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Joseph Russo


Family-endorsed provider iconJoseph Russo, MD
Westport, CT


Joseph Russo, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice serving adolescents, adults and families in Westport, CT, and the surrounding communities. Dr. Russo is the Medical Director of The Recovery Center of Westport and runs his own private practice that provides both psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic generalized psychiatric care. With over seventeen years of experience, he treats a large variety of mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Dr. Russo was also the Unit Chief of Addictions Services at St.Vincent’s Behavioral Health Services in Westport, CT, and is currently a professor at The Westchester Institute of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and has lectured extensively on psychopharmacology.

Dr. Russo specializes in the treatment of substance dependence and dual diagnosis disorders. He also serves as the Executive Medical Director of Saved From Addiction which provides the groundbreaking Probuphine Implant for opioid addiction.


Joseph Russo, MD
The Recovery Center of Westport
728 Post Road East
Suite 205
Westport, CT 06880


Client Quote

“He is very good with medication management and he’s well-versed with all types of medication. He works with a range of patients including people suffering with mental health and addiction. He is a very down to earth doctor that makes you feel comfortable to talk to.”

Information and Referrals

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  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Medication management and monitoring
  • Outpatient detoxification
  • Relapse prevention
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy

Client Focus

  • Adolescents (13+)
  • Adults
  • Older adults
  • Families
  • Addiction and substance dependence
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Dementia
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Personality disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis
  • Sleep disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury

Accreditations & Qualifications


St. George’s University School of Medicine–Doctor of Medicine
New York University–Residency


Connecticut License Number CSP.0057664
New York State License Number 1.041567
American Medical Association member
American Academy of Procedural Medicine member
American Society of Addiction Medicine member

In practice since: 2003


Dr. Russo accepts out of network insurance and will complete necessary paperwork for reimbursement on behalf of his clients.

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