Talk To An Expert, Inc. was founded by one of the country's leading experts in child psychology, Lawrence E. Shapiro. Originally conceived as an online counseling center, Lawrence soon realized that there were many other types of experts who could use a simple way to provide their expert services, either as part of a group or as individuals. If you are a therapist, counselor, coach, consultant, trainer, or anyone who makes a living giving expert advice, Talk To An Expert, Inc. provides you with a simple cost-effective way to charge for your services.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Lawrence Shapiro President
Lawrence E. Shapiro, Ph.D., is a nationally recognized psychologist, speaker, writer, and entrepreneur. His works have been translated into over 30 languages. After writing and publishing for over 25 years, Lawrence turned his attention to designing digital products in 2008. He created a number of mental health websites and apps, ranging from Operation Outreach, an app designed to prevent suicides in the military, to Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim, an app that teaches young children water safety. In 2011, while designing a site for parents of children with Asperger Syndrome, Lawrence was looking for software to add parent coaching to his website. He discovered that no such product exists, so he decided to design his own software. And shortly after, "Talk to an Expert Inc.", an exciting and innovative company was born!
Tom Alpert graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University in with a BA in communications. Since leaving college, he has worked many odd jobs, including in the healthcare industry, as an advertising sales manager for publications in military healthcare and the VA. Tom joined the Talk to an Expert Inc. team in November of 2012. He specializes in marketing, sales, customer service and social media. Tom is a songwriter and has been featured several times on satellite radio.
Michael Canavan has written extensively in a number of formats and a variety of topics over the years. Projects have included workbooks, board games, smartphone apps and more. Topics included: social skills, alcoholism, depression and others. Mike has worked with Dr. Shapiro for over 5 years. Mike joined the Talk to an Expert, Inc. team from its inception. He specializes in content creation and writing. He is also a successful published author.
Jean Bonenfant has over 30 years of administrative and bookkeeping experience, in both the corporate and private sectors. She has been working with Dr. Shapiro for over 5 years and has worn many hats during the time, including customer service. Jean has worked with Talk to an Expert Inc. since its inception. She is our accountant and the head of customer relations. She is an avid gardener and loves spending time with her kids.
Len La Luna
Len La Luna has been developing websites for 15 years and develops anything from personal pages to large e-commerce websites. Len has worked with Dr. Shapiro for over 3 years. Len joined the Talk to an Expert, Inc. team from its inception. He specializes in graphic art, web development and tech support. Len has developed more than 50 websites over the past 15 years.