D'Arienzo Psychology Blog

The Bumpy Road to Parenting a Teen

Jenny Lehman Parenting Video Thumbnail March 10th, 2021

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

Jenny Lehman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that specializes in adolescent mental health. Her most recent video discusses how parents can support their adolescents as they transition from child to teenager. Parents have to acknowledge that their teenager is forming their own views on the world. It is vital that parents give their children the space to develop their own self-identity.

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Teens and Young Adults Video Series #4

February 15th, 2021

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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Anxiety Series for Teens #3

February 1st, 2021

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

Our anxiety specialist, Jenny Lehman, discusses a set of tools that teens can use to mitigate anxious feelings. One effective calming method is also known as belly breathing. By doing this breathing, you also reach the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is also known as ‘nature’s calm button.’

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Anxiety Series for Teens Video #2

January 29th, 2021

Posted by: erica

Jenny Lehman is our Teen Anxiety Specialist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Her recent teen series discusses how we can link statements in our mind and cues in our body. She goes over three steps to connecting our mind and body. First, you locate where you are physically feeling anxiety, name the location, and remember what you were thinking about when you initially got an anxious feeling.

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Loneliness in Children During the Pandemic: Our Clinical Psychologist Featured in Jacksonville Magazine

January 27th, 2021

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

Dr. D’Arienzo is a Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist at D’Arienzo Psychology. In March 2021 Jacksonville Magazine featured Dr. D’Arienzo in their article about the psychological effects of the pandemic on children. The pandemic has created lonely feelings in our school-aged children. Loneliness may lead to mental health issues down the road.

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Psychology of Returning Our Children to School During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

August 3rd, 2020

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

COVID-19 changed many aspects of our personal and professional lives. One way that COVID-19 changed our personal lives is that our children left brick-and-mortar schooling. As schools start to open back up, this article discusses the psychology of parents returning their children to school. Dr. D’Arienzo outlines how parents can make the best decision for their children.

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

May 21st, 2020

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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How are kids being affected by active shooter drills in school

First coast news psychologist November 29th, 2019

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

As active shooter drills increase in schools, we cannot help but ask how our children are being impacted by these drills. First Coast News interviewed Dr. D’Arienzo concerning how these drills might affect our children. Dr. D’Arienzo discusses the benefits of these active shooter drills and how we can be there for our children that might experience anxiety from them.

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Parenting is Not Babysitting

November 14th, 2019

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

November 2nd, 2019

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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