Shawna Murray-Browne, LCSW-C

 

Shawna Murray-Browne, LCSW-C is an award-winning community healer, national speaker, and Liberation-Focused, Mind-Body Medicine Practitioner. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Kindred Community Healing and the Principal Consultant at Kindred Wellness LLC. Trained as an integrative psychotherapist, Shawna has created life-changing, community-based sacred spaces, honoring culture, to equip Black women, youth, and change-makers with the tools to heal themselves.

A fierce advocate for racial equity in mental health care, Shawna guides professionals and organi-zations in nourishing a culture of mindfulness, anti-racism and impact. Intuitive, authentic and high energy, she is committed to helping community reclaim collective wisdom to triumph the effects of historic and present day trauma. Shawna was named by The Huffington Post as one of the “Ten Black Female Therapists You Should Know,” featured on a segment of Good Morning Washington and was a two-time guest on the popular, Therapy for Black Girls podcast.

Shawna is currently pursuing her PhD in Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore where she earned her Masters in Social Work. She gained her Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Family Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dedicated to continued growth, her practice in QiGong, African spiritual traditions and sitting at the feet of elders maintain. She lives in Baltimore with her husband and her three year old daughter.

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Kindred Wellness LLC is a race equity and community healing consultancy informed by the historic and present day wisdom of Black folk. Organizations are supported in building relationships while demystifying anti-racist and anti-colonial ideals. This groundwork supports the development of potent strategies that illuminate a way to transform.

Community healing initiatives are central to the mission of Kindred Wellness and is the epitome of Shawna’s liberation-focused healing framework in action. From healing circles, curricula, learning communities and a directory for community care, radical imagination is kindled and movement work is fortified.

Creating Trauma Informed Organizations and Communities

Point Source Youth 4th Annual Nat'l Symposium

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TBG Session 78: Mindfulness with Shawna Murray-Browne, LCSW-C

Therapy for Black Girls Podcast

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Episode #199: Decolonizing Practice Building with Shawna Murray-Browne

Abundance Practice Podcast

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Episode #184: Decolonizing therapy as liberation work

Fare of the Free Child Podcast

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Episode #49: The Usisi Circle

WYPR's The Lines Between Us

 

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Malcolm X Talk: Navigating Politics as Millennial Women

Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle

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Roommate or Partner Getting on Your Nerves? Read This.

The New York Times

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Liberation-Focused Healing: A Call to Action With Shawna Murray-Browne

Practice of Being Seen

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A Self-Care Superpower: 5 Reasons Why You Should Master this Wellness Exercise

Walker's Legacy

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Public Agenda Podcast: Shawna Murray-Browne LCSW-C

Public Agenda

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Episode #10: Trump Don't Kill My Vibe 

Vag Esteem Podcast

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Episode 23: Protect Your Energy II with Shawna Murray-Browne, LCSW-C

Disabled Girls Who Lift

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10 Black Female Therapists You Should Know

The Huffington Post

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Latest Updates on Baltimore Unrest & Freddie Gray Case

The Baltimore Sun

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TBG Session 46: Mental Health Needs of Activists

Therapy for Black Girls Podcast

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Episode #72: Liberation from Racialized Trauma

A Date with Darkness Podcast

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PoP 515: LaToya Smith Podcast Takeover "Reclaiming Healing Space"

Practice of the Practice Podcast

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Black Women vs. Black Men

Whole Brother Mission Podcast

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