D'Arienzo Psychology Blog

Stopping the mental-health crisis spawned by COVID-19 | Opinion – South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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

D’Arienzo Psychology is seeing a significant uptick in new mental health referrals at our practice which began when Governor DeSantis opened up Florida for Phase 1 in mid-April. Marriages are stressed, divorced parents have been fighting about visitation and the potential impact of COVID-19 and whether the other parent’s visitation is essential (the answer is, YES). Parents have had to balance homeschooling, work, and children with cabin fever, and single people have never been more isolated (dating has virtually stopped). People are worried about their jobs, paying bills, and their businesses.

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COVID-19 Readiness to Return to Work Survey, D’Arienzo Psychology

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

Our Psychologist Dr. Justin D’Arienzo conducted a study during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. D’Arienzo wanted to understand how ready individuals are to return to work. Dr. D’Arienzo found that most of us are biased self-evaluators and biased other-evaluators, and according to this survey, we think it is more okay for us personally to return to work than for the public. We at D’Arienzo Psychology, are fortunate to be able to continue to be working and assisting those struggling with this sudden lifestyle and economic pause.

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Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty. Despite the uncertainty, Americans have come together during unprecedented times. Understanding how we think, feel, and behave when faced with a significant crisis like a pandemic that challenges global social order is crucial if we want to avoid past mistakes and effectively work together as a global people using kindness, reason, science, and technology to eradicate this disease. This article discusses the psychological phases of fear and panic, stigma and moralizing, and calls to action that move in sometimes messy and destructive waves.

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How to Handle an Angry Employee

Happy Employees are retained employees

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

Many people believe that angry employees are a negative thing. In this article, we discuss how to handle an angry employee. Despite common beliefs, anger can be a catalyst for some of the most transformational conversations in the workplace. Click here to read more about how anger outbursts can be a good thing.

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Do You Need Help With Your Angry Teenager?

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

Are you or someone you know dealing with an angry teenager? We all know a teenager who can be kind of aggressive sometimes, and yet we tend to blame this aggressiveness on factors like hormones and undeveloped areas of the brain that deal with emotional regulation. However, based on some recent research findings, there may be a little more at play here than hormones. Click here to learn more about how you can help your teen.

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Engaged? Should I Be Getting Married?

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

Are you recently engaged? Have you been asking yourself if you should be getting married? Dr. D’Arienzo explains two predictive factors that lead to marital success. Click here to find out if you should be getting married and to learn more about our premarital course.

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Four Signs an Intimate Relationship is Over

signs a relationship is over

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

How do you know if your relationship is nearing the end? There are four key events that one experiences or does when their partner is unconsciously or consciously planning to vacate the relationship. In this article, Dr. D’Arienzo discusses how you can identify if your relationship is nearing the end. If you are experiencing any of these issues discussed, it is time to start to communicate with your partner.

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Parenting is Not Babysitting

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

Are you a parent? Do you often find yourself using the term ‘Babysitting’ when referring to watching over your children? In this video, Dr. D’Arienzo discusses why you should not use this terminology when referring to parenting.

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Talking to Teens About Mental Health

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

On November 1, 2019, Dr. D’Arienzo spoke to the 400 male high school students at the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida. The topic was mental health and how to talk to a friend that is experiencing psychological problems. Dr. D’Arienzo also outlined how to identify psychological problems within yourself, and how to understand our personality profiles. Click here to learn more.

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Psychologist on Discovery ID Twisted Sisters

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

Dr. D’Arienzo, our Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist and National Forensic Expert spoke with the Investigation Discovery show, Twisted Sisters. Dr. D’Arienzo extensively researched this case of twin sisters committing murder. After extensive research on this case, Dr. D’Arienzo provided Expert Commentary from a psychological perspective. Click here to find out more and to watch the episode.

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