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High School Process Group

A Safe, Nonjudgmental Space for 9th-12th Grade Teens

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KS Services is offering a weekly high school process group for teens currently enrolled in 9th - 12th grade.  This group is specifically designed to be a small group of up to eight students looking to engage in a safe, nonjudgmental space for support and connection. Group sessions are tailored to address specific issues raised by group members. Common themes include depression/anxiety, academic and social pressures, relationship conflicts, family dynamics, and life paths/transitions. In a process group, members will be asked to share their own concerns and experiences 

while being open to receiving feedback from other group members. The counselor will facilitate the conversation and provide psychoeducation.

If interested in learning more about this group, please inquire by completing this form.


High School Process

Group Detailed Information



High school students in 9th-12th grade

*A free 15 minute intake is is required to assess therapeutic fit for the group.



KS Services Counseling Office

9554 Old Keene Mill Rd 

Suite G Springfield, VA 22015



Kathryn Marcantel, MS has several years of experience working with adolescents and teens. She is passionate about creating a warm, authentic, and nonjudgmental space for others to come together and connect and support one another. Kathryn draws from a variety of approaches including person-centered, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), and family systems as she supports her clients in their work towards their therapeutic goals.



Thursdays 6:30 - 8:00 pm 

Our 2024 spring semester starts April 25 and runs through May 23 (5 weeks)



$50/session including intake. 

This is billed on the day of the session. When you sign up for our process group, you are committing to the entire semester with one excused absence.  After one excused absence, you will be charged for any missed sessions even if you are unable to attend that evening.  KS Services will provide you with a monthly superbill should you decide you would like to submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement. 



Please contact Kathryn at for more information or to register for our next session. Please refer to this page for more detailed information on group policies.


What is a process group?

A process group is a small group of individuals with similar concerns, stressors, or life stages. Process groups are typically unstructured in that group members are able to identify current concerns and bring those issues to the group setting for immediate feedback and support. Process groups allow members the opportunity to share their own stressors and receive feedback that includes a variety of perspectives. In a process group, group members and the group facilitator work together to model effective communication. Group members may be asked to use their own experiences to help identify problem solving strategies.  Process groups are designed to provide a safe space for support and connection. 


Please refer to this blog post for more information on what to expect in group therapy.


What are the benefits of group therapy?

Group therapy is an effective part of a client’s journey and can provide specific support that is not always readily available in individual therapy. Groups provide a sense of normalization as group members are able to relate to and support others in similar situations and phases of life. Group settings also provide a space for clients to hear from members with varying perspectives and experiences. This variety of input provides space for the client to view their stressors in a different manner and often identify strategies that may not have been explored prior to group. Group is a safe space for clients to receive support and practice effective communication and social skills.  


For more about the benefits of group therapy, please refer to this blog post.

What is an open group?

This group is an open group meaning individuals can join the group at any time as long as space is available. Each group member will participate in an intake in order to assess for appropriate group placement.  


Open groups at KS Services run on a semester basis and typically align with the school calendar to take into consideration the schedule of many families.  Payment is expected for the full semester. This will be prorated depending upon the client’s start date.

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