Dr. D’Arienzo, Psychologist and Relationship Expert, Jacksonville, Florida
D’Arienzo Psychological Group was established in 2008 by Dr. Justin D’Arienzo, a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist, a distinction held by only 5% of psychologists nationally. Dr. D’Arienzo is well trained and highly regarded, and is committed to exceeding all professional guidelines set forth by the American Psychological Association and other affiliated organizations. Whether you are looking for couples counseling or marriage counseling, forensic evaluations, individual counseling, adolescent therapy, or life coaching, or online courses, Dr. D’Arienzo is uniquely qualified and ready to help.
Dr. D’Arienzo has more than eighteen years of experience in behavioral health for both the military and civilian sectors. Dr. D’Arienzo is married to Erica D’Arienzo, and they are the proud parents of four children and one German Shepherd Dog.
2004 Nova Southeastern University, Psy.D. Clinical Psychology: Summa Cum Laude
2001 Nova Southeastern University, M.S. Clinical Psychology: Summa Cum Laude
1997 University of North Florida, B.A. Psychology: Summa Cum Laude
1993 Furman University (1991-1993)
Advanced Training in Social Investigations/Custody Evaluations (American Board of Forensic Psychology)
Florida Psychological Forensic Examiner
Board Certification (ABPP Diplomate, Clinical Psychology) and Fellow in Clinical Psychology
Gottman Couples Therapy Training
Parenting Coordination Certification
Certified Florida Supreme Court Family Mediator
2003-2008 Commissioned as Active Duty Lieutenant and Clinical Psychologist in the U.S. Navy
Staff Psychologist at Navy Hospitals in Portsmouth, VA & Pensacola, FL
Global War on Terrorism Detainee Psychologist and Director of Psychological Services, Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Head of Behavioral Health Clinic, NAS Pensacola, FL
Operational Psychologist and Director of Mental Health for USS KITTY HAWK Carrier Strike Group and Air Wing, forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan
Head of Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program for USS KITTY HAWK Carrier Strike Group and Air Wing, forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan
Additional Professional Experience
2008-Present: Clinical and Forensic Psychologist at D’Arienzo Psychological Group, Jacksonville, FL
2008-2008: Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, Brain Injury Unit (Neuropsychology), Jacksonville, FL
2006-2008: Associate Psychology Professor, Central Texas College
2001-2002: Practicum, VA Medical Center, Acute Psychiatric and Spinal Cord Injury Units, Miami, FL
2000-2001: Practicum, Guided Self Change, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2000-2001: Therapist, One Stop Program, Conte Correctional Facility, Pompano, FL
1997-1999: Counselor, Gateway Community Services, Jacksonville, FL
Presentations and Recognition
D’Arienzo, J. A., (2017), Post traumatic stress disorder with combat veterans using cognitive behavioral therapy. In S.S. Fehr (2nd Ed), 101 Interventions in Group Therapy. New York: Routledge Press.
Featured Psychologist on T.D. Jakes Show, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Digital Kidnapping and Internet Safety, October 2016.
Featured Psychologist on The Buzz, Psychological Health, September 2016
“The Science Behind Building Strong, Confident, and Resilient Children. The Truth About Grit” Parent Association Annual Seminar, San Jose Episcopal Day School, October 4, 2016
“The New Premise of 50/50: Should You Really Split the Baby?” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Webinar Presenters: Elisha Roy, Esq., with Dr. Deborah Day and Dr. Justin D’Arienzo. Thursday, September 15, 2016.
“Relocation Evaluations.” Jacksonville Bar Association Family Law Seminar 2016, September 15, 2016.
“Myers-Briggs Team Building Seminar.” Teachers and Staff, San Jose Episcopal Day School, June 1, 2016.
“The Other Story of Domestic Violence. Abusive Women and the Men That Love Them.” Lunch-N-Learn seminar for family lawyers CLE event in Jacksonville, Florida. April, 12, 2016.
Professional Affiliations (Past and Present)
Diplomate, American Board of Professional Psychology
Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Psychology
Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Dr. D'Arienzo prepared a collaborative session with our middle school students to promote positive relationship building. We will be inviting him again! The student's were responsive and the time spent valuable for all.
My husband and I were interested in taking this course and then came to the conclusion that we didn’t need it right away and that getting married right away was more necessary ( for us ). I bought the course and then emailed Dr. Justin D’Arienzo and told him I didn’t want to do the course right now after I seen the extent of it and asked him for a refund. He told me a refund would be given to me right away. As it was the weekend we didn’t get in into our bank until Tuesday morning but we got it. It wasn’t a headache for me to get which is the last thing we need right now. So thank you for Dr. Justin D’ Arienzo for listening to my needs and not causing me more unnecessary hassle in my life right now. We will take your course as it looks very beneficial to us as a couple and I don’t want to miss out on the knowledge it looks like it gives just because we need to get married right away( for personal reasons). So thank you and we see and appreciate all you do for Texas couples. I recommend anyone who has the time to take this course.