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 enjoyed. I believe when you read a story you like, all your experiences come into play and contribute to how the story is interpreted. Reading allows the reader to see their life from new perspectives, which in turn leads to growth and healing. 

Many meaningful quotations are hidden within the books 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!


"Books are mirrors: You only see in them what you already have inside you."

   The Shadow of the Wind

   By Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"If I could give something to Fleurette - if I could give her one silent gift from a mother she didn't know she had--it would be this: the realization that we have to be a part of the world in which we live. We don't scurry away when we're in trouble, or when someone is. We don't run and hide"

   Girl Waits With Gun

   By Amy Stewart

"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

"When you read a book, and who you are when you read it, makes it matter or not."

   The Book That Matters Most

   By Ann Hood