Jennifer Rafacz, PhD

Dr. Jennifer Rafacz is a staff therapist at The Family Institute. Dr. Rafacz received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. She is a graduate of University of Michigan’s Sexual Health Certificate Program with specialization in Sex Therapy. Dr. Rafacz is a member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and working towards her sex therapy certification. She is a member of the Couples Therapy Program at The Family Institute.

Dr. Rafacz is an individual and couples therapist specializing in sex therapy. Common reasons for seeing a specialist in sex therapy include: For couples, addressing desire concerns, sexual discrepancies, conflict, infidelity, nonmonogamy/polyamory, and communication problems around sex; Sexual performance concerns including difficulties with arousal including erections, difficulty in achieving orgasm/low pleasure, premature or rapid ejaculation, impaired sexual function due to medical or health problems, sexual pain or sexual compulsivity; As an individual, to explore gender identity, sexual orientation, relationship issues, and any sexual functioning concerns.

Dr. Rafacz uses an integrative approach to treatment and she aims to work collaboratively with clients in an educational and solution focused manner. When working with either individuals or couples, she works with them to recognize their patterns, increase self-awareness, develop healthy sexual identities, and to help each individual increase their skill sets and better understand their own beliefs and values. She brings safety and insight into all relationships including LGBTQ+ and nonmonogamy/polyamory.




  • Specialties: Affairs/Infidelity, Couples Conflict, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Health Enhancement/Smoking Cessation/Diet/Illness Risk Prevention, Life Stage Transitions, Marital Satisfaction and Intimacy Issues, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Premarital Issues and Counseling, Sex Therapy/Sexual Dysfunction, Stress Management, Work/Life Balance Issues
  • Location: Chicago (downtown)
  • Insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare