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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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FORGIVING WITHOUT FORGETTING: LIFE AFTER TRAUMA by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Perhaps because I am acutely aware of the stress being faced by too many of us these days, and because in my role as a psychotherapist I also see the ripple effects in so many ... Read on »
GIFT "GIVING" by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A simple, elegant gift of the world in a box ......................... In this holiday season when parents, grandparents, relatives and friends attempt to feed the ... Read on »
GRATITUDE by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health May 30th 2008 I read something recently that I found to be very poignant and offer it here for your consideration: DON’T JUST COUNT YOUR YEARS! MAKE YOUR YEARS COUNT! T ... Read on »
HERE AT WOUNDED KNEE! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health As many of you know, I had knee replacement surgery this past week and along with many of you who have experienced poor health care as well as excellent care, I feel t ... Read on »
HONESTY, DISHONESTY and HYPOCRISY! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health TV hosts, Realty TV show wanna-be stars, Hollywood “stars,” senators, congress people, cabinet members and Presidents – the rich and famous are continuously getting caught in ... Read on »
HONORING OUR FATHERS by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health On this Father’s Day, 2008, I'm choosing to honor the memory of my father, Morris Appleman, deceased now for more than 35 years. He was not a perfect man. He was not always ... Read on »
HOW SIGNIFICANT IS GAINING INSIGHT WITHOUT CHANGING BEHAVIORS? by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I am posing this question today because I have known more people throughout my life who have gained insight into their family of origin and understood how their family i ... Read on »
HOW TO AVOID THE HOLIDAY “BLUES” ISN’T THE QUESTION! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health We’re inundated these days with advertisements, TV commercials, and the whole Hallmark hullabaloo stressing the fun in family traditions and the celebration of holidays. We’ ... Read on »
HOW TO RECOGNIZE SIGNS OF COMPULSIVE (or ADDICTIVE) COMPUTER USAGE by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In my more than 25 years working as a psychotherapist and addictions counselor I have preferred not to give too much weight to labels of any kind and/or diagnoses, for ... Read on »
IRONY and LINDSAY LOHAN'S LIFE by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health How ironic! The talented, precocious young actress, Lindsay Lohan at 12, was cast in the double role of twin daughters in the romantic, fairy tale re-make of the o ... Read on »
IS DESCRIBING A FEMINIST THE SAME AS DEFINING ONE? by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This blog was inspired by one I read recently at Wednesday’s Woman, a site I truly respect and one which always challenges me to think. This time what entertained the mos ... Read on »
IS THE CURRENT FOCUS ON UPHOLDING “FAMILY VALUES” THE SAME AS VALUING ONE’S FAMILY? by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Once upon a time “family values” meant teaching by example: that is, living in a family meant living under one roof where – in the best case scenario – the adults in charge ta ... Read on »
IS TIGER OUT OF THE WOODS? by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health It is not my pleasure to engage in gossip or speculation. However, as a psychotherapist and addictions counselor I would feel remiss if I didn’t express my concern for Tig ... Read on »
IS TO HATE OR NOT TO HATE THE QUESTION? by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Hate crimes are occurring with such frequency that we, as a society, seem to have developed an immunity, an acceptance of aberrant acts as being the norm. I feel compelled, t ... Read on »
Just as contradictory stud ... by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Just as contradictory studies about what treatments are best for particular diseases, what foods one should and shouldn’t eat to be healthy or which factors in one’s emo ... Read on »
JUST HOW MUCH DO WE AMERICANS TAKE FOR GRANTED? by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health That we live in a democracy is a given. That we have lived to witness a person of color become President is more than just progress, and that we have freedom of the press is s ... Read on »
KUDOS to the PBS series: THIS EMOTIONAL LIFE by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In case you missed seeing this 3-part series (Jan. 4th- Jan.6th ), there’s only one prerequisite I can think of for anyone to appreciate it: You must be alive! ... Read on »
LABOR DAY 2010! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Take the day off from worrying! I don’t think any of us would deny that Americans are a hard working people and that most of us ... Read on »
LET’S TEACH OLD DOGS NEW TRICKS! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health WHAT CESAR MILLAN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S TV’s “DOG WHISPERER,” CAN TEACH WORLD LEADERS ABOUT THE PACKS THAT FOLLOW THEM and THOSE THAT THEY FOLLOW! We never had pets ... Read on »
LIFE'S BALANCING ACT by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health On those rare days when everything goes smoothly and you wonder if it’s possible that absolutely nothing has gone wrong, isn’t it because you feel your life is in balanc ... Read on »