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. In her doctoral dissertation study, she
designed and created a neuropsychological assessment
instrument for use with deaf and hard of hearing children.
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
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.
Dr. Hardebeck lives in Tacoma with her husband of over 25
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
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