Last updated: 4/27/2020

Marian Kaplun Shapiro, Ed.D. (781) 862-3728
Last Updated: 4/27/2020
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Licensed psychologist; Certified Consultant in hypnosis

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:

Since 1980 my practice as a psychologist has developed in two seemingly divergent directions: work with people who have experienced past or recent trauma; and with people in the arts who are actively seeking development of their creative process. Sometimes, of course, these are the same people! Anxiety, phobias, physical pain, relationship issues, career choices, family conflict, parenting concerns, spiritual crises, aging, loss- all these are part of the human experience, and thus, part of the therapeutic partnership. As a musician, (published) poet, and woman over 65, I find it an honor to work with women and men (about 50/50) who have the drive to create more freedom in their lives by facing and sometimes facing down the forces that keep them stuck. Like moving a piano, it's not a one-person job! As a regular practice, the intial telephone contact includes a 5-10 minute consultation, to assure that an appointment will be appropriate and likely helpful.


For the fastest response, please use my email (; if I am out of the office, I will see it and respond from wherever I am.

Focusing on:
Anxiety/Panic Disorders Trauma/PTSD
Also serving:
Aging Attachment Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Depression Dissociative Disorders Education/Personal Development Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Men's Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychosomatic Sexual Abuse/Rape Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Women's Issues
Office and Contact Information
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17 Lantern Lane
Lexington, MA 02421
(781) 862-3728

Office Hours:
Mon8:00am – 6:00pm
Tue8:00am – 6:00pm
Wed8:00am – 6:00pm
Thu8:00am – 6:00pm
Fri8:00am – 6:00pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 3 days

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 6 Hours

Access by Wheelchair
Telephone Counseling


Years of Experience: 39

MA - Psychologist [2360]

Credentials and Certifications:
Approved Consultant American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Certified by American Academy of Traumatic Stress
Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP)
Certified in Hypnosis American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Certified in Hypnosis by American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Certified Trauma Specialist (CTS)
Diplomate, Clinical Forensic Counseling (ACCFC)
Licensed Health Care Provider

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $200
Couples: N/A
Group: $50
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: No

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral


Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +)
Adolescents (13-17) Young Adults (18-25)
Specific populations:
Cancer Patients Chronic Illness Grandparents Obese or Overweight
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Hypnosis Psychodynamic Relational
Other theoretical approaches:
Contemplative Dream Work or Analysis Ericksonian Evaluation/Diagnostic Existential Psychotherapy Feminist Focusing Gestalt Holistic Humanistic Information and Referral Long-Term Meditation/Relaxation Psycho-Educational Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Methods - focus areas:
Other methods:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Group Supervision/Consultation
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Jewish
Multi-cultural experience:

Professional Associations
American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress (AAETS) American College of Certified Forensic Counselors (ACCFC) American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI) American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) American Psychological Association (APA) American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation (NESTTD)