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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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CRITICAL TIMES CALL FOR CREATIVE SOLUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This is no news to any of you: These are critical times politically and economically and, as a result, nearly every aspect of our lives is affected. In many instances ... Read on »
CUTS IN SCHOOL BUDGETS CUT INTO THE SPIRIT AND SOULS OF OUR STUDENTS ... by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health There is no debate about whether our United States of America is in financial crisis. Nor can there be an argument made for the fact that when budget cuts are necessary ... Read on »
NATURE'S FURY by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health As all power failed us, we were powerless; as trees were up-rooted, so, too, were our lives! Though compared to other parts of the world which have known far grea ... Read on »
LOOKING BACK by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Driving home the other day, I heard an announcement about a possible new TV series to be set in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. The plan was for it to focus on the new wave o ... Read on »
THE ANSWER IS MONEY. WHAT IS THE QUESTION? by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I suppose that's an answer that applies to more questions than I choose to think about. I also admit that I am an incurable idealist and ask that you forgive me, if ... Read on »
REACH OUT AND HELP! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Many of this week’s headlines focused on the suicide of “yet another TV child star.” This week’s death was that of Andrew Koenig, the actor best known for his role as “B ... 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 »
"... 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 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 »
STIRRING CONTROVERSY WHEN LIVES ARE AT STAKE! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In one of the many responses to Sharon Begley’s cover story in Newsweek magazine, (Feb.8,2010) THE DEPRESSING NEWS ABOUT ANTIDEPRESSANTS - Studies suggest that the popul ... Read on »
SHORT-CHANGING THE BRAIN ! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I’m always amazed when they get away with it! Who are “they” and what is “it?” They are the politicians whose sole concern is money and it is the cut-back in our schools A ... Read on »
SAVING THE CHILDREN OF HAITI by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health As a follow-up to last week’s blog where I stated that we know ourselves not by what we think or believe but through how we behave and how our actions affect others and su ... 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 »
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 »
NOT ALL EXERCISES ARE GOOD RECIPES FOR THE SOUL! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health After writing about New Year’s resolutions last week and how often we set ourselves up for failure, I thought it only fitting to gift you with a snappy recipe for succes ... Read on »
THE PROMISES WE MAKE BUT OFTEN BREAK by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health With the New Year approaching, I was asked to write about New Year’s resolutions. From a life-time of experiences and from the stories shared with me by others, I belie ... 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 »
"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 »
THE CONTAGION OF MENTAL DIS-EASE by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health If only we could discover an anti-hate vaccine to prevent the HATRED that seems to be mutating from country to country, from adults to children alike, not only in the far re ... Read on »
WHAT I LEARNED FROM MY GRANDSON ERIC! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health As a therapist, I know the importance of asking the right questions in order to help patients focus on how they're thinking and what they're doing to process their experienc ... Read on »