Dealing with Seasonal Depression

Woman staring out a window looking sadSeasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is seen often in the Bethesda area, due in large part to the cold weather and lack of winter sunlight. This disorder is more than someone who is simply “in a funk” and shouldn’t be brushed off by anyone experiencing symptoms. Sometimes regarded as “winter blues”, SAD can have serious effects on a person’s mood. With depression counseling and self-care tips, SAD becomes manageable.

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Manage Stress with S.M.A.R.T Goals

SMART Goals concept with notepadIf you are like many in the Washington D.C. area, you want this upcoming year to be different if this past year was very stressful for you. There are a number of negative experiences and issues you may have had including financial problems, family issues, or workplace anxiety.

To help you have a positive and uplifting life in the coming months, our dedicated psychologist, Dr. Wilfried Busse recommends setting S.M.A.R.T. goals and resolutions. The acronym S.M.A.R.T. stands for specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely goals which are explained in the following paragraphs. S.M.A.R.T. is a very effective stress management tool, and we recommend all Washington D.C. residents to apply this to their lives, no matter what their goals or resolutions are. Continue reading

What to Expect During Career Counseling Sessions

successful interview after career counseling in Washington DCCareer counseling is a great way for Washington D.C. residents to advance an existing career or even to kickstart a brand new venture in an industry you love. Dr. Busse offers expert career counseling services that will help you identify where your strengths lie, what kind of working environment might be best for you, and how to prepare yourself for a career you love. Your sessions will be heavily focused on you, your abilities and your background. This personalized process has helped countless people find success on the job. The basic steps include, but are certainly not limited to:   Continue reading