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. She has expanded her private practice and is now licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Shari also provides virtual individual and family teletherapy using a HIPPA approved telemedicine platform. Shari holds a master's degree in social work from Rutgers University. Shari's third book, Stolen Childhoods, releases worldwide on April 2, 2024! Her second book, Thriving After Trauma: Stories of Living and Healing, released worldwide November 4, 2019. The updated paperback edition released on October 11, 2021. (Rowman and Littlefield) rowman.com/ISBN/9781538125601/Thriving-After-Trauma-Stories-of-Living-and-Healing.
Botwin has also been certified by law as a trauma expert and she has testified on behalf of dozens of plaintiffs in high-profile cases involving childhood sexual abuse, gun violence and sexual assault. She is also a featured blogger for Psychology Today. To read her latest contributions go to her profile verified by Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/shari-botwin-lcsw
Botwin has been called upon to comment on COVID and PTSD for a variety of international media outlets. Botwin has been featured on various podcasts, webinars and live zoom outreach for the public addressing how to manage with all the challenges during the pandemic.
Botwin has presented several professional CE workshops for Stockton University on trauma and eating disorders recovery. In July of 2022 Botwin presented a live webinar for over one-thousand therapists in China on the role of an eating disorder in staying stuck in childhood abuse. 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.
She has been featured to offer commentary on a variety of national media outlets, such as Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, NBC News Now, MSNBC, CBS News, CTV Radio Europe and CP24. The New York Times, Time Magazine, Prevention Magazine, Rolling Stone Magazine, Healthline, The Boston Globe, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, The Associated Press, have quoted Shari on breaking stories related to trauma and abuse. She has also published several feature op-eds in the Philadelphia Inquirer. She has made guest appearances on over fifty podcasts during Covid.
Testimonials from Shari's colleagues: Contact Shari at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a journalist who often covers survivors of trauma, I often call on Shari Botwin as an expert source to get her insight. She provides crucial context to help readers understand the wide-ranging effects of trauma on people's lives. She always gets right to the heart of the matter, explaining in clear and relatable terms all the issues at hand, helping to put everything into perspective.
—Abigail Pesta, journalist and author of "The Girls: An All-American Town, a Predatory Doctor, and the Untold Stories of the Gymnasts Who Brought Him Down"
"Not only does Shari possess a wealth of clinical knowledge, but she is also very kind and genuinely cares about the work she does. It's been a pleasure to collaborate with her on works that encourage others to keep going with their healing journeys." – Sarah Lempa, writer, entrepreneur, mental health advocate
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 if. 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