© 2017 by Positive Directions - The Center for Prevention and Counseling, Inc.

90 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06880

Tel: 203.227.7644   |   Fax: 203.227.0037

Office hours:

Monday - Friday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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About Us

Mission and History

Positive Directions was established in 1971 in Westport, CT as a volunteer effort by recovering alcoholics to support recovery and bring awareness and prevention into school and community programs. Since then, treatment and prevention programs have evolved to become more disciplined and outcome focused, and Positive Directions today emphasizes evidence-supported clinical treatment services and community focused prevention programs. The Agency’s mission is to support individuals, families, and communities by providing treatment for mental health and addictive behaviors and prevention programs that build resiliency and life skills in adolescents, adults and families. We are a 501(c)(3), state-licensed provider of behavioral health treatment and prevention programs and have received state prevention and awareness funding continuously for close to 25 years, in recognition of our expertise as a provider of evidence-supported, data-driven, locally focused prevention programs to the communities we serve.
Our Team

Jennifer L. Hrbek, LCSW

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Milena Cortes

FINANCE MANAGER

Cathy Hazlett, MPH

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Tracy Hintz

Office Manager

Jennifer Jacobsen, M.Ed.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Delia McCoy

YOUTH ADVOCATE

Bob Vietro, LADC, NCGC

CLINICIAN

Denique Weidema-Lewis

DIRECTOR OF PREVENTION


PREVENTION
DEPARTMENT

Denique Weidma-Lewis

DIRECTOR OF PREVENTION

(dlewis@positivedirections.org)

CLINICAL
DEPARTMENT

Bob Vietro, MS, LADC, NCGC

CLINICAL DIRECTOR 

Nicole Merlo-White, MA, LMFT

COUNSELOR

Lynn Abramson

CHAIR

Pam Kelley

VICE-CHAIR

Tom Green

TREASURER

Lee Bollert

SECRETARY

AT-LARGE MEMBERS

Alan Abramson

Michelle Albright

Casey Berg

Diana Bowes

Anne Hardy

Gail Kelly

Jeff Wieser

BOARD OF DIRECTORS