Frequently Asked Questions
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Do you talk to dead people?
Do you have to believe for a reading to work?
Can you ask a specific person to come through in a reading?
Do I need a medium to talk to my loved ones?
How much does it cost?
Is a reading scary?
What can I expect to happen during a reading?
Should I bring anything or have anything ready for my reading?
Are in-person readings more effective than telephone readings?
What is the difference between a psychic and a medium?
Can you predict the future?
How do I make an appointment?
How do I pay for an appointment?
Can you do international readings?
How old will my loved ones appear to be on the other side?
Can you speak with my spirit guides during a reading?
Can I submit a testimonial?
If I make a telephone appointment, do you call me or do I call you?
What kind of information do you require when I make a reading?
1. Q: Do you talk to dead people?
A: Yes, and relay their words to you.
2. Q: Do you have to believe for a reading to work?
A: No. In fact, it doesn't matter to me or to the spirits what your belief system is at all. They will still try to get their messages to you. My only hope is that you are open enough to hear them.
3. Q: Can you ask a specific person to come through in a reading?
A: Yes, I can ASK. However, I do not control who comes through and what they have to say. I am only the messenger.
4. Q: Do I need a medium to talk to my loved ones?
A: NO! I encourage people to talk to their loved ones who have crossed over on a daily basis. I hear so often in readings that those on the other side do hear you and appreciate you. They tell me time and again that they are talking back to you as well, answering your questions, trying to squelch your fears. I personally believe that everyone has the ability to communicate with the dead, most are just not mentally quiet or open enough to hear them talking back. I have spent years focusing my abilities to be able to effectively and efficiently communicate.
5. Q: How much does it cost?
A: My fee scale is clearly outlined on my Readings Page. I will never turn anyone away because they are unable to pay.
6. Q: Is a reading scary?
A: I certainly hope not. I try very hard to not make any part of the process spooky or scary - there are no crystal balls, smoke and mirrors, people holding hands around a table. We are simply having a conversation. You will be speaking with your loved ones very much like you did while they were in their bodies. Their personality stays the same, so they will laugh and cry with you just as they always did. The only difference is that I am also in the conversation, acting much like a translator.
7. Q: What can I expect to happen during a reading?
A: At the beginning of the reading, I will take a few moments to clear my mind and connect with the other side. You can use that time to relax or to ask someone in particular to come through for you. *I do want to warn however, that coming into a reading with expectations of hearing from one particular person can leave you very disappointed. Please keep an open mind about who may want to talk to you.* I ask the spirits to stand in particular "slots" to let me know who they are and how they are related to you.
I am an easy going medium, which means that I allow them to communicate with me however they are most comfortable, be it visual, auditory, etc. Sometimes they will show me a very clear physical image of themselves. They may also show me images or "films" of their lives or yours. They may also choose to let me hear them - often times allowing me to not only hear their words but the nuances of their voice as well, the tone, the intonation, the laugh, etc. Once the spirits begin talking to me, I will instantly tell you exactly what they are saying or showing me. Often times, you and I hear the words come out of my mouth at the same time. Each spirit that comes through will tell me or show me names, objects, places, etc that were special to them. This is their way of showing you who they are. I will ask that when I give you this sort of information, you simply tell me yes if it makes sense to you or no if it doesn't. Once that is established, they will often times delve much deeper into much more emotional areas - times that they are present in your life, regrets from when they were here, etc. Their personality will still be very much intact. Some will have messages for you or others in the family. Some just want to say hello. Sometimes spirits will come through who you do not know, but who know someone that you know. Think of the spirits in a foreign country with very few telephones - when they see someone calling their home neighborhood, they want to jump in there and ask you to give a message to someone else for them. You may be as conversational or as quiet as you like. You may ask as many questions as you like, about anything you like such as a cause of death, what things are like for them now, advice, what their wishes are, etc. Sometimes, even from spirits we know, not all of the information they send us makes sense to us. Sometimes, days later, it clicks with us. Sometimes it doesn't. I don't know why - maybe our memories fail us, maybe they are referring to events that have not happened yet, maybe I just didn't get the message right. This is a process and I am only human. After they give their messages, they will begin to pull away from me. I will let you know as they go. They pull away from me, not from you. When all of the spirits wishing to communicate have gone, or our time is up - the reading is over.
8. Q: Should I bring anything or have anything ready for my reading?
A: Tissues are provided in my office and you may want to have some on hand for telephone appointments. A pen and paper are always a good idea to write down the messages you receive. Audio recorders are also permitted and encouraged. Digital recorders seem to work better than tape recorders seemingly due to the nature of and the high amount of energy in the room. Extra batteries are a good idea too. You do not need to bring photos or personal belongings of who you want to connect with.
9. Q: Are in-person readings more effective than telephone readings?
A: Not at all. Many people prefer an in-person session with me simply because they enjoy seeing my facial expressions, hand gestures, as well as "seeing" me work. Some people prefer telephone sessions because they are able to stay in the comfort of their own own, not worry about traffic, and hold pictures and/or objects from their loved ones without me seeing them. Some people also feel that telephone readings eliminate the chance of fraud by "cold reading" because it eliminates me from receiving any non-verbal information from you. It is simply a matter of preference. Whether a session is conducted via telephone or in-person makes no difference to me or to the spirits.
10. Q: What is the difference between a psychic and a medium?
A: All mediums are psychics, but not all psychics are mediums. Mediums are specialized psychics, like a neurologist is a specialized doctor. It is where my greatest ability lies. Many psychics dabble in many areas, including mediumship. I prefer to keep my purpose and means clear. I do not use cards, crystals, candles or any other props. I highly recommend that if you are seeking help to clearly and truly connect with deceased loved ones, you use a medium as opposed to a psychic who does astrology, cards, etc along with some mediumship.
11. Q: Can you predict the future?
A: Nope. I can pass on messages from the other side that may, on occasion, contain information regarding future events. Our free will, the choices we make, determine the great majority of what our future will bring. They do, however, have great insight to share with us that can help us choose the most productive path. You can also forget about getting lotto numbers. In order to get them to you, they would have to pass them through me and chances are, if I won the lotto, I would no longer work as much as I should.
12. Q: How do I make an appointment?
A: I do all of my scheduling right from here! All you have to do is click on the Make Appointment button on the Readings page, and you will be taken step-by-step through the process. Once your appointment is made, you will receive a confirmation by email within a few minutes. You will also receive an email reminder about 48 hours prior to your appointment. If you have any trouble or questions with this process, please email us. You may also call (518) 583-0105.
13. Q: How do I pay for an appointment?
A: If you are paying for a telephone appointment, you may pay online using a credit card or by mailing a check or money order. About a week before your scheduled telephone appointment, you will receive an invoice via email from PayPal, requesting that you make your payment in advance of your appointment. PayPal allows you to pay securely online using a credit or debit card, your PayPal account, or even a bank account. If you do not wish to pay online or are unable to do so, you may email us in advance and we will send you a mailing address where you can send a check or money order.
If you are paying for an in-person appointment, you can pay with cash or check at the end of your appointment. I am not able to accept credit cards in person. If you prefer to pay by credit card for an in-person appointment, please email us in advance and we will send you an invoice to pay by credit card online.
There is more information on how to make your payment available on the Readings page.
14. Q: Can you do international readings?
A: Yes! If you are outside of the US and if you are on a LAND LINE in one of the 60 countries listed on our International Calls Page, I will call you at no additional cost. Otherwise, arrangements will be made for you to call me. I have conducted readings for people on five continents. Time and distance do not at all effect the accuracy of a session. For more info, see the Readings Page.
15. Q: How old will my loved ones appear to be on the other side?
A: They want you to recognize them, so they will appear as you knew them. They no longer have a physical age and therefore, no longer have a physical age either. Your grandmother, for example, will not come through as a sixteen year old girl. You would not recognize her. She would appear in a way, at an age, that you would best know her.
16. Q: Can you speak with my spirit guides during a reading?
A: Yes! You have the option of speaking with family, friends, or spirit guides or any combination of the three. Just let me know what you want to do at the beginning on the session.
17. Q: Can I submit a testimonial?
A: Of course! You may send us a written or video testimonial by clicking here.
18. Q: If I make a telephone appointment, do you call me or do I call you?
A: If you are in the United States, I call you. If you are outside of the US and if you are on a LAND LINE in one of the 60 countries listed on our International Calls Page, I will call you. Otherwise, arrangements will be made for you to call me. For more info, see the Readings Page.
19. Q: What kind of information do you require when I make a reading?
A: You can tell me as little or as much as you like. If you are more comfortable making up a name or using a friends name, that's fine with me. If you want to give your real name, that's okay too. I do not require anything. I prefer that you not tell me who you want to contact or any additional information, simply because I want this to be as validating for you as possible. I want you to leave KNOWING that you just spoke to your deceased family or friends.