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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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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 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 »
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 »
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 »
SURELY TIME IS MORE THAN A MERE CONSTRUCT! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health No one questions whether a week has 7 days, a day has 24 hours, an hour 60 minutes, or a minute 60 seconds. The construct works. It serves us well! Yet, as we age, o ... Read on »
OPTIONS WHEN DAYS DON’T TURN OUT TO BE THE WAY WE HOPED THEY WOULD by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In reading my Birthday Blog from last year, May 30th 2008, it’s clear to me now that I was feeling the need to count my blessings and, in so doing, hoped to encourage all of y ... Read on »
THE ORANGE ON THE TABLE by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health One of Webster's definitions for the word "secret" is something "concealed" or "hidden." Yet, in the context of friendships or families, secrets are neither concealed nor hidd ... Read on »
Some thoughts about some big questions: by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health For all of us who feel surrounded by internal and external chaos these days, I wonder if you, too, find yourself cherishing more than ever the simple pleasures of life: time w ... Read on »
Please LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN ! ! ! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Some argue that the power of the spoken word is greater than the written word and others claim just the opposite. What's important to me at this time, is that I have the pleas ... Read on »
WHY BLOG? by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Though I’ve received many responses to my Blog from readers who have opted to write to me personally at my professional e-mail address, beyondatrauma@aol.com, I received one w ... Read on »
OH,HOW I LONG FOR THE AMERICA OF MY YOUTH! by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Though I was very young when World War II ended, I remember the “block parties” where every family came into the street and people hugged and screamed sounds of great joy and ... Read on »
ABUSE COMES IN MANY GUISES by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A RESPONSE TO THE NY TIMES (8/10/08)FASHION SECTION: Having watched the media's portrayal of fashion with regard to the female body, in particular, I feel compelled to sp ... Read on »
TUNE IN tomorrow 8:45 AM to CJAM ... by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health TUNE IN tomorrow 8:45 AM to CJAM 91.5 FM or listen to my being interviewed via the internet: So many interesting rewards are coming my way since publishing my memoir FOUR ... 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 »
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 »