The Life Empowerment Center


Who we are.





James Ochoa, LPC

James Ochoa is on a mission. In a way he always has been. He was born the seventh of eight children in Houston, Texas and almost immediately began to feel the faint hum that all ADHD sufferers feel. It would be safe to say that his journey to find answers for his issues began as early as is humanly possible.

James recalls the summer of 1989 when he was working at an ADHD summer program for kids. “It was total chaos,” he says. “But the lights and intrigue that these kids came to the table with was like…Oh my God, they’re brilliant and we’re not seeing it.” He immediately recognized his calling and resolved to spend his life trying to find answers for himself and others. For almost three decades, now, he has done just that.

His work with patients and extensive personal study of the neuroscience of ADHD has allowed him to find answers that work. His book Focused Forward: Navigating the Storms of Adult ADHD and his podcast The Complex are just the latest miles on the many-miles long journey he is on. His discoveries and success in his own life and with his patients have made him a much in demand speaker these days.

James lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Edie. They have two sons, Gabe, 28, and Jules, 24.



Office Manager

Frank Ramirez

Hello all, I'm Frank. I will be the person you will hear from when you call, text, or email us and I will strive to keep TLEC staff and clients on track. I'm in the office 10:00am-2:00pm Monday through Thursday and am happy to assist you.

When I'm not in the TLEC office, I'm a musician that has been performing in the Austin-area, around the state of Texas, and beyond for over 20 years.  On top of my new position at TLEC, the universe also brought me another wonderful opportunity to start a new chapter in my life with the birth of my first child, a beautiful little girl, in early-November 2018.  I am looking forward to seeing what else is in store for me in the coming years.

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