Below are a few answers to frequently asked questions:

When did you become a non-profit organization?
Tri-County Counseling and Life Skills Center Inc. became a nonprofit organization in 2006 and has been serving Sarasota, Charlotte, Desoto, and Lee County since then.
Why do you focus on prevention programs?
We focus on prevention based programs because it saves lives, plain and simple. Prevention based programs empower the individuals with the skills to make positive choices!
What is different about your Addiction based intervention programs?
We use a research based holistic non 12 step approach to addiction. We do not believe in the disease model of addiction. Life is full of choices and addiction is a choice based on environmental, social, cultural, thinking patterns and personal influences. We do not believe our clients are alcoholics or addicts for life and we do not believe that people have to tell themselves that they have a disease for the rest of their life. We help identify the reason the person started using their addiction as a coping mechanism, we look at the underlying issues behind it, identify their current needs and wants, identify their current thinking patterns, and help change their needs and wants to positive things and help develop positive thinking patterns through an ecletic approach of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Reality (Choice Theory). We do things different at Tri-County Counseling Life Skills Center Inc. Our approach has a higher success rate and is proven to save lives!!!!
Do you accept insurance?
We no longer accept insurance payments. In order in protect your privacy and ensure continued quality of care, Tri-County Counseling & Life Skills Center Inc.  does not participate with insurances and managed care. 

Fees are paid at the time of your visit. At your request a receipt with a diagnosis will be provided for you. If desired, you may present this receipt to your insurance company to attempt to obtain reimbursement.


Do you provide pro-bono services for uninsured clients?
We provide services to indigent clients who are under-insured, call today for details.

Do you offer sliding scale services?
Yes we do.

Do you provide court ordered services?
Yes we do. We do court ordered substance abuse, mental health, psychometric, sexual abuse risk assessments, anger management, and advanced theft offender assessments, group counseling, couples counseling, family counseling, and individual counseling. Call for details. Prices are set for court ordered services.
What if I am having a medical emergency, can I call you for help?
Call 911 and once you are stabilized we will help you.

Where can I find you?
Main Office:
5400 Biscayne Dr Unit B, North Port, FL 34287
Phone: (941) 876-3060
Fax: (941) 257-8395

Osprey Office:
674 Unit C-7 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229
Phone: (941) 876-3060

Port Charlotte Office:
4055 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Phone: (941) 876-3060