Dr. Lisa Hardebeck
Dr. Lisa Hardebeck is the owner, director and lead clinician at Olympic Psychology Services.
She earned a Master’s degree in counseling from St. Martin’s University, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Seattle Pacific University. After finishing her Ph.D., she completed a post-doctoral fellowship through Tacoma’s Mary Bridge Pediatric Psychology Services Unit, and the University of Washington’s Center on Human Development and Disability. She was also a presenter at the National Academy of Neuropsychology's national conference.
Dr. Hardebeck practiced for three years at Woodcreek Healthcare in Puyallup before opening her own clinic in 2006. In 2013 Dr. Hardebeck moved her practice from Olympia to Tacoma, and hired additional psychologists to provide much-needed services in the South Sound community. In her administration of Olympic Psychology Services, Dr. Hardebeck remains cognizant of the mental health needs in the community, and is meticulous in recruiting the highest quality psychologists to meet those needs. When necessary, Dr. Hardebeck provides oversight and consultation on all manner of cases at the clinic.
She utilizes a wide variety of therapeutic techniques, but gravitates toward evidence-based, "third wave" cognitive behavioral therapies (CBTs), including ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and other mindfulness-based approaches. Most important to Dr. Hardebeck is focusing on the needs of individual clients and developing warm, collaborative relationships with them.
While she has enjoyed a varied practice over the years, Dr. Hardebeck has become especially passionate about couples therapy in recent years. She is a Certified Gottman Therapist and a Certified Discernment Counselor. Additionally, Dr. Hardebeck has participated in training related to Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), modalities which she also draws on in her work with couples.
Dr. Hardebeck lives in Tacoma with her spouse of over 30 years, and they have two adult children. In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, paddleboarding, and spending time with family, as well as an occasional game of horseshoes at Wright Park.