Our work together is about meeting yourself in your most tender moments, trusting your process, becoming who you truly are and healing from within.
I give myself full permission to love people in an all encompassing, limitless way and endeavor to help others internalize that same freedom. We are alive to expand, see, heal & touch one another deeply. I cherish the quaking, raw beauty of being a creature in process alongside another and finding the awe, terror, dignity, humor, complexity and mundanity in the adventure. I’m into all of it, the whole damn spectrum. I explore consciousness like it’s a playground. I commit to walking into the darkness with you and revelling in the radiance cloaked behind the shadow. I delight in building trust, safety and play in all places. I wholeheartedly believe all of you sacred. All of you is welcome.
Each session is a homecoming.
I have a lifetime commitment to examining and interrogating social norms and beliefs about gender, race, sexual orientation, mental health, ability, intuition, ecology and relationship.
As a light-skinned, mixed-raced woman of color, I am sort of an “in-between” person living on the borderline of racial and ethnic ambiguity. I don’t sit on either side of the fence but on the fence itself which gives me a unique perspective, with both the advantages and disadvantages that entails. My combination of life experience as a survivor of childhood abuse, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, adolescent mental health oppression, a lifetime of grappling with belonging, and the complexity of holding both oppressed and oppressor identities deeply informs my liberation work with people across many different intersections of identity. This has gifted me the ability to daily deconstruct and re-draw the boundaries of what is welcome and just in our hearts, community and culture. I’m so down to help you do the same.
Together, we work to create a space of belonging with your dignity, safety and mattering at the center.
For over 10+ years I’ve had a private practice as a trauma-focused healer, somatic therapist, and counselor. I work as a community organizer, gender justice advocate, social justice activist, lead a climate action community education team, and am a former yoga teacher and violence prevention workshop facilitator within the criminal justice system. I have a passion for sharing conscious movement, nonviolent communication, and body-based mindfulness practices with oppressed and repressed communities including communities of color/culture, LGBTQIA+ youth, incarcerated populations and trauma-impacted people.
I deeply believe that we can only heal what we can hold and I aim to move at the speed of trust.
It is my deepest desire to work with you to co-create the kind of support that is most resonant with your unique body, mind and heart.
My approach to healing and wellness is non-diagnostic and NEVER based on pathology.
You are not the things you struggle with. As a fierce advocate for those who suffer from injustice, abuse and oppression, I actively participate in fostering community based on the principles of restorative justice. I trust in the beauty and power of the human heart to help overcome the obstacles of our conditioning. You are wise beyond measure and your body holds the keys to your own liberation. When you feel yourself as magical, strong, connected, purposeful and alive you will naturally relate with the world in more empowered, courageous, engaged ways. Through positive, collaborative, mutual relationships, we can all get more free.
You already possess an innate ability to heal and powerful inner wisdom.
Through dedicated partnership you will come to know your body as your most potent ally.
Combining elements of shamanism and contemporary psychology with the ancient science of yoga and meditation, we will explore and expand your relationship with your body mind and spirit. I utilize an integrative fusion of counseling, embodied movement, intuition, reiki, and touch to assist you in finding relief from overwhelm, emotional dysregulation, fear, “stuckness” and hurt. I encourage you to entirely and enthusiastically receive yourself. Hand-in-hand, we creatively engage all parts of your being to grow greater self-understanding, acceptance and self-actualization. My work on the planet is in service to creating a fuller expression of love, inner-alignment and wonder within me and within you…
Collaboratively, we create a refuge so you can enter into your inner realm of consciousness and the felt-sense of your body to study whatever is there. I partner with you as loving ally, spiritual trickster, cheerleader, energy healer, and compassionate witness to your experience. Wherever each session takes you, I will be right there with you, offering wise counsel, direct intervention, supportive contact, and unconditional positive regard. I share profound presence free from judgment as you unlock your own guiding wisdom.
I can hear the silent longing of other people’s hearts. I give voice to that longing.
I am on fire to help you be more unapologetically YOU more and more of the time. Quirky, real, authentic, unique, reserved: I will wildly cheer you on (and stretch your canvas) as you take greater risks and unearth the courage to paint with All. Your. Colors. I make it my business to help you get excited about your gifts and empowered to share them. I bring a whole lot of care, celebration, tenderness, a fair bit passion and just the right balance of fierceness to skillfully kick you off the cliff so you can find yourself flying.
Simply put, I love the fuck out of my clients.
The BEST thing about working with artemisia is going on a journey beyond the delusion of thoughts. Whats there? Home, oneness, truth. Artemisia sees beyond our form, and holds up a mirror so that you/we may get a glimpse of the path of each of our three parts (body/mind/spirit). In this recognition we may move forward, reuniting our three parts so we may realize our infinite potential as beings beyond this form. Being able to become a witness of our inner truth (or even a few pieces of our truth) will empower you to move forward in life realigned on the path of truth and one love. It is all within you already. Don’t be scared to look in the mirror of your divine you. Let Artemisia be your mirror. You may come to love what you see. So will we all.
By harmonizing all five senses, she guides you easily into an altered awareness. She creates a sacred space, where it is much easier to go deep into inner focus and joyous restoration. Her commitment and dedication towards ensuring the experience is healing mind, body, soul, and heart is truly remarkable leaving you feeling a more beautiful you. This woman is certainly a healer and it just takes her smile to see that.
Artemisia Shines like a star in love with light itself! Her professionalism is unwavering as she guides the client through centering into a sacred place where healing naturally flows. She has the natural gift of intuitive healing from roots to sky and back again. She reminded me that everything is within us to become what our dreams wish to make true. Any person seeking to feel loving empowerment and shine with powerful purpose should come see Artemisia. After only a few minutes, Artemisia began seeing where my areas of healing needed to happen and yet she patiently allows the client to unravel the mysteries themselves for maximum growth. The powerful result is lasting self awareness buoyed by a loving boost of confident affirmation the client takes away to apply to their everyday life. She embodies a magically cultivated spirit of loving kind power that penetrates the soul of one who is ready for growth. Artemsia walks the walk and I don’t just recommend her healing sessions, I sing her praises as healer, guide and yogini extroardinaire because everything I have seen from her has, literally, changed my life. Everyone deserves to make contact with this amazing woman and become a little bit more amazing themselves.
Artemisia is an artist in her craft. From the moment we began our journey I felt immense tenderness, support and understanding from her. In her gentle way she gave me permission to surrender to the process, allowing me to truly open my heart and see myself clearly. Peeling away the layers one at a time, she encouraged vulnerability and honesty from me in a way I had not experienced in long time. The connection I felt to my most authentic self was so palpable, I now feel like I have a tangible place inside myself to live from as I walk my path, and a place to return to if I lose my way. Her insight into my process was genuine and inspired coming from a place of deep listening. In her presence, I was able to uncover truths that I had been neglecting, allowing me to move forward with my life in a more aware, informed and awakened state. This experience for me was PRICELESS!
That was the most exciting hour and a half of my life! Thank you for guiding me to my heart. It feels so amazing!! Your gift is undeniable and I wish everyone I love could be blessed by it. Thank you for opening yourself to be a vessel for the cosmic communication that is all around us and inside us. xoxoxo
The welcoming and encouraging atmosphere coupled with the radiant beauty (inside and out) and positivity that seemed to explode out of Artemisia has cultivated feelings inside of me that I had never experienced before. I would leave literally glowing. After weeks, my attitude and outlook on myself, those around me, and the world was transforming. She taught me that I am complete in every single way and I have everything I need inside of me to do whatever it is I need to do in life. Artemisia is one of the most amazing human beings I have ever met, just thinking about her awesomeness brightens my day and reminds me of all the things she has taught me.
This session was bountiful in meaning, love & infinite experience. I received a clear pathway to the expansion of the Universe and the wholeness of all that is. What really worked was the energy – the space that Artemisia creates and radiates around her. My body-mind + soul felt at ease and receptive to this experience. The love and healing Artemisia shares with others – in turn – is radiated + expanded far beyond our comprehension.
Healing for me is about re-establishing a relationship with any part that is at dis-ease. Artemisia’s sessions are one of the most affective practices I am utilizing to evoke this personal relationship. The very words spoken in our sessions are now coming to life in this new series. She has helped me literally take my heart and throw it onto a canvas. Through this work, I am seeing my heart for what it truly is, divine. This process is a personal one, but I have great hopes of it inspiring others to explore and connect with their own heat space. I am grateful to have such a powerful healer by my side.
When you are in a session with Artemisia, she is completely present and focused on you. She is able to read into all the nuances of who you are and what you are feeling, to provide validation and understanding of your emotional state. She is also able to reframe these pieces to help you view life from a new and more positive perspective. She is a powerful, beautiful,and joyous individual. These qualities are infectious, so you will likely leave a session with her feeling the same way about yourself.
She is nothing short of mind blowing! Her insight is breathtaking. She has the ability to see my true self; the embodiment of my greatest potentials. She heard the call of my destiny, and provided practical suggestions to help me tune into my wisdom. She looked deeply into parts of myself that live in the realm of spirit and imagination, empowering me to embrace things I was afraid of. Fear was blocking my development as an individual.
She confirmed visions and dreams I have with such great accuracy! Having that confirmation fills me with courage. Now more than ever, I feel the courage to live the light of my personal truth. Her affirmation is such a gift! To illuminate hidden aspects of my personality that desperately want to emerge; she helped me to see my pathway so clearly. She is very in touch with the invisible and tangible realms of existence.
Artemisia is a patient guide, like the captain of a ship she steered me home to my heart. Then, with her intuitive eye, she reminded me of that golden ocean place that I knew as a child. It was a tremendous reconnection with the beauty of my soul that I didn’t recognize.
Artemisia consistently helps me see myself at a deeper level. She can express ideas and perspectives it in a way that I can hear and she supports me to express myself in a fun way!
I feel I am in direct communication with my soul everyday, however never have I had the experience of hearing its voice so clearly and with such clarity as I did with you. It has brought such certainty and powerful grounding to my life where once my guide had been trust and faith… now I move forward with confidence and strength feeling the conviction of my path in this world. The certainty that this is what I came to this world to do. And now, in the beautiful way that it does, the Universe has already begun to unfold with the exact right people, opportunities and synchronicities necessary to fulfill this purpose. Thank you Artemisia for being a vessel of truth and a light in the darkness. Wisdom is such a powerful tool, and you wield it with such Grace and humility!
My session with Artemisia was like looking into a mirror, stretching forward and backward into eternity. Hearing her guide me through my own heart was a journey through multiple worlds and times, revealing to me a version of myself I’d forgotten but so desperately wanted to know. Artemisia was able to gently remind me of my true essence and to open my eyes to aspects of myself I was ignoring but that held incredible strength. She listened with grace and compassion to what I shared then, in-turn, reflected powerful insights and changes of perspective. I walked away with a feeling of expansion and a renewed sense of purpose. Her words and encouragement have extended far beyond our 90 minutes together.
Artemisia’s presence, love and support is truly a gift that she brings to each session. My relationship with myself has changed in the time I’ve worked with her; I am better resourced to tap into my own power and intuition while understanding my needs. I’ve worked with many different counselors and therapists, what she brings that is so special is a gentle, powerful and loving way of holding space and is able to ask high quality questions. Artemisia has the ability to understand complex feelings and intuitively create a compelling session with a lasting impact.
Resting in the deep peace brought on by a powerful soul retrieval that occurred in my session with Artemisia Shine. What a beautiful healer she is! Artemisia is very adept at surrendering and allowing these wise energies to take shape and meaning though her with ease. Artemisia effortlessly feels through the silky stands of colors, words, images, and experiences and gently combs them into form. She honors them and then begins giving them a true expression. She is non-judgmental and without expectation and that grants her access to a fuller pallet of what is in the moment with us. It is healing to be seen without judgment, to have your tender energy witnessed and handled with care and shared back with you. She is watering the thirsty plant of her client’s deep heart. She has such a natural way of facilitating and witnessing. I am so relaxed in my self. After a session with Artemisia you can walk away feeling like you are a big Yes! Yes! I am beautiful. Yes! I am contributing to the world. Yes! It is good to be me. Yes! It is good to shine. We did great work together.
Artemisia does an amazing job of balancing her radically honest insights that may push your limits with her creation of a safe container where you feel her unconditional love. This balance allowed me to take bold risks and then scooped me up in her warmth and love when I broke through, got scared, and needed to feel safe. As a result of my work with Artemisia, I am more confident in loving others (both romantically and platonically). My love for others is now more free, relaxed, and greater in scope. I think this has come about through specific, one-on-one work with Artemisia, and also just by witnessing the beautiful way Artemisia exists in the world. She is one of the best role models I have ever had in my life. Although I have lots more work to do on myself, after working with Artemisia, I feel like I can live my life on my own terms in a way that just never felt possible before.
Artemisia’s strong, nurturing presence facilitated powerful healing experiences for me in the sessions we shared. She perfectly balances intuitive and technical knowledge, while holding space for my own inner process to take place. Very compassionate, joyful, and authentic, highly recommended.
Artemisia is amazingly caring and nurturing. Its impossible to quantify, and even difficult to describe the energy that she brings to the room. She teaches with a sense of peace and serenity we sometimes lack in everyday life. She is an inspirational leader and an encouraging, supportive friend the moment you meet her.
Artemisia has helped me grow and been such an excellent example to follow. Working with her these past 6 months has changed how I feel about myself, it has shifted my perspective on what’s “wrong” with me to how I can use my pain as a gift, and all the while cultivate unconditionally loving patience with myself. That has translated into more honest and fulfilling relationships with other people, and is helping me learn how I can use this healing to be a healer myself. Thanks for all the love!!
After counseling with Artemisia, I feel I have found my truth again, my voice. I’m able to stand up for myself and have better resources in me to ask for what I need. Artemisia has helped me see I am valuable and I am worth my own love.
The BEST thing about working with artemisia is the feeling that she is actually seeing you, in whatever form you are in in the moment. I’ve never felt so held, so seen, and so loved by someone than I have with her. If you are wanting a space to heal, and to grow, work with Artemisia.
Endless thanks for your contribution in collaboration with The Healing Circle. Your presence fully encapsulated all that we hope to give to our participants. The purpose of The Healing Circle is the expansion of a positive community empowered by the healing power of the hoop and the happiness it manifests; thank you for allowing us to recognize that divinity… Accessing and accepting the fullness of our being will aid us in greeting our highest potential in each and every moment.
It is great to be in Artemisia’s presence – she is strong and confident and I feel like I am in good hands with her. I trust her advice and her knowledge. I know I had a unique session and I can say it was exactly what I hoped for.
I thought my session with Artemisia was sensational. Without hesitation she picked up on my current heart connections, dilemmas and dreams. Her insights were warm, expanding and connected to spirit… Within a few moments of my session with her I knew she had the goods. Also, her presence, physicality and inner demeanor are loving, expressive, inviting and all lead to joy and affirmation. I highly recommend Artemisia as a gifted, loving healer.
You have an incredible powerful presence and razor sharp focus. When we start a session, I am empowered by your attentiveness to my process. I become more focused myself, more courageous, more efficient and motivated. You lead me thru my defenses towards my own inner wisdom with a clarity and understanding that must be inborn, and yet I know comes from much study and personal work on your part. You speak my language intuitively channeling ancient yoga philosophy, ayurvedic principles, hands on healing, heart centered energy work and fierce mama bear medicine. You have held me in your lap as I cried like a young child. You bring me closer and in deeper connection with myself, a gift for which I am eternally grateful. I am full of love and gratitude for our meeting in this life. You are the most actualize healer I have ever known.
Artemisia is incredibly talented at using multiple ways to help me see and experience both the internal patterns that restrict me and the potential for new ways of being. We shift between levels of consciousness, from manifestations in the body, to thoughts and feelings, to the higher level awareness of a meditative state. It is more possible for me to stay in my desired way of being, with less anxiety or complications. I can choose how to be. I’m more aware of my internal states. I feel more centered and able to be grounded in my life with less concern for the future. In my relationships, I am more free to express things that I was carefully guarding. In my work, I allow my higher self to be more present, and to allow moments of magic to come forth.I am constantly amazed by how her knowledge springs from a deep place of knowing and how she is able to operationalize it externally in a way that really, really works!
I appreciate Artemisia’s generous gift of spirit. She indeed does shine brightly and I am privileged to have those rays fall on me. I suspect that I would have felt that shine if I had only seen her at the grocery store.
Artemisia’s heart opening was powerful and accurate. The visions she saw have since taken place and I am so happy to have the feelings of gratification and confirmation I currently have. I highly recommend visiting the talented and gifted Artemisia for any clarifications you may want about your life’s purpose, your spiritual path, and what your heart is truly yearning for.
Finding words to relate my experience with Artemisia is like trying to describe a dream or an intense psychedelic experience. It’s almost beyond words. She was able to look inside me, into the dark corners of my heart and shine some light in areas that I’d been overlooking. I felt them, I knew of their presence but for one reason or another I had my blinders up. At the time I was feeling sort of hung up in my spiritual practice. It’s like I was ready for the next step, but wasn’t sure what that was. Her insight and her ability to transcribe that insight is truly graceful, heartfelt and inspiring. I want to share an intimate part of my experience now, that it may benefit you on your journey through life. My Sankulpa or Intention; “I see only beauty in my surroundings and it is my quiet strength which nourishes me and holds up the universe.” Much Love!
Artemisia’s session was a profoundly warm event. Getting to be one on one with an amazing healing woman was such a good experience. Her energy immediately soothed and warmed my heart and brought me into a safe space. Through her visions, she revealed myself to me. There are certain images and messages that the heart is trying to send and Artemisia listens. Skeptics beware, she will turn you upside down. The images and dialogue shared with Artemisia has been continually helping me heal and figure out my life path since our first session. A beautiful experience, from a wise healing lady. I highly recommend this. It’s hard to describe without experiencing it for yourself.
It was a cloudy morning as I strolled in to meet Artemisia for my heart opening session. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but as is usually the case when I see Artemisia, I had no problem being confused, lost, and vulnerable; and as she hinted to ahead of time, she prefers her clients that way.
I was greeted with a warm, genuine smile, and was asked to make myself comfortable as she quickly prepared some tea. If there were other times in my life where I felt so understood, so accepted, so ‘seen’ for what I know is in me, I cannot, at the time of this writing, recall, and there seems to be something fulfilling to having been acknowledged in such a way. We finished my session with me lying down; tears welling with my emotions laid bare. Artemisia patted my heart as she asked me what would help me to find comfort and nourishment. I told her a salmon dinner and yoga in the sun, then we said goodbye, I walked out to my bike, and rode off to buy some salmon as the last clouds drifted south, leaving a beautiful blue sky and a bright, sun-shiny day.
Artemisia is amazing. She brings her strong open heart to each session. She exudes love and patience and seeks to find and establish connection with everyone she meets. I heartily recommend her services to anyone wanting a deeper connection with themselves.
Artemisia is the most gifted counselor I have ever worked with. She is able to take me places in a single session that have taken weeks with other therapists, and reliably facilitates deep insight and lasting change in my life. From relationships, self-esteem, life direction, depression, there’s never been anything that has come up that Artemisia hasn’t been able to help me work with. She’s talented, creative, deeply loving, honest, and dynamic – she can move between treating me like a loving mother to calling my bulls**t fiercely and clearly. She’s changed my life! I’d recommend her to anyone.
My work is heavily influenced by the teachers, healers and mentors I’ve studied with and been inspired by on my path. People like Rev. angel Kyodo williams, NKem Ndefo, Roxanne Manning, PhD, Staci K. Haines, Hala Khouri, Maya Cooper, Resmaa Menakem, Bessel van der Kolk MD, Chrisandra Fox Walker, Sabia C. Wade, Soleil Hepner, Katie Silcox, Karen Dawn Harris, Rod Stryker, Marshall Rosenberg, Michael Lee, Anna Dorian, and many more…