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

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

By |August 26th, 2009|Blog, Depression|0 Comments

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

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

By |August 15th, 2009|Adults, Blog, Career, Parenting, Teens|0 Comments

Orlando Teen Counselor on Quick Tips for Transitioning into Middle School

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

By |July 29th, 2009|Blog, Children, Parenting, Social Skills, Teens|0 Comments

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

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

By |July 20th, 2009|Blog, Children, Family, Parenting, Sexual Abuse, Teens|0 Comments

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

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

By |June 17th, 2009|Blog, Career|0 Comments

Orlando Career Coach | 5 Ways to Cope with Feeling Stressed & Depressed in College

Orlando Career Coach comments on ways to cope with feeling stressed in college.  A 20 year old college student was discussing her grades with another student at a coffee shop. She appeared anxious and fidgety. As I watched her continue to speak with her friend she reminded me of all the other adults I see

By |June 5th, 2009|Adults, Anxiety, Blog, Career, Depression, Treatment Alternatives|0 Comments