Shawna Murray-Browne

Shawna Murray-Browne HeadshotShawna 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  community-based sacred spaces, honoring culture, to equip Black women, youth, and change-makers with the tools to heal themselves.  She is a certified QiGong Instructor and completed her certification in Mind-Body Medicine at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C. Shawna is a CSWE Minority Fellow.    

A fierce advocate for racial equity in mental health care, Shawna consults professionals and organizations 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. Last year, Shawna’s community organization, Kindred Community Healing was awarded over $85K to implement her intergenerational, mind-body based curriculum, Sista SoulQuest for 4th and 5th grade girls and their parents, in partnership with Matthew Henson Elementary.

Previous Education 
MSW  -  University of Maryland, Baltimore 
BS     -  University of Maryland, College Park     

Scholarly Interests     

  • Decolonial and Anti-Oppressive frameworks in Social Work Education    
  • Contemplative/Mind-Body Medicine interventions to reduce stress and the effects of race-based trauma in Black Women and Girls  
  • The effectiveness of culturally affirming, healing circles as community-based anti-violence interventions    
  • Intergenerational trauma in the African Diaspora