Jessica Waxman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who provides individual counseling for adolescents and adults, in addition to couples, family and group counseling. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her graduate degree in family therapy from Northwestern University.
Prior to entering private practice, Jessica provided counseling for youth and their families involved in the juvenile justice system. She also worked as a school social worker at Anshe Emet Day School in Chicago where she provided counseling to students as well as consultation to parents around social, emotional and educational issues. Jessica specializes in treating individuals and couples who are struggling with the transition to marriage and parenthood, infidelity, family of origin conflict as well as the contemplation of separation and divorce. Jessica also has extensive experience working with adolescent girls struggling with anxiety, depression, school struggles, academic and familial stress.
Working with youths, adults, couples, families and groups, Jessica has experience treating the following:
- Child and adolescent issues
- Family of origin issues
- Lifecycle transitions including marriage, parenting, divorce, grief and loss
- Negative relationship patterns
Jessica is a network provider for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois PPO.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is the foundation to help clients find success in multiple life domains. I use a holistic, integrative approach and focus on emotional and physical health. I provide empathy, respect, honesty and humor to create a safe place to begin the therapeutic journey. I help clients explore negative core beliefs, detrimental family of origin patterns, maladaptive coping mechanisms and toxic relationships that seem to prevent individuals from finding peace and balance in their lives.