Child Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapist & Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor located in Greater Los Angeles Area, Venice, CA

Child Therapy services offered in Greater Los Angeles Area, Venice, CA

Would you like to learn new strategies to help your child manage stress and anxiety? If you have a child that struggles with anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism, Prader Willi, OCD, Conduct, Anxiety, School Phobia or other mental health challenges, licensed psychotherapist Judith Bin-Nun, PhD, MA, LMFT, LPCC, is here to help. In Venice, California (Covid Vaccinated), or virtually via telehealth, she offers child and adolescent psychotherapy to enhance the mental health of kids of all ages. To schedule an evaluation, call the Office Manager, Allison, at 310-301-9992.

What is child therapy?

Child and adolescent therapy consists of play/art based psychotherapy, or talk therapy, that allows Dr. Bin-Nun to help children and teens overcome mental health challenges. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other strategies that address depression, anger management issues, and more to help children thrive in school, family systems, and interpersonal relationships.

Dr. Bin-Nun offers individualized counseling, family counseling, and only if available, group therapy sessions for children and teens.

Who benefits from child therapy?

Child and adolescent therapy is useful for kids struggling with:

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anger management issues
  • Conduct and Disruptive Disorders
  • Frienships and school resistance
  • Grief and Loss
  • Insomnia
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic disorders
  • Phobias
  • Eating disorders
  • Prader Willi
  • Family and Friendship Concerns
  • Medical conditions...and more
  • College applications and school papers co-editing

Children who have endured trauma, eating disorders, academic issues, family issues, friendship and behavior problems or grief and loss can turn to Dr. Bin-Nun for creative therapy, talk psychotherapy, play therapy, social skills training, or other forms of therapy tailored to your child or adolescent.

Is child therapy right for my child?

Dr. Bin-Nun lets you know if child therapy is right for your child after discussing their medical history, symptoms, lifestyle, behaviors and more. She completes a comprehensive psychotherapy evaluation to assess their thoughts, moods, emotions, behaviors, and more before tailoring a personalized therapy plan best suited to their needs.

Additionally, Dr. Bin-Nun has been supportive for many years of 11th and 12th grade patients in their decision-making for continuing post-high school education. Her guidance includes assistance in answering University applications and constructing personal statements always in conjunction with the applicant.

What happens during child therapy?

During child therapy, Dr. Bin-Nun uses creative strategies to help children and teens modify their thoughts and behavior patterns. In addition to CBT and social skills training, Dr. Bin-Nun offers animal-assisted therapy, cooking therapy, play therapy, art therapy, book writing, creative projects and more. 

She provides Castoffz-artful recycle therapy to create beautiful, artistic sculptures out of casts and offers pet memorial tables and memory pillows to help children better cope with grief due to losing a pet.

Your child or teen might meet with Dr. Bin-Nun weekly, more often, or as needed. She may suggest they are referred for Educational/Psychological Testing or to a Medicating Psychiatrist in addition to undergoing counseling.

To take part in child therapy with Judith Bin-Nun, PhD, MA, LMFT, LPCC, call the Office Manager, Allison, at 310-301-9992.