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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.

Exercise Improves Your Mood | Orlando Depression Counselor Therapist

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

Orlando Teen Counselor on Quick Tips for Transitioning into Middle School

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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 [...]