D'Arienzo Psychology Blog

Mate Value & Relationship Compatibility

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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

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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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Learning to Manage Conflict with our Florida Premarital Preparation Course

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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Overcoming Shark Phobia or Galeophobia

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

Do you want to decrease your anxiety by avoiding enriching life experiences or learning to manage your anxiety? I hope you chose to learn to manage your anxiety!  If you don’t address your phobia to sharks, water, or other, the pattern of stimulus-anxiety-avoidance will get stronger. Dr. D’Arienzo and his team have provided exposure and response prevention treatment for individuals suffering from water and shark phobias, driving, highway driving, and bridge driving phobias, dog phobias, choking, germ and plastic phobias.

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Transitioning to Parenthood Is Not Easy

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

According to psychologists and social learning theory, most couples undergo changes in roles and demands along with the challenges to balance other new parent responsibilities. The precarious transition leads to a decrease in relationship functioning and increase in specialization of parental roles.

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Online Sexual Harassment Training Course Led by an Actual Sexual Harassment Expert and Board Certified Clinical Psychologist

Online Sexual Harassment Training Course

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

Sexual Harassment is a prevalent problem in the workplace. Employees and supervisors need to become equipped to manage sexual harassment when and if they come into contact with it in the workplace. Our Board Certified Clinical Psychologist developed an Online Sexual Harassment Awareness Training for only $49.99 per participant. Our course meets SB1343 requirements and provides you with an automated certificate upon completion.

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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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Teens and Young Adults Video Series #4

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

The pandemic has created many feelings of uncertainty in our teenagers. Our Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Anxiety Specialist, Jenny Lehman, encourages teens and young adults that this will soon pass. She encourages viewers to look at every situation as a lesson and ask themselves what they can learn from this situation. Jenny Lehman also goes on to encourage viewers to guard themselves against content that brings them anxiety.

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