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.
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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

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Seven Reasons To Get Pre-Marital Counseling | Lake Mary Counselor | Save your Marriage Before it Starts

By |April 8th, 2008|

Save Your Marriage Before It Starts

Aww, the freshness of spring.The newness of flowers.In Thumper’s words from the movie, Bambi, love has everyone twitter-pated.It’s that time of year when the ladies have bought their wedding gowns, the bakeries are setting up their best wedding cakes in the showcases.Everyone

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Orlando Teen Counselor on Steps to Prevent Teen Pregnancy – Jamie Lynn Spears

By |January 9th, 2008|

“She was my good girl . . . she was ashamed of her sister’s behavior over the past couple of years and swore to learn from her mistakes . . . she was always home by curfew . . . she’s my baby.” These are quotes from Lynn Spears mother of Brittany and Jamie Lynn

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Multiple Personality | The Perplexing Mental Health Illness

By |December 24th, 2007|

One of the most perplexing mental health illnesses is Dissociative Identity Disorder. This disorder is best recognized as multiple personality disorder, a disorder that came to the public’s attention through movies such as “The Three Faces of Eve” and “Sybil”. Estimates vary, but only about 1% of the general population and anywhere from 5 to

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Lake Mary Counselor on Anxiety | The Unseen Monster

By |September 7th, 2007|

Lake Mary counselor defines various ways anxiety manifests itself.  Does it seem like an unseen monster lurks around the corner? Does fear and worry weigh you down? Frustrated because you feeling like nothing will ever change? Everyone experiences anxiety as it is a normal response to threatening situations; however, for some people it becomes a disabling

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Orlando Adventure-Based Counseling | Are You Up For An Adventure | Leadership Social Skills Camps

By |August 22nd, 2007|

Orlando Adventure Based counselor Alan Davidson, MA, LMHC uses Adventure Therapy to teach anxious kids to face their fears and ADHD ASD kids to build their social skills.  10 year-old Ryan climbed into his harness, asking the entire time what would happen if he fell. You see, Ryan was about to climb the 40-foot rock