The Converge therapy team works hard to enable students to succeed.
Monica Buettel, PhD, leads the therapy team at Converge. Students work with Dr. Buettel as well as the full time therapy intern, part time therapists, and students from the High Plains Psychology Internship Consortium. Each student is assigned a therapist to work with who will be their individual guide to understanding their thoughts and emotions and learning to regulate themselves and shape their behaviors into more productive, positive actions.
Individual Therapy: Individual therapy will be provided by a licensed psychologist or by a closely supervised practicum student or intern during the school day twice per week, or as described in their individualized treatment plan. This therapy will include both cognitive-behavioral approaches and play therapy techniques.
Group Therapy: Group therapy will be provided on a daily basis. This therapy will include a psycho-educational component during which a variety of affective education topics will be covered, including social skills, emotional control, anger management, character education, conflict resolution, future goal-setting and planning, and empathy.
Family Therapy: Family therapy will be provided on a weekly basis for interested parents. This therapy will be provided directly by, or under the close supervision of, a licensed psychologist. Family therapy is based on the belief that the family is a unique social system with its own structure and patterns of communication, leading to the development of a unique family personality that is powerful and affects all of its members. The family therapist will help the family to identify conflicts and anxieties while developing strategies to resolve them. The overall purpose is to strengthen all family members so they can work on their problems together.