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Jim West, MA, LMHC, NCC

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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 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 [...]

Orlando Trauma Counselor Expert | Rape and Sexual Assault

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Orlando Sexual Abuse Counselor on how Sexual Assault untreated can effect a victim of abuse. 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, [...]

Orlando Trauma Counseling for Domestic Violence | Rihanna, Don’t Do It! Don’t Go Back to Chris Brown!

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Orlando Trauma Domestic Violence Counselor discussed Rihanna and 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 [...]

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

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Orlando Substance Abuse Counselor comments on recent Drug and Alcohol Prevention Study 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 [...]

Orlando Teen Counselor on 4 Warning Signs of an Abusive Teen Relationship

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Orlando Teen Counselor on warning signs of an abusive teen relationship. Having a teen dating in today’s world is quite a challenge! Because so many teens are accepting some level of abuse as “normal” in relationships, knowing the warning signs of a potentially abusive relationship become critical. Relationship becomes very serious quickly This is probably [...]