Positive Directions

Positive Directions


Located in Westport, Conn., Positive Directions is a nonprofit that provides outpatient counseling to people who are struggling with addiction and/or co-occurring disorders According to the center’s website, Positive Directions’ mission is to “promote and support individuals, families and communities in Southwestern Connecticut by providing youth development programs and individual counseling services for mental health and addictive behaviors.”


Positive Directions begins its treatment process by assessing clients for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Clients that can benefit from counseling are enrolled in the outpatient program. Clients receive individual counseling services focused on addressing problem behaviors and developing sober living skills.

Aside from individual counseling services, Positive Directions also focuses on group and family counseling. This allows clients to develop a healthy living and support network. Specialized treatment and counseling services are available for gambling addiction. Intervention services can be arranged as well.

The employee assistance programs provides confidential counseling services at no cost to employees, while the center has a contract with employers. The program is designed to help employees cope with personal problems that may affect job performance such as family conflicts, anxiety, stress, bereavement, and substance abuse.


The treatment team at positive directions consists mainly of counselors. However, there is a range of management, administrative, and facility maintenance staff members involved in the operations of the facility. The counseling staff holds advanced degrees and certifications in their respective fields.


At the time of this writing, Best-rehabs.com has not received any alumni feedback about Positive Directions. On the facility’s Facebook page, which it can manage, the facility earned two five out of five star reviews. [1]


The single loved one who was polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided a positive review.

The loved one the center four out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, holistic offerings, family participation, counseling options, and staff experience. The loved one wrote: “It had a supportive staff and great counseling.”


There is currently no information provided on the Positive Direction’s website regarding its costs. However, the one loved one surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the center four out of five stars for Positive Directions’ affordability.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pg/PositiveDirections/reviews/

Reviews about Positive Directions

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  • It had a supportive staff and great counseling.