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Renew Counseling

The team members at Renew Counseling are committed to providing resources to the members of our community. By prioritizing patient care, Renew Counseling empowers our clients to play an active role in their care plan. 


We are proud to offer individualized care for our clients in the Michigan City area and surrounding cities. We believe help should be available to everyone. Renew Counseling accepts a wide variety of insurance and Employment Assistance programs to ensure our clients receive the care they deserve.


Specializing in individual, couples, and family counseling, our team members are well equipped to guide you through life's ups and downs.  At Renew Counseling we address a variety of clinical concerns such as Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Stress Management, and more. We work with clients from different backgrounds, identities, and stages of life. From the moment you step into our office, you will be treated with respect and will be given the highest level of care we offer. Our clients are our top priority. Our team is dedicated to helping clients address the root of their troubles.


Meet The Team


Dawn Yates MSW, LSW


My Name is Dawn Yates and I have been delivering counseling services to families, couples, and individuals for over 20 years. I have raised 5 children in this time period as well. I enjoy the satisfaction I get from seeing families, couples, and individuals progress towards their own goals and become self-reliant. I especially get a lot of satisfaction when I see how much they care for themselves beyond the therapeutic relationship.

Personally, I enjoy taking my kids and grandkids to do lots of activities such as four-wheeling, traveling, and swimming at the pool or the beach. I enjoy the memories I have developed and will leave for my family. I enjoy spending time with my three dogs since they greet me each day with a tail wag and a toy just hoping I will play for a few minutes and give them a treat. The best is cuddling with the kids and dogs every chance I get.

I am only accepting Medicaid Patients at this time.  

Catherine M. Pittman, Ph.D., HSPP
Clinical Psychologist


I am a licensed clinical psychologist who practices evidence-based psychotherapy, which means that the approaches that I use have been tested and shown to be effective.  My focus is on understanding how the natural processes of the brain and body can be changed in order to improve one’s life.  

My 20 years of experience in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Neuropsychology allow me not only to help people change their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, but also to understand what needs to be changed in the brain to help people accomplish these changes.  The brain is capable of tremendous growth, change, and healing, no matter what your age, and medication is not always necessary to promote change.   I believe in providing the support and knowledge to help you on your journey, but you choose the goals.  Each person needs to approach their goals in a way that is individually tailored to their specific needs and abilities. 

I specialize in treating anxiety disorders (including OCD) and mood disorders (e.g., Depression), as well as assisting in recovery from brain injury or stroke. I am known for my book, Rewire Your Anxious Brain. I also have years of experience with LGBT clients, including those with Gender Dysphoria.

I am not accepting new patients at this time


Pat Matsey
Administrative Assistant


Hello, My name is Pat Matsey and I am the Front Office Administrator at Renew Counseling.  I will be your first contact to get you set up with your appointment.  I am ready to answer your questions and get you scheduled for your appointments with any of our therapists.  I am here to assist with any billing matters as well.  

I live and work in Michigan City and look forward to your call or just stop in we are awesome, it says so outside our door.  See you soon.  

We have other therapist to assist in your needs.  

Meet The Team
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