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.

High School Transition Tips – Hold On Parents | Orlando Teen Counselor Therapist

“You don’t understand!” “You don’t have a clue what I am going through!”  “You don’t know what your talking about!”  If you have not heard these statements from you teenager get ready because it’s coming! However, during these transitional [...]

Hazing or Initiation | Dr Phillips High School – Darrion Denson | Orlando Bullying Counselor

What is Hazing and Tips to Prevent it in your School! Darrion Denson reportedly was told by his coach to walk into the Dr. Phillips High School Senior locker room to get a pair of pants.  He reports that [...]

Jamey Rodemeyer Bullied Even After He Died | Orlando Bullying Counselor gives 12 Cyberbullying & Bullying Tips

Jamey Rodemeyer was found dead in his yard September 18, 2011.  Over the past year his mother reports he was questioning his sexuality.  He was a victim of gay bashing, hateful slurs, and bullied at school and online through [...]

Research Finds Zinc Can Be Used To Help Children With Autism

Research funded by the Marsden Fund and Neurological Foundation concluded, "cellular changes in the brain caused by genetic mutation that occur in autism can be reversed by zinc." Zinc was found to alter brain cell communication, dietary, and behavior [...]

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Orlando Social Skills Group Counseling & Camps | Quick Tips to Teach Social Skills to Shy Students

Orlando Social Skills Group Counseling and Camp Counselor offers tips for teaching social skills to shy children and teens. First, we teach the importance of Eye Contact as that communicates confidence, and makes the student less of a target for [...]

The Lucky One | Orlando Marriage Therapist | 3 Tips to Rekindle Your Relationship

Nicholas Sparks is no stranger to heart-wrenching passion and the kind of love that only star-crossed lovers share. Teary eyed audiences have come to expect this from his novels and their film adaptions, but do the rose colored glasses come [...]

Bully Movie Documentary 2012 should your Child See It? | Orlando Counselor on 3 Quick Tips for Parents of Victims | CBS 6

The Bully Movie Documentary was rated R because of cursing, aggression and themes of suicide! So should your middle schooler or high school student see it. From the reviews and information about the movie it is following students that are [...]

Orlando Anger Counselor Tips to Tame Emotions | Trayvon Martin & George Zimmerman | Spike Lee & Roseanne Barr Tweets

Trayvon Martin was shot in a gated community by neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman.  George called 911 and the police advised him to stop following Trayvon.  Minutes later neighbors reports vary, meanwhile Trayvon was killed.  George Zimmerman claims he stopped pursuing [...]

Tips for Parents if your child is Bullied | Fox 35 Interviews Orlando Bully Expert Jim West | Toccara Daniels

March 2011 - Broward County officials reported a Florida mother confronted her son's bully by going on the school bus.  Twenty-seven-year-old Toccara Daniels was arrested and charged with burglary, assault and battery and child abuse. Police reported that after hearing [...]

Orlando Based Counselor | Video Tips to Keep your Child or Teen off the Bully Radar | Fox 35 Expert Jim West

Orlando Based Counselor | Video Tips to Keep your Child or Teen off the Bully Radar | Fox 35 Expert Jim West and his marriage, family experts provide counseling with offices in Lake Mary, Orlando, East Orlando, Clermont & Winter Park [...]

7 Tips for Test Anxiety on Fox 35 News | Reducing FCAT Stress | Orlando Anxiety Counseling

“Reducing Stress from Tests!” “I am going to fail the FCAT and repeat third grade!” “I don’t have enough time for the test!” “I can’t sleep the night before the test!” February and March many students across the state prepare to [...]