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Smart Talk Marriage and Family Therapy

Start Feeling Better Today!

I created Smart Talk in 2017 after I had my twins and realized that it would be close to impossible to attend mental health therapy sessions in person. Our group of therapists provides mental health tele-therapy services to new parents in California, Illinois, New York, and Florida. We use a gentle collaborative approach to therapy. We have also recently added new moms wellness coaching services to our practice as a way to support women during their first few months with baby, reduce the risk of postpartum depression, and support women in becoming the mothers they always dreamed off.

- Linda Meier Abdelsayed, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Areas of Expertise

Where We Make a Difference


Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (aka Postpartum)

The journey to motherhood is filled with unexpected ups and downs. Nothing is as you thought it would be and you feel helpless as you try to navigate this new chapter in your life. You always thought that you would enjoy this part of your life but it's just been a roller coaster of emotions. Our therapists are here to help you regain control of your life and become the mother you dreamed to be. Since most of our therapists are mothers themselves, we bring a unique understanding to the motherhood journey.


Isolation and Loneliness 

Even though you have social media, a cell phone, and are surrounded by others you cannot help but feel completely alone and lonely. You want to connect with others again. You should try one of our virtual support groups that are ongoing and offered weekly during lunch time. So grab your lunch, find a quiet place, and enjoy connecting with peers as you discuss topics such as stress management, and body image.


Stress and Anxiety

Your career, family, and lifestyle have you feeling stressed and anxious. You don't know how you got here but as you look around you can feel the weight of the world pushing down on your shoulders. You want to regain a sense of control in your life and feel content with what you have and stop worrying about losing it. Our therapists use evidence-based strategies to help you identify the root cause of your stress and anxiety so that you can feel less stressed and more content with your life. 


Relationship Counseling

Did you know that the number one factor for happiness is your relationship? If your relationship isn't going well, then everything else starts to suffer in your life. It could be that you are arguing too much, not having enough sex, or simply are starting to feel like roommates. As Marriage and Family Therapists we are uniquely trained to help you with your relationship needs. 

Yellow Couch

Anne, 22

J'nay has helped me so much. I no longer am affected by situations that would've caused me to spiral in the past, and my self confidence is steadily improving.

Nicol, 31

Stacey has helped me by giving me a safe outlet to be able to say what is really on my mind.

Jane, 39

Linda helps me get perspective and challenges me to reconsider my expectations.

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Contact Us

All of our services are telehealth in order to support new parents in adjusting to parenting without having to worry about transporting a baby to an office, shower themselves, or "where to breastfeed". The best way to get in touch with us is via email or phone. 

4000 MacArthur Blvd

East Tower 6th Floor

Newport Beach CA 92660

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