Jim received his Master’s Degree in Counseling from Liberty University in Virginia. Jim subsequently attended additional coursework at University of South Florida and obtained his license with the state of Florida and the National Board for Certified Counselors. Jim is also a state Qualified Clinical Supervisor and provides supervision to Registered Mental Health Interns for state licensure. Jim is also the president of Total Life Counseling Center. He also received his B.S. in Youth Ministry and incorporates those techniques with Counseling to accelerate the connection with students and earn their influence sooner.
James West is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who works primarily with children, adolescents and young adults from ages 6 and up in Orlando Winter Park and throughout Central Florida.
Private Practice And Salvation Army:
Alpha Counseling Center in Lakeland from 1994-1996 while working with the Salvation Army’s Transitional Living program. Jim was responsible for training families in job placement, life skills, parenting, and helping them establish stable housing.
Florida Baptist Children’s Home-Day Treatment:
Oppositional Defiant teenagers and children with histories of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect.
Winter Haven Hospital’s Behavior Health Division:
One of the best community mental health centers in the country where he was a clinician for 3 years working extensively with ADHD children, oppositional children, court referrals, parent training, anger management groups, social skills training, and depressed children. Later Jim was offered a promotion into administration as Utilization Management Coordinator and managed the Behavioral Health Network (BNET) for Polk, Highlands and Hardee County until November 2003. BNET is a program for kids requiring intensive therapeutic services beyond the scope of traditional outpatient therapies and has been quite successful at keeping most of those enrolled out of residential or inpatient programs.