Meet the Staff

Mary.jpg

Dr. Mary Rottier

LPC, RPT/ICST

Director

Kelly.jpg

Kelly Jewell

LMSW

Christina.jpg

Christina Bitson

LLPC

Olivia.jpg

Olivia Dorgan

Office Manager

Mary.jpg

Insurances Accepted by Dr. Rottier:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Cross Complete

  • Priority Health

  • Priority Medicaid

  • United Healthcare

  • Optum

  • Cigna

  • Anthem

  • Tricare

  • Meridian

Dr. Mary Rottier

Dr. Rottier is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. She has over 20 years of clinical experience with an emphasis on providing counseling services to children, adolescents, and their families. She has focused her work on helping kids grow in confidence, character, and creativity using a child-centered approach to therapy. She specializes in play and creative arts therapies for children from the early years to adolescence. She is trained in a variety of different types of therapy including animal assisted play therapy, sandtray therapy, and art therapy. She specializes in abuse, trauma, anxiety, and attachment issues and enjoys supervising and teaching other therapists.

Dr. Rottier’s goal is to help children reach their highest potential and to help families live more harmonious and happier lives together. She does this through her compassion, understanding, and many years of learning about children through the children themselves. She tailors therapy to meet the needs of each individual client. Her empathy and warmth help to create a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients can process and heal.

Parents, families, and community are integral to the therapy process and can greatly influence the success of a child’s experience in the creative mode of therapy. Dr. Rottier keeps the family at the heart of her work and likes to empower parents as their child’s first and most vital resource. When she is not teaching or doing therapy, Dr. Rottier can be found kayaking the river with her two boys or competing at shows with her therapy dogs.

Kelly.jpg

Insurances Accepted by Kelly Jewell:

  • Meridian

  • McLaren

Kelly Jewell

Kelly Jewell is a Limited Licensed Social Worker providing services to children. Kelly has experience in play therapy, equine therapy, sand tray therapy and animal assisted therapy. Kelly has worked in the mental health field for numerous years as a Case Manager at Healthwest, a Direct Care worker at Beacon Services and was a Business Entrepreneur and CEO of West Michigan Home Services. 

Kelly is a graduate of Baker College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. 

Kelly is an avid gardener and enjoys working with clients in “dirt therapy.” Kelly notes that the somatic, emotional, physical wellbeing is connected and is able to be therapeutic in processing trauma and other emotional hurts in all ages. 

She has experience working with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, and more. Kelly loves to encourage patients to work with their hands, whether it be painting, drawing, or working in the sand; she believes in the power of art in therapy.

Christina.jpg

Insurances Accepted by Christina Bitson:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Meridian

  • McLaren

  • Molina

Christina Bitson

Christina believes in the resilient spirit and innate ability of all individuals to live wholeheartedly. By providing individual and family counseling services to youth, She hopes to empower each client to achieve self-compassion, connection, resiliency, and meaning. 

Christina earned her Master of Arts in counseling from Spring Arbor University and Bachelor of Arts in both Psychology and Art from Adrian college. Her experiences in the mental health field include an internship on the Youth Services Team and employment as a Behavior Technician on the Autism Services Team at Newaygo County Mental Health. In college, Christina volunteered at a juvenile detention center providing art therapy based activities in a group called P.R.I.D.E. (Promoting The Rights of Individuals with Disabilities Everywhere), and in the Special Olympics.

Christina is working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist and someday hopes to integrate her passions for play, art, animals and the beauty of nature into her therapeutic practices. 

Olivia.jpg

Olivia Dorgan

Olivia has been the office manager of Pawsitive Counseling Center since July 2017. Olivia has been valued for overseeing day to day operations at the office, handling the schedule of all our therapists, answering phone calls and emails, handling insurance billing, and taking care of our patients insurance and payment questions.