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  Dr. Lisa Hardebeck

Dr. Lisa Hardebeck (she/her) is the owner and Clinic Director 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.

While she has enjoyed a varied practice over the years, Dr. Hardebeck has become especially passionate about couples therapy in recent years and now works primarily with couples. There are two primary couples therapy modalities: Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). A highly-qualified relationship therapist will be fully certified in one of these modalities. However, Dr. Hardebeck is one of only a few psychologists in the United States who is fully certified in both Gottman and EFT. In addition, Dr. Hardebeck is also a certified Discernment Counselor, and has advanced training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

In addition to her work with couples, Dr. Hardebeck sees a limited number of individual clients each week for "Walk and Talk" therapy at Point Defiance Park. She works with couples and individuals of all orientations and identities; she is LGBTQ+ affirming, and sex-positive.

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.

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, paddle boarding, and spending time with family.

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