D'Arienzo Psychology Blog

The Greatest Gift

the best holiday gift psychologist December 13th, 2021

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

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 […]

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Surviving & Thriving Over the Holidays

managing family during the holidays November 17th, 2021

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

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.

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The Trauma of Infidelity

infidelity help couples counseling affair PTSD November 3rd, 2021

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

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. 

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The Impact of Divorce

forensic psychologist custody alienation and divorce expert October 20th, 2021

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

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….

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How to Overcome Panic Attacks

panic attacks October 6th, 2021

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

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 […]

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Mate Value & Relationship Compatibility

evolutionary psychologist mate value September 22nd, 2021

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

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.

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If Gordon Ramsay & Dr. Phil had a Baby

clinical and forensic psychologist September 13th, 2021

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

Dr. D’Arienzo (transcription): So, who am I? Really? Well, the best way to explain who I am, imagine if Gordon Ramsay and Dr. Phil had a baby, I would be their baby child. It would be me, Dr. D’Arienzo.

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Overcoming Shark Phobia or Galeophobia

galeophobia treatment June 9th, 2021

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

Do you want to decrease your anxiety by avoiding enriching life experiences or learning to manage your anxiety? I hope you chose to learn to manage your anxiety!  If you don’t address your phobia to sharks, water, or other, the pattern of stimulus-anxiety-avoidance will get stronger. Dr. D’Arienzo and his team have provided exposure and response prevention treatment for individuals suffering from water and shark phobias, driving, highway driving, and bridge driving phobias, dog phobias, choking, germ and plastic phobias.

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Online Sexual Harassment Training Course Led by an Actual Sexual Harassment Expert and Board Certified Clinical Psychologist

Online Sexual Harassment Training Course March 15th, 2021

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

Sexual Harassment is a prevalent problem in the workplace. Employees and supervisors need to become equipped to manage sexual harassment when and if they come into contact with it in the workplace. Our Board Certified Clinical Psychologist developed an Online Sexual Harassment Awareness Training for only $49.99 per participant. Our course meets SB1343 requirements and provides you with an automated certificate upon completion.

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Coping with Unease and Uncertainty

March 15th, 2021

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

Jenny Lehman is our anxiety specialist that discusses how you can calm anxious feelings through belly breathing. Belly breathing is a deep breath that expands your diaphragm. This breathing has an impact on your vagus nerve. Activating this nerve is essentially like pressing a calming button on our nervous system.

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