D'Arienzo Psychology Blog

The Eye of the Storm

January 25th, 2022

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

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 […]

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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 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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Preparing for Minnesota Wedding

Minnesota Premarital Education Course September 10th, 2021

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

Are you getting married in Minnesota and having conflict? We can help you! It is crucial to solve an argument when fighting to avoid reoccurring, additional, and lasting conflict. Ensuring confidence, safety, and trust between partners is key to finding success in your relationship. Couples can effectively solve and deescalate their problems by using Dr. D’Arienzo’s conflict resolution tips, Dr. Gottman’s five step tool, and safe talking techniques. Find out more through out Minnesota Premarital Education Course!

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Emotional Process of Divorce

High Conflict Parenting Course September 3rd, 2021

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

The loss of a marriage and the physical loss of a partner share similar grief patterns. When going through a divorce, you must rectify the loss of your partner and their continued influence over your life and your children. Kubler Ross, Paul Bohannon, and Stanley Hagemeyer explain the stages of divorce and models of grief with idea’s on how to cope with your divorce. Here you can read more about the emotional process of divorce and our High-Conflict Co-Parenting course.

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High Conflict Co-Parenting Divorce Course: What is your Co-Parenting Status?

High Conflict Coparenting Course July 7th, 2021

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

Did you recently undergo a divorce or separation? If you are looking for co-parenting education, the odds are that you are having trouble managing conflict with your co-parent. In this article, our Board-Certified Psychologist and Divorce Expert, Dr. Justin D’Arienzo goes over how to determine what your co-parenting status is. The first step to solving your co-parenting conflict is determining what your co-parenting status is.

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Managing Unruly In-Laws

monster in law June 29th, 2021

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

A hugely important topic. In-laws. They can make or break even the best relationships. I’ve heard countless stories about great in-laws as well as particular monster-in-laws in my clinical practice as a psychologist.

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Parent and Family Stabilization Course: Abuse

Parent and Family Stabilization Course June 16th, 2021

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

What is domestic violence and abuse? What constitutes domestic violence and child abuse? What are the warning signs of abuse and how can we report abuse? Section 6 of our DCF-Approved Parent/Family Stabilization Course goes over these answers in detail. Click here to learn more about domestic violence and abuse.

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Parent/Family Stabilization Course: Communicating With the Other Parent

Parent and Family Stabilization Course May 24th, 2021

Posted by: erica

Communication is key in a co-parenting relationship. This article outlines section 5 of our Parent and Family Stabilization Course: Communication. Click here if If you want to learn how you can communicate for the well-being of your children.

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