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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 starts the week of the 25th March 2020.

The program consists of one 90 minute group session per week which is run from 6pm - 7:30pm and one individual session with your therapist each fortnight at a time that works for you.

To secure your place in the next intake, sign up today as numbers are limited.
Please note that payment is required in full prior to the start of the program and the deposit is non-refundable.
The TARA Clinic (an acronym where TARA stands for Therapeutic Addiction Recovery Assistance) was founded by Tara Hurster, a psychologist who started working within the space of addiction early in her career. Over the years, she noticed a major problem with the way addiction treatment was being managed within Australia... because basically, it wasn’t!

Tara noticed that, while addiction doesn’t discriminate, the support and rehabilitation opportunities available for people do. So, she created the plan to utilise the profits from The TARA Clinic and its future expansions to fund her long term goal. This goal is to build not for profit organisations that will ensure all members of the community have access to caring, respectful, holistic and practical Harm Minimisation treatment options for addiction and its associated mental and physical impacts on wellbeing.

While Tara has been a welcome guide to thousands of clients over the years, she believes that each of her clients has helped her along this journey. As such, “I want to sincerely thank every single client that has or will seek out treatment with The TARA Clinic, because by trusting us as your guide, while helping yourself you are also helping me to help others. Now that is teamwork!” – Tara Hurster.
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Harm Reduction Australia
ATHRA Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association
ANZ Mental Health Association
Psychology Today