Do you seek to embrace your life as never before? Welcome to The Life Empowerment Center (TLEC), where founder and director James Ochoa, LPC combines mentoring, coaching and counseling to help ADHD adolescents and adults devise custom-tailored solutions for their challenges. We strive to maintain an atmosphere of openness and acceptance; we pledge to keep the insights coming. At TLEC, we take on ADHD in a way we believe is truly new–with you, the client, as our collaborator and valued assistant. In short: there’s hope. Even if you don't have ADHD, you will benefit from our services. In today's world of higher stress, overwhelm and chaos, all our services could help you reach greater potential. Again, welcome.

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“I knew that I was suffering from PTSD from a sequence of traumatic events that spanned 7 years. I had seen several therapists, and found some support and comfort, but nothing that seemed to help me find my way back to the person I once was. However, in just 2 sessions with James, I felt better and stronger than I had in years. James explained how my ADHD was contributing to my trauma, creating an obstacle to my recovery. I feel like I've gotten my fight back.” 
“James is effective–he does not waste time! He identified my problems and moved quickly to workable solutions. Any executive wanting personal or professional traction should strongly consider working with James.”
“James is a gifted therapist and innovator–Austin’s answer to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.”

“James is a talented business and life coach. He has an uncanny ability to think outside the box, and he holds each of his clients accountable to their goals and objectives.”

“James has been the biggest positive influence in my career.He has also been my personal coach and mentor for the past twelve years. I highly recommend his integrity and know-how.”

“James Ochoa is a fantastic teacher. He explains complex issues and concepts in a way I'm able to understand. His mentorship and coaching have helped me grow exponentially. His office staff is exceptionally friendly, and his office is relaxing and inviting.”


Have a look at James's appearance on Good Day Austin, we are really excited about this first live TV spot! Quick! Go see! And share with all of your friends!

If you don't have a copy of Focused Forward yet, contact for a personalized signed copy, pick it up at BookPeople (#3 on their non-fiction bestseller list) or go to today!

See In ADHD: 4 Facts About the Emotional Distress Syndrome of ADHD
ADHD Coach Jennie Friedman chats with James in this lively interview–both revealing personal gains and giggles plus some groans and pains as adults living and thriving with ADHD. Better still, they discuss how you can thrive too! A couple of professionals telling us what's what in their own lives and where you can find your own answers in James's new book Focused Forward: Navigating the Storms of Adult ADHD. This is one of James's best interview's yet!

MyNDTALK – Focused Forward
with James Ochoa, LPC

Good questions make good interviews! Listen in as James imparts his special style of wisdom, humor, and empathy, and discusses his journey past pain and shame toward a future full of possibility, balance and joy. Click here to listen in on this fascinating conversation with Dr. Pamela Brewer.