While nearly everyone looks forward to retirement, many older men, in particular, find the transition anxiety-provoking. As these seniors shift from heavy work timetables to free schedules, some find they simply have too much time on their hands. This dramatic shift may trigger anxiety as they feel they have lost their purpose and focus. Instead of being actively engaged in work and concentrating on goals and deadlines, retirees may find themselves worrying about their finances and health. The resultant anxiety can lead to fatigue, restlessness, irritability, sleeping difficulty, sweating, breathing problems, rapid heart rate, and even panic attacks. These symptoms and others should lead them to seek treatment for their anxiety before it has an adverse impact on their lives.
If you are feeling anxious and having trouble coping with daily life, whether due to retirement or some other reasons, then you deserve help. Our compassionate counselors will work with you to understand the complexities of your anxiety and situation. Then we will provide a safe space and proven techniques to help you feel more comfortable in your own skin. If you’re interested, please call us for an appointment. In addition, we can help if you are dealing with grief, depression, or stress. Call one of our offices for an appointment today or visit our free on-line assessment on this website.
P.S. One of the treatment options for anxiety is “cognitive behavioral therapy” (CBT), which helps anxious individuals recognize and neutralize thoughts that trigger their anxiety.