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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.

Jamey Rodemeyer Bullied Even After He Died | Orlando Bullying Counselor gives 12 Cyberbullying & Bullying Tips

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Jamey Rodemeyer was found dead in his yard September 18, 2011.  Over the past year his mother reports he was questioning his sexuality.  He was a victim of gay bashing, hateful slurs, and bullied at school and online through social media because he was gay. On the Today show his parents told Ann Curry, Jamey [...]

Fox 35 Interviews ADHD Student: NPR Study shows ADHD Linked to Diet

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Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert Jim West interviewed by Fox 35 News Great Dietary ideas for Students to improve Test Anxiety, Short Term Memory, Mood Control and Energy! Diet is also effective for ADHD or ADD, Anxiety, Bi-Polar Disorder, and Depression! How What We Eat Effects How We Think, Feel & Focus NPR released information on [...]

Orlando Based Counselor | Video Tips to Keep your Child or Teen off the Bully Radar | Fox 35 Expert Jim West

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Orlando Based Counselor | Video Tips to Keep your Child or Teen off the Bully Radar | Fox 35 Expert Jim West and his marriage, family experts provide counseling with offices in Lake Mary, Orlando, East Orlando, Clermont & Winter Park Florida. "You're a freak!" "Everyone thinks you are a loser!" Nobody likes you." "If you [...]

7 Tips for Test Anxiety on Fox 35 News | Reducing FCAT Stress | Orlando Anxiety Counseling

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“Reducing Stress from Tests!” “I am going to fail the FCAT and repeat third grade!” “I don’t have enough time for the test!” “I can’t sleep the night before the test!” February and March many students across the state prepare to take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) and the stress for some is insurmountable.  Psychiatrists [...]

Children and Divorce: The Top Ten Avoidable Mistakes | Orlando Family Counselor

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January is Divorce Awareness Month and so this article was written to help prepare parents that are pursuing divorce in a way that will cause the least amount of trauma to the children involved. These mistakes are classic mistakes that many divorced couples make, but they are not typically made with the intent to harm [...]

“Do as I Say Not As I Do” | 4 Tips to Raising Healthy Kids | Orlando Family Counselor

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"You let me stay up past my bedtime last night so why can’t I do it tonight?!" "It's not fair! I just want 10 more minutes on the computer and you let Susie have more time so why can't I have more time!" Do you have children that drain the energy out of you? Do [...]