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

By |August 29th, 2009|

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

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Orlando Teen Depression Counselor offers Parents & Teachers Warning Signs & Tips To Prevent Suicide

By |August 26th, 2009|

Could the champion’s death been prevented? Arturo Gatti, 37 year-old Canadian boxer was found dead by his wife, 23 year-old Amanda Rodrigues in their two-level apartment rental in Porto de Galinhas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The cause of death was announced to be suicide after investigations concluded that Gatti had committed suicide by hanging himself

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Orlando Career Coach on Five Top College Majors in a Bad Economy

By |August 15th, 2009|

I ran into a friend of mine shopping with her daughter who was getting ready to go off to college. I asked her daughter if she was excited about going off to college and was surprised to hear her express a lot of worry and concern over what to study. I know when I was

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Orlando Teen Counselor on Quick Tips for Transitioning into Middle School

By |July 29th, 2009|

Orlando Teen Counselor gives a few Quick Tips for Transitioning into Middle School

What is their goal today?
• To learn
• Be polite
• Greet and affirm the teacher
• Greet and affirm my classmates – Make Peer Feel Like a Million Bucks
• Stay focused
• Stay out of trouble What are you supposed to do in

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Orlando Child Counselor on 3 Tips to Protect Your Kids from Molesters at Water Parks

By |July 20th, 2009|

In the past month, there have been four charges of exposure or molestation in the Orlando area water parks including Typhoon Lagoon, Wet n Wild & Aquatica. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 7% of boys and 25% of girls will be molested by the age of 18. As a result of the recent

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Orlando Career Coach on 8 Ways to Start Over | What if you Lost it All

By |June 17th, 2009|

Orlando Career Coach and Counselor comments on career loss.  Watching the news every night I am reminded of the many losses people are facing as our economy continues to struggle. Recently a family in Heathrow, Florida was found dead from a murder-suicide. Investigators believe it was financial woes that pushed the father to his breaking