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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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FILTERS WE CAN NOT PURCHASE but ones that influence our thoughts, beliefs, and actions! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The most common filter that comes to mind is the one we use in our coffee makers each day. Yet, the number and variety of filters used for almost every conceiv ... Read on »
TWO WOMEN OF VALOR: Betty Ford, Former First Lady of the U.S. and Marsha Linehan, PhD by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health                                                     First Lady Betty Ford (1918-2011)                                                   Dr. Marsha M. Linehan 1944 -    ... 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 »
You can hear me talk about my ... by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health You can hear me talk about my memoir FOUR ROOMS, UPSTAIRS in a 6-minute audio recording by Bookpad, "an audio series of interviews with writers of lasting value ..."  The l ... Read on »
MOTHERS DAY AND MENTAL HEALTH MONTH! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health As one of two bloggers recently invited by Wellsphere (www.Wellsphere.com) to attend the MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA’S 2011 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. in June, I ... Read on »
NATURE'S WRATH in the midst of a 21st CENTURY FAIRY TALE by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Prior to and during the fanfare surrounding Great Britain’s Royal Wedding, we here in the States saw the total devastation experienced by the citizens of Alabama and ... Read on »
MORALITY and RELIGION: by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health   Happy Easter          RELIGION is often defined as “a set of beliefs involving devotional and ritual observances pertaining to ... 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 »
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 »
Announcement: A PSYCHOTHERA ... by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Announcement: A PSYCHOTHERAPIST'S JOURNEY will not be posted for a few weeks. I am in a race for time, readying my second book (a "BLOOK" - commonly referred to these ... Read on »
DRUG THERAPY PAYS. TALK THERAPY COSTS and is often being tossed. by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health                                          The choice facing psychiatrists and mental health professionals is on its way to creating a nation with an incr ... Read on »
THE AFTER-EFFECTS OF TRAUMA: PERSONAL AND GLOBAL by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health There are traumas and there are TRAUMAS!  None is ever pleasant nor easy to overcome – but when everything one owns and everyone one loves is threatened by a natural ... Read on »
THE MEDIA HAS MOST ASSUREDLY RAISED OUR TOLERANCE FOR INSANITY and VIOLENCE by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Acts of insanity and violence saturate our TV screens, the radio, and the internet.  This constant exposure to a wide range of abuse has raised our level of tolerance ... Read on »
WAR CORRESPONDENTS: WHY THEY ARE NEEDED AND WHY WOMEN ARE OFTEN TARGETED MORE OFTEN THAN THEIR... by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health                                  We enter dangerous territory whenever we sit in judgment as to why any of us chooses a particular job or profession. The answers are as ... Read on »
THE CHANGING FACE OF WAR AND THE UNCERTAINTY OF WHAT WILL FOLLOW! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health  Egyptians protesting non-violently in the streets of Cairo. As any psychotherapist knows, depending upon the degree of abuse, repression or trauma experie ... Read on »
DENIAL, ADDICTIONS, AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF HOLIDAY BLUES! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health For children, it’s one of the best defenses to help survive trauma, to see only the parts of their life that resonate with what they wish to see and can tolerate seeing.  ... Read on »
THE VIRTUE OF BEING PRODUCTIVE AT ANY AGE! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health “No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any.  It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.” Thomas Jefferson          ... 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 »
THE SHORT-SIGHTEDNESS IN CUTTING HEALTH CARE BENEFITS! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health It's no secret to anyone that our economy is suffering terribly and budget cuts are inevitable and necessary. Yet, when we slash health care availability for all those su ... 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 »