Dr. D’Arienzo, Psychologist & Relationship Expert

My name is Dr. Justin D’Arienzo, Jacksonville Psychologist and Relationship Expert. Thank you for reviewing our website! Whether you are seeking to make changes or to save your marriage and relationship, searching for a psychologist to evaluate potential employees for fitness within your organization, or seeking psychological consultation to assist you or your client in a civil, family, or criminal matter, you have come to the right place. We offer professional and competent psychological consultation and counseling services to individuals, families, businesses, and attorneys. D’Arienzo Psychological Group is Jacksonville, Florida’s premier clinical, forensic, and business psychology practice.

D’Arienzo Psychological Group Team: Dr. Dirito, Ed.D, LCSW; Mr. Lipzin, LMHC, Dr. D’Arienzo, Clinical Psychologist, Mediator, Parenting Coordinator; Ms. Salameh, Attorney, Mediator, Parenting Coordinator; Ms. Obi, Business Manager; Mr. Zichi, LCSW; and Ms. Roper, Officer Manager

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Jacksonville Psychotherapy, Counseling, Coaching and Therapy Services: Counseling, therapy, life coaching, and psychotherapy are used synonymously today. Although counseling and now life coaching are used most frequently, they are more closely associated with advice giving versus therapy or psychotherapy, which relates more to deeper exploration, greater awareness, and behavior change.

We know that people decide to seek therapy for many different reasons. Everyone is different and has unique characteristics that ultimately bring them to therapy. Dr. D’Arienzo offers individualized psychological consultation and therapy because he recognizes that each person has a unique perspective that they bring when they meet him for counseling or therapy.

Dr. D’Arienzo welcomes the opportunity to address your individual and family therapy needs. Dr. D’Arienzo provides counseling and psychological services to children, adolescent, adults, couples, and families.

 

Jacksonville Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling: Did you know that only about a fourth of divorcing couples report seeking professional help to improve their marriage? Due to the stigma that remains in existence about therapy and counseling, most couples wait an average of six years after serious problems develop before they seek marital therapy. In fact, only about 10 percent of married couples ever seek assistance from marriage counselors and psychologists.

If you are reading this, you are likely considering meeting with a marriage counselor or psychologist specializing in relationship and marital problems. We hope that you will consider seeing Dr. D’Arienzo for your couples therapy needs. He is a relationship and marriage expert as a board certified clinical psychologist with Gottman Therapy and Emotional Focused Therapy training, a Certified Florida Supreme Court Family Mediator, Qualified Parenting Coordinator, and Qualified Custody Evaluator and Social Investigator. Given his breadth of experience, he understands most circumstances that couples face.

The majority of couples who attend counseling are couples who are considering divorce.  The most common reasons for seeking professional help are emotional affection and communication issues followed by divorce and separation concerns. Other reasons couples seek counseling include arguments, concerns about children, sex life problems, personal problems, and trust issues like infidelity or over spending.

It is unfortunate that more couples don’t seek the guidance of a professional before significant problems become permanent aspects of their relationship. It is difficult to alter the course of a relationship that has been plagued by problems for many years. However, there is good news from the couples therapy research. The research does suggest that about 75% of couples who receive marriage counseling are better off than similar couples who do not. In therapy, partners learn how to effectively communicate with each other and understand how to increase certain aspects of their relationship that are associated with high quality marriages. Respect, openness, genuineness, trust, emotional connection, and support, typically improve when both parties are committed to better the relationship.

At D’Arienzo Psychological Group, we offer several services for couples, and we have four other highly qualified relationship experts, in addition to Dr. D’Arienzo, that can assist couples in various ways.

 

Jacksonville Divorce Therapy: As a psychologist and relationship expert, Dr. D’Arienzo and his therapists, counselors, and parenting coordinators at D’Arienzo Psychological Group, frequently testify in the family court system and conduct such work as parenting plan evaluations, social investigations, custody evaluations, and parent fitness evaluations. Given our breadth of experience with troubled families and couples, we are expertly qualified in providing divorcing parents and their children quick resolution and a soft landing during this tumultuous and difficult time. In addition to helping parents and or their children with the divorce process by providing divorce counseling, we also provide reunification therapy for parents and their children transitioning from supervised visitation to unsupervised visitation or with alienated parents and their children.

 

Anger Management: Anger is a natural emotion that impacts us all. However, some of us are especially prone to having difficulty managing our anger due to chronic stress, health problems, depression, anxiety, perfectionism, skewed expectations, low frustration tolerance, or just a general lack of emotional management skills. Further some of us had parents who expressed anger inappropriately, and now as adults, we find ourselves acting in the same manner as our parents.

Most people seeking help for anger management seek help at the request of a loved one, a friend, a colleague, or a supervisor. Anger is typically not something we address until it has caused us significant problems. If you think anger may be an issue for you, don’t wait to get help after it is too late. We offer anger management training by telephone, face to face, and by Skype utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy methods that are empirically based and found to be very effective.

 

Jacksonville Military Psychological, Counseling, and Evaluation Services: D’Arienzo Psychological Group was founded by Navy 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. DPG 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 DPG is Tricare. We have chosen to do this in order to selectively and effectively serve this special population by providing them with premium care for their mental health problems, counseling needs, and psychological conditions. In addition to Dr. D’Arienzo’s 12 years of treating the military family for their mental health needs, Dr. Dirito and Mr. Zichi, together have over 40 years of experience in treating this population. Dr. Dirito and Mr. Zichi also accept Tricare for mental health services.

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

If you are an active duty member, please contact your primary care doctor 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 me may serve you.

 

Jacksonville Psychological Testing and Assessment Services: Dr. D’Arienzo offers psychological testing for a variety of clients and circumstances. Psychological testing is a method of gaining a second and third opinion or finding corroborative evidence for or against a diagnosis in forensic work such as in personal injury cases or parental fitness evaluations.

Dr. D’Arienzo provides IQ or intelligence testing using the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-IV (WAIS-IV) and for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) using the Test of Variable Attention (TOVA).

Other common psychological tests used are the Minnesota Multiphaisic Personality Assessment-2 (MMPI-2), the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Assessment Restructured Form-2 (MMPI-2 RF), the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI), and the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCM-III). These tests are typically used to identify psychological problems and level of psychological functioning.

Dr. D’Arienzo also offer vocational testing utilizing a personal interview and an objective vocational psychological test. This type of testing allows individuals uncertain about their future goals to gain an idea of how their personality fits with various professions. If our personality fits with our professions, we are typically more satisfied with our work.

When we are conducting social investigations, custody evaluations, parenting plan assessments, or parental fitness evaluations, Dr. D’Arienzo may use the tests mentioned above as well as additional parenting skills and beliefs psychological tests as well.

When Dr. D’Arienzo is assisting corporations with personnel selection of employees, he utilizes industrial and business psychological tests. He administer personality, intelligence or critical thinking skills tests that are unique to specific industries. Dr. D’Arienzo provides assistance with selection for all occupations and all levels of employment.

Contact us about your testing needs. It is likely that we either have or can gain access to a psychological test that you are seeking.

 

Jacksonville Life Coaching and Executive Coaching: Life Coaching is a modern phenomenon and a method for individuals to seek psychological therapy and counseling without the social stigma often associated with mental health treatment.  The practice of life coaching is unregulated and when practiced by unlicensed mental health professionals, is dangerous. Your life and your decisions about your marriage, your career, your parents, your drinking, and your children are serious business. Managing these major life issues are not for the faint of heart and not to be trusted to someone without extensive psychological knowledge and skills.

Dr. D’Arienzo and his team at D’Arienzo Psychological Group are actual licensed psychologists, therapists, and counselors that also provide life coaching. They are not yoga instructors, teachers, preachers, or retired advertising executives that have taken a 20 hour course in life coaching and believe they can assist you in resolving your serious and major life issues. Managing your life is our life, and we are professionally and competently trained to help you through life coaching or executive coaching. Please consider us if you are interested in seeking life coaching services.

 

Jacksonville Industrial and Business Psychological Services: Traditional EAP programs are run by paraprofessionals and laypersons. You would not send your child, spouse, or parent to a traditional EAP if they required serious help. So, why would you consider sending your employees or seeking this level of assistance yourself? You and your employees deserve the BEST, especially if you and they are responsible for the bottom line.

Dr. D’Arienzo and D’Arienzo Psychological Group offers select business services to small to medium sized companies with a boutique executive style employee assistance program (EAP). Dr. D’Arienzo’s psychological firm is comprised of licensed professionals.

Dr. D’Arienzo and his team assist companies in selecting high caliber employees utilizing a combination of psychological tests and an industrial interview. He also assists companies in managing employees’ problematic behaviors. Dr. D’Arienzo and his team can assist with addiction issues, relationship problems, anger management problems, anxiety, depression, poor performance due to a lack of focus and direction, and deficits in social skills or soft skills.

We make the difficult referrals as well, freeing you and giving you peace of mind.

As part of our Industrial and Business Services, we also provide life coaching and executive coaching for employees and individuals that are already functioning well but want to improve their sense of well-being, balance, or personal performance to the next level.  Psychological testing to establish benchmarks and measure growth is available as needed or requested.

We have worked with many companies in the Jacksonville, Florida area. These organizations have ranged from churches, to medical practices, to IT companies, to nonprofit agencies, and to financial firms.

Please contact us today to see if we can create a program that would fit your needs and boost your bottom line.

 

Forensic Psychological Services: After serving in the Navy in a forensic capacity, Dr. D’Arienzo segued into the forensic civilian community in Jacksonville, Florida and built this specialty area into the psychology practice. Forensic services that are provided include the following: Expert Testimony, Independent Forensic Evaluations, Social Investigations, Social Investigation Reviews, Parenting Plan Evaluations, Parenting Coordination, Divorce Consulting, Personal Injury Evaluations, Safety and Risk Assessments, Criminal Defense Mitigation Services. Please contact us to discuss your or your client’s needs.

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