Lisa Hardekopf, L.P.C.


Lisa Hardekopf is a Certified Eating Disorders Associate and sits on the board of the Illinois Chapter of the Internation Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Lisa firmly believes in being creative in therapy and uses a variety of expressive forms of therapy to break through verbal defenses. In 2008, with the help of her horse Wings, she created "On Wings" an equine therapy program designed specifically for the needs of eating disorder clients. Lisa has a long history of running intensive group therapies and is renowned for her innovative and effective body image work. She currently offers a variety of groups including body image groups and the ever popular "Lord of the Rings" group. She is often accompanied in the office by her German Shepherd, Mira, who puts clients quickly at ease and always brings a smile. Lisa was a former college runner and coach and has a long history of riding and showing Saddlebred horses.

Get in Touch

Considering help? Feel free to email Dr. Maria Rago, counseling director at Rago & Associates. She will personally read it and connect you with the services and people she believes can best help you or your loved one.

For more info, questions, or to make an appointment, email Dr. Maria directly at

Or you can reach us by phone:

(630) 637-9300

Skype Sessions Available


If you live too far from our offices to regularly come in, we can use Skype to hold sessions from a distance. Moving or heading away to college? Transitions can be assisted by staying close and personal through Skype.