When you need mental health services, you want treatment that works from a therapist who truly cares about you as an individual.


Dr. Bates has been providing effective, compassionate psychological services in Tacoma since 1991. He has a quiet, down to earth style. During evaluations, Dr. Bates will get to know you and your concerns in a way that is both thorough and sensitive. During treatment, he will help you establish tangible goals and then develop a plan to accomplish them.

Dr. Bates completed his undergraduate work at the University of Puget Sound and his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Washington State University. He has authored many articles and book chapters in professional psychology publications. His professional memberships include American Psychological Association and Washington State Psychological Association.


Dr. Soleck’s background includes research and clinical service in a number of settings, including training at college counseling centers, as well as VA and other medical clinic/hospital settings. He has worked in Tacoma since 2011. He has worked with a wide range of patients, including those from multiple different economic and cultural backgrounds, and he strives to incorporate evidence-based treatments with an approach sensitive to individual differences and needs.

Dr. Soleck obtained his undergraduate degree from Grinnell College and his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Iowa. He has co-authored scholarly articles in the areas of social class and chronic pain, delivered psychological interventions and talks in corrections settings, and worked alongside allied medical professionals to deliver coordinated interventions for injured workers.