Jim West, MA, LMHC, NCC

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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.
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4 Simple Ways to Form Better Attachments with Your Children | Orlando Counselor

By |September 10th, 2010|

Attachment is vital to a child and the caregiver’s responsiveness to the child is paramount to securing that attachment. Attachment issues are very prevalent in our society today and can play out in a variety of ways. Things such as the fear of commitment, of being alone, trying to be loved, rebellion, and feeling inferior

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4 Ways to Help Survivors of Sexual Abuse | Orlando Counselor Therapist

By |August 10th, 2010|

“I know someone who survived a sexual assault. How can I help?”

What percentage of people in the US are Sexually Abused? According to the CDC, 10.6%
of adult women and 2.1% of adult men have reported experiencing a forced sexual encounter at some point in their lives. This means that just as many of us will

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High School Transition Tips – Hold On Parents | Orlando Teen Counselor Therapist

By |August 9th, 2010|

“You don’t understand!” “You don’t have a clue what I am going through!”  “You don’t know what your talking about!”  If you have not heard these statements from you teenager get ready because it’s coming! However, during these transitional years, parent involvement becomes a crucial aspect of their successful high school career.

Student Fears – Greater

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Parents Going from “Idol to Idiot!” – Middle School Transition Tips | Orlando Teen Counselor Therapist

By |August 9th, 2010|

Going from “Idol to Idiot” in the eyes of their Middle Schooler!

It is this battlefield of questions that we leave our children to face their own fears, tackle their own obstacles and to become their own person; and all too often it is with our regret that we have not prepared them for this fight.

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Adventure Based Therapy to Accelerate Social Skills Development | Orlando Social Skills Services

By |August 6th, 2010|

Orlando ADHD & ASD Counseling Expert Jim West Adventure Based Camp to Accelerate Social Skills Development

“I was first!” “You are doing it wrong!” “I want to go next!” “Can I be first!” These are a few statements from students that most likely exhibit leadership skills. They are often told to go to the end of

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5 Questions about ADHD Symptoms & Alternative Treatment Options | Orlando Counselor Therapist

By |July 29th, 2010|

Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert Jim West answers 5 Questions about ADHD Symptoms and Alternative Treatments to Medication

“You need to put your kids on Ritalin!” “You do not discipline your kids enough!” “He never comes to class prepared!” “Why don’t you make her do her homework!” “He’s all over the classroom!” “She’s is a daze and