D'Arienzo Psychology Blog

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 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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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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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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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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