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Dr. Brown, a highly sought-after speaker, has had the privilege of addressing diverse audiences, including universities, community colleges, churches, conferences, local organizations, panel discussions, and podcasts.

As a speaker and trainer, Dr. Brown combines research, theory, clinical training, media and compelling narratives to foster dialogue and drive positive change. Audiences are captivated by Dr. Brown's fresh perspectives, leaving with practical insights. Expertise spans intimate partner violence (domestic violence, sexual violence), intersectional and cultural trauma informed care, Black women of faith, and mental health.


“Dr. Shanita Brown is beyond phenomenal as a counselor, speaker, and author. She constantly engages her mastery of knowledge around sexual assault, and domestic, sexual, and intimate partner violence to ensure it resonates with the audiences she encounters.”

Angela Gay, Assistant Director of the Women's Center, NC State University

“Dr. Brown has served as my doctoral mentor for over a year now. She is always willing and available to guide and support me in my personal and professional endeavors as a practitioner, counselor, educator, supervisor and researcher. I’m forever grateful for the time, energy and guidance she has given me throughout my doctoral career.”

— Joy Kelly, UNCG Doctoral Student

Dr. Brown not only enlightened us on the common stressors that students and parents experience during the college transition, but increased our resolve to be intentional about self-care and preserving our mental health.

— Debra Taiwo, Girls College Summit

“Dr. Brown gave a powerful and compelling talk to our community. Attendees were left with not only information on how intimate partner violence affects the family, but also ways they could support those around them who may be experiencing abuse at home. I would recommend Dr. Brown for any event and would attend anything she was presenting! She was organized, professional, empowered, and raised the bar for any future speakers we work with.”

Erin Passailaigue, SAFE of Lenoir Executive Director.

Dr Shanita Brown was guest speaker at our Prayer Explosion on May 6, 2023. The title of her message was, "Bridging the gap between Mental Health and
Faith". She brought real talk and provided relevant information that can be applied to daily life. Dr Brown shared practical ways to maintain good mental health and to understand that sometimes there may be a need
for additional help when we have done everything we know to do
physically and spiritually.  Dr. Brown showed a genuine concern for the mental health of others and we were truly blessed from her message. 

Margaret Wall, New Providence Missionary Baptist Church