Mary Claire  Schibelka
Zencare Vetted

Mary Claire Schibelka

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC Master of Arts, MA Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Illinois Accepting Online
Chicago Not Accepting In-person
Updated March 29, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationships
  • Sex therapy & sexual health
  • Social anxiety
  • Communication issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Spirituality & religion

Professional statement

Strong personal and professional relationships require a toolbox of skills. When they're going well, we feel satisfied and often experience better life outcomes. However, issues like social anxiety, low self-esteem, an insecure attachment style, and trauma can impede relationships and make us feel unfulfilled and disconnected. Therapy can help. Mary Claire Schibelka specializes in helping adult individuals and couples strengthen their relationships by teaching relational skills and treating underlying issues such as anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, and insecure attachment.

Mary Claire uses cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness training, and internal family systems therapy to help you identify negative thoughts and feelings, understand their origins, and replace them with more helpful ones. In therapy, you can practice being vulnerable and learn skills for anxiety-reduction, assertiveness, conflict resolution, and even better sex.

As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Mary Claire has the knowledge and expertise to help you understand your thoughts and emotions, how and why they formed, and how you can use them to your advantage instead of letting them get in the way of what you want. Mary Claire earned her Master's of Arts in Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University and completed her internship at The Awakening Center in Chicago, IL.


Message to clients

Fifty years ago, therapy was seen as something only "crazy" people needed. Thankfully, times have changed. Now, therapy is a tool used by the most successful people in the world. Therapy is about identifying the kind of life you want to live and the person you want to be, setting goals, and eliminating the barriers getting in the way of accomplishment.

Maybe your goal is to improve the quality of your relationship, make friends, or communicate better at work. Therapy can help you fine-tune the skills you already have while learning new strategies to replace thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are no longer working for you.

Interested in learning more? Take the next step and schedule a free 10-minute phone consultation today.


Specialties

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Sex therapy & sexual health - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $140 (55min)
  • Initial session: $140 (55min)
  • Couples sessions: $140 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Chicago practice
30 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1009, Chicago, Illinois 60602
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Elevated Life Counseling, 2019 - Present
The Awakening Center, 2018 - 2019

Northeastern Illinois University, Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2019


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Mary Claire was prompt, responsive, and knowledgeable."
- Zencare client • November 2020