Psychotherapist Author Oral Historian Lecturer
Linda Appleman Shapiro earned a B.A. in Literature from Bennington College, a Master's degree in Human Development/Counseling from the Bank Street College of Education, a Master Certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming from the NY Institute for N.L.P. and further certifications in Ericksonian Hypnosis and Substance Abuse/Addictions Counseling.
Shapiro is also a contributing author in the casebook, Leaves Before The Wind: Leading Edge Applications of N.L.P.
In private practice as a psychotherapist for more than 30 years, Shapiro served as a senior staff member for 10 years at an out-patient facility for recovering addicts and their families. As an an Oral Historian, she has documented the lives of many of New York's elderly for more than 30 years.
Her memoir FOUR ROOMS, UPSTAIRS: A Psychotherapist's Journey Into and Beyond Her Mother's Mental Illness was named FINALIST in the Indie Next Generation Book Awards. Her weekly blog, A PSYCHOTHERAPIST'S JOURNEY, was named TOP BLOGGER in the field of mental health by WELLsphere.
Married to actor and audiobook narrator George Guidall, she and her husband live in Westchester County, New York. They have two daughters and two grandchildren.