Shari Foos is a marriage and family therapist with private practices in New York and Los Angeles. In addition, she is working on a Master of Science in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. Shari is also a host and facilitator, having produced hundreds of salons, events, and workshops, bringing together artistic and intellectual communities for entertainment and creative dialogue. As a writer, Shari has worked in television, radio, film, and print, including The L.A. Weekly and Huffington Post.
In 1999, Shari founded the Bridge Program at Antioch University Los Angeles, a year-long university level humanities course provided free for marginalized and previously uneducated adults. Numerous community partners have included the Venice Family Clinic, Chrysallis, New Roads School, CARECEN, Step Up on Second, National University, Sojourn, and Turning Point.
Prior to private practice, Shari worked at University High School, Morningside High School, Free Arts for Abused Children, Aviva Center, Homesafe, and the Optimist Boys Club. She trained at Cedars Sinai Hospital's Center for the Study of Young People In Groups, the Maple Counseling Center, the National Council of Jewish Women, and Halcyon Child Center Studies.
Shari also serves on the Board of the New Visions Foundation. She is a member of the New York Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, American Counseling Association, American Psychotherapy Association, and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She is also a member of both AFTRA and the Writers Guild of America West.