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 behavioral 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 new book, SHE'S NOT HERSELF: A Psychotherapist's Journey Into and Beyond Her Mother's Mental Illness, is available through Amazon, B&N and discounted through her publisher Dream of Things. Goodreads.com also lists a host of other on-line bookseller sites through which the book may be purchased.
A book of essays, UNICORNS EAT STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM: A Psychotherapist Explores How Myths Create Our Realities, is currently in preparation for publication.
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.
"An honest and compelling story by a brave and gifted writer."- Wally Lamb
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