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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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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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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Inside Look On a Minnesota Premarital Education Course

Minnesota Premarital Course September 3rd, 2021

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

Practicing having a “positive lens”, or positive perspective, increases the overall positivity within a relationship. This may include giving your partner the benefit of the doubt or having feelings of confirmation that your partner is the best. Steering away from a “negative lens” will help avoid feelings of hurt, misunderstanding, and frustration. Learn more about creating a positive relationship with our Minnesota Premarital Education course! Minnesota Premarital Education Inside Look

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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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Learning to Manage Conflict with our Florida Premarital Preparation Course

August 27th, 2021

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

The Gottman’s four horseman theory uncovers four behaviors which cause conflict in couples as Dr. D’Arienzo offers antidotes and additional tools for finding a resolution. Deescalating a situation or major problem becomes easy using Dr. Gottman’s five step tool guide as well. Functional and successful couples learn how to effectively solve their problems while maintaining a committed, trusting, and secure relationship. Find out more about Florida Premarital Preparation Course!

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Managing Unruly In-Laws

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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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Marriage and Relationship Tune-Up Course: Emotional Needs

Different Types of Marriage Counseling in Jacksonville, Florida June 16th, 2021

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

Do you meet your partner’s emotional needs? Oftentimes, we assume that our partner has the same emotional needs that we do. This line of thinking can be detrimental to your partner’s marital satisfaction. Find out how you can meet your partner’s emotional needs and tune up your marriage.

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Today’s Top 5 Trending Dating Websites

June 11th, 2021

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

With the world going virtual due to the global pandemic, there is not a better time to hop on a dating site to make these socially distanced and isolated times feel less lonely. There are an expansive range of dating websites and app options available to people looking for their perfect match; whether it be a casual hookup or a significant date. Not only is there someone for everyone, but there are specific sites for specific partner preferences. No matter who you are or the partner and relationship you’re looking for, Dr. Justin D’Arienzo and his team believes there is a dating website to compensate your desire to connect with others.

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