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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.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Car Accidents

I recently received a phone call asking, “Is it possible to have PTSD after a car wreck? I thought this disorder mainly occurred in veterans or child abuse survivors.”Absolutely! Car accidents can certainly be traumatic! You don’t have to experience military combat or childhood abuse to develop it. The probability of developing PTSD increases […]

By |April 9th, 2008|Blog, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)|0 Comments

Seven Reasons To Get Pre-Marital Counseling | 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 […]

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

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 […]

Alcohol & Risky Teen & College Student Behavior

There are many factors influencing teens to drink, but one of the most prevalent is that drinking it is an accepted norm in “teen society”. Many teens use alcohol as a way to establish positive relationships with their peers, since their culture links popularity with the ability to party. They also tend to regard […]

By |January 2nd, 2008|Addictions, Alcohol, Blog, Hooking Up, Parenting, Teens, The Hook Up Mentality|0 Comments

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 […]

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

Mental Toughness & Sports Science: 1 yard away from a touchdown

Do you feel in life that you are so close to having that sale, that big promotion at work, or just so close to the finish line? Many of us in life and in the sports arena struggle with believing that we can accomplish the goals we set ourselves out to accomplish. Some of […]

By |September 12th, 2007|Blog, Sports Psychology, Teens|1 Comment