MS, CFSD, CBE, CLE
CEO & Creator
I'm Mystique Hargrove: Your radical Holistic Birth and Postpartum Specialist.
I serve BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) folks and other bodies and I heal them with herbs, empowerment, and radical love (I love hyping up my folks!).
I come from a family made up of healers and advocates. You can say I love to heal but I'm all about making sure the people are heard! I call it "spicy" (not tough) love.
Seeing what my community goes through is the reason why I created my services in the loving memory of my abuelita, Olivia, who was also known as "Mother Canada." The ancestral healing practices and rituals taught to me as a child provided such a rich and liberated passion that was destined to align me to assist and serve those in need.
My flavor in this work includes empowering affirmations, twerk births, celebrating the body, and overall bad a** energy!
Education and Credentials:
Ph.D. Student in Counselor Education and Supervision (Capella University)
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (NC A&T State University)
Certified Full Spectrum Doula by Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings (BADT)
Certified Holistic Wellness Consultant/Counselor (AFPA)
Certified Lactation Educator (CCI)
Certified Childbirth Educator (CCI)
Certified Herbal Medicine Practitioner (CSHM)
Certified Reiki I and II Practitioner (IARP)
Trained as an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor
Over 4 years of experience in birth work and postpartum wellness, holistic healing, and clinical herbal medicine
Over 10 years of experience in mental health and wellness
Over 10 years of continuous experience, education, and training in spiritual and herbal healing practices from over decades and generations of BIPOC healers, mentors, and teachers (specializing in Caribbean and Moroccan practices).
I specialize in the following areas:
Mental Health and Wellness
Inclusive Consulting Services and Training
Prenatal and Parenting Education
Lactation Education and Support
Postpartum Wellness Services
Grief and Loss Postpartum Care
Medical Birthing Procedure Postpartum Care
Reiki/Somatic Energy Work
Spiritual Healing and Guidance Services
Tantric Healing Services
Meet My Team
Carissa Hunter founder and creator of Healing Journey Intuitively. She serves as an intuitive healer in the ancestral lineage (shadow worker), Holistic Health Practitioner specialties as an Aromatologist, Aromatherapy educator product formulator, Clinical Master Herbalist and Herbal & Botany educator, Certified Energy worker and Certified Stillbirthday Birth & Bereavement Doula.
In 2017, Carissa founded and created her online shop Healing Journey Intuitively, LLC where she began by creating handmade crystal therapy jewelry and hand formulated herbal and aromatic products in her Middle Georgia home. Shortly after in 2018, opened her extension and first location in Tallahassee, Florida where she offered hands-on noninvasive, consulting, and educational services both in person and virtually.
In between running her online store, serving her clients, and educating. Carissa manages her top role as a mother to her children (ages 3 and 7), wife to her partner of 10 years, and has continued studying as a full-time student. As of December 2020, she is an alumnus of the American College of Healthcare Sciences major in Complementary Alternative Medicine specialist in clinical herbalism and aromatherapy.
Currently, her passion is deep in ancestral and intuitive healing. She focuses on educating others on connecting to their own ancestral roots and embracing their shadow selves to gain an understanding of their own healing initiation. With the support of herbal medicine, aromatherapy, and intuitive eating (nutrition). She maintains a huge emphasis on our day to day connection to nature. This provides an intuitive healing process individual-based because each has a sacred unique journey inside out. She believes in order to help maintain wellness, one has to understand the pathologies that approach a person’s dis-ease of the mind, body, and spirit (genetics/DNA) and connection to nature and earth’s energies. As of today her services are now only offered virtually, privately, and no longer publicly available. Any private sessions or custom products require a consultation first for approval. This honors the spirit that facilitates her work and if working together is a good fit. The evolution of her own personal experiences and HJI is always shifting and transforming as Healing Journey Intuitively truly requires.
Carissa Hunter (She/Her)
Director of Clinical Herbalism
Certified Master Clinical Herbalist
Certified Clinical Aromatherapist
Certified Sound Energy Practitioner
Certified Birth & Bereavement Doula
Awards & Accomplishments
2020 Chainbreaker Award-Victory Over Violence -Domestic Violence Affiliate
2020 American College of Healthcare Sciences-AAS Complementary
Alternative Medicine Specialties
-Master Clinical Herbalist
-Aromatologist/ Clinical Aromatherapist
American Herbalist Guild (RH) 2021
Advanced Aromatherapy Practitioner -Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) 2021 NAHA (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy) 2021
NANP (National Association of Nutrition Professionals -Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition 2021
You can follow Carissa at:
Facebook: Healing Journey Intuitively
Check out her website: Healing Journey Intuitively
Olivia Bivens (She/Her)
You can follow Olivia on:
Facebook: Liv Black N Bold
Check out Olivia's website: Liv Black N Bold
Olivia Bivens is 25 and taking on the world!
As the owner of the brand, Liv Black N Bold, other than working and going to school she spends her time being a mother to her three children and wife to her husband.
As a true Virgo, she currently is finishing her last year earning her Bachelors Degree in Human Services with a focus on Child Development. She is a writer, author, trained full spectrum doula, and currently training to be a lactation counselor.
Here at The Black Birth Healer, she serves as the executive assistant and backup doula.
To follow her birth work journey, subscribe to her website: livbreathebirth.org.
Mammissi Fertility Doula Training
Doula International Training Full Spectrum Training
Childbirth International Lactation Counselor (Currently Enrolled)