Individual, Couple, Family and Group Therapy

Janice Shapiro, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

"And if your love ends the moment you find out your parents are people, then, my God, there really is no hope for you."

   Missing, Presumed

   By Susie Steiner

Reading stories can be very healing and that is the purpose of this special page.

Reading RX offers a selection of quotations straight out of some of the books I have read. I believe when you read a story, all your experiences come into play and contribute to how the story is interpreted. Reading also allows the reader to gain new experiences and perceptions that enables growth and healing. 

Many meaningful quotations are hidden within the stories we enjoy. I have found some quotations that I hope will be meaningful to you.

Please visit often, as new quotations from a variety of genres will appear periodically for your READING RX!


"For the train, like life, must go on until it reaches its destination. You might not always like what you see out of the window, but if you pull down the blind, you will miss the beauty as well as the ugliness."

   The Woman on the Orient Express

   By Lindsay Jayne Ashford

"It's strange how different we all appear to who we really are."

   Behind Her Eyes

‚Äč   By Sarah Pinborough

"That's what parenthood was about, wasn't it? Slowly understanding your child less and less until she wasn't yours anymore but herself."

   You Will Know Me

   By Megan Abbott

"Sometimes you need to scorch everything to the ground and start over. After the burning the soil is richer, and new things can grow. People are like that, too. They start over. They find a way."

   Little Fires Everywhere

   By Celeste Ng