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.

Orlando Relationship Counselor | 5 Steps to Divorce Proof Your Marriage Before it Starts

Couples that set the below boundaries before selecting their mate not only Divorce Proof their Marriage, but they also report the Best Sexual Satisfaction.

Living apart Before You Marry-A British government study found that couples who lived together before marriage are at least 40 percent more likely to divorce within 15 years of their weddings,

By |January 30th, 2010|Blog, Couples, Divorce, Divorce, Pre-Marital, Relationships, Resolve Conflict|0 Comments

Orlando Teen Addictions Counselor on Private Drugs in Private Schools

It is often believed by educators, counselors, and parents that children and adolescents are shielded from drugs and alcohol, in the private school sector. However, children and adolescents are part of a much larger society, of which private schooling is only a part. Furthermore, the face of private school is changing as students matriculate in

By |January 28th, 2010|Addictions, Alcohol, Blog, Drug, Parenting, Teens|0 Comments

Orlando Marriage Therapist on 7 Sexual Desire Differences between Males and Females

 

“A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn’t.”
“A man marries a woman expecting that she won’t change, and she does.”

Before I was married I had a lot of misconceptions about how males think when it comes to sex. I longed to meet a man who I would be able to develop

By |January 22nd, 2010|Couples, Hooking Up, Relationships|0 Comments

Orlando Child Teen Counselor on When to Talk to Your Kids about Sex | HPV Vaccine for Children

Psychologists used to recommend talking about sex a year before puberty, but now children on average are exposed to pornography at age 8 due to the internet and pop ups. So families are scrambling about how to talk to an 8 or 9 year old about sex. Additionally, the Center for Disease Control and the

By |January 11th, 2010|Blog, Children, Dating, Family, Hooking Up, Parenting, Teens, The Hook Up Mentality|0 Comments

Orlando Depression Counselor gives 10 Warning Signs & Tips to Prevent Suicide | Artie Lange Suicide Attempt

Artie Lange recently stabbed himself nine times and people wonder how someone can get to his level of success and still attempt to take his life. According to Artie’s boss, Howard Stern, Artie has been struggling with addictions for a long time. This attempt is causing people to look around them and wonder what they

By |January 8th, 2010|Adults, Alcohol, Anxiety, Blog, Depression, Drug, Self Harm|0 Comments

Orlando Career Counselor on 10 Ways to Recover After Losing Your Job

I was in the grocery store the other day overhearing a conversation about someone losing their job. The next day I spoke with an acquaintance who talked about a neighbor killing themselves because they lost their job. More and more people are out of work and are having a difficult time getting back on their

By |December 10th, 2009|Adults, Blog, Career, Social Skills, Teens|0 Comments