- Safe and effective outcomes that promote lasting positive change for our clients through innovative, tailored, and extended care.
- Highly qualified and trained clinical staff working within evidence–informed protocols in a supportive environment.
- Clinical evaluation, accountability, and adaptation.
- Improved affordability though economic evaluation, subsidies, and promoting reimbursement.
Our Core Priorities
Assisted Psychotherapy at Clarion Clinics
At Clarion Clinics, we know that lasting change takes courage, compassion, and commitment.
Engaging the Clarion team for assisted psychotherapy means setting out on a transformative therapeutic journey that spans approximately nine months. If you’re eligible, we will accompany you closely through a tailored and extended model of care, supported by a multidisciplinary team of highly qualified, skilled, and experienced clinicians.
Our assisted psychotherapy is not a standalone pharmaceutical treatment, nor is it microdosing, but instead is a specialised and comprehensive psychotherapeutic approach.
At Clarion, our aim is to deliver the best possible outcomes through a comprehensive patient-centric approach. By drawing on our clinical team’s unparalleled experience, gleaned through working within nation-leading research trials, we’re uniquely positioned to provide assisted therapy that has the potential to go far beyond anything previously available.
A number of clinical trials have shown that assisted psychotherapy can be effective for a proportion of people with difficult-to-treat mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder and treatment-resistant depression. Of the individuals who undergo this class of treatments in clinical trials, many report sustained improvements in negative symptoms, quality of life, and wellbeing.
The therapeutic effects of assisted psychotherapy can be attributed to the combination of two important factors:
- Experiences that occasion profound insights, increased self-awareness, compassion, and shifts in perspective, among other changes.
- Specialised psychotherapy designed to prepare for, support, and integrate those experiences in the safest and most useful way.
The safety of our clients is our top priority. The substances we use in our treatment protocols have been shown to have good physical and psychological safety when used in supervised settings under the support of clinicians with specialised training.
Our dedicated team of therapists and medical professionals have nation-leading experience in the safe delivery of assisted psychotherapies, and are committed to supporting each individual on their unique journey to improved functioning, quality of life, and wellbeing.
Duration of Treatment
The Clarion Clinics treatment programs for post-traumatic stress disorder and treatment-resistant depression last approximately nine months. The process includes initial psychiatric and medical assessments, followed by a prolonged course of regular individual and then optional group psychotherapy, augmented by two full-day dosing sessions.
Timing of Opening and Treatment Cost
Access and affordability are important to us at Clarion Clinics, though never at the expense of safety and effectiveness. Our primary aim is to provide the best chance of sustained mental health improvements for all our clients. Our approach is to design a best-in-class service that is costed fairly, while working with clients to secure reimbursement where possible through insurance, membership organisations, or employers. Additionally, we are establishing a Health Economics Unit that will collect and analyse our real-world cost-effectiveness data towards potential Medicare reimbursement in future. We will also offer a limited number of subsidised packages within Clarion, based on financial need and suitability.
Until all required approvals have been received for our treatment programs and psychiatrists, it’s not possible for us to provide a definitive price for treatment. However, we can confirm that initial comprehensive evaluation, including psychiatric, psychological and medical assessments, will be bulk billed and potential clients will not incur any out-of-pocket expense for this pre-treatment process.
Eligibility for Treatment
To be eligible for treatment at Clarion Clinics, you must be diagnosed by a psychiatrist with either:
- Treatment-resistant depression* or
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
This diagnosis can occur through your own psychiatrist or through a psychiatrist within the Clarion team. Following confirmation of this diagnosis, you will need to undergo a medical examination and a psychological assessment to determine your suitability for this type of treatment.
*Treatment Resistant Depression entails a Major Depression Disorder diagnosis that has not responded adequately to at least two forms of treatment, such as antidepressants or cognitive behavioural therapy.
Applying For Treatment
There are several pathways into treatment; you can come to us directly or be referred by your psychiatrist, psychologist, or GP.
Initially, the best step is to express interest by completing the request for further information form on this website and we will provide you with more information regarding our services as they become available. While our services have not yet commenced, we anticipate opening our doors soon.
Who are We?
At the heart of Clarion Clinics is a collaborative effort between leading mental health clinicians and scientists, and Incannex Healthcare (IHL), a bio-pharmaceutical company listed on both the ASX and NASDAQ.
Our clinical founders – Dr. Paul Liknaitzky, Prof. Suresh Sundram, and Sean O’Carroll – represent a respected collective within Australia’s assisted psychotherapy research community. Alongside the wider clinical and research team, their in-depth experience developing and delivering assisted psychotherapies contributes to Clarion’s distinct identity, positioning us at the forefront of this emerging field.
Working closely with IHL, our founders have participated in multiple world-first clinical trials at Monash University over the past years. By bringing together clinical proficiency, innovative and rigorous science, and a commitment to client-centric care, we endeavour to set a benchmark for best-practice in the field of assisted psychotherapy here in Australia.Our Team