When people say they are a Shaman*, they rarely actually mean they are the local community’s primary spiritual healer, mystic and priestly doctor. First off new-agers almost never live in tight knit local communities serving as the groups’ main healer and spiritual leader. Most people today go to a medical doctor or naturopath, a priest, a psychologist as separate professions and most local communities are not tight knit and they see many different priests/pastors, doctors and psychologists rather than just one who leads the community. It does our community a disservice to keep using this term as an umbrella term instead of its literal meaning of the one who does all those things because: 1) It is the misuse of an indigenous culture’s term and 2) It creates confusion when people using this term take away completely different meanings without examination to realize there is actually a mis-communication.
What you meant to say:
A) Energy Healer: you use spiritual energy to heal people, either by laying of hands or from various amounts of distance. People who seek out this healing can come to you. You either charge money or do not for these services.
B) Mystic: you are able to enter an other-worldy spiritual trance or place and interact with spirits there.
C) Spirit worker: you work with spirits heavily in your spiritual practice. You can get more specific here by saying Animal Spirit Worker or Plant Spirit Worker.
D) Priest/Priestess: you serve a spiritual purpose driven life in service of particular spirits, spiritual community, or gods. You are a dedicated devotee called into service professionally or semi-professionally. (This isn’t an amateur calling, whereas the others may be)
E) Spiritual healer: you heal people not just their physical ailments, but their spiritual hurts. You may do so by interacting with spirits. You serve those in your spiritual community either near or far away.
F) Animist: your spiritual outlook is that animals, plants, land, sea, and sky have spirits. Some animists also include man made objects as having spirits.
Any combination of the above. An Animist Priestess, a Mystic Spiritual Worker, a Spiritual Energy Healer, and so on. You can be specific without misrepresenting yourself.
*”The word “shaman” originates from the Evenki word “šamán”. The Tungusic term was subsequently adopted by Russians interacting with the indigenous peoples in Siberia.” It is most useful to limit the use of this term to only the indigenous cultures the term originates from.