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In Group Therapy, the process can take one of two forms known as 'Open Groups' or 'Closed Groups' and both have their pro's and con's. Open Groups allow new people to come into the program at any stage whereas a Closed Group means that the same group of people will go through the program together from start to finish.

The Empowered Recovery Groups program is a Closed Group and the next intake is to be confirmed.
Please note that payment is required in full prior to the start of the program and the deposit is non-refundable.
Do you feel like you have tried everything and you're wondering what makes The TARA Clinic different? As one of the only outpatient addiction treatment options in Sydney, we have combined evidenced based therapies such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Brainspotting (BSP) and Positive Psychology in a unique way to offer you the Empowered Recovery Programs.

The Empowered Recovery programs have been specifically designed to provide the most effective chance for success and ongoing recovery, while allowing you the opportunity to continue working and engaging in your daily life. The program is broken up into three phases; Action, Resilience and Purpose, and provides you with specific outcomes to achieve upon the completion of each of the three stages. By completing each phase of the program as designed there is a greater potential for predicting outcomes more effectively.
Book a call to discuss your current needs and explore your goals. We will assist you to find what the best option is for you. After this initial call, you will be booked in for your first session where you can get started and work towards meeting your recovery goals.
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The first of three phases from the original Empowered Recovery Individual program, Action is a structured yet flexible 12 week program that works with your schedule.

Attending one session per week, Action is filled with practical tools and strategies to help you manage your experience of stress and distress while gaining an understanding on how poor stress management has impacted on your substance use.

A major contributing factor to substance abuse are the experience of big emotions or a desire for a release. As such, upon completion of Action you will have learnt and likely mastered many effective stress management tools that may assist with the reduction of substance use.
Phase two of the original Empowered Recovery Individual program, like it's namesake Resilience helps you to build more resilience around substance abuse and addiction related behaviours.

This stage of the program ramps up the support and interaction and runs over six months. Starting with three touch points a week for the first 10 weeks and taking a 'step-down' approach to end with one session per fortnight, you will have access to an online learning video, phone coaching and in person sessions.

Upon completion of Resilience you will have access to practical tools and strategies to manage things such as cravings, urges and triggers along with a clearer understanding of what addiction is, how it progresses over time and what your early warning signs are. In doing so you are provided with the highest chance of long term success which means you are better equipped to avoid relapse.
Finally, build a life filled with direction, connection and purpose by completing the third phase of the original Empowered Recovery Individual program, Purpose.

By building a strong awareness of your values and goals, you will have the capacity to redefine your identity in a meaningful way while fostering the confidence in your ability to maintain your recovery into the future.

This program also runs over 6 months in a similar structure to Resilience, with online videos, phone coaching and face to face sessions to ensure you have all the support you need to implement the strategies into your daily life. Upon completion of Purpose, you will understand the steps to take to maintain recovery and manage any unexpected hiccups along the way.
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Group Program
Empowered Recovery Groups
One of the only outpatient programs in Sydney where you are not required to attend an inpatient program as a prerequisite, the Empowered Recovery Groups program supports you to take action, build resilience and find purpose into your recovery.

Consisting of one 90 minute group session each week along with one individual session per fortnight, this program guides you through the early stages of recovery in a supported and collaborative way while being tailored to meet your specific needs.
This program has been specifically designed to offer the highest chance of long term success by incorporating evidenced based methods and the benefits of group therapy along with individual therapy sessions.

The Empowered Recovery Groups program is best suited to people over 25 who are high functioning in their daily life, yet are struggling to manage their substance use.

Book a call and enjoy Recovery, Your Way.

* Due to current WHO recommendations, our groups programs are being postponed to facilitate an online option. We thank you for your patience. *
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SMART Recovery

The TARA Clinic is proud to offer the community a SMART Recovery meeting run by accredited facilitators. These meetings provide community based support for anyone looking at changing their relationship with a behaviour that is no longer serving them.

Want to find out more about SMART Recovery? Click "Learn More"
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Online Programs
True recovery is a journey, not a task. Having access to practical and self-directed programs will assist you with ongoing guidance, information and accountability.
Gold Membership
We understand that maintaining changes into the future can be tricky as life gets in the way or complacency kicks in. Our Gold Membership is specifically designed for clients who have completed the Empowered Recovery program. This online support program provides you with a safe space to connect with a community who have worked through their process of recovery and are wanting to maintain these changes into the future.
Empowered Recovery Online
The Self-Directed Online Program is the first step on your journey to recovery. This autonomous and self-directed learning membership is an opportunity to make changes in your life the way you want to while guided with general knowledge and skills.
Our individual counselling services allow a more flexible approach to treatment and at a pace that suits you.
Individual Counselling
We all love freedom and options, so our individual counselling services are here for people who would prefer to have a more ad hoc approach to therapy. Our therapists have a range of knowledge and experience in different areas associated with substance abuse and addiction such as anxiety, low mood, trauma, intimacy and relationship problems.
Our Legal Services
From time to time clients who are attending The TARA Clinic require summary reports for court matters in either criminal or family court. If you require a report for court, speak with your therapist about the matter as they will require a formal request directly from your legal team outlining the information required. Once you have provided written consent to have your information provided to the third party, your therapist will complete the required report and send this to your legal team directly.
It is important to note that your therapist will require the formal written request from your legal representative a minimum of four weeks prior to the scheduled court date to allow them time to complete the report.