Orlando Teen Counseling or Therapy for ADHD, ODD (Oppositional Defiant Teens) Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Depression by Expert Therapists and Counselors in Orlando, Winter Park, East Orlando, Lake Mary & Clermont Florida.
Adolescent Teenager Counseling & Therapy Services are offered in our conveniently located offices in Orlando, Winter Park, East Orlando, Lake Mary & Clermont Florida
“Jim, you’re such a “valuable tool” even though some of the things you explained to our son, his dad and I have explained many times, for some reason they just “get it” better when it comes from a neutral third party. It’s great, the way you get ” right into their life using humor” and you start building that “trust” and “respect.” You definitely have a “Gift” , I’m just so thankful we’ve been given an opportunity to see that “gift” working in our lives.” – Parent
Media Interviews our TLC experts on Marriage, Abuse, Family, Children, Addictions Issues and More
WHAT’S THE TOTAL LIFE COUNSELING DIFFERENCE!
We provide teen counseling and teen therapy for Orlando area teens with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Defiance including teen group therapy in Orlando area.
How TLC Counselors Connect with Students:
XBOX 360 on a 7 foot screen, High Definition Projector, Dolby Digitat Surround Sound & Popcorn
Jim West is in a Car Club where he Autocrosses and has pictures of his track events and trophies in the office to connect with students.
Humor: Our therapists use humor as he had two Teen Comedy Clubs he used to build teens confidence, speaking and acting skills and published several skits performed in his clubs with Youth Specialties.
Meet on their Turf: Our counselors can meet them for dinner, Starbucks, Planet Smoothie, a driving range, play basketball, throw a football or baseball or most anything to connect with students.
He had a Skateboard Team with corporate sponsors and built half pipes, ramps, quarter pipes, fun boxes, rail slides, etc.
Ropes Course, climbing wall and team building games for Day Camps, and Summer Camps
Specialized Counseling Skills: Jim West has clients drive from all over the state of Florida, from Georgia 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 in the Orlando area. Since 2003 85% of his clients have not needed medication or used less medication than when they first came to Total Life Counseling Center in the Orlando and Winter Park area.
Teen Adolescent Therapy, Counseling and Coaching Services in Orlando area: Including teen counseling groups and adolescent group therapy.
ADHD | Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADD | Attention Deficit Disorder
Anger Management & Anger Groups – Certificate Provided for Courts
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
Career Coaching – Save money by picking your career match, determine and develop your strengths, in a vocation that is fast growing to increase the likelihood of having a job at graduation!
CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Court Referrals – Treatment Recommendations to stay in the community and avoid commitment.
Cutting Self Mutilation
Day Camps – Social Skills, Support, Leadership, Assertiveness Training
Divorce - Support, Recovery & Family Transition
Eating Disorders – Bulimia, Anorexia, Bing Eating, and Over Eating
EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Image & Self Esteem Coaching
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Parenting – Parenting Techniques for Difficult Children
Pervasive Developmental Disorder – PDD
Phobias & Social Phobia
PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Reactive Attachment Disorder – Behavior Issues with Adopted Children or Foster Care Parent Support
Social Skills Groups
Substance Abuse / Addictions – Adolescent Substance Abuse Assessments & treatment- including adolescent substance abuse therapy. We conduct comprehensive and accurate evaluations go beyond the court requirements and in return we have a higher success rate with teen substance abuse programs. Our assessments are generated quickly to provide a client with the most appropriate treatment approach. Additionally, our assessments are utilized by the courts to determine the most appropriate level of care.
Total Life Counseling Center: Jim West is the president/owner. Since 2003 Jim has expanded its staff and now has offices in Metro Orlando including Metro West, Winter Park, East Orlando and Clermont. Additionally, Jim has always thought of creative experiential treatment approaches to reach those who might not respond to traditional therapies.
Connects quickly with students: Our adolescent counselors has a unique way of bonding with children and adolescents through Play Therapy, Power Point Presentations, Interactive Games, Recreation Therapy and staying current with the constantly changing world of the children & adolescents. Jim also stays current with adolescents through his 13 years experience in youth ministry in speaks to students at school assemblies, youth groups and conventions.
Local and National TV & Radio: Our counselors are in demand by the media as experts for is a children, adolescent, college student & family expert and is asked to provide advice on local & national TV & Radio including the Daily Buzz, Fox 35, Channel 13, NBC, 810am & more.
School Consultations & Staffings: Our team has been invited to provide consultation to several private and public schools in the state of Florida. Some local schools include: Lake Highland Preparatory, First Academy, Pinecastle Christian Academy, Ocoee Elementary, Clarcona Elementary, Foundation Academy, and more. His consultations include conflict resolution, accommodations for ADHD, character building, student retention, and school improvement programs. He also advocates for students with their IEP or Indivdiualized Education Plan & 504 Plans.
Seminars for Counselors, Teachers, Schools, Parents with Child, Adolescent and Young Adults Expert in Orlando, East Orlando, Winter Park & Clermont are invited to speak for private school accreditation boards over the past 6 years including ACSI, Childrens Home Society, National School Social Workers & FACCS. He has spoken to thousands of teachers over the years and influenced private schools to provide special programs for students with learning disabilities, and accommodations for ADHD. His recordings at seminars are often the top requested CD’s.
Retreats: TLC provides retreats for schools as well to help students resolve conflicts and repair past hurts.
Summer Camps since 2004 incorporating a Challenge Ropes Course and Equestrian program has helped students mature significantly, socially and emotionally, increase confidence, become calmer, more compliant, improved leadership skills,and a more positive influence on their peers.
Speaking Engagements: He is asked to speak across the state of Florida to the following organizations to list a few:
o School Social Workers of Association of America-National Conference (SSWAA)
o United Behavioral Center (Inpatient Adolescent Hospital) to hundreds of therapists, psychologists, parents and counselors.
o Central Florida Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CFAMFT)
o ACSI (Association for Christian Schools International) in Southern California and Florida-Featured Speaker several years in a row for Annual Teachers Accreditation Conference
o FACCS (Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools) Florida-Featured Speaker several years in a row for Annual Teachers Accreditation Conference.
o Orange County School Nurses, Hunters Creek Middle School, Clarcona & Ocoee Elementary, and Thornbrook, more.
o Seminole County Guidance Counselors Conference
o Private Schools: Lake Highand Prep, The First Academy, Foundation Academy, Venice Christian School, The Crenshaw School, St. Petersburg Christian School, and many more.
o Adrenaline: Youth Group of Horizons Community Church-Gotha Florida
* Jim also is a state approved Qualified Clinical Supervisor for therapists completing their 2 year internship to become a Florida State licensed counselor.
Community Involvement: Jim West the president of TLC was the producer of Sunday Night Live (Virginia) & Standing Room Only (a Saturday Night Live type program for High School Students in Lakeland) as well as Club 77. Club 77 was a Smoke Free Drug Free & Alcohol Free club for High School and College age students. Sunday Night Live & Standing Room Only were run by college students and the actors were teenagers entertaining other teens. These programs have built incredible self-confidence and developed talents and leadership skills for many teens. Jim has kept in touch with some of the teens that were involved in these programs and most are now adults involved in their community mentoring adolescents in some way. Jim is in the process of developing similar programs in Orlando.
Leadership Social Skills Support Group: Jim leads a social skills group for ages 6-10, 11-13 and 14-17. This group is covers anger management, social skills, dealing with perceptions, greeting people, starting conversation, resolving conflict, apologizing, etc. The group utilizes interactive games focusing on building trust, focusing, not interrupting, etc. The group also utilizes short Power Point presentations to maintain attention and focus. The group also processes appropriate ways to express feelings of frustration or hurt.
Total Life Counseling Center provides counseling, therapy, coaching, camps and career services for all of central Florida, including: Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, College Park, Dr. Phillips, Pine Castle, Conway, Windermere, Winter Garden, Ocoee, Oviedo, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Sanford, Deland, De Bary, Deltona, Daytona, New Smyrna, Cocoa, Titusville, Merritt Island, Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Celebration, Mt. Dora, the Villages and the tri-cities of Tavares, Eustis and Leesburg.
Our counseling, therapy, camps, group, coaching and career services are conveniently located in:
Southwest Orlando FL | Metrowest, Windermere, Winter Garden, FL | 1507 S. Hiawassee Road #101, Orlando, FL 32835
1. Winter Park, FL | Downtown Orlando, Maitland, Altamonte Springs, FL | 1850 Lee Road #215, Winter Park, FL 32789
2. East Orlando, FL | Waterford Lakes UCF | 1850 Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32826
3. Clermont, FL | Minneola Groveland, FL | 100 N. Hwy 27, Clermont, FL 34711
4. Lake Mary, FL | Longwoord, Sanford, Oviedo, Winter Springs, FL | 1325 S International Pkwy #2221, Lake Mary, FL 32746
Teens Talk – Central Florida Help Line: (407) 740-7477 or (407) 740-TALK
Here are some extra names and numbers of other wonderful resources that may be able to help you.
|Joe Pate – Attorney – Criminal & Juvenile, IEP School Advocate
Pates Law Group, P.A.
|Bill & Zahra Umansky
Umansky Law Firm- Criminal & Juvenile
|Dr. Donna Johnston
|Paul Sorchy, Clermont Chiropractic|
|Dr. Kirt Kalidas, MD – Holistic
The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine
|Dr. Lee, Acupunturist & Holistic Doctor|
|Dr. Scott Vanlue, MD – Holistic
|Family Physician & Dietician|
|Allilin Family Medicine
|Dr. Rick Baxley
|Alice Baker, RD, LDN – Dietician
|Dr. Jennifer Bourst – Unity Family Chiropractic Center
|Dr. Barry Yarckin
West Orange Pediatrics
|Dr. Usmani, Dr. Patel
|Dr. Jill Watson
|Dr Cornelia Franz
|Dr. Janette Rivera
|Vitamin Store||Vitamin Store|
|Clermont Herb Shoppe & Spa
|Resources for Special Needs Children|
|Aliccia Braccia School Psychologist
Center for Health, Learning and Achievement:
|Inpatient Health Services for Children|
|Central Florida Behavioral
|Learn to Learn
|Achieve Pediatric Therapy, Heather Gray
(407) 277-5400 (Dr Phillips) or 407-277-5400 (East Orlando)
|Dr. Heidi Napolitano, MD
The Happy Mind Company
(407) 704-1461 – Southwest Orlando
|Dr. Jose Quinones, MD
(407) 681-6003 – Winter Park
Child Psychiatrist – Oviedo
|Dr. Stella Montes, MD
Glory Psychiatric – South & East Orlando
|Dr. Herndon Harding
(407) 671-0057 – Winter Park
Esperanza Behavioral Health
|Dr. Charlene Messenger – Educational Psychologist
|William Steven, PhD – Educational and Forensic Psychologist
Central Florida Psychological Consultants
609 West Montrose, Clermont, Florida 34711
|Alicia Braccia, MA, CAS, ABSNPFl – School & Educational
Center for Health Learning & Achievement
|Clarice L. Honeywell, M.S., NCSP – School/Educational
The Psychology & Counseling Group
|Dr. Patrick Gorman, DPSY, PSYD – Neuro-Developmental
|Denton Kurtz, School Psychologist
Dr. Wanda Eppes & Associates
|Central Florida Behavioral Hospital
|Center for Drug Free Living
|La Amistad Behavioral Health (Maitland)
|Seminole Mental Health
|Eating Disorder IOP|
|Blue Horizons, partnered with Remuda Ranch
|Eudine Harry MD
Center for Medical Weight Loss of Orlando
|Wekiva Springs Center (Jacksonville)
|Rega Mental Health Center (Coral Springs)
|Renew Center of Florida (Boca Raton)
3 Signs of Social Media Addiction and What to Do | Facebook Down Call 911 | Orlando Bilingual Counselor
Facebook went down Friday morning a couple weeks ago due to technical difficulties affecting their API and web surfaces. According to the media, people were calling 911 to find out when Facebook will be back
8 Characteristics of Teen & Serial Arsonists | Suspected Orlando Serial Arsonists Arrested | Steven Angle | Orlando Winter Park Counselor
8 Characteristics of Teen & Serial Arsonists | Suspected Orlando Serial Arsonists Arrested | Steven Angle | Orlando Winter Park Counselor
Two persons of interest were arrested for suspected link to 30 arson incidents in the Orlando area. Since June 2014 there has been:
Eleven residential arson incidents in Sanford
Twelve in the Orlando area
Three in the Daytona area.
As parents we always worry about our teens and if they are doing the right thing. We want to make sure they are getting good grades to get into college, hanging out with the right