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For Parents of Children in Child & Adolescent Therapy

Welcome to Smart Love Family Services. We are glad that you have turned to us to help your child. Bringing your child to therapy may be a new experience for you as parents or caregivers and we understand that you may have a lot of questions. We have created this Parent Orientation & Support Program to provide support to parents as their child begins therapy and as a continual resource for when parents have questions. 

Carla M. Beatrici, Psy.D.

Vice President of Clinical Programs

There are four components of the orientation process to help parents better understand our services and to find support through their child's therapy:

  1. Understanding Child and Adolescent Therapy  videos: Prior to your child starting therapy, please watch these eight short videos below answering frequently asked questions.

  2. Attend Two Parenting Sessions: Our intake team will contact you directly to schedule both your two 45-minute Parenting Sessions and your child's therapy. 

  3. Monthly Q&A Webinars with Dr. Beatrici: This live webinar session provides parents the opportunity to get specific questions answered in real time about our approach. No registration is required and parents can attend as many as they like. Click here for the schedule; click here to join the webinar. 

  4. Parenting Tips: Explore our many parenting resources found on our website:

Monthly Q&A Webinars with Dr. Carla Beatrici

2023 Q&A Webinar Schedule

These webinars are hosted on Zoom and
comply with HIPAA guidelines to maintain
confidentiality. The webinars are not a
provision of mental health services but
educational in nature.

Q&A schedule

Thu., Jun. 29 @ 10:00 a.m.

Wed., Jul. 12 @ 10:30 a.m.

Wed.Aug. 9 @10:30 a.m.

Wed., Sep. 13 @ 10:30 a.m.

Wed., Oct. 11 @10:30 a.m.

Wed., Nov. 8 @ 10:30 a.m.

Wed., Dec. 13 @ 10:30 a.m.

If questions arise throughout your child’s therapy that are not addressed via our Parent Orientation & Support Program, please talk with your child’s therapist or contact Dr. Carla Beatrici at 773-665-8052, ext. 200 or send a secure message in TheraNest.

Parent Orientatin FAQ

FAQs: Understanding Child and Adolescent Therapy

Please watch these informational videos before your child starts their therapy. In each video we address common questions that parents have about our services. We explain Smart Love's perspective on child development and behavior, discuss our approach to therapy and its benefits, and provide insight into how and why we have our therapy structured.

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