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.

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

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 is getting ready for their most expensive event

By |April 8th, 2008|Blog, Marriage, Pre-Marital, Relationships|0 Comments

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

“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

Multiple Personality | The Perplexing Mental Health Illness

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

By |December 24th, 2007|Blog, Multiple Personality Disorder|0 Comments

Lake Mary Counselor on Anxiety | The Unseen Monster

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

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

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

By |August 22nd, 2007|Anxiety, Blog, Social Skills Group Curriculum|0 Comments

The downward spiral of hope | Complex Grieving in Children | Lake Mary Grief Counselor

Lake Mary Grief Counselor discusses complex grief in children.  Hurricane Katrina taught us alot about the grieving process in children. Unless the situation was a dramatic event, such as discovering the body of a parent who committed suicide or being a war refugee child, children’s symptoms are often overlooked. But unexpected deaths by natural causes,

By |August 22nd, 2007|Blog, Children, Grief|0 Comments