Growing Happiness

Inside everyone is an essential desire to create and live a life of fulfillment and happiness.

Smart Love Family Services recognizes this basic human desire and our mission is to help people increase their inner well-being and build healthy relationships. We do this through our counseling services, early childhood education programs, and parent education offerings that are based on our well-established and recognized Smart Love principles.

What We Offer

Counseling Services

We offer a full range of services, including child, adolescent, and adult therapy; play therapy; services for women; couples and family therapy, parent coaching and counseling; psychological and neurological testing; treatment for autism spectrum disorder; and child and adolescent group therapy.

Early Childhood Education Programs

We offer baby, toddler, preschool, and Kindergarten programs in addition to summer camp, all based on the Smart Love approach to early childhood education.

Learning Services

We offer programs designed to support children and adolescents with learning challenges and their families. Our services include therapeutic tutoring, child and adolescent support groups, psychoeducational evaluations, teacher consultations and parent guidance.

Parenting Support

We offer a range of support for parents, including seminars, videos, hand-outs and publications.

Professional Development

We offer a range of programs for schools, organizations and students to advance their knowledge of the Smart Love philosophy and approach, including workshops, internships and training.


We offer a range of publications for those interested in learning more about how to apply the Smart Love principles in their own lives and families.

Smart Love Family Services offers a number of ways to help families access our programs and services that they cannot otherwise afford. We offer fee waivers and reductions, scholarship assistance and sliding fee scales based on need. Please contact us at 773.665.8052 ext. 4 or to learn more.

The Fund for Smart Love


Your financial investment in Smart Love directly funds our work to build healthier, happier families and ensure bright futures for their children. 

Gifts, sponsorships, and grants from individuals, companies, and foundations enable Smart Love to provide our uniquely supportive care and guidance to every family that comes to us - particularly those experiencing financial hardship.


Through Your Child's Eyes


Smart Love's Blog: To learn more about Smart Love and our take on issues, trends and questions in child development and parenting, please visit our blog here.


News & Events

The Minority Family Support Program - Parent & Youth Group

The MFP group meetings are suspended until the Governor's stay-at-home order is lifted - for the time being MFP participants are invited to keep in touch and get support via the group's social media app. If you have questions or need more information about the MFP, please email Dr. Felicia Owens.

Your Mental Health During COVID-19: Ask an Expert

Watch Smart Love therapists Dr. Michael Zakalik and Dr. Carla Beatrici answer questions and discuss the psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to see our full library of videos and webinars on various parenting topics.

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Your Mental Health During COVID-19

Natalie & Ben Heineman Smart Love Center

2222 N. Kedzie Blvd.

Chicago, IL 60647

Oak Park Location

1010 Lake Street, Suite 500

Oak Park, IL 60301

Preschool: 773.665.8052 ext. 1

Counseling: 773.665.8052 ext. 4

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