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Linda Appleman Shapiro

White Plains, New York
Having worked in private practice as a psychotherapist/addictions counselor for more than 25 years, I treat adolescents, single parents, couples and families. Also, as a published author of a memoir (named FINALIST in the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Award), FOUR ROOMS, UPSTAIRS: A... Full Bio
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THE URGENCY OF "G ... by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health THE URGENCY OF "GIVING" IS NOT GIVEN! A COMMENTARY on HBO'S "WARTORN 1861-2010" As a survivor of childhood trauma and as a psychotherapi ... Read on »
ELIMINATING CHAOS: A NEW YEA ... by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health ELIMINATING CHAOS: A NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION! In her New Year’s Eve blog, BEYOND BLUE, Therese Borchard wrote about the importance of becoming better organize ... Read on »
THE WONDER AND WOES OF THE H ... by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health THE WONDER AND WOES OF THE HOLIDAYS Whether it is a religious or a national holiday, there is always something special in the air. An almost childlike ... Read on »
"CONFESSIONS OF A SH ... by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health "CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC" THE FILM AND A SHARED EXPERIENCE Last week, in the comfort of my home, I had the great pleasure of watching the fil ... Read on »
" ... AS TIME GOES BY ..." by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health If you’re not familiar with Frank Sinatra singing: “The world will always welcome lovers as time goes by ...” do go on line and listen. It’s worth it. Love’s worth it! ... Read on »
"... AS TIME GOES BY ... " by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health If you’re not familiar with Frank Sinatra singing: The world will always welcome lovers "AS TIME GOES BY ...” do go on-line and listen. It’s worth it. Love is worth i ... Read on »
"AS TIME GOES BY" by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health When I was 7, I thought that anyone who was over 21 was old. When I was 17, I upped that number to 40, and at 40 I was certain that 60 was really old. Well, there co ... Read on »
"HELP IS ON THE WAY" and a tribute to Nancy LaMott by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I do not believe in coincidences. I believe that our minds somehow connect to seemingly unrelated matters. It’s a synchronicity of sorts, an intangible, illogical, but no le ... Read on »
"INDEPENDENCE FOR ALL" by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health With a feeling of freedom, unencumbered by or subservient to the imposed values of others, America declared its independence from Britain in 1776 and democracy was given a ... Read on »
"THE MENTAL HEALTH IDEAS WE EXPORT TO THE WORLD ARE RARELY UNADULTERATED SCIENTIFIC FACTS AND... by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health During my first placement at a mental health facility, I remember all too vividly the clinical director informing the staff that we must never make the mistake of mis-diagno ... Read on »
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." --... by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I can think of many interpretations for Proust's words - and you, no doubt, could add some of your own - but, at this time when we are inundated with visual images o ... Read on »
“REMEMBERANCE OF THINGS PAST” ... AND HONORING THE PRESENT! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health No matter what political party we support, and no matter what our position may be on the wars being fought by our young men and women in the service today or in the past ... Read on »
                &... by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health                          HOW MANY RED FLAGS MUST WE SEE                            TO PREVENT IMMINENT CATASTROPHE?                                             ... Read on »
                &... by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health                                                            "...AS TIME GOES BY..." If you’re not familiar with Frank Sinatra singing: The world will always welcome ... Read on »
... on MARRIAGE ... and THE ROYAL WEDDING by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Newscasters here and abroad are discussing plans for the Royal Wedding. Predictions for the success or failure of this 21st century marriage are inevitable. To a degree, h ... Read on »
A GLOBAL CRISIS AFFECTING BOTH PATIENTS and HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS: THE RISK OF HEALTH-CARE... by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Individual physicians and the medical staff at hospitals help save lives every day. In any community, in every state, people of every age who are sick (from newborns ... Read on »
A NOTE TO ALL MY LOYAL FOLLOWERS: by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Please excuse the fact that yesterday's notice about my message titled " A BRIEF INTERMISSION" should not have included part of an older blog, just as another old post shoul ... Read on »
A PSYCHOTHERAPIST'S REVIEW of TV'S "IN TREATMENT" by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The first time I opened my door to greet a patient (back in the early ‘80s) I was undoubtedly as nervous, if not more so, than my patient. I was convinced that I wou ... Read on »
A TRIBUTE TO ALICE HERZ SOMMER: NEARING HER 107th BIRTHDAY, THE OLDEST HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR... by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A new documentary - ALICE DANCING UNDER THE GALLOWS - the trailer for which can be seen on UTUBE at http://www.youtube.com/user/AliceTheFilm teaches us that the magic of o ... Read on »
ABUSE COMES IN MANY GUISES by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A RESPONSE TO THE NY TIMES (8/10/08)FASHION SECTION: Having watched the media's portrayal of fashion with regard to the female body, in particular, I feel compelled to sp ... Read on »