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.
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Orlando Substance Abuse Counselor on Drug and Alcohol Prevention Success Evident in Florida Youth

By |March 3rd, 2009|

Orlando Substance Abuse Counselor comments on recent Drug and Alcohol Prevention Study Success Evident in Florida Youth. The “war against drugs” in the schools is succeeding! The 2008 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey reported that every area of substance abuse declined from 2000-2008, with the exception of marijuana use and prescription drug abuse. Binge drinking

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Lake Mary Depression Counselor on 6 Tips for Coping with the Holiday Blues

By |December 11th, 2008|

Lake Mary Depression Counselor gives tips for depression during the holidays!  Whether someone has lost a loved one, has a house in foreclosure, or gone through a divorce, Christmas is an especially difficult time of year. Loss, death, separation, and divorce issues seem especially painful during the holiday season. At a time when people focus

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Orlando Teen Counselor on 4 Warning Signs of an Abusive Teen Relationship

By |December 2nd, 2008|

Orlando Teen Counselor on warning signs of an abusive teen relationship. Having a teen dating in today’s world is quite a challenge! Because so many teens are accepting some level of abuse as “normal” in relationships, knowing the warning signs of a potentially abusive relationship become critical.

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Orlando Career Coach | Time for a Career Change | Reasons Why Your Career Choice Matters

By |November 26th, 2008|

Orlando Career Coach and Counselor asks the following question. Has the changing economy created job security concerns for your career? More than likely career stability and choices are at the forefront of our thoughts and desires. Have you giving enough consideration to your career? Do you know the best career fit for you? Are you

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Lake Mary Marriage and Family Counselor | 4 Ways Troubled Marriages Produce Troubled Kids

By |November 17th, 2008|

Lake Mary marriage and family therapists offer ways that trouble marriages produce troubled kids. Do you value your children’s future? Of course you do or you would not be reading this article! That is why it is important to give them a fighting chance at approaching life in a healthy and balanced way. You can

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Lake Mary Teen Counselor gives 7 Parents Tips about Cyber Technology in Teen Dating Abuse

By |November 11th, 2008|

Lake Mary Teen Counselor offers tips to parents on technology.  Having a teen dating is a big enough challenge without worrying about their internet and cell phone connections! However, in today’s relationships, land lines are a thing of the past and parents are unaware of whom their teen is communicating with. MySpace, other social networking