D'Arienzo Psychology Blog

Coping with Unease and Uncertainty

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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What We Can Learn From Life Changes

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

When we go through big life changes, anxiety is bound to follow. It is important to focus on the present moment and to focus on what is going on within you. You do not have to change your anxious feelings but acknowledge them. If we pay attention to it, we are decreasing the power that it has over our lives.

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Anxiety Series for Teens #3

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

Our anxiety specialist, Jenny Lehman, discusses a set of tools that teens can use to mitigate anxious feelings. One effective calming method is also known as belly breathing. By doing this breathing, you also reach the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is also known as ‘nature’s calm button.’

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Anxiety Series for Teens/Young Adults Video 1

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

Jenny Lehman is an Anxiety Treatment specialist that helps treat anxiety in adults and teens. In her new teen anxiety series, she discusses how teenagers can cope with their anxious feelings. This video discusses how Jenny Lehman views anxiety. In her view, each of us is made into different parts: our essential self, physical body, and mind.

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Virtual Counseling and Online Therapy

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

Before the pandemic, we only reached 10 percent of our clients virtually. Now we have conducted online services to at least 75 percent of our clients. D’Arienzo Psychology now offers the highest quality Virtual Counseling and Online Therapy services utilizing HIPAA compliant platforms such as Google Suite’s Google Meet and PsychologyToday, and Skype. We have four psychologists, four clinical social workers, one licensed mental health counselor, two Florida Supreme Court Family Mediators, and two Parenting Coordinators ready to serve you online.

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19 Florida Counties that Require an Original Premarital Preparation Course Certificate

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

Upon completing our Florida Online Premarital Course, you will receive a certificate. When you present your certificate to your local courthouse, you will receive $60 off of your marriage license. A lot of Florida counties do not require an original certificate, however, 19 counties require an original hard copy in the mail. These counties include Alachua, Bradford, Desota, Dixie, Flagler, Gulf, Hernando, Highlands, Leon, Levy, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Pasco, Polk, Putnam, Seminole, and Taylor.

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Forensic Psychologist breaks down police-involved shootings

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

Dr. D’Arienzo is our Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist and Forensic Expert. In October 2020 Bridgette Matter with News4Jax interviewed Dr. D’Arienzo about police-involved shootings. The media focuses on the suspect’s experience rather than the police officer’s experience. In this interview, Dr. D’Arienzo discusses the trauma that police face when involved with shootings.

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Anger and COVID-19

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

Our lives took an unexpected turn when COVID-19 destroyed any sense of normalcy in our lives. With COVID-19 came a lot of emotions, anger being one of them. One form of anger coping mechanism is called displacement. Displacement is a transfer of emotions from one specific issue to another.

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Consent for Psychological Services for Minors

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

Dr. D’Arienzo is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and National Forensic Expert. In this article, he discusses consent for minors regarding healthcare. Dr. D’Arienzo discusses psychological services in divorce and separation cases. It might appear harmless when a divorced parent takes their child to receive psychological services. This can lead to many dilemmas, like parents not agreeing on treatment plans for their child.

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US ill-prepared for coronavirus-fueled mental health crisis | TheHill

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

No one saw it coming When COVID-19 swept through our nation. With COVID-19 came a mental health crisis in the United states. This video discusses expert opinions on America’s ill-preparedness for the COVID-19 Pandemic. Click here to watch the video.

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