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Jim West, MA, LMHC, NCC

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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.

Multiple Personality | The Perplexing Mental Health Illness

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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 [...]

Lake Mary Counselor on Anxiety | The Unseen Monster

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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

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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 [...]

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

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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, [...]

Orlando Family Counselor | Positive Conflict Resolution for Families

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Orlando family counselor offers as simple conflict resolution program to resolve conflict quickly and get back to privileges.  “Sorry! Sorry! Sorry,” is what students/siblings receive over and over again, and then the perpetrator receives a time out, grounding, loses privileges or in the school, detention, work detail, time out or suspension. The perpetrator then becomes [...]

Depression How do I know if I am Depressed | Lake Mary Therapist

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Lake Mary Depression counselor answers the question how do I know if I am depressed? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, during any 1-year period, 17.6 million American adults or 10% of the population suffer from a depressive illness. The cost in human suffering cannot be estimated. Depressive illnesses often interfere with normal [...]