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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Overcoming Traumatic Memories

January 12th, 2022

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

Overcoming Traumatic Memories January 12, 2021 Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) have received increasing attention in recent years. Trauma occurs when one is exposed to a distressing event. Individuals who have experienced a traumatic event can often have troubling and distressing symptoms – resulting in the diagnosis of PTSD. These symptoms can include […]

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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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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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Sexual Assault Expert

November 24th, 2020

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

Dr. D’Arienzo is a General Court Martial and Forensic Psychologist Expert. Dr. D’Arenzio has experience working for both the prosecution and the defense on cases in the past, and invite the opportunity to assist you in your case as a Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Expert, Forensic Psychologist, and Board Certified Clinical Psychologist. Dr. D’Arienzo served as a defense expert for two General Court Martials this year (2020), one at NAS Mayport and one at NAS Jacksonville. Both cases involved member selection (jury selection), case and trial consultation, and testimony involving memory, counterintuitive behavior, rates of false allegations, personality disorders, and pathways and motivations for false allegations of sexual assault and sexual abuse.

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Our Forensic Psychologist Speaks with News4Jax about Filicide

November 1st, 2020

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

Dr. D’Arienzo is a Board-Certified Clinical and Forensic Psychologist. In October 2020, Vic Micolucci with News4Jax interviewed Dr. D’Arienzo and discussed filicide and a local case related to a mother who allegedly killed her three-year-old son and then tried to take her own life. Dr. D’Arienzo discusses the greatest risk factors for committing fillicide. These risk factors include psychosis, maltreatment, altruistic filicide, unwanted child fillicide, and spousal revenge fillicide.

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Forensic Psychologist breaks down police-involved shootings

Psychologist Police October 8th, 2020

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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