The Practitioners of SHI

Here to Serve

Paul M Sivert is Founder and Owner of the Shamanic Healing Institute. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Cross-Cultural Shamanic Practitioner. Paul holds a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology, an advanced degree in Ministry of Spiritual Counseling, and certificates to practice Integrated Awareness and Past Life Regression. Paul’s experience includes forty years of clinical counseling and thirty years of shamanic studies and practice. Paul’s training, teaching, and practice form the foundation of SHI’s healing services, energy medicine practice, and educational programs.

Life experiences and journeys serve to validate Paul’s unique connection to all living things. Paul uniquely embraces the world’s experiences from a healing perspective that nurtures a drive and desire to serve others. Paul defines journeys for others to heal, to grow personally, to engage in spiritual practice, and to embody wellness in the most genuine way.

Paul’s private counseling and consulting business opened in 1984. His practice grows in numbers as more individuals seek soul-level healing through shamanism. Shamanism provides a body of ever growing knowledge that Paul utilizes to help others define their journey to heal, to grow personally, and to embody a spiritual practice.

Paul possesses advanced ceremonial expertise in Divination, Soul Retrieval, Extraction, and Indigenous Healing Traditions to include the Andean Cosmology. He has received the initiations of the Pampamesayoq (Steward of the Earth), Altomesayoq (Practitioner of the People’s Medicine), Munay Ki Rites, Hatun Karpay (Grand Initiation), Mosoq Karpay (New Initiation), and the Forth Level Karpay, which is the highest level healer of the Q’ero people of Peru.

Paul’s years of non-traditional (shamanism) and conventional (psychology) methods of counseling and healing service are heart-centered. His private sessions, workshops, classes, and community service are filled with the energy of Munay – a word spoken by the Q’ero of Peru that means unconditional and compassionate love and beauty.

Paul’s regular office hours are Tuesday through Friday between 1-7pm. Email Paul


Allyson De Matteo is a Shamanic Practitioner who embodies a broad devotion to the healing arts. In addition to completing Shamanic Practitioner studies at the Shamanic Healing Institute, Allyson possesses a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Planning and Earth Science, and a Master of Arts in Health and Wellness Coaching from Maryland University of Integrative Health. She is certified in (Donna) Eden Energy Medicine, is a Reiki Master, and is a Health Coach. She has received the initiations of the Pampamesayoq (Steward of the Earth), Altomesayoq (Practitioner of the People’s Medicine), Munay Ki Rites, and Hatun Karpay (Munay Karpay)

When it is time to lend a listening ear with articulate support, personal healing and soul’s expansion take priority. Allyson facilitates healings so significant that those who experience her techniques are empowered in ways never previously imagined. Allyson often hears that people who seek her counsel feel as if they are born into a new life.

Allyson’s passion for shamanic healing began and continues to revolve around understanding, healing, and maintaining a healthy energy body. Her shamanic specialty is the Extraction Ceremony. Physical healing occurs and extends throughout the physical, emotional, mental, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of the complete energetic body. Unafraid to walk with you through the most severe of life’s difficulties, Allyson is eager to ensure that you shine as the beautiful luminous being that you are.

Allyson’s regular office hours are Monday, Thursday, and Friday between 630-830pm and Sunday between 10am-2pm. Call her on 443-336-2553 or Email Allyson


Judy Pohl

Judy Pohl is a Shamanic Practitioner whose healing technique is spiritually guided by a group of seven elders called “The Grandmothers”. At a very early age Judy had an affinity for Native American culture and The Grandmothers are of Native American origin.

As a lactation consultant Judy assists a new parent through the sometimes uncomfortable, discouraging, and rewarding early stages of parenthood. Judy practices a shamanic model devoted to assisting new souls enter the world and souls searching for a home, especially following acts of terror or natural disasters. With her shamanic approach, she and The Grandmothers quickly identify with others through deep-seeded parental desires and instincts.

She has received the initiations of the Pampamesayoq (Steward of the Earth), Altomesayoq (Practitioner of the People’s Medicine), Munay Ki Rites, and Hatun Karpay (Munay Karpay)

Judy practices the advanced training taught at the Shamanic Healing Institute. Her shamanic practice nurtures her natural propensity to help others progress to health and wellness. She has an unyielding commitment to meet challenges, celebrations, ailments, and solutions.

Judy is a quick wit, friendly, and deeply intuitive. Judy heals through ceremony, listening, discussion, and her connection to The Grandmothers. She will introduce you to your own spiritual support system so you can develop heart-centered relationships.

Judy’s regular office hours are Sunday through Tuesday between 10am-1pm. Email Judy


Patty Drew is a Shamanic Practitioner who carries the confidence of a lifetime of growth opportunities with the gentleness of a heart ready to serve your highest potential. Patty embraces and develops her lifelong connection to the Spirit World with compassionate gratitude to her grandparents.

Patty is a gifted dreamer and seeker with over 25 years of study. Patty’s experiences with death and dying birthed an intimate knowledge of the soul body connection and the physical, emotional, mental, intellectual, spiritual levels of existence. As a Shamanic Practitioner Patty integrates her extensive understanding of soul connection in her personal shamanic practice, one-to one healings, and shadow work. She has received the initiations of the Pampamesayoq (Steward of the Earth), Altomesayoq (Practitioner of the People’s Medicine), Munay Ki Rites, and Hatun Karpay (Munay Karpay)

Patty’s commitment to her own well-being and the unyielding desire to see others live their full potential is the source of the soul connection she develops with those who seek her counsel. Patty helps uncover the truth within, even if it is hidden.

Patty’s regular office hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 6pm. Email Patty