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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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FEMALE MODELS ALLOWING THEMSELVES TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED IN WAYS THAT ARE ANYTHING BUT FEMININE,... by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In response to an article I’d read in the Sunday Fashion section of the NY Times in August 2008, I devoted an entire blog - ABUSE COMES IN MANY GUISES - reflecting upon ... Read on »
ON-LINE DATING: THE MERITS AND DE-MERITS OF SEEKING DATES OR MATES ON THE INTERNET! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health At the request of some of my younger readers, I am going to go out on a limb today and address the phenomenon of on-line dating. I say “go out on a limb”, because havin ... Read on »
EXPECTATIONS AND THE ROLE THEY PLAY IN OUR LIVES by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Our expectations are based on the degree of probability that we assume or hope something will happen. That being said, when we know ourselves well enough, we are able – mo ... 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 »
THE DEVELOPING BRAIN by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health As those of you who follow my blog know, I prefer to be holistic in my approach to just about everything, not least of all the mind-body connection combining the wisdom of t ... 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 »
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 »
"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 »
WHEN MUSIC FEEDS THE SOUL AND PASSION HEALS THE HEART by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Named as one of the "gifted young violinists who are among the vanguard leading the march of violin art into the 21st century..." ANAT MALKIN ALMANI So few events these d ... Read on »
PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE US by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In the past, I have devoted this day, FATHER’S DAY, to honoring fathers and, of course, I do so today, as well, wishing a grand day for all fathers - my husband, not least o ... Read on »
WHAT'S IN A NAME? by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Reading the title of this blog will no doubt take each of you to different places in your mind, conjuring up different images of where I may be leading you. And perhaps ... Read on »
TRAUMAS UNTREATED TREAT US WITH REVERBERATIONS OF ANGUISH by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health As oil gushes from the depths of the ocean spilling onto the beaches of the gulf, wreaking havoc with the environment, I'm reminded how repressed memories of trauma can ... 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 »
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 »
WE ARE MORE THAN JUST OUR ACHING PARTS! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By the time one reaches middle age and beyond, it’s not unusual to need the services of a variety of physicians with numerous specialties, each of whose name and phone n ... Read on »
MOTHER'S DAY AND MENTAL HEALTH MONTH ! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health On this Mother’s Day, as I find myself feeling more sentimental than usual, I wish that my mother was still alive to meet the grandchildren who were born years after her ... Read on »
THE RISE IN CHILD ABUSE AS ECONOMY FALLS! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health More than 20 years ago -- after practicing psychotherapy for over 10 years -- I became certified as an alcohol and substance abuse counselor and was asked to participate ... Read on »
TO CELEBRATE OR NOT TO CLEBRATE, THAT IS A QUESTION! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Whether or not a day is filled with sunshine or the weather is dreary, whether it’s during the short, darker days of winter or the longer brighter days of summer, we can ... Read on »
FINDING YOUR VOICE by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health There's hardly a day that goes by when a patient doesn't need help in finding his or her voice to feel empowered. The fear of talking honestly and appropriately about wh ... Read on »
ADDICTIONS, AFFLICTIONS, and MINDFULNESS by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In reading a recent article by Therese J. Borchard. – the prolific, daily blogger and gifted author of BEYOND BLUE and THE POCKET THERAPIST – I felt it would be irrespon ... Read on »