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Nikolas Leaf

Outpatient Therapy Intern

LMFT (Intern)



Year Joined: 2024
Years of Experience: 1

Normandale Community College - AA

Metropolitan State University - BA

Adler Graduate School - MA - Marriage & Family Therapy (Intern)

Areas of Experience
  • Addictions
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver Stress
  • College & Student Issues
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Life Transitions
  • OCD
  • Panic Disorder
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Identity
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use
  • Work Issues

More About Nikolas Leaf

Clinical Interests:

I have a strong interest in working with couples (married or not), families, parents and children, or any other relational dynamic. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and adjustment disorders. I also have previous experiencing working in an intensive outpatient substance use disorder clinic, and am very comfortable in group settings. I work with a variety of demographics, and it’s important to me to be someone that anyone would feel comfortable seeing.

Clinical Approach:

I have a strong focus on relationships and their dynamics. I have a strong belief in the power of the individual, as well as the therapeutic alliance between the client and provider. Empowerment is key! I incorporate ideas and skills for managing symptoms from a variety of approaches, including CBT, DBT, person-centered, reality/choice, existential, and Adlerian theory. I believe that all aspects of our lives are interconnected.


I’m a big gamer! I love video games and table top games (one night werewolf and magic the gathering are some big ones for me!). I also love to write, read, go to concerts, and explore what life has to offer while entertaining my creative side.

Clinic Contact Info

Lakeville Clinic

17685 Juniper Path, Suite 303
Lakeville, MN 55044

(952) 214-8959