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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.

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

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

5 Dicas Para Lidar Com Ansiedade | Conselheiro Ansiedade Orlando

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Como é a sua ansiedade? A ansiedade pode manifestar de diversas formas e varia de pessoa para pessoa. Um amigo descreveu a sua ansiedade como uma incapacidade de respirar e aperto no peito. Outros podem ter sintomas de ansiedade, tais como dores muscular, fadiga crônica, tontura e ritmo cardíaco acelerado. Podemos sentir ansiedade quase todos [...]

Teaching Leadership to learn Social Skills in Orlando | ADHD & ASD Counseling Orlando Expert Jim West

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Orlando ADHD & ASD Counseling Expert Jim West teachers Leadership to students to learn Social Skills Have you ever seen a Leader without Followers? "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 [...]

5 Tips On Coping With Anxiety | Orlando Counseling Therapist

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Do you know what anxiety feels like? Anxiety can manifest in many different forms and it varies from person to person. A friend described her anxiety as an inability to breath and chest tightness. Others may have anxiety symptoms such as muscle achiness, chronic fatigue, dizziness, and accelerated heart rate. We can experience anxiety almost [...]

4 Reasons Why Cindy Anthony said Caylee is Alive!

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On June 15, 2010, Cindy Anthony stated in court, “I believe Caylee is still alive!”A little over a year after the memorial service that she coordinated.Is Cindy Anthony’s statement the first stage of the grieving process . . Denial? Most people experience feelings of denial when grieving the loss of a loved one.The purpose for [...]