D'Arienzo Psychology Blog

Stopping the mental-health crisis spawned by COVID-19 | Opinion – South Florida Sun-Sentinel

May 21st, 2020

Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

D’Arienzo Psychology is seeing a significant uptick in new mental health referrals at our practice which began when Governor DeSantis opened up Florida for Phase 1 in mid-April. Marriages are stressed, divorced parents have been fighting about visitation and the potential impact of COVID-19 and whether the other parent’s visitation is essential (the answer is, YES). Parents have had to balance homeschooling, work, and children with cabin fever, and single people have never been more isolated (dating has virtually stopped). People are worried about their jobs, paying bills, and their businesses.

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COVID-19 Readiness to Return to Work Survey, D’Arienzo Psychology

April 24th, 2020

Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

Our Psychologist Dr. Justin D’Arienzo conducted a study during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. D’Arienzo wanted to understand how ready individuals are to return to work. Dr. D’Arienzo found that most of us are biased self-evaluators and biased other-evaluators, and according to this survey, we think it is more okay for us personally to return to work than for the public. We at D’Arienzo Psychology, are fortunate to be able to continue to be working and assisting those struggling with this sudden lifestyle and economic pause.

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Pandemic Psychology 101

April 16th, 2020

Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

Epidemic psychology explains the mental health component of a pandemic. Understanding how we think, feel, and behave when faced with a significant crisis like a pandemic that challenges global social order is crucial if we want to avoid past mistakes and effectively work together as a global people using kindness, reason, science, and technology to eradicate this disease. Let’s talk about these psychological phases of fear and panic, stigma and moralizing, and calls to action that move in sometimes messy and destructive waves. Be calm and know that this too shall pass.

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Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety

March 17th, 2020

Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty. Despite the uncertainty, Americans have come together during unprecedented times. Understanding how we think, feel, and behave when faced with a significant crisis like a pandemic that challenges global social order is crucial if we want to avoid past mistakes and effectively work together as a global people using kindness, reason, science, and technology to eradicate this disease. This article discusses the psychological phases of fear and panic, stigma and moralizing, and calls to action that move in sometimes messy and destructive waves.

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How to Handle an Angry Employee

Happy Employees are retained employees March 13th, 2020

Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

Many people believe that angry employees are a negative thing. In this article, we discuss how to handle an angry employee. Despite common beliefs, anger can be a catalyst for some of the most transformational conversations in the workplace. Click here to read more about how anger outbursts can be a good thing.

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Successful New Year Resolutions and Change with the Right Psychology

January 27th, 2020

Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

Many people make New Year’s resolutions. Dr. D’Arienzo discusses the psychology of New Year’s resolutions. Click here to learn more about the psychology of failed and successful resolutions.

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Vistage Member and Psychologist

January 23rd, 2020

Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

Dr. D’Arienzo is a proud member of Vistage Florida since 2018. Vistage Florida is an organization for CEO’s and presidents of companies. Are you interested in joining Vistage? Click here to learn more about he world’s leading business advisory and executive coaching organization.

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