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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.

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 [...]

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 [...]