Shari Geller, PhD, is an author, clinical psychologist, certified Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher, and leader in the field of therapeutic presence. She offers training modules in therapeutic presence internationally as part of a longer-term vision of having presence be a foundational training across psychotherapy approaches. With over thirty years’ experience weaving psychology and mindfulness, Shari co-authored the book, Therapeutic Presence: A Mindful Approach to Effective Therapeutic Relationships (2022) with Dr. Leslie S. Greenberg; authored A Practical Guide For Cultivating Therapeutic Presence (2017), which offers hands-on tools and guidance for cultivating and strengthening presence in therapy; and is a co-editor of a new book, Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy: A Clinical Handbook (manuscript in preparation). Shari created the Therapeutic Rhythm and Mindfulness Program (TRM™), a group modality integrating mindfulness, rhythm practices, and emotion-focused awareness to enhance wellbeing and presence. Shari serves on the teaching faculty in Health Psychology at York University and is Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, in association with Music and Health Research Collaboratory (MaHRC). Shari is on the steering committee and part of the core faculty of the Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy (SCIP) certificate program and is Membership and Networking Committee Chair for the International Society for Emotion Focused Therapy (isEFT). Shari is the co-director of the Centre for MindBody Health, in Toronto, where she offers training, supervision, and therapy in Emotion-Focused therapy (EFT) and Mindfulness and Self-Compassion modalities for individuals and couples.