We are a global organization that employs a specialized team to resolve the behavioral, intellectual, social, emotional, cognitive and academic needs of individuals and families. Our team members provide support and education anywhere clients need us – from New York to California, Shanghai to Zurich. Our team of Family Architects consists of hundreds dedicated individuals who are committed to providing premiere individualized services. Our clientele is comprised of successful individuals, families, and companies. Clients seek our guidance, education and motivation to help address and improve the conflicts that unfortunately crack through the foundations of everyday life.
Our aim is to help families rebuild their communication and functional systems to produce an environment that promotes successful wellbeing and behavior.
Ilana Kukoff is Cognition Builders founder and CEO. Recognizing that the conversation surrounding family wellbeing too often ended at the stage of academia and esotericism, Ilana Kukoff responded with Cognition Builders. An educational entrepreneur, Ilana Kukoff has spoken about her work for UCLA, for TEDx, and for National Public Radio.
Most recently, she is a parent expert for Access Hollywood, and is the proud mother of two teens who have been featured in the New York Times, Seventeen Magazine and on ABC.
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As COO & Clinical Director, Sarah supervises and consults with Family Architects to help design and oversee individualized programs that she ensures are implemented with the highest degree of fidelity. Additionally, she assists in the design and development of new programs tailored to meet our clients evolving needs, and with hiring and training new team members. In her role as a Family Architect, Sarah works directly with clients to systematically modify behavior and language as it occurs through education and contingencies. She works to arrange occasions for her clients that support their individual growth and family’s dynamics.
In her role as Director of Curricula, Jessica develops novel programs and customizes Cognition Builders’ expansive existing repertoire to personally suit each client’s specific needs. As Chief Family Architect, Jessica elects the programs and protocols for clients, developing and implementing intervention strategy. On-site, Jessica provides behavior and language modification in real-time to engender her clients’ intra- and inter-personal growth.
In her role as Assistant Clinical Director, Erica develops individualized programs, supervises Family Architects to ensure the programs are implemented with efficacy, and modifies programs as clients learn and master skills. In addition, Erica leads our talent acquisition efforts, and trains new hires on our unique methods and best practices. In her role as the Director of the Family Food Architect (FFA) program, Erica consults with leading professionals in the medical, mental health, and wellness fields to develop strategic partnerships. In addition, Erica is responsible for the development and design of each individualized nutritional program, and oversees Family Food Architects as they implement the program. Lastly, Erica evaluates the effectiveness of each program to ensure that the program evolves in alignment to our clients progress.
In her role as Director of Family Operations, Katherine identifies the goals of individual clients, and implements intervention strategies to address concerning behavior. Katherine also provides continual feedback and guidance to Family Architects that are on-site, and is involved in training and recruiting. Katherine customizes curricula to fit a client’s individual needs. On-site, Katherine resolves social and emotional issues by offering behavior and language substitutions and pointing out maladaptive forms of interaction and thinking. Additionally, Katherine restructures the daily lives of her clients to promote time management and organizational skills.
Benny is a senior Family Architect who has been working with Cognition Builders since 2011. She reworks family structure by identifying and repairing the isolated issues buried deep in their foundation. She applies our award-winning, solution-based curriculum, and counsels clients who are struggling with emotional, behavioral, social, academic, and/or cognitive related challenges in order to promote positive change. Using her knowledge of solution-based intervention, Benny helps clients rethink their common daily actions by teaching substitute language and behavior. Through tailored needs based on current assessments, Benny helps clients develop the skills necessary to tackle all aspects and areas of life.
As a Senior Family Architect, Rachel teaches skills explicitly and systematically through immersion, while supporting clients in their natural environment. She provides language and behavior replacement in real time in the home, school or community to promote the development of appropriate emotional, cognitive, and social skills.