A significant part of human behavioral pattern is acquired through a transaction between the individual's actions and the consequences that these actions create in the environment. e.g., family. Through these transactions, behaviors that are reinforced will persist and over time turn into automatic responses while those behaviors which do not receive reinforcement are gradually extinguished.
In most cases family is the most immediate environment for an individual, especially children and adolescents. Therefore, family plays a significant role in the formation of behavioral repertoire for each member. That is why family therapy is increasingly becoming the therapy of choice, especially for treating young children and adolescents.
In my practice, after conducting a comprehensive assessment of the potential problems, I help my clients gain deeper understanding of how the problem patterns are sustained. Through experiential exercises and mindfulness interventions, I coach family members to bring about the positive behavior change within themselves and promote that change in others. Awareness about the factors reinforcing a behavior helps clients adopt effective communication, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills.