As a therapist providing individual and group therapy for Caron's Breakthrough Program, Tara Wages’ goal is to create a comfortable and trusting environment in which patients can work on their recovery and discover a purpose for this phase of their lives.
She also provides experiential therapy and offers education about addiction and other issues. It is critical to her work that she meets her patients where they are with empathy and a willingness to listen.
Tara came to Caron in 2016 to work as a therapist with patients in the Older Adults Program and the Women’s Program. Previously, she was a parent for 25 years and volunteered for several nonprofit organizations, organizing and facilitating group events in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Qatar, and Bahrain. She was also a speaker on a women’s empowerment tour in India, traveling to seven cities to present to women’s colleges and other women’s groups. Before that, she worked as an assistant at a New York City financial firm, which gave her in-depth experience in dealing with stress and built her organizational skills, which she continues to use in her current work.
Tara has a Master of Science in psychology from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut, and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Fordham University, New York City.