A client-centered

Drawing upon practice wisdom and research knowledge.

Our multidisciplinary team of counsellors provide client-centred services using a broad range of approaches. Bringing their extensive wisdom and research knowledge to bear, our counsellors collaborate to identify where you are and work with you on personal issues. Alcohol and other drugs, gambling, internet and gaming addiction, relationship issues, poor communication, aggression, and violence are just a few of the areas in which we provide support.

My Caraniche counsellor has been amazing. Every session just blows me away. I feel I owe her a lot, because she’s helped me see things more clearly. I’m excited about the future. I’m excited about leading a normal life.

Alcohol and Drug Couselling

Connections that better lives

The CARE ( Counselling and Recovery Empowerment) team is funded by the Department of Health to provide free alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services in Melbourne’s outer northern suburbs. The team is staffed by  psychologists, social workers, AOD Clinicians and Care & Recovery Co-ordinators.

Who is the Service for?

The CARE team supports the local communities in Epping and Whittlesea. This means anyone who lives in, works in, or has an association with these areas and has AOD concerns can contact us. We work with:

  • Adults
  • Family members
  • Young People (16 years and over)
  • Parents concerned about their children’s AoD use
  • Employers concerned about an employee’s AoD use
  • Services provided include:
  • Individual counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Psychological support
  • Care coordination

We work with people in different ways – our services include:

  • Individual counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Psychological support
  • Group Programs Information and education
  • Care co-ordination

If we are not the right service for you we will help you find a service that can meet your needs.

Contact Us Today

For further information about our service or to make a referral contact us. Our office is open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm. Limited evening appointments are available.


763 High St Epping, 3076
Ph (03) 9401 0600

“The drug and alcohol counselling I’m doing is changing everything around. I’m understanding myself more. I’m learning to deal with stuff I couldn’t deal with before”.

Contact us to find out more

Phone: (03) 8417 0500

Level 1/260 Hoddle St, Abbotsford VIC 3067 


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We acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our services are delivered.

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