Mary Claire  Schibelka

Mary Claire Schibelka

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Master of Arts, MA
Illinois Waitlist Online
Chicago Waitlist In-person
Updated August 18, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationships
  • Sex therapy & sexual health
  • Eating disorders
  • Career counseling
  • Spirituality & religion

Professional statement

Mary Claire Schibelka specializes in working with young adults in areas including dating, building/maintaining relationships, sex, career development, work stress, disordered eating/body positivity, faith/spirituality, and life transitions such as moving to a new city and making friends as an adult.

Mary Claire uses strengths-based approaches such as positive psychology, mindfulness training, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and more to help you identify your values, set appropriate goals, and utilize your inner resources to achieve them.

As a Licensed 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, where she worked specifically with eating disorders, anxiety, and relationship struggles.


Message to clients

Whether you're down in the dumps or on top of the world, therapy can help you take your life to the next level.

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

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

Interested in learning more? What are you waiting for?! 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

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

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+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $125 (55min)
  • Initial session: $125 (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
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
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 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait 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 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


Languages

English


Client testimonials

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