Rick Underwood BA (Psychology) (Hons)
Rick completed his psychology degree at Edith Cowan University
After a 20 year career in the Australian Navy Rick went to university and obtained his degree in psychology. He started work in the prison system, where he gained experience in treating depression, anxiety, trauma – both recent and from childhood – as well as assessing clients at risk of self-harm and contributing to their management plan. Rick has worked with a wide variety of clients including indigenous people, military veterans, and clients with mental health diagnosis such as schizophrenia.
In addition Rick became a trained facilitator of therapeutic and psycho-educational group programs, including being an accredited facilitator of the Gatekeeper suicide awareness program. He also has worked with men who have had anger issues and those who have have sexually offended and helped them with plans to keep themselves and others safe.
Rick is committed to helping people to have full and healthy lives within their means. He uses CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), Solution Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for trauma.