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Dr. Justin D’Arienzo, Psychologist
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. Arienzo 's online marriage course was so very helpful to us. We both enjoyed the material as well as the exercises that were included which encouraged the both of us to communicate better than before. The process was easier than we though it would be. 8 hours is not too long when your having so much fun doing the exercise together. The best part is your doing it at your own pace and your having fun at the same time. Once Again hands down the best Online Marriage Course there is.
Took Dr. Arienzos Premarital Online Course and it was so informative, helpful, and a fun course to go through. My fiance and I learned so much about the components to a successful relationship and learned so much about each other as well. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for a premarital course and would highly suggest this to couples before getting married.
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.