About Shari Botwin, LCSW
Podium After Cosby Verdict Announced at Retrial: With Gloria Allred, Lili Bernard, Victoria Valentino, Therese Serignese and Caroline Feldman
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 holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. Shari was just featured on the nationally known podcast, One Tough Muther with Gloria Allred. This fall Shari will be a featured speaker at The Empowered Woman led by Noelle Andressen to honor the dance and art world supporting #Metoo and Sexual Assault Survivors. Tickets go on sale to the public on July 30, 2018.
Moments after the Cosby Retrial verdict came in Shari gave commentary on NBC, ABC, CBS, CTV Canada, MSNBC and CP24 Canada. She also published a feature op-ed the day before the Cosby verdict was reached on Medium and Thrive Global. 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. On November 2, 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 The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, Associated Press, ABC News have quoted Shari on #Metoo, Cosby Pretrial, Florida High School Shooting and related breaking stories..She just published a feature op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer after attending the Cosby pretrial hearing on March 5, 2018. Shari also 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. During the Cosby trial Shari appeared on CBS National News, CNN, ABC News and NPR offering commentary during the trial and when the case was declared a mistrial. In July 2017 Shari published a feature on understanding sexual assault in the Toronto Star. Days after the first trial ended Shari published a feature op ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Newsworks. Shari gave expert testimony on trauma recovery for a global podcast on EHR: Mental Health News Radio, which had over 18,000 listeners in three weeks.
She was featured on NBC @ Issue on October 16, 2016 to provide education and insight into the impact of Trump's vulgar comments on women and abuse survivors. On July 8, 2016 Shari appeared on ABC Philadelphia giving expert testimony on how to help kids cope with recent stories of violence and tragedy. In the Spring of 2016 she conducted a national webinar for the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals on the role of an eating disorder in keeping someone stuck in trauma. On November 19, 2015 Shari published an article on the power of group connection in the aftermath of trauma in the Examiner. In November of 2014 Shari published a feature article in the Philadelphia Inquirer on surviving, recovering and thriving after childhood abuse. Shari appeared on She has also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CN-8 and WHYY radio.
Testimonials from Shari's colleagues:
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
Contact Shari at firstname.lastname@example.org to book speaking engagements and media interviews