Jim West, MA, LMHC, NCC

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.

5 Best Ways to Get the Job

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:
1. Mailing out resumes
2. Answering local “want ads”
3. Going to the state and Federal unemployment service
4.

By |May 12th, 2009|Adults, Anthony Gutierrez, Anxiety, Blog, Career, Jim West, Teens|0 Comments

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

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

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

By |April 27th, 2009|Adults, Anthony Gutierrez, Anxiety, Blog, Career, Grief, Jim West|0 Comments

Rape and Sexual Assault | Orlando Trauma Counselor Expert

Shame, despair, and powerless are a few of the emotions that victims of rape and sexual assault may experience. These same emotions often interfere with their ability to decide to prosecute their perpetrator. There are also many thoughts such as, “We were drinking. He couldn’t help it. Maybe my outfit led him on.” The list

Movie Taken Dramatically Portrays Growing Sex Trafficking Industry | Orlando Trauma Therapist

Movie Taken Dramatically Portrays Growing Sex Trafficking Industry | Orlando Trauma Therapist

“Taken” is a riveting movie where a father searches for his daughter, who is kidnapped and enslaved into the sex traffic trade. The movie gives an inside look at the recruitment and exploitation of these victims of organized crime. It is an important movie

Rihanna, Don’t Do It! Don’t Go Back to Chris Brown!

Rumors fly in the Rihanna- Chris Brown domestic violence incident. The couple reunited and is trying to work through their issues. But this scenario is all too common. Without professional intervention and accountability on Chris Brown’s part, the likelihood of domestic violence happening again is all too probable.

Domestic violence is a crime against women (although

By |March 4th, 2009|Blog, Couples, Dating, Relationships|0 Comments

Orlando Counselor on Drug and Alcohol Prevention Success Evident in Florida Youth

Orlando Counselor on Drug and Alcohol Prevention Success Evident in Florida Youth

The “war against drugs” in the schools is succeeding! The 2008 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey reported that every area of substance abuse declined from 2000-2008, with the exception of marijuana use and prescription drug abuse. Binge drinking (5 or more drinks in a

By |March 3rd, 2009|Alcohol, Blog, Drug, Teens|0 Comments