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.

ADHD is a Good Thing???

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 will

By |August 2nd, 2007|ADHD, Adults, Blog, Children, Family, Parenting, Teens|0 Comments

Executive Coaching for your Business or Church

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 a focus that other forms of organizational support simply cannot provide. By working with these leaders in

By |July 30th, 2007|Blog, Career, Jim West|0 Comments

Self-Harm: Should Self-Mutilation Be considered Suicidal Behavior

Although all behavior that causes tissues damage should be assessed for lethality, the intent of self-mutilating behavior is one of reaffirming life. So no, it is not a suicidal act and the person should not be treated as if they had attempted to end their life. Adolescents and adults who self-injure generally do not have

By |July 28th, 2007|Adults, Anxiety, Blog, Cutting, Depression, Self Harm, Teens|0 Comments

Self-Injurious Behavior No Longer Shocking | Self Harm, Cutting

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 “cutter” on its show. Several popular television

What is my 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 your days feel like this?Stress occurs naturally for everyone. It is not

By |July 27th, 2007|Adults, Anxiety, Blog|0 Comments

Combat Bullying by Building Positive Peer Pressure

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

By |July 27th, 2007|Blog, Children, Parenting, Teens|0 Comments