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Outpatient counseling for adolescent and adult mental health and substance use

If you are in immediate crisis, please dial 2-1-1 for mobile crisis or 911 for your local first responders. Be sure to  add the Crisis Text Line (741741) and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) in your and your family members' phones. For immediate help in accessing detox, call CT's Substance Use Access Line: 800-563-4086.

Positive Directions is a leading non-profit behavioral health facility located in Westport, CT, serving both adolescents and adults.  Our outpatient clinic is licensed by the CT Department of Public Health and the CT Department of Children and Families for the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders.  Our outstanding reputation reflects 50 years of experience in meeting the needs of the communities we serve.

We provide individual outpatient counseling to adolescents and adults, and can work with families as an adjunct to individual counseling. We also offer free recovery groups to our clients and their supporters, as well as short-term one-on-one peer support for youth and young adults

We see clients in person at our private and serene setting in downtown Westport, as well as online, where we serve clients throughout the state. Our clients benefit from an outstanding team of dedicated licensed clinicians who are empathetic, knowledgeable, and experienced in working with a variety of behavioral health challenges.

Payment Options

We work hard to help people in need access behavioral healthcare
regardless of their ability to pay

Counseling: List

Commercial Insurance

Positive Directions accepts most forms of commercial insurance, including:

  • ​Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

  • Cigna

  • Golden Rule

  • Harvard Pilgrim

  • Oxford Health Plans

  • UMR

  • United Healthcare

If your insurance company isn't listed, we can help you determine whether your insurance plan offers out-of-network behavioral health benefits.  Give us a call and we will help you determine your out-of-network eligibility.

Public Insurance

We proudly accept both:

  • HUSKY Health/Medicaid

  • Medicare​

Other Options

  • We offer a sliding-fee scale for those in need.

  • We are grateful to our donors who have enabled us to create a Treatment Fund to support eligible clients. If you have the means to contribute to the Treatment Fund, please know that your donations are gratefully accepted and enable people to receive or continue treatment at a difficult time in their lives!

  • We accept private pay.

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