Dr. Claire Arene



Focus on the Family's Christian Counselors Network

Yes, we are currently accepting new clients in all locations. Please remember that Dr. Arene-Ikedi also provides Telehealth services in Illinois and Wisconsin for clients who are home bound and unable to make it to the office for any reason. Telehealth services are covered by some EAP and insurance companies. All clients are welcome regardless of their religious persuasion. Except for marriage and relationship counseling which are provided using only a Christian approach, all other treatment provided will involve the use of mainly Cognitive Behavioral Techniques when appropriate and/or other recommended and empirically supported treatment techniques.

Good News Counseling Services is a Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy practice, providing mental health services to children, teenagers, and adults.

Dr. Arene-Ikedi is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, she completed a masters degree in social work at Florida International University Miami Florida in 2001. She has been licensed to practice independently since 2004. Dr. Arene-Ikedi also has a doctorate in clinical psychology with a subspecialty in Forensics, she completed her doctorate at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology Schaumburg IL in 2014. She is licensed to practice in Illinois and Wisconsin.

▪ From: $50 to: $150
▪ Sliding Scale: Yes
▪ Accepted payment methods: Paypal, Visa, Cash, Mastercard
▪ Offers free initial face-to-face visit: No
▪ Offers free phone consultations: No
▪ Accepting new clients: Yes
— Accepted insurance plans:
  • Military OneSource
  • Aetna
  • Multiplan
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Ceridian
  • LifeSynch
  • Cigna
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • ValueOptions

— Other accepted insurance plans:
  • BDA Morneau Schepell
  • Empathia
  • Wisconsin Forward Health
  • Lifeworks
  • R3 Continuum


  • Good News Counseling Services, 190 S. La Salle St. Ste. 2100, Chicago, IL, 60603
  • Good News Counseling Services, 2504 Washington St. Ste 201-2, Waukegan, IL, 60085
  • Stress Management Clinic, Stress Management Clinics, Waukesha , WI, 53188
    2717 N. Grandview Blvd
  • Stress Management Clinics, 10201 W. Lincoln Ave, West Allis , WI, 53227
    Ste 308


  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Blended (Step) Families
  • Children
  • Depression
  • Family
  • Forgiveness/Reconciliation
  • Grief
  • Marriage
  • Parenting
  • Singleness
  • Teenagers
  • Phone/Online Video Consultations
  • Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder

Client Focus

  • Preteens/Tweens (11-13)
  • Adults
  • Children (6-10)
  • Adolescents/Teenagers(14-19)
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Preferences
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Intervention
  • Family / Marital
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma Focused
  • Family Systems

  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Marriage / Couple