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Jim West, MA, LMHC, NCC

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About Jim West

Adolescent Expert, Jim West offers expert advice to Local and National TV News & Schools Internationally and provides phone or face-to-face counseling in the Orlando area. Jim is an Author, Communicator, School Consultant, Nationally Certified and State Licensed Counselor and specializes in counseling for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD) and Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD). Jim has been interviewed for multiple TV, Radio, magazine and newspaper articles. He is president of Total Life Counseling Center and his Total Life approach accelerates the therapeutic & healing process by relating to children, adolescents and adults and incorporating wellness. Jim’s clients travel from all over Florida, England, Georgia, Cayman Islands and the Bahamas as he has been able to treat clients with ADHD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Depression and more with FDA approved supplements and Dietary Modifications. 85% of his clients have not needed medication or used less medication than when they first came to Total Life Counseling Center.
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The Leaky Gut linked to Autistic Spectrum Disorder | Orlando Expert | Orlando Expert

By |March 23rd, 2016|ADHD, Anxiety, Aspergers, Blog, Jim West, Parenting, Treatment Alternatives|

Autism Spectrum Disorder (more commonly known as ASD) effects more than 70 million people worldwide. Commonly misunderstood, ASD is a spectrum of disorders that have different extremes on opposite ends. Despite their differences, the disorders included on the spectrum share three common characteristics: impaired communication, poor social engagement, and repetitive behaviors. Today, we treat those

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Orlando Counselor gives 3 Tips on Dealing with Loneliness

By |February 15th, 2016|Anxiety, Blog, Depression, Teresa Kovach, Womens Issues|

Orlando counselor gives 3 Tips on Dealing with Loneliness Anxiety we feel when we don’t feel emotionally connected to others. This feeling can occur to anyone because loneliness is subjective, and one does not have to be alone to feel lonely. There are times in all our lives where we will experience loneliness. The anxiety produced from

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San Bernadino Shooters Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik | 10 Warning Signs of Workplace Violence

By |December 3rd, 2015|Adults, Anger, Blog, Depression, Jim West, Mentally Disabled, Resolve Conflict|

The shooting in San Bernadino yesterday at a company Christmas party has people wondering if this is terrorism or is it workplace violence?  Syed Farook and wife Tashfeen Malik, left his company party and left coworkers wondering why he left the party. The Bureau of Labor statistics report that every year approximately 2 million American

  • football sport psychology counseling orlando mental toughness block florida peak performance Are Male Teen Athletes more likely to Abuse Girlfriends | University of Pittsburgh Study | Orlando Counselor Jim West

Are Male Teen Athletes more likely to Abuse Girlfriends | University of Pittsburgh Study | Orlando Counselor Jim West

By |March 31st, 2014|Anger, Blog, Dating, Relationships, Sexual Abuse, Sports Psychology, Teens|

Violent sports and dating abuse documented among college athletes and the this study sought out to see if there was the same correlation with high school athletes and the results were very interesting.  The study looked at 16 California High Schools and surveyed 1,648 male students. The study found "hyper masculine" students seem to be

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Wesley Chapel Movie Theatre Shooting over Texting Curtis Reeves | Tips on How to express your concerns assertively | Channel 13 Orlando Counselor Dana West

By |January 16th, 2014|Adults, Anger, Blog, Dana West, Media|

Tragedy struck a Tampa movie theater when 71-year-old Curtis Reeves got into an argument with another moviegoer over texting. The two men exchanged words that gradually became more heated and Reeves felt something hit his face. It was alleged that Chad Oulson threw popcorn at Reeves. Police reported, Reeves, who minutes earlier had gone to

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ADHD linked to High Fat Diet? | Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert | University of Illinois

By |March 5th, 2013|ADHD, Anxiety, Blog, Defiance, Depression, Jim West, Parenting, Stressless, Treatment Alternatives|

Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert Jim West, MA, LMHC interviewed by Fox 35 | ADHD linked to High Fat Diet? | University of Illinois Food for Thought:  Another study linking proving that how we eat effects how we think!  There was a recent study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology Journal February 2013 indicating a possible link to high fat