Military Psychological Counseling and Evaluation Services

Military Service Mental Health Psychological and Counseling Center in Florida
Military Service Mental Health Psychological Counseling Center in Florida

We Created a Practice to Treatment the Entire Military Family

Find out exactly why and how our military psychologist services and military psychological counseling services are unique. Psychology (DP), formally known as D’Arienzo Psychological Group (DPG), was founded by Navy Operational Psychologist, Dr. Justin D’Arienzo. Dr. D’Arienzo left active duty in 2008 after serving in the Navy for six years and then built a private practice treating active duty personal, reservists, retirees, and military family members. DP has expanded to include other mental health professionals who also treat military members, retirees, and their families. Still to this day, the only insurance that is accepted at DP is Tricare. We have chosen to do this in order to selectively serve this special population. We provide this unique population with premium care for their mental health problems, and offer top notch psychological evaluations, psychotherapy and counseling.

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Psychologists and Therapists with Vast Experiences Treating Military Members

In addition to Dr. D’Arienzo’s nearly 20 years of treating the military family for their mental health needs, Mr. Lipzin and Mr. Zichi, together offer over 90 years of experience in treating this population. We offer the best military psychological evaluations and interventions and military psychological counseling services.

In 2020, Mr. Lipzin joined the ranks at our practice to treat Tricare beneficiaries and decided to meet this need at our practice to provide military members and their families with psychological and counseling services.

It is our hope that you trust us with your psychological and mental health care if you are a military member or family member. We treat Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Coast Guardians (Coasties), and Airmen and have a keen understanding of the military experience, whether member or family member.

How to Use Your Tricare to See Us

If you are an active duty member, please contact your primary care provider at the local Military Treatment Facility and request a referral to see us. If you are a Tricare family member, dependent, retiree, or child, contact us directly and we can get authorization and a referral from Tricare for you today. Please call us if you have any questions about how we may serve you. Please note, as of February 1, 2021, we are no longer Tricare Network providers, but we can see you as Tricare Non-Network Providers. We remain Tricare Certified Providers despite our Non-Network Status. Call us for details at 904-379-8094.

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Mental Health Services for Tricare Beneficiaries include:

  • Individual Psychotherapy and Counseling
  • Military Couples Counseling and Marital Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure Therapy for PTSD
  • CBT for Insomnia, Anxiety and Depression
  • Anger Management Problems
  • Substance Abuse and Alcoholism
  • Military Domestic Violence
  • Military Sexual Assault
  • Chronic Pain Management

    Tricare Military Mental Health Psychological and Counseling Center
    Tricare Military Mental Health Psychological and Counseling Center in Florida
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Evaluations
  • Bariatric Surgical Evaluations
  • Tricare ADHD Testing and Evaluation
  • Psychological Testing
  • VA Second Opinion Psychological Evaluations



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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Explained

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on changing the way people think and behave. It is one of the most widely used forms of psychotherapy in the world, and it has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. What is CBT? CBT is based on the idea that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all interconnected. In other words, the way we think about things can have a big impact on how we feel and how we behave. CBT helps people to identify negative or unhelpful thinking patterns, and to learn how to challenge these patterns and replace them with more helpful ones. How does CBT work? CBT is typically conducted over a series of weekly or biweekly sessions. In each session, the therapist will work with the client to identify specific problems that they are facing, and to develop a plan for addressing these problems. The plan may include a variety of techniques, such as: Cognitive restructuring: This involves identifying and challenging negative or unhelpful thoughts. Behavioral experiments: This involves testing out new behaviors in order to see if they lead to more positive outcomes. Exposure therapy: This involves gradually exposing people to situations that they find anxiety-provoking, in order to help them overcome their fear. What are the benefits of CBT?
CBT has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of mental health conditions, including: Depression, Anxiety disorders, Eating disorders, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Substance abuse, Chronic pain, and Insomnia

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Florida Psychologists Gain PsyPACT

Dr. D’Arienzo was intimately involved with PsyPACT legislation this year (2023). In early spring, he was fortunate to meet with Florida Senator Traci Davis, and Florida House Representatives Clay Yarborough, Wyman Duggan, and Sam Garrison to discuss the importance of passing PsyPACT and they did! In fact, it had unanimous support in the Senate and House!!!
Dr. D’Arienzo is already an approved PsyPACT Psychologist through Texas; however, he will be switching his PsyPACT state to Florida on July 1, 2023. PsyPACT: How FPA got it Across the Finish Line An  effort that began in 2018 is now reality. Many of you may be wondering “what took so long?” To help with that understanding, I want to share with you what the process entails: Finding the right House and Senate sponsors- these are legislators who have the desire, ability, and power to get things done- and hopefully aren’t term limited before you get your legislation passed.
Gaining the support of House and Senate leadership- this includes six committee chairs and the leaders of the House and Senate (which all change every 2 years) and the Governor. Assuring the legislation: (1) is drafted identically in the House and Senate: (2) follows the model language required by PsyPACT; and (3) has language that remains consistent in the House and Senate versions. Educating legislators and the Governor’s office on why PsyPACT is important for patient care continuity and how Florida standards are maintained Shepherding the bill through three House Committees and three Senate committees in a 2-month session. This requires constant contact with the Chairs of each of these committees.

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