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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Ashley Madison | Orlando Relationship Counselor on Surviving an Affair 5 Tips for if my Spouse was Cheating

By |September 1st, 2015|

Ashley Madison, a website designed to arrange intimate encounters among philandering spouses, was recently hacked and the thought-to-be-confidential names of its members was made public, and the list has destroyed marriages, families and careers across the globe.

The Ashley Madison hack has brought the issue of infidelity center stage, and into the homes of many families, as

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Death of Derek Sheppard | Orlando Grief Counselor offers Grieving Tips

By |April 28th, 2015|

Orlando Grief Counselor offers Grieving Tips for Grey’s Anatomy – The Death of Derek Sheppard – Famously known for saying “It’s a beautiful day to save lives.” Derek Sheppard is a fictional character, but for a 11 years, millions of fans felt a connection to Derek Sheppard.  For some people Patrick Dempsey’s characters demise has

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

By |March 31st, 2014|

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 drawn

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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|

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|

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 diets

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9 Parent tips to talk to your kids after a school shooting | Newton Connecticut | Orlando Child Counselor Jim West

By |December 14th, 2012|

While the details are unraveling about the school shooting in Newton, Connecticut parents around the country are wondering what to say to their kids to make them feel safe at school.  So what can parents say to their kids to make them feel safe?

9 Parent Tips to Talk to your Kids after a School Shooting