Total Life In The News
Total Life Counseling Child Experts Have Been Featured On Multiple TV Networks and News Stations:
Our subject matter experts have participated in over 150 national & local news interviews and they are here for you!
At Total Life Counseling Center our Counselors are Experts for National and Local TV, Radio and Print Media. We have an excellent reputation amongst graduate & private schools, attorneys, doctors, therapists, providers and corporations. We strive to ensure our therapists have diverse clinical backgrounds, to allow us to match each client to the therapist that will best meet his or her needs.
Media Interviews and Seminars with our Child Experts
Media Interviews TLC’s Family Expert on Positive Parenting
Fox 35 Interviews Jim West – FCAT Stress & Test Anxiety Tips
FOX 35 Interviews Child Adolescent Expert Jim West
PREVIEW: Solutions for Oppositional Defiant Students
Fox 35 Total Life Counseling’s ADHD Expert Jim West: ADHD Treatment Alternatives
News 13 Interviews Family who Benefited from TLC Groups & Camps
CBS Interviews TLC Bullying Expert, Jim West on Dr Phillips Hazing Incident
PREVIEW: Overcoming ADHD Challenges DVD: Author Jim West
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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.
- Aspergers Disorder
- Blended Families
- Moms and Me Workshop
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Oppositional Defiance Disorder
- Play Therapy
- Pervasive Developmental Disorder – PDD
- Post-Traumatic Stress D/O
- Reactive Attachment Disorder
- Sexual Abuse
- Social Skills Group
- Day Camp
Choosing the Right Counselor
Deciding to seek out counseling can be very scary, but picking out a specific counselor can sometimes be even scarier. Here at Total Life Counseling you can be sure that your child is receiving the best care possible. 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 Counselors not only meet with your children, they get to know them in a much more exciting way then just talking. Our therapists go beyond traditional therapies and incorporate special techniques!
Special Techniques like play therapy, recreation therapy, video games, interactive games, and more! TLC child therapists interact with the children and make a connection while also making counseling 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. Popcorn, Xbox, and humor are a usual experience in a counseling session at our center. Your children will learn, connect, and have fun all while getting the benefits of counseling.
Holistic Approach | Another thing that TLC does differently is we use a more holistic approach when it comes to medication. Our counselors like to use dietary changes, vitamins, supplements, and behavior modification before turning to any type of medical referrals. Due to this, 85% of our ADHD clients have been able to get off of or reduce their medications!
Our expert counselors and therapists are specialized in many mental health issues utilizing various approaches including play therapy, video games, recreation, day camps, summer camps and traditional therapies. Our counselors provide ADHD Anxiety Depression Defiance Children’s Therapy & Counseling Services in Southwest Orlando, Winter Park, Clermont, Lake Mary & East Orlando Florida FL.
It is said that children are our future, a simple phrase that couldn’t be truer. Children also tend to be the love of a parent’s life, and parents always want what is best for their children. However, no two children are exactly the same, and some might need a little extra attention. Do you, as a parent, wonder why your child is acting a certain way? Are you not sure how to talk to them about their anger, grief, or depression after some type of big event? No matter the problem, counseling could be your solution. But how do you know where to turn?
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Se Habla Español: We have Portuguese and Spanish speaking counselors as well.
Total Life Counseling Center:
Jim West is the president/owner. Since 2003 Jim has expanded his staff by training counselors his approach to connect with teens to handle the demands and needs of families and teens in Central Florida. Currently we have offices in Metro Orlando including Metro West, Winter Park, East Orlando, Lake Mary 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
Jim 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.
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.
We lead social skills groups 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.
Jim West Child Expert in Orlando, East Orlando, Winter Park & Clermont International Communicator: Jim has been 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!
He is asked to speak throughout the country, the Caribbean and Central America 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.
- Youth Group of Horizons Community Church-Gotha Florida
Private School Association of the Cayman Islands & asked to do Social Skills Camps in Cancun,
Our counselors are child experts and are asked to provide advice on local & national TV & Radio including the Fox News, Daily Buzz, Fox 35, Channel 13, CBS, ABC’s Medical Minute, NBC, and more. Our child and family experts give advice on ADHD, Defiance, Anxiety, Bullying, Social Skills, Alternatives to Medication using Vitamins and Diet, Cutting, Eating issues, Video Game Addiction and more!
Our therapists are invited as guest speakers across the country on many topics effecting children! Our Orlando counselors have provided consultation to several private and public schools in the country as well as many local schools: Lake Highland Preparatory, First Academy, Pinecastle Christian Academy, Ocoee Elementary, Clarcona Elementary, Foundation Academy, Colonial High School and more. Our consultations include conflict resolution, accommodations for ADHD, character building, anti-bullying, student retention, and school improvement programs. We advocate for children and students with their IEP or Indivdiualized Education Plan & 504 Plans.
- Since 2004 incorporating a Challenge Ropes Course 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. For more information click here
- We provide retreats for schools as well to help students resolve conflicts and repair past hurts.
We can help! Call us today.
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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 |13013 Founders Square Dr, Orlando FL 32828
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