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 Career Counselor on 10 Tips on How to Stay Mentally Healthy in an Unstable Economy

After the recent shootings in downtown Orlando and Texas, people are left wondering are we really safe anymore? The recent economic downturn has caused many people to lose their jobs, homes, and financial security. Jason Rodriquez is a recent example of someone who was unable to stay mentally healthy and took out his frustration on

By |November 10th, 2009|Blog, Mentally Disabled|0 Comments

Orlando Career Counselor on 10 Warning Signs of Mental Instability in the Workplace

With the recent shootings in Downtown Orlando by Jason Rodriquez, many people find it hard to go to work without being paranoid something similar might happen to them. Many people are left wondering how they could avoid the same kind of danger. Are there ways to prevent this kind of violence in the workplace?
Not every

By |November 10th, 2009|Blog, Career, Depression, Grief, Mentally Disabled, Resolve Conflict|0 Comments

Orlando ODD Defiant Teen Counselor on The 4 Avoidable & Parenting the Difficult Defiant Child

*’!#$ you mom said Anthony at the restaurant with his family. Jackie, his mother responds “Don’t you talk to me like that and if you say that one more time I will slap you!” I knew when Jackie was telling me this story what Anthony was going to do. Anthony cursed again and Jackie in

By |October 16th, 2009|Anger, Blog, Children, Defiance, Family, Parenting, Resolve Conflict, Teens|0 Comments

Exercise Improves Your Mood | Orlando Depression Counselor Therapist

After recently giving birth to her first child, a friend of mine decided to join a local gym to get back into shape. It wasn’t easy at first but once she got into the routine of getting regular exercise she found she not only was more physically fit but also was much happier. Throughout the

By |September 4th, 2009|Blog|0 Comments

Orlando Child Counselor offers Tips to Relieve the First Day Back to School Nerves

For most students there is the fear of the unknown when going back to school.

Will my teacher(s) like me?
Will I make friends or what do I say to make friends
Will my classmates like me?
Will I have a lot of homework?
Can I make it on time to my classes?
What do I wear the first day?
Will I

By |September 3rd, 2009|Anxiety, Blog, Children|0 Comments

Orlando Career Coach on 10 Tips to De-Stress Your College Life

I was speaking with an old college friend the other day who was talking about her daughter going off to college for the first time and how she was worried about her. Her daughter was afraid of how she would do in school and if she would have a social life. I hear so many

By |August 29th, 2009|Blog|0 Comments