Kat LaFever, B.A.
Client Services Manager, Junior Consultant & Group Facilitator
Kat LaFever holds a BA with highest honors from Emory University, double majoring in psychology and women's, gender, and sexuality studies. With a warm and empathetic approach, Kat is dedicated to helping individuals overcome challenges and achieve their full potential.
Previously, Kat worked as a research assistant at Marcus Autism Center, where she contributed to the development of strategies promoting inclusive classroom environments for neurodivergent students. She also volunteered as a peer mentor at Emory Autism Center, where her work focused on creating an atmosphere that fostered support, understanding, and equal opportunities for students of all backgrounds.
Kat's diverse experiences include completing a neuroscience internship at Weill Cornell Medicine, where she contributed to a project examining the effects of a drug trial with potential in slowing the progression of Alzheimer's disease. In addition, she conducted her honors thesis on studying the association between gender dysphoria and perinatal depression among a cohort of transgender and nonbinary birthing parents. These experiences have furthered her understanding of the mind and have deepened her commitment to providing comprehensive and inclusive support.
Currently, Kat serves as our Client Services Manager, as well as providing both individual and group support. Kat applies a trauma-informed, Queer-friendly, holistic approach to create a safe space for teens and adults alike to strengthen their executive function skills, particularly during the transitions from high school to college and from college to career. She believes in supporting individuals through these critical life stages and empowering them with the tools they need to thrive.
Looking forward, Kat plans to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology, where she aims to specialize in trauma-focused therapy, so she can continue helping autistic individuals heal from past experiences while navigating the challenges associated with being neurodivergent.