Nikolaus LaCombe

Psychometrist

Pronouns: he/him/his

Nikolaus is a psychometrist and graduate student with a wide range of assessment, research, and
patient care experiences across the lifespan. Originally from Chicago, he received his B.S. in
Psychology from the University of Iowa and his M.S. in Psychology from Tiffin University.
After college, he worked for several years at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (UIHC).
He started as a psychiatric nurse assistant in the inpatient child & adolescent psychiatry unit and
then moved to the outpatient clinic as their pediatric psychometrist. As a psychometrist, Nikolaus
supported the UIHC Stead Family Children’s Hospital Interdisciplinary Neurocritical Care Team,
UI Sports Medicine Concussion Clinic, and the University of Iowa Athletics programs.
Furthermore, he coordinated intake for the adolescent dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
program, served on the Patient & Family Advisory Council, and conducted research on CAG
trinucleotide repeats in Juvenile Huntington’s Disease.

After moving to Western Massachusetts, Nikolaus worked as a psychometrist at a pediatric
behavioral health clinic in West Boylston and at a private practice in Springfield, specializing in
adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Nikolaus joined the Learning
Solutions team in August 2023, further cementing his passion for working with children and
adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders. Outside of work, Nikolaus enjoys cooking,
baking, playing trivia, and exploring New England with his husband and dog.

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