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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.

Orlando Child Counselor on 3 Tips to Protect Your Kids from Molesters at Water Parks

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In the past month, there have been four charges of exposure or molestation in the Orlando area water parks including Typhoon Lagoon, Wet n Wild & Aquatica. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 7% of boys and 25% of girls will be molested by the age of 18. As a result of the recent [...]

Orlando Career Coach on 8 Ways to Start Over | What if you Lost it All

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Orlando Career Coach and Counselor comments on career loss.  Watching the news every night I am reminded of the many losses people are facing as our economy continues to struggle. Recently a family in Heathrow, Florida was found dead from a murder-suicide. Investigators believe it was financial woes that pushed the father to his breaking [...]

Orlando Career Coach | 5 Ways to Cope with Feeling Stressed & Depressed in College

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Orlando Career Coach comments on ways to cope with feeling stressed in college.  A 20 year old college student was discussing her grades with another student at a coffee shop. She appeared anxious and fidgety. As I watched her continue to speak with her friend she reminded me of all the other adults I see [...]

Orlando Teen Expert Counselor on Parenting Tips to Deal with Sexting Teens

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Parenting Tips to Deal with Sexting Teens | Orlando Teen Expert Counselor A friend of mine was complaining about how her teenage children are always texting instead of speaking with one another and was horrified to find out her daughter had just received a picture of a male penis. She was horrified that anyone would [...]

Orlando Career Coach Counselor gives 5 Best Ways to Get the Job

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How do you compete and land the job with 500 qualified applicants who want the job as well? Let’s start with looking at all the ways you find a job. There are 16 job hunting methods and they are as follows: Mailing out resumes Answering local “want ads” Going to the state and Federal unemployment [...]

Quick Tips to Handle the Grief of Job Loss | Orlando Career Coach

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Orlando Career Coach & Counselor offers tips to handout the grief of job loss. A friend of mine who has worked with the same company for over 10 years was laid off recently. He was devastated. Providing for his family was what he was supposed to do and now he could no longer do that. Not only [...]