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Shari Botwin, LCSW
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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. Her second book, Full Lives: Thriving After Trauma is under contract (Release Date TBD). In July 2018 Shari was featured on the nationally known podcast, The One Tough Muther Show with Gloria Allred. She is writing feature op-eds for Medium Authority on breaking stories related to trauma, abuse, and PTSD.
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 featured 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 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. During the Cosby trial, Shari appeared on CBS National News, CNN, ABC News and NPR offering commentary during the trial and when the case
Resources for Overcoming Eating Disorders and Trauma
- RAINN: Anti-sexual assault organization
- Academy for Eating Disorders
- ANAD: National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
- Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy
- IAEDP: International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals
- NEDA: National Eating Disorders Association
- Self Matters: Workshops on overcoming shame and eating disorders
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