About Shari Botwin, LCSW
Shari Botwin, LCSW opened her Cherry Hill private practice in 1996. Prior to starting her own practice Shari worked at the Renfrew Center in Philadelphia. She provides individual, group and family therapy with a specialization in treating trauma, abuse, eating disorders, anxiety and depression. Shari also provides virtual individual and family teletherapy using a HIPPA approved telemedicine platform. Shari holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. Her second book, Thriving After Trauma: Stories of Living and Healing, released worldwide November 4, 2019. (Rowman and Littlefield and Tantor Media) rowman.com/ISBN/9781538125601/Thriving-After-Trauma-Stories-of-Living-and-Healing
A day before the COVID lockdown Botwin was scheduled to speak on a panel with Judge Rosemarie Aquilina and journalist Abigail Pesta at The Wing in NYC. Tickets sold out within an hour after the event released to members of The Wing in NYC. Botwin has been called upon to comment on COVID and PTSD for a variety of international media outlets. She has made feature live and taped appearances on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, NBC News Now, CTV, ABC News, Quibi, Stay Tuned, and a variety of podcasts. Botwin has conducted webinars and live zoom outreach for the public addressing how to manage with all the challenges as our world has turned upside down.
In October of 2018 Shari was featured on the nationally known podcast, One Tough Muther with Gloria Allred. She is a freelance writer for Medium and The Authority Magazine. Moments after the Cosby Retrial verdict came in Shari gave commentary on NBC, ABC, CBS, CTV Canada, MSNBC and CP24 Canada. On March 9, 2018 Shari presented a Keynote Presentation to a sold out house for Monte Nido on the connection between eating disorders and abuse. In 2017 Shari conducted a Keynote workshop for The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals on the role of an eating disorder in staying stuck in trauma.
Shari's first book, "Free At Last! The Power of Relationships in Overcoming Trauma, Abuse and Eating Disorders (Daybreak Publishing, January 2004) focused on the power of healing and supportive relationships in the recovery process. The book is comprised of patient stories who overcame significant obstacles to recover from their trauma, move beyond using self-destructive coping mechanisms to living a full life.
A variety of national media outlets; such as NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, NBC News Now, Quibi, CBS News, CTV, The New York Times, NBC News, Prevention Magazine, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, The Associated Press, have quoted Shari breaking stories related to trauma and abuse. She published several feature op-eds in the Philadelphia Inquirer after attending both Cosby trials. Shari appeared on ABC Philadelphia giving commentary on the kids returning to Marjorie Stoneman High School after the tragic shooting on February 14, 2018. On December 5, 2017 the Huffington Post did a cover story on her journey from being a survivor of abuse to counseling other survivors of trauma for over 20 years. On December 2, 2017 the Associated Press featured her as an expert of sexual assault and that article appeared in over 250 media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, World News and Toronto Star.
Testimonials from Shari's colleagues: Contact Shari at firstname.lastname@example.org
CEO/Owner of DC Spotlight Newspaper - A Washington, D.C. Newspaper: You are the difference the world needs more of in such a thankless
society. Thank you for being there for people in their time of need. You truly deserve this award.
Shari Botwin speaks so beautifully and profoundly..I hope people who have suffered at the hands of others listen to this..besides understanding the Cosby trial she gives you insight into sexual abuse, it's psychological effects and humanizes it..she is fantastic! Podcast Listener
Shari is a born speaker. She gets to the nitty gritty of dealing with abuse and avoiding taking on the habits of the abuser. Robert Harrington, Journalist for The Palmer.
Shari is a compassionate therapist that is truly specialized in trauma and eating disorders. She is able to utilize her personal experience recovering from and successfully treating those with trauma. Karin Lawson, PsyD, CEDS and Vice President of International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals
Both clients and other psychotherapists. Her life experiences combined with her training as a senior clinician make her a powerful resource for those who struggle with life's complexities". Beth Weinstock PhD, Clinical Psychologist & Leadership Coach
"Shari speaks from the heart and from her enormous clinical wisdom. She reveals her personal struggles in ways that inspires others to have hope and the motivation to persevere." Jane Shure, PhD, LCSW psychotherapist, author, leadership coach