Shawna Murray-Browne, LCSW-C

 

Shawna Murray-Browne, LCSW-C is an award-winning community healer, professional speaker, and Liberation-Focused, Mind-Body Medicine Practitioner. She is the Principal Consultant at Kindred Wellness LLC and trained as an integrative psychotherapist. Shawna is curious about what happens when we question colonial thinking and make space for the ways of knowing of those of African descent in every aspect of life. 

In her hometown of Baltimore City, Shawna is known for holding grassroots healing circles to equip Black families and change-makers with the tools to heal themselves. Others know her best for her training intensive, Decolonizing Therapy for Black Folk, where she co-creates space for deconstructing and reimagining mental health care as we know it.

Shawna works at the intersection of healing, ancestral wisdom, and deep support for organizations, corporations, and everyday humans seeking liberation. Her clients have included human service and political advocacy organizations, foundations, and universities. Intuitive, authentic, and high energy, she is committed to helping communities reclaim collective wisdom to triumph over 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 the PBS special Mysteries of Mental Illness, and was a two-time guest on the popular, Therapy for Black Girls podcast.

She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work where she gained her Master of Social Work. Her dissertation explores oral histories as a decolonial site of inquiry around the healing ways of Black women advocates during the civil rights movement.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Family Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. She serves on the Advisory Board of Cllctivly, the Trauma Informed Care Task Force for the City of Baltimore, and is a former Minority Fellow for the Council on Social Work Education and SAMSHA.

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 five-year-old daughter.

 

 

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.

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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Malcolm X Talk: Navigating Politics as Millennial Women

Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle

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The New York Times

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10 Black Female Therapists You Should Know

The Huffington Post

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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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