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.

7 Steps to Help Parents Who Are Clueless About Cyber Technology in Teen Dating Abuse

Having a teen dating is a big enough challenge without worrying about their internet and cell phone connections! However, in today’s relationships, land lines are a thing of the past and parents are unaware of whom their teen is communicating with. MySpace, other social networking sites, and texting, all remove the parent’s awareness of […]

Cyberbullying: Technology as a Weapon of Teen Abuse

Teens use technology as a way of stalking, abusing, and blackmailing others. In most relationships, Instant Messaging, texting, and social networking places such as My Space are convenient ways to communicate. But in a growing number of teen relationships, technology is being used as a potent weapon against one another. For example, if either […]

"Missing Piece" Video Makes Debut

Florida’s Center for the Advancement of Child Welfare Practice selected Evelyn Wenzel’s seminar to videotape at the Seminole County Child Protection Conference, October 28, 2008. The video on “The Missing Piece in Sexual Abuse Treatment: The Key to Reducing the Risk of Revictimization” will appear on their website at www.centerforchildwelfare.org. The goal of the […]

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TV Mirrors Reality As David Duchovny Announces Sexual Addiction

Film mirrored reality when David Duchovny announced that he was entering into a rehabilitation facility for a long standing sexual addiction. On his current television program, “Californication”, Duchovny portrays a writer who engages in dangerous sexual liaisons. David Duchovny is best known for his television role as Mulder in The X Files.

It’s difficult to […]

Olympic Swimmer Reveals Childhood Sexual Abuse | Orlando Sexual Abuse Therapist

Olympic Swimmer Reveals Childhood Sexual Abuse | Orlando Sexual Abuse Therapist

Margaret Hoelzer, a member of the powerful US Olympic Swimming team, returned home from Beijing with three Olympic metals. That in itself would be newsworthy, but she has used her triumphant Olympic performances to announce the secret that she has kept for many years […]

Teen Celebrities with Alcohol Issues and Where are They Now | Orlando Adult Teen Substance Abuse Counselor

Teen Celebrities with Alcohol Issues and Where are They Now | Orlando Adult Teen Substance Abuse Counselor

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 […]