D'Arienzo Psychology Blog

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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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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Getting Married During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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

Getting married during a global pandemic can pose many issues that couples did not expect. Our article outlines ideas that couples can implement to have a safe wedding celebration during a pandemic. We also outlined five tips for planning a honeymoon during a global pandemic. D’Arienzo Psychology wants you to have a safe wedding celebration and honeymoon that couples can enjoy.

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

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

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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Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety

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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Engaged? Should I Be Getting Married?

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

Are you recently engaged? Have you been asking yourself if you should be getting married? Dr. D’Arienzo explains two predictive factors that lead to marital success. Click here to find out if you should be getting married and to learn more about our premarital course.

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CHW Press Release: Inside The Mind Of A Terrorist

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

Press Release: Inside The Mind Of A Terrorist   Charlottesville, VA – This Saturday, March 31, at 9am eastern Bob Abbott of Coming Home Well will host Dr. Justin D’Arienzo, former Director of Psychology Services at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility.  Dr D’Arienzo is now a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist in Jacksonville, Florida, specializing in behavioral health.  Capt. Bob and Dr. D’Arienzo […]

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Florida Blue MBTI Team Building Seminar

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

In December Florida Blue contacted me (Dr. D’Arienzo) about issues of conflict resolution, communication, and needed cultural changes between and within two departments. I then crafted a seminar to fit their specific issues, and facilitated a MBTI (Myers Briggs) Team Building Seminar for the Florida Blue auditors and coders on December 12, 2017 at the […]

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