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Clermont FL Teen & Young Adult Counseling & Therapy

Total Life Counseling Clermont provides ADHD, Trauma, Abuse, Anxiety, and Depression Therapy services to the Minneola, Groveland, Taveres and Leesburg, Florida areas.

Our expert counselors and therapists are specialized in many mental health issues utilizing various approaches including mentoring, video games, recreation, day camps, summer camps and traditional therapies.

Teens, teenagers and young adults in Groveland, Minneola and Clermont, Florida can benefit from our teen and college student experts to help you get through most any challenge in this stage of life!

TLC Will Help You Find The Right Counselor

Alternatives to Medication for Mental Health: TLC has clients drive from all over the state of Florida, Central America, South America, the Carribbean, Belgium, the Middle East and more, as we have been able to treat clients with ADHD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Depression and more with FDA approved vitamins and dietary modifications in the Orlando area. Since 2003 85% of TLC clients have not needed medication or used less medication than when they first came to Total Life Counseling Center in the Clermont, & Minneola, FL.

We can help! Call us today.

Call For a Complimentary 15 Minute Phone Consultation. Se Habla Español: We have Portuguese and Spanish speaking counselors as well.

(407) 248-0030

Finding the Right Counselor

Deciding to seek out counseling can be very scary, but picking out a specific counselor can sometimes be even scarier. The media has called our TLC experts for over 150 news interviews because of our strong reputation and expertise and you can call us too! You can be sure that your child is receiving the best care possible with our TLC counselors. We have a highly qualified staff that is full of caring and approachable individuals. These very counselors are often asked to provide advice on local news networks, print media, and radio, as well as speak at various conferences and seminars across the state of Florida. We often hear that it is easy to relate and open up to our counselors, and that is something that we take great pride in. But what makes Total Life Counseling a different, interactive counseling experience?

The TLC Difference!

Our Child Therapists go beyond meeting with your child, they get to know them in a much more creative way, then just talking. Our counselors go beyond traditional therapies and incorporate special techniques!

Special Techniques like recreation therapy, play therapy, interactive games, and more! Total Life Counseling therapists interact with the child and make a connection while also making therapy comfortable and fun. Our child therapists often use groups, retreats, and camps to help the children while in a more social environment, not just within the walls of the counseling center. Your child will connect, learn, and have fun all while getting the benefits of counseling.

Holistic Approach | Total Life Counseling is unique as we use a more holistic approach when it comes to medication. Our therapists use dietary changes, vitamins, supplements, and behavior modification before turning to any type of medication. As a result, 85% of our ADHD clients have been able to get off of medication or reduce their medications! Often times the medication cause side effects which may make kids worse!

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Call For a Complimentary 15 Minute Phone Consultation

We take the guesswork out of finding the right counselor. Our counselors are subject matter specialists and we link you to the therapist that best fits your concerns. Get started today with a complimentary 15 minute consult:

(407) 248-0030

Teen Services

Teen Therapy, Counseling and Coaching Services in Clermont Area

Total Life Counseling Center consists of Licensed Counselors, Masters Level Therapists, Espanol Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Business Coaches, Image Enhancement Coaches who provide counseling for emotional, mental, physical and spiritual care including marriage, individual, family, substance abuse and more.

Total Life Counseling Clermont:

Jamie Barrett, MA, LMHC, RPT-S has had over 25 years of experience working with a majority of outlet sources like the Department of Child & Family Services (DCF), Lake County Head Start preschool program, Lake County Boy’s Ranch, Sumter and Lake Counties, etc..

Certified Play Therapist Supervisor

Jamie is a certified play therapist supervisor and has over 25 years experience working with children, teens and adult victims of physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and domestic violence. She loves working with children, and families, as well as, couples, and individuals of all ages. She is certified in Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT), Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT), and Hypnotherapy. Jamie takes on a holistic approach reflecting a very earthly and mindful therapy to help with any problem given to her.

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

Summer Camps:

Since 2004 incorporating a Challenge Ropes Course 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.


We provide retreats for schools as well to help students resolve conflicts and repair past hurts.

Speaking Engagements:

Our counselors are asked to speak across the state of Florida to the following organizations to list a few :

  • University Behavioral Center and Central Florida Behavioral Hospital (Inpatient Adolescent Hospital) to hundreds of therapists, psychologists, parents and counselors.
  • Central Florida Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CFAMFT)
  • ACSI in Southern California and Florida-Featured Speaker several years in a row for Annual Teachers Accreditation Conference
  • FACCS (Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools) Florida-Featured Speaker several years in a row for Annual Teachers Accreditation Conference.
  • Orange County School Nurses, Colonial High School, Hunters Creek Middle School, Clarcona & Ocoee Elementary, and Thornbrook Elementary School, more
  • Seminole County Guidance Counselors Conference
  • Private Schools: Lake Highand Prep, The First Academy, Foundation Academy, Venice Christian School, The Crenshaw School, St. Petersburg Christian School, and many more.
  • Jim also is a state approved Qualified Clinical Supervisor for therapists completing their 2 year internship to become a Florida State licensed counselor.
  • Adrenaline: Youth Group of Horizons Community Church-Gotha Florida

Community Involvement:

Jim West the president of Total Life Counseling Center 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.


A Few Kind Words From Satisfied Clients

“We were so thankful to Total Life Counseling. Over the past five years, we had seen five other counselors/psychologists with our son, but in the last 1 1/2 years our son gained skills to cope. The ADHD/Social Skills group helped our son realize that he was not alone. The parenting skills group helped us know how to anticipate problems and equipped us to handle them. Thank you Jim and Total Life Counseling – you are an answer to prayer.”

Tim & Janet


“Well let me start by letting you know i have been blessed. I went to court in August and was alittle scared, I saw my daughters mother attorney and the mother of my daughters prepared to battle full custody. I gave [TLC’s Counselors Report] the report to my attorney and she immediately gave a copy to the attorney representing the mother of my daughter. At that point the mother [x-wife] put her head down and indicated to her attorney to give me what i want. I could not beleived it, she gave me the custody after a 5 yr battle. Your report was seen by both attorneys and by the judge who indicated the report came from someone with excellent credentials and that it was very strong in my favor. I don’t have words to express my gratitude for your excellent service. You just saved 3 small childrens future/lives. This world needs more people like you and i hope total life counseling knows what a great asset they have, Thank you.”


Thankful Parent

“Hi Lyris! You are most helpful to me and boys by doing what you have so far. Listening, giving honest feedback and guidence in a spiritual prospective. I am grateful in the way you speak to the boys. You break down so they can understand.”


Parent of Boys

“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.”


“So glad you duked it out with us. You always gave way above and beyond what I think most in your field would have. And I don’t think anyone else could have reached our teenage son as you did. Thanks from the bottom of my heart.”


Parent & Teacher

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We take the guesswork out of finding the right counselor. Our counselors are subject matter specialists and we link you to the therapist that best fits your concerns. Get started today with a complimentary 15 minute consult:

(407) 248-0030

Total Life In The News

Total Life Counseling Subject Matter Experts Have Been Featured On Multiple TV Networks and News Stations:

As Seen on TV: Network Logos for NBC, CBS, Fox News, ABC News, and The Daily Buzz

FOX 35 Interviews our Marriage Counselor | Tips on Baby Boomer Depression | Jada Jackson
Fox 35 interviews our Family Counselor | Four Dad Tips on Connecting with Sons
Media Interviews TLC's Sexual Abuse Counselor Dana West on 4 Sexual Assault Tips
Fox 35 interviews our Family Counselor | Penn State Study on Dads Effect on Teen Self Esteem
News 13 Asks Our Sexual Abuse Counselor | Do Survivors Lose their Childhood
Fox 35 Interviews TLC Marriage Counselor on Facebook Ruining Marriage
Fox 35 | Facebook Posts Detecting Alcohol Abuse in College
Our Womens Counselor on Negative Body Image Linked to Risky Sexual Behavior

Call for a Complimentary 15 Minute Phone Consultation

Se Habla Español: We have Portuguese and Spanish speaking counselors as well.

(407) 248-0030

Jim West

A Total Life Difference

At Total Life, We Focus On Treating The “Total” Person

TLC provides therapy services for all ages in the Orlando Central Florida area and can handle almost any issue. At Total Life Counseling we focus on more than just the “Mind;” we focus on the “Total” person.

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About Total Life Counseling Center:

Jim West is the owner of Total Life Counseling Center. Since 2003 Jim has expanded his staff by training counselors on his relational approach to connect with clients and to handle the demands and needs of families, children, adults and teens in Central Florida. Currently we have offices in Minneola including Metro West, Winter Park, East Orlando, Lake Mary and Clermont. Along with traditional therapies and techniques, Jim has always thought of creative experiential treatment approaches to reach those who might not respond to traditional therapies.

Connect quickly with our counselors

Our therapists are non-threatening and relational so it makes the counseling process so much easier. Additionally, our counselors are specialists and only work with mental health issues where they specialize so our clients tend to get results faster than seeing a generalist!

Licensed & Certified

Total Life Counselors are Licensed, Nationally Certified Counselors and Mental Health professionals. TLC provides expert male & female counselors serving college, young adult and adults.

Professional Memberships

  • LMHC MH6561 – State of Florida’s Department of Health
  • NBCC – National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • AACC
  • Psychology Today Verified
  • Credentials Verified

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Vision Statement

Our passion is to accelerate your healing with holistic tools before medication and relational, expert specialists

Mission Statement

To provide the Hope, Healing and Support to Individuals, Couples, and Families in a Warm, Approachable Way.

We are here for you

Total Life Support Team

The Total Life Counseling Support Team

Our support team really cares about you and desire to help match you with the perfect counselor or coach to meet your needs! They are standing by Monday – Friday from 8am – 7pm and can be reached at:

Orlando Central Florida: (407) 248-0030
Dallas Fort Worth Texas: (469) 757-5215

Office Locations

Multiple Counseling Center Locations for Your Convenience

Orlando, Winter Park, MetroWest, Windermere, Dr. Phillips, East Orlando, Lake Mary, Clermont, Florida and Dallas, TX.

Total Life Counseling Center provides counseling, therapy, coaching, camps and career services for all of Central Florida and Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington MetroPlex. Our Central Florida offices serves: Orlando, Winter Park, College Park, Maitland, Dr. Phillips, Windermere, Conway, Winter Garden, Oviedo, Ocoee, Longwood, Casselberry, Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, Deland, Sanford, De Bary, Daytona, Deltona, Cocoa, Titusville, New Smyrna, Merritt Island, St. Cloud, Kissimmee, Mt. Dora, Celebration, and the tri-cities of Tavares, the Villages, Leesburg, and Eustis.

Our counseling, therapy, camps, group, coaching and career services are conveniently located in:

Main Office:

Southwest Orlando FL | Metrowest,
Windermere, Winter Garden, FL 1507

S. Hiawassee Road #101,
Orlando, FL 32835

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Satellite Office:

Winter Park, FL | Downtown Orlando, Maitland, Altamonte Springs, FL

1850 Lee Road #215
Winter Park, FL 32789

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Satellite Office:

East Orlando, FL | Avalon Park

13013 Founders Square Dr.
Orlando, FL 32828

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Satellite Office:

Clermont, FL | Minneola Groveland, FL

100 N. Hwy 27
Clermont, FL 34711

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Satellite Office:

Lake Mary, FL | Longwoord, Sanford, Oviedo, Winter Springs, FL

1325 S International Pkwy #2221
Lake Mary, FL 32746

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Satellite Office:

Dallas, TX | Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington MetroPlex

17330 Preston Road
Suite, 200 D.
Dallas, Texas 75252

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