Life Skills Institute in Bradenton, FL

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3953 Cortez Road West #110C
Bradenton FL 34210

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Life Skills Institute is a provider of assessments and outpatient treatment services for individuals facing substance use, anger management, and other issues in southwest Florida. With two locations - one in Sarasota and one 30 minutes away in nearby Bradenton - Life Skills Institute accounts for two of just 352 (52.7 percent) of private centers in the state.


Life Skills Institute offers flexible scheduling for its outpatient services to accommodate for different schedules. In group and individual therapy, clients learn skills to effectively cope with stress and anger, communication and listening skills, goal setting, and more. Life Skills is also one of just 392 (58.7 percent) of programs statewide that provides clients with mental health evaluations.

In addition to its primary counseling services, Life Skills Institute is one of just 139 (20.8 percent) of facilities in the state that runs a program for clients facing DUI charges. It is also an approved provider for those on probation and “many employers.”


Life Skills Institute is privately run by a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and certified criminal justice addictions specialist (CCJAS).


Feedback among alumni, loved ones, and affiliated staff is limited. In the sole survey response to date, an anonymous family point voiced disdain for and frustration with what they described as ulterior motives: “”Extortion... Only interested in collecting cash,” the one-star reviewer commented.


While the facility does not publish any information on its treatment fees, its website notes, in all-caps: “No hidden charges, no additional fees, no surprises costs."

Published on June 2019

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Extortion. Instructor does all talking and only about herself. Nothing on any treatment matters. Only interested on collecting cash.

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