Jessica Waxman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who provides individual,
couples and family counseling. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from
the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her graduate degree in marriage and family
therapy from Northwestern University.
Jessica has extensive experience working with couples as they navigate the normative
challenges of marriage and parenthood as well as the complex issues of infidelity and
family of origin trauma.
Jessica has been in private practice since 2004. Prior to joining Affiliates In Counseling,
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 worked students and parents surrounding a variety of social,
emotional and educational issues.
Working primarily with adults, couples and families, Jessica has experience treating the
• Family of origin issues
• Lifecycle transitions including marriage, parenting, divorce, grief and loss
• Negative relationship patterns
• Divorce recovery
Jessica is an in network provider with 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.