The Eye of the Storm January 26, 2021 A few weeks ago, I was in the kitchen and my daughter Julia – who is in the eleventh grade – entered and she was on the verge of tears. She said “Dad, I’m so overwhelmed about exams. I have so much to study and I think […]
Overcoming Traumatic Memories January 12, 2021 Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) have received increasing attention in recent years. Trauma occurs when one is exposed to a distressing event. Individuals who have experienced a traumatic event can often have troubling and distressing symptoms – resulting in the diagnosis of PTSD. These symptoms can include […]
Florida Parenting Coordination Center Jacksonville, Florida Duval, St. Johns, Baker, Nassau, and Clay Counties Parenting Coordination If you are interested in parenting coordination please review the parenting coordination guidelines from the APA. I have provided the link below. We do offer parenting coordination services in Florida. Our two parenting coordinators are Dr. Justin D’Arienzo, Clinical […]
A New You in 2022 December 29, 2021 Did you know that only 8% of people maintain their New Year’s Resolutions from January all the way to December? Chances are you are one of the 92% hoping this year you’ll be the 8%. In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions, I wanted to share a […]
The Greatest Gift December 15, 2021 It’s the holiday season and if you’re like me, you’re around a lot of family this time of year. As a psychologist, I hear about all the burdens that families bring over the holidays – such as people bringing their dogs to an event without asking permission, grandparents micromanaging […]
2021 has been a very difficult year for everyone. A lot of you have lost family or friends to COVID-19, political division, divorce or other accidents, tragedies & health related concerns. There’s been a lot of loss this year & your life has changed because of it. Your view on the holiday season might’ve changed too. I want you to know, you are not alone in your struggles & you will get through the holidays – even if that means leaving your old rituals behind to create new ones.
There is no greater sense of betrayal than being the victim of infidelity. Discovering an affair calls into question every assumption about your partner, yourself, your relationship and your life. Sexual jealousy – both perceived infidelity & actual infidelity – is a driver of intimate partner violence for both men and women. Men & women kill each other, the other’s lover and themselves over infidelity. That is how serious the impact is.
Children and Divorce and My Experience as a Forensic Psychologist in Family Court: As a custody evaluator I’ve seen these parents at their worst. I remember one mom fighting for custody who aghast that her husband took the children to the pediatrician’s office. She told me that dads don’t belong in the pediatrician’s office….
How to Overcome Panic Attacks October 6, 2021 People with Panic Disorder often present to the emergency room with chest pain or difficulty breathing and a genuine fear of dying from a heart attack. Some of us are genetically prone to panic attacks if we have a family history of anxiety, a lifestyle full of […]
Over the past year, I have been writing a book about the science of making relationships work. My working title is How Not to Fuck Up Your Life. The Art and Science of Finding the Right Partner —and Being the Right Partner — to Create a Lasting, Happy Relationship. Learn more about the important value factors here.