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When to see a therapist before or after retirement?

When to see a therapist before or after retirement?

Meeting with a therapist before you retire is actually a wonderful idea, even if you aren’t feeling conflicted or depressed. “I love to see clients engage a therapist in the months leading up to retirement to make sure they are taking a proper emotional inventory of all the right things,” she says.

Can a person be psychologically prepared for retirement?

Are you psychologically prepared to retire? Will you live longer if you retire? First, there are many cultural myths about retirement. Our grandparents grew up in the era after the introduction of social security and when retirement programs and pensions were becoming the norm in many jobs.

What happens to your mind when you retire?

Some retirees ease smoothly into retirement, spending more time with hobbies or family and friends. But others, research finds, experience anxiety, depression and debilitating feelings of loss, says Robert Delamontagne, PhD, author of the 2011 book “The Retiring Mind: How to Make the Psychological Transition to Retirement.”

How does retirement affect your psychological wellbeing?

Actively planning for retirement and retirement at a time of their own choosing are both positively related to retirees’ psychological wellbeing. People who retire earlier than planned are more likely to experience decreased psychological wellbeing entering retirement.

Are you psychologically prepared to retire? Will you live longer if you retire? First, there are many cultural myths about retirement. Our grandparents grew up in the era after the introduction of social security and when retirement programs and pensions were becoming the norm in many jobs.

Some retirees ease smoothly into retirement, spending more time with hobbies or family and friends. But others, research finds, experience anxiety, depression and debilitating feelings of loss, says Robert Delamontagne, PhD, author of the 2011 book “The Retiring Mind: How to Make the Psychological Transition to Retirement.”

Meeting with a therapist before you retire is actually a wonderful idea, even if you aren’t feeling conflicted or depressed. “I love to see clients engage a therapist in the months leading up to retirement to make sure they are taking a proper emotional inventory of all the right things,” she says.

Are there any mental health issues associated with retirement?

Other issues that accompany retirement—such as more time and less money—can also make for a difficult adjustment. Some retirees experience mental health issues, such depression and anxiety, after they’ve stopped working. If you’re in the early stages of retirement and feeling somewhat lost, you’re not alone.