Renew Counseling

For the past five years, the team members at Renew Counseling have remained 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.  


Yvonne Lopez MA, NCC, LMHC


Hi, I am Yvonne Lopez. I hold a MA in Community Counseling; I am a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have been working as a Mental Health Counselor since 2003 and previously worked (8 years) as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.  Working with people is my passion; assisting individuals, couples, and families, to bring about personal change is my goal. When I’m not working, I like to travel, hang out with friends and family, eat good food, and enjoy a good belly laugh.

I take a collaborative approach to counseling and like to tailor my intervention based on the individual need and presenting problem, utilizing different methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Activities, and Homework.


If you have lost your direction, long to find peace or you are struggling to find your purpose and feel the grip of depression, anxiety, loss, or trauma has stifled you, let’s work together to achieve your personal goals, manage stress, improve your relationships and achieve the life you deserve.

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Tammy Farmer
 Administrative Assistant

Hello, My name is Tammy Farmer and I am the new Administrative Assistant here at Renew Counseling. I have been in the healthcare field for more than 8 years.  


I enjoy making people smile even on the darkest day. I am a mother, wife, and grandmother. I believe that every day is worth giving it your best shot. There is no reason not to be grateful for another chance to make not just yourself smile, but others as well. I will be here to greet you with a smile and sincere heart every day.