My Practice

Linda Appleman Shapiro In private practice for more than 30 years, Shapiro served on the staff of an out-patient facility for recovering addicts and their families for ten years. She still maintains her private practice and continues to treat adolescents, couples and families, including addicts who are abstinent, in recovery, and committed to a 12-Step program.

She is available for:

  • Individual psychotherapy sessions in person or by phone
  • Couples/Family crisis intervention
  • Discussion groups on topics ranging from parenting to bereavement
  • Workshops on healing through meditation and dream interpretation

Trained as a behavioral therapist, Shapiro believes that gaining insight into thoughts and feelings is only one step in the healing process. To reach the balance necessary for maximum health, that step must be, according to Shapiro, accompanied by effectively changing non-useful behaviors.

  • Assume responsibility for actions taken
  • Develop coping skills during and following life crises such as illness, divorce or the death of a loved one
  • Get in touch with inner resources
  • Become more creative and productive
  • Explore and sort through feelings of anger, fear and cynicism
  • Live in the present and help create the future

Shapiro also designs and makes available PERSONALIZED CD'S geared specifically for each patient as another way to help improve the quality of everyday living. CD topics include:

  • Specific Relaxation Techniques
  • Pathways to Weight Loss
  • Easing pre- and post-surgical procedures
  • Taming the demons of a phobia

After listening to her soothing voice and absorbing all that she says in the comfort of your home, in an airplane, a hospital setting, or wherever/whenever you need to feel rid of whatever is making you feel anxious, Shapiro's CD's enable listeners to feel at peace and in control.

There are no side effects, as with most medications, but there is the benefit of feeling empowered!

Patient Testimonials

Unhappiness and confusion led me to seek Linda's help. During my first session, I found her to be warm and she graciously listened to me far past the hour appointment that I had scheduled. By the end of that first session, I could tell that she understood me. I am so grateful that she has assisted me in getting to a healthier state of mind, helping me gain insight into myself and to become aware of my own behavior so that I can now start to build the life that I want for myself. During this journey – and especially when I was going through a particularly intense situation – Linda made herself available to me even over the phone, helping me to keep a clear mind and offering me wonderful, much needed support. Linda's compassion is genuine and helping people is her passion. She creates a safe environment where I feel comfortable enough to tell everything. Her insights and instincts are razor sharp. She can assist in getting to the core matter of a problem quickly and filter out the unimportant details. I would highly recommend Linda to anyone seeking therapy.

Single, professional female