clinical weekly sessions to get to the root cause. From there, they see if the necessary progress has been made, via an evaluation form and by discussing their progress with the therapist. Because the business accepts insurance (BCBS PPO), it must monitor every session for clinical outcomes.

In the few months since Reset Brain and Body has been in Northville, Nick said, “We’ve been well received. Organically, we’ve developed a lot of partnerships.”

Reset Brain and Body participated in the suicide prevention 5K run/walk on Sept. 18, held by Northville High School’s Color my World group. They were also presenters at the recent daylong mental health program at Northville High School. And the owners met the new superintendent, RJ Webber, at a local restaurant. Being able to make relevant and supportive connections is one of the hallmarks of a strong business community found in Northville.

staff of Reset Brain and Body