Brian Nemerovski, LLPC

(he/him/his)

Where he studied:

Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism
Northwestern University

Master of Arts in School Counseling
Eastern University of Michigan

What he does at Pietruck Therapy Services:

Psychotherapist

Location:

Ann Arbor, Saline & Virtual

Contact:

Meet Brian

What is your favorite place?

On the couch with my dogs or kids and a morning cup of coffee

What is your favorite quote?

“Keep the main thing.” This comes from a mentor who happened to be a college football coach, but the sentiment is applicable throughout our busy lives!

What is your go-to “feel good” song?

At the moment, anything by Dispatch

Do you have any secret talents?

Whistling to “myself,” though I often whistle without realizing it and
reveal the secret to those around me!

Other than mental health, what is something you’re passionate about?

International soccer. I’ve been a huge sports participant and fan forever, but recently I’ve been more into following the US Women’s National Team and, separately, the English Premier League.

Who is your ideal client?

Anyone who is willing to consider new tools to help them live, learn, and connect. In recent years, my counseling work has focused on high-school students and their families, so I do feel a bit more prepared for those relationships and I am equally excited to work and learn with clients from older and younger age groups.

Why do you like being a therapist?

Positive change! As someone who has utilized mental health treatment for my own conditions, I know that our natural inclination as humans is to resist change. With effective treatment and therapist relationships, we can overcome some of our very nature and improve our own functioning.

What is something you wish people knew about therapy?

In our practice, therapy looks, feels and sounds positive. Because therapy is a human relationship, there will surely be times of discomfort and sadness. But, as both a client and a therapist, I have come to believe that therapy is the best tool available to us for continuing to grow in positive ways.

Why/how can people benefit from therapy?

Among the oodles of reasons why therapy is beneficial, the main thing is that our brains and bodies need our help! What feels automatic – a thought, a feeling, or an instinctive action – are the result of processes that can be interrupted and changed for the better.

What is something you’d like clients to know about you (or how you work)?

Much of my professional counseling experience has been with adolescents and their families. In schools, we counsel folks toward academic, career, and emotional goals. Often, those areas can be quite specific, such as when a high schooler works with their counselor toward college selection goals. But the principles of school counseling have been effective in guiding my work with adult populations as well – we are all lifelong learners working toward goals that often impact our career opportunities and relationships.

What does success in therapy look like to you?

Short-term, success is when a client or family returns for additional service. Doing the work as a client can be challenging, with ups and downs, and we should all be encouraged by the step of showing up. Long term, success looks like meaningful progress to the benefit of the client and/or the important humans in their life.

What are your thoughts about the “stigma” of therapy?

In our community, we’ve made progress, and we have more room to improve. Working with adolescents, I have gained hope that we will continue to reduce stigma. Adolescents can be incredibly valuable in normalizing treatment for one another, and can also lead efforts to educate “older” folks like me.

Populations:

Tweens (12+), Teens, Young Adults, Adults, Families, Couples

Treatment Modalities:

  • Behavior Counseling
    Breath Work
    Choice Theory
    Coaching, Cognitive Therapy Behavior (CBT)
    Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
    Development of Rituals
    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
    Family Systems
    Meditation
    Meditation and Mindful Movement
    Mindfulness
    Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
    Motivational Interviewing
    Play Therapy
    Psychoeducation
  • Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)
    Strength-Based Therapy
    Trauma Informed Care
    Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness
    Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Professional Specializations

  • Adoption
    ADHD
    Anxiety
    Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Attachment
    Behavioral Problems
    Bipolar Disorder
    Body Image
    Bullying
    Bullying and Social Skills
    Conduct Disorders
    Coping Skills
    Depression
    Developmental Disabilities
    Disability Adjustment
    Educators
    Emotional Regulation
    Family of Origin
    Food and Body
    HAES (Health At Every Size)
    Healers and Healthcare workers
  • Infertility
    Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
    Other helping professionals and fellow therapists
    Parenting
    Relationships
    Self-Esteem
    Self-Harm and Suicidal Ideation
    Stress
  • Trauma
    Type-A Personality
    Woman’s Health and Postpartum
    Work/Life Balance

Brian Nemerovski, LLPC

(he/him/his)

Where he studied:

Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism
Northwestern University

Master of Arts in School Counseling
Eastern University of Michigan

What he does at Pietruck Therapy Services:

Psychotherapist

Location:

Ann Arbor & Saline

Contact:

Meet Brian

What is your favorite place?

On the couch with my dogs or kids and a morning cup of coffee

What is your favorite quote?

“Keep the main thing.” This comes from a mentor who happened to be a college football coach, but the sentiment is applicable throughout our busy lives!

What is your go-to “feel good” song?

At the moment, anything by Dispatch

Do you have any secret talents?

Whistling to “myself,” though I often whistle without realizing it and
reveal the secret to those around me!

Other than mental health, what is something you’re passionate about?

International soccer. I’ve been a huge sports participant and fan forever, but recently I’ve been more into following the US Women’s National Team and, separately, the English Premier League.

Who is your ideal client?

Anyone who is willing to consider new tools to help them live, learn, and connect. In recent years, my counseling work has focused on high-school students and their families, so I do feel a bit more prepared for those relationships and I am equally excited to work and learn with clients from older and younger age groups.

Why do you like being a therapist?

Positive change! As someone who has utilized mental health treatment for my own conditions, I know that our natural inclination as humans is to resist change. With effective treatment and therapist relationships, we can overcome some of our very nature and improve our own functioning.

What is something you wish people knew about therapy?

In our practice, therapy looks, feels and sounds positive. Because therapy is a human relationship, there will surely be times of discomfort and sadness. But, as both a client and a therapist, I have come to believe that therapy is the best tool available to us for continuing to grow in positive ways.

Why/how can people benefit from therapy?

Among the oodles of reasons why therapy is beneficial, the main thing is that our brains and bodies need our help! What feels automatic – a thought, a feeling, or an instinctive action – are the result of processes that can be interrupted and changed for the better.

What is something you’d like clients to know about you (or how you work)?

Much of my professional counseling experience has been with adolescents and their families. In schools, we counsel folks toward academic, career, and emotional goals. Often, those areas can be quite specific, such as when a high schooler works with their counselor toward college selection goals. But the principles of school counseling have been effective in guiding my work with adult populations as well – we are all lifelong learners working toward goals that often impact our career opportunities and relationships.

What does success in therapy look like to you?

Short-term, success is when a client or family returns for additional service. Doing the work as a client can be challenging, with ups and downs, and we should all be encouraged by the step of showing up. Long term, success looks like meaningful progress to the benefit of the client and/or the important humans in their life.

What are your thoughts about the “stigma” of therapy?

In our community, we’ve made progress, and we have more room to improve. Working with adolescents, I have gained hope that we will continue to reduce stigma. Adolescents can be incredibly valuable in normalizing treatment for one another, and can also lead efforts to educate “older” folks like me.

Populations:

Tweens (12+), Teens, Young Adults, Adults, Families, Couples

Treatment Modalities:

  • Behavior Counseling
    Breath Work
    Choice Theory
    Coaching, Cognitive Therapy Behavior (CBT)
    Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
    Development of Rituals
    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
    Family Systems
    Meditation
    Meditation and Mindful Movement
    Mindfulness
    Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
    Motivational Interviewing
    Play Therapy
    Psychoeducation
  • Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)
    Strength-Based Therapy
    Trauma Informed Care
    Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness
    Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Professional Specializations

  • Adoption
    ADHD
    Anxiety
    Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Attachment
    Behavioral Problems
    Bipolar Disorder
    Body Image
    Bullying
    Bullying and Social Skills
    Conduct Disorders
    Coping Skills
    Depression
    Developmental Disabilities
    Disability Adjustment
    Educators
    Emotional Regulation
    Family of Origin
    Food and Body
    HAES (Health At Every Size)
    Healers and Healthcare workers
  • Infertility
    Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
    Other helping professionals and fellow therapists
    Parenting
    Relationships
    Self-Esteem
    Self-Harm and Suicidal Ideation
    Stress
  • Trauma
    Type-A Personality
    Woman’s Health and Postpartum
    Work/Life Balance

Background

Brian has enjoyed serving in various counseling roles since joining the field in 2011. Prior to joining Pietruck Therapy Services, Brian developed extensive experience working with teens and their families in a school environment. As a school counselor and school-based therapist, Brian appreciates the interconnectedness among our mental health, family relationships and academic/professional functioning. Overall, Brian has worked with clients from ages 7-70, focusing on managing impacts of anxiety, depression and life transitions (especially from high school to college). Brian has a passion for empowering clients from marginalized and historically disadvantaged identity groups toward lifelong and generational progress!

Pietruck Therapy Office

WHERE TO FIND US IN SALINE

We are located on Saline's Northeast side, off of Industrial Drive, close to Campus Parkway. Our office is located across the street from Saline High School in the Wood Duck Business Park Association.
You will immediately turn left into the parking lot and we are located at the very end of the building, Unit 1. There is free parking in the lot in front of our entrance.
Please come on in, take a seat in the waiting room and your therapist will be out to greet you at the time of your appointment.