Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

What happens in a reading or healing?

Readings are all about getting clarity and perspective on the energy in and of your life. Sometimes the energy that I see is specific to your day to day, sometimes it is more about bigger patterns and how they are playing out over time in the different aspects of your experience. Once I complete the first part of the session, you’re welcome to ask questions, so come prepared! It is appropriate to ask the big picture questions about purpose, vocation, and meaning in your life. I do not predict the future; I see many potential futures - In my practice, you are creating the future moment by moment, in the choices you make and in the energy that you choose to live in. My readings will always validate your free will and freedom to choose for yourself your next step and your path forward. Healings are all about getting energy in movement, and sometimes it’s nice to get help. I’ve trained and practiced giving healings in a way that is gentle, neutral, and validating of your own free will - so you can have what you’re ready to have without being forced to move your energy or change things you’re not ready to change.

All appointments are private, so information you give me and questions you ask are not shared and I do not allow observers or guests into your session. For online and phone appointments, please be in a quiet space alone and free from distraction, pets, and other people. I ask my clients to be seated in a chair, awake and not meditating. Please don’t be laying in bed, or in a crowded place. It is not appropriate to be in a public place like an office, coffee shop, or car (even if you're parked) for an appointment. I record the appointment on my call service, and provide you with a streaming and download link after your session. You are welcome to take notes during, but most people wait for the recording after.

I am often asked if I am a "medium"; there are many misconceptions about what that is and means because of representations in our culture and in the media. Most people who ask that simply want to know if I can communicate with people or pets who have passed, and the answer to that is yes - this does come up and may happen in a session, however it is not the primary focus of my practice. I am a trance-medium, in that I have practiced an ability to go into a deep trance state and connect spirit to spirit - with yours, my own, and other beings.

In person or Online, and what’s the difference?

I’ve been reading online since 2007. I wouldn’t offer the service if I didn’t feel that it was comparable to being in person, or if I hadn’t seen first hand that it works. It is a very different experience than being in person, but not in any way “less” - it’s just different. The web service that I use is solid, reliable, and consistent which is why I’ve chosen it. I always prefer web appointments because it’s nice to see your face! I find that it makes the appointment more fun, and more real. Phone is AOK.

My in-person practice takes place at the Portland Psychic School in Northwest Portland. You can find a map and more information here.

What is your cancellation or refund policy? How do you set your rates or why do your appointments cost what they cost?

I am not a “by the minute psychic” and I require pre-payment from my clients like other professional service providers. Cancellations within 6 hours are charged in full. Reschedules are possible up until 6 hours prior, you can do this in your square account or by contacting me. Please be certain that you are ready for your session and in agreement with the time, location, and details before you book.

My rates are set based on the amount of time and resource I’ve spent training, learning, practicing, and mastering my craft. I’ve attended over 2000 hours of professional level training over 10 years to develop my abilities as a psychic and medium. In particular, the Spiritual Healing sessions are most costly as I spend a great deal of time before the session preparing and it’s a very intense muscle to work for that long. There are lots of practitioners out there, and I truly believe that you get what you pay for. Not all psychics are the same, and not all communication is of the same quality.

I think of it like this - if you had the option to go to two different dentists, and one told you up front the cost of the procedure and had a comfortable, safe office to go to - and the second dentist offered to do the procedure at half price or for free, but in their house or a back room - which dentist would you go to? I take pride in my profession, my practice, and feel I provide a tangible, real value to my clients. My rates reflect my time and commitment to you as a professional service provider.

I do not offer refunds and money back for a session once it’s ended. If it wasn’t what you expected or wanted, I can appreciate that, but you are paying for my time and attention - in no way does a session booking guarantee specific information, guidance, or healing.

How should I prepare for our session? What is your policy on recording the session?

There will always be time for questions, so come prepared. It is ok to ask big questions about vocation, calling, life purpose, but also mundane things like the energy of different job opportunities. It’s your time. You are welcome to make requests or include topics/questions in the notes of your appointment when you make it. I audio record all sessions and send you a download link by email within 24 hours or our session, so you can keep the recording. There’s no other preparation required on your end. Just show up and receive!

How often should I get a reading or healing?

There’s no rule about this; I think that people find their own way. I’ve had clients come in for sessions once a week or once a month for a period, and then I don’t see them for a year. Some clients come in once and that’s all they need. It’s really up to your own rate of growth, change, and the hello you are looking for in spirit.