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.

Orlando Trauma Counselor on US Airways 1549 – 3 Ways to Combat Fear in our World Today

Orlando Trauma Counselor on US Airways 1549 – 3 Ways to Combat Fear in our World Today

911…Virginia Tech Massacre…Plane crashing…

How do you combat Fear in our world today? 
Although we hail the miraculous landing of US Airlines Flight 1549, the event still escalates many people’s anxiety about flying. Postings on Face Book, blogs, and other sites

By |January 16th, 2009|Adults, Anxiety, Blog, EMDR, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)|0 Comments

Orlando Marriage Counselor on Five Tips To Stay Married

Orlando Marriage Counselor on Five Tips To Stay Married

Do you want to know how you can rekindle the romance and bring that spark back into your marriage?Below are five proactive ways to stay married:

1. Reclaim your date night.Remember staying up all night talking on the phone, or sitting outside in your spouse’s car – just

By |January 12th, 2009|Adults, Blog, Couples, Dating, Divorce, Divorce, Marriage, Relationships|1 Comment

Tips for Combating the Holiday Blues

Whether someone has lost a loved one, has a house in foreclosure, or gone through a divorce, Christmas is an especially difficult time of year. Loss, death, separation, and divorce issues seem especially painful during the holiday season. At a time when people focus on their family and relatives, it accentuates the depth of many

By |December 11th, 2008|Adults, Blog, Depression, Teens, Treatment Alternatives|0 Comments

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

Orlando Teen Counselor on 4 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.

1. Relationship becomes very serious quickly
This is probably what

By |December 2nd, 2008|Blog, Couples, Dating, Relationships, Teens, Updates|0 Comments

TIME FOR A CAREER CHANGE?: Reasons Why Your Career Choice Matters

Has the changing economy created job security concerns for your career? More than likely career stability and choices are at the forefront of our thoughts and desires. Have you giving enough consideration to your career? Do you know the best career fit for you? Are you prepared to maximize your talents and strengths in a

By |November 26th, 2008|Adults, Anthony Gutierrez, Anxiety, Blog, Career, Grief, Jim West, Teens|0 Comments

4 Ways Troubled Marriages Produce Troubled Kids

Do you value your children’s future? Of course you do! That is why it is important to give them a fighting chance at approaching life in a healthy and balanced way. You can begin by modeling to them what a healthy and balanced marriage looks like.

1. Tension and fighting between parents takes a heavy toll