About Me

Mystique Hargrove 



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.

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 ass 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

  • Childbirth Education

  • Birthing Services

  • Postpartum Wellness Services 

  • Grief and Loss Postpartum Care

  • Medical Birthing Procedure Postpartum Care

  • Holistic Wellness

  • Herbal Medicine 

  • 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)

BBH Role:

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

Instagram: @HealingJourneyIntuitively

Check out her website: Healing Journey Intuitively

Olivia Bivens (She/Her)

BBH Role:

Executive Assistant

Olivia Bivens is a 23-year-old mother of three and wife. As the creator of Liv Black N Bold, a brand and blog, she has immersed herself in doing work that centers Black nonmen, Black babies, and children. Other than her social commentary writings, she is also a children’s book author while finishing up her human service degree and full spectrum doula training. Her goal is to use her voice and gifts to bring light to the oppressive hardships of Black nonmen, babies, and children while also combating these issues and elevating the population as a whole. 

You can follow Olivia on:

Facebook: Liv Black N Bold

Instagram: @LivBlackNBold

Check out Olivia's website: Liv Black N Bold

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