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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.

Orlando Family Counselor offers Conflict Resolution Tips for Children, Teen and Families with Less Yelling

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“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 resentful toward the person and attempts to be more covert in hurting or provoking the victim the next [...]

ADHD is a Good Thing | Orlando ADHD Counselor Expert on the Positives of ADHD

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Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert Jim West shows sides of ADHD as a good thing Stanford did a study that showed the learning style of the average person as follows: 89% Visual, 10% Auditory & 1% the remaining 3 senses. As we reflect on the teaching style in our schools we realize that the average student [...]

Orlando Executive Coaching for your Business or Church

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An Orlando Executive or Business Coach comments on ways to develop your team and maximize their strengths!  Scores of major companies have made coaching a core part of executive development. My belief is that, under the right circumstances, one-on one interaction with this type of professional guidance of an objective third party, we can provide [...]

Orlando Counselor on Self-Injurious Behavior No Longer Shocking | Christina Ricci Self Harm, Cutting

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Orlando Self Harm Counselor expert reports that self-injurious behavior is no longer seen as novel or unusual behavior. When I asked a college student what she thought about such behavior, she replied that she thought it was stupid, but it certainly was common. People are inundated with this behavior. Real World San Diego had a [...]

Lake Mary Trauma Therapist answers What is my Stress Anxiety Risk

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Lake Mary Trauma therapist answers ways to determine your stress anxiety risk. My alarm clock is going off, the kids aren't ready for school, traffic is gridlock, my annoying boss never takes a day off, and bills continue to come in the mail. Sure you have had a day like this but do most of [...]

Orlando Anti-Bullying Counselor offers Parents, Schools and Student Tips | Seung-Hui Cho

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Seung-Hui Cho was bullied by fellow high school students who mocked his shyness and the strange way he talked, according to classmates. He probably heard “Sorry! Sorry! Sorry!” over and over again. "Sorry" a word forced under pressure in schools across the country. "Sorry" is what students like Cho receive over and over again, and [...]