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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.

Winter Park Teen Death: 5 Ways to Help Teens Cope with Grief and Loss

15-year-old, Winter Park High student, Roger Trinidade, dies after altercation with teens: 5 Tips to help teens cope with grief and loss. On Saturday, October 15, 2016, 15-year-old, Roger Trinidade, died after an alleged altercation with some fellow Winter Park High School students. Roger was found unconscious in Central Park, off of Park Avenue, in [...]

A.D.D. Leading to Child Suicides

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According to a recent study, A.D.D. (Attention Deficit Disorder) is the most typical diagnosis among children under 12 years of age who commit suicide. Few children from ages 5 to 11 commit suicide and not much is known regarding these incidents. This recent study compares 87 children, ages 5 to 11, who took their own [...]

Inspiring Celebrities You May Not Know Have Autism & Asperger’s

According to Autism Speaks, more than 2 million individuals in the U.S. are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The numbers do not stop there, tens of millions are diagnosed worldwide! What is even more inspiring is 8 iconic people also have ASD. First, is Britain’s Got Talent contestant, Susan Boyle. She says, “Asperger’s doesn’t define [...]

Research Finds Zinc Can Be Used To Help Children With Autism

Research funded by the Marsden Fund and Neurological Foundation concluded, "cellular changes in the brain caused by genetic mutation that occur in autism can be reversed by zinc." Zinc was found to alter brain cell communication, dietary, and behavior levels. Individuals diagnosed with autism are more likely to be associated with having low levels of [...]

Use Simple Rewards to Get Your Child with Autism to School on Time!

Are you getting frustrated trying to get your child or teen on the autistic spectrum out the door in the mornings? Here are some tips and tricks for helping children with autism reach morning goals by using a reward system: The daily reward should be gradual, as opposed to “all or nothing”. Students with autistic spectrum disorder [...]

Orlando Social Skills Group Counseling & Camps | Quick Tips to Teach Social Skills to Shy Students

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Orlando Social Skills Group Counseling and Camp Counselor offers tips for teaching social skills to shy children and teens. First, we teach the importance of Eye Contact as that communicates confidence, and makes the student less of a target for bullies. Second, we walk thru the process of approaching someone with eye contact and a [...]