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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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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
... 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 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 »
DO MEN EXPERIENCE ANYTHING RESEMBLING THE INTIMACY ENJOYED BY WOMEN DURING VISITS TO A BEAUTY SALON? by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health There are always exceptions to any generalization, but it has been my experience that men generally do not confide in one another or share intimate details of their lives ... Read on »
COPING WITH THE STRESS OF CARE-GIVING by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The stress of care-giving is experienced at various stages and in different relationships throughout our lives. With each one comes the need to develop coping skills in or ... 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 »
CHALLENGES OF PARENTING IN THE 21st CENTURY! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health It seems to me that the challenges of parenting are more daunting these days than they were in years past. Post WWII parents read Dr. Spock's books on child care an ... Read on »
SOCIAL ISOLATION AND ITS IMPACT ON HEALTH by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Though technology offers a myriad of ways to keep in touch by cell phone, e-mail, Facebook and Twitter, not enough focus is being placed on the concurrent problem of isol ... Read on »
TEACHING EMPATHY by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Almost as a postscript to the blog I wrote September 26 - days before all the major television networks and CNN’s Anderson Cooper began to initiate programs addressing bu ... Read on »
THE NEED TO IDENTIFY WHAT YOU ARE FEELING! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health HOW ARE YOU FEELING TODAY? I read something recently written by John Townsend and promised myself that I’d quote it some day, in a context that felt appr ... Read on »
BULLYING IN SCHOOLS, IN THE WORKPLACE, IN CYBERSPACE AND JUST ABOUT EVERY PLACE ... by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Although one of the simple definitions of a bully is a person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people, there is nothing simple about bully ... Read on »
THE HEALING POWER OF LOVE by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Many articles and books have been written about the healing powers of love and prayer. My wish for today is not to top whatever has already been said, but – from my mo ... 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 »
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 »
"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 »