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.

Winter Park Adult Teen Substance Abuse Counselor on Teen Celebrities with Alcohol Issues and Where are They Now

By |September 9th, 2008|

Orlando adult teen substance abuse counselor on teen celebrities with alcohol issues and where are they now. Lindsey Lohan, Brittany Spears, and Shia LaBeouf are all popular celebrities with alcohol or drug problems. Shia LaBeouf reportedly drank and smoked with his father when he was growing up. Brittany began drinking at age 13 and using

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

By |August 1st, 2008|

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 firm

Orlando Counselor on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Signs and Symptoms

By |July 17th, 2008|

Orlando Counselor offers information on the signs and symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Over 6.6 million people (one out of every 40 people) suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCS). This disorder often begins at times of emotional stress, major life transitions, health problems, and events representing new levels of responsibility. OCD is a very time-consuming

Breaking Free From Obsessions | Orlando Counselor on Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD

By |July 10th, 2008|

Orlando Counselor offers tips on Anxiety and OCD and Breaking free from Obsessions

“I don’t believe life can be any different. I’m ready to give up I’ve been fighting this thing so long. Do you really think things can change?” These are statements that I often hear when a client first comes to talk about their

Criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder | Orlando PTSD Counselor Therapist

By |April 9th, 2008|

Orlando trauma counselor and PTSD therapist answers questions like the following: “I have heard of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but never understood what it is. Could you provide some information about this disorder?”

PTSD is an anxiety disorder that is related to surviving a traumatic event, in which you feel your life or someone else’s life

Orlando Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counselor and Car Accidents

By |April 9th, 2008|

Orlando PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Counselor offers answers to the following questions on Trauma after car accidents.  I recently received a phone call asking, “Is it possible to have PTSD after a car wreck? I thought this disorder mainly occurred in veterans or child abuse survivors.”Absolutely! Car accidents can certainly be traumatic! You don’t