Theresa Caputo has been doing on TV what I do everyday in my life, helping people find peace by connecting with their loved ones. The Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo season premier happens in March. Here are the questions I get most often & my answers. 1-Do you know what Theresa charges? I have not been able to find her fees on a website that is directly affiliated with her or her show; however, in my research I have talked to a few people that have had sessions with her. According to them, it seems the price for a 30 minute session is around $600 in her local area-more if she travels and more for private groups. I cannot say for certain this is accurate, as I only know what I'm being told by others. 2-How do I get an appointment with her? To the best of my knowledge, Theresa Caputo is no longer scheduling new appiontments. I did see numerous requests on the facebook page & follow up comments that she had not been responding- in all fairness to her, I must interject, it's virtually impossible to respond to every request or comment/question I receive, she's on TV...I think it's obvious she couldn't possibly schedule a session with everyone who contacts her. She has mentioned in several interviews that it's now a 5 year+ wait for a session. 3- Are you as good as Theresa? I do feel my sessions are similar in manner, accuracy, and style to Theresa's, I cannot honestly say I am or am not as good or better than her. I think we are equally blessed with this gift. 4-Do you think she takes advantage of people by charging so much or by not doing this for free? Not at all...this is her profession, she has a gift & like me, I'm sure she only wants to help people, this is NOT as easy as people might think. She deserves to be paid just like anyone else in any profession. Please read my previous blog regarding psychics medium & fees for more info. 5-Do you feel you are in competition with Theresa? Absolutely not! I honestly feel we are very similar, but not competitors...there is plenty of need for our services. I often do sessions with clients while they wait on the 2+year waiting list or because they didn't get a response as of yet when they contacted her. I realize she has much more exposure & a hit T.V. show and I'm just as big of a fan as the rest! Please keep in mind, I'm in no way connected to Theresa on a business or personal level. I have much admiration for her and feel that she has done an amazing thing for people like me who have this ability. Every week she shows the world what it is like to do what I do. As my family & I sit and watch her show, which we record/DVR, we are constantly pausing to reflect on how much this family is like ours. It may sound strange to hear this from someone like me (I do see dead people after all) but it completely shocks me every time I watch it! I can't believe how similar we are. It makes me think there must be a class on the other side that we took before we were born or something. I mean, here's this lady that I have never met who talks like me (a little bolder than me), says word for word what I say, not only during her sessions, but to her kids & husband, has similar interest, facial expressions, etc.... I can't even really explain how similar our lives are in one blog, but it validated for me that this was DEFINITELY something that was planned out before we ever came to this world. As I continue to watch her during her sessions & in her everyday life, I realize, just how much of my life was planned before I was ever born, as that is the only explanation I can come up with as to how 2 strangers can have so much in common. I will continue to support her and watch her show & I encourage everyone else to do the same! If you are in need of a reading yourself, please call or text my office 717-816-1258, there is currently a fairly short wait list.
Last night for my nephew's 21st Birthday John & I took him to a casino (only for a few hours but we had a blast), some of my most memorable readings are the ones I do for free with strangers...I don't do it often, but sometimes a spirit is just too strong to ignore...I was sitting at a Blackjack table with 3 or 4 other people(all strangers) & a dealer trying to just relax, suddenly the pit boss walked up and asked me "So Shelly, what do you do for a living?"...I immediately thought, here we go again....oh why me, these people are going to think I'm crazy, but I hesitantly said, "I'm a medium", I was happy at the response from both the pit boss & dealer, both believed in the afterlife and that mediums existed and neither thought I was strange or at least that's what they said. After a few minutes of playing, the Pit Boss came over again to our table, asking me general questions that I get a lot about how this works for me & such, I told him that as we were talking, I kept getting a name...I explained that I didn't know if the male spirit coming through was giving me his own name or the name of someone at the table, maybe even the name of a loved one still living, so I usually ignore it...it's very difficult with so many people for me to know who the spirit is directing the message too, so I typically ignore it. I said "I just keep getting the name Tony, over & over again"...the guy beside me said, I know who that is....I looked at him, this total stranger & said, "Just to be certain this message is for you, let me tell you more...."He says he's worried about Tony which is why he's bringing him up", he said yes, "Tony is in prison & has a lot going on, he's in a bad place in his life right now"...I said ok...Do you know who MaryAnn is?" He said...yes, that's my mom....I couldn't believe it....I do this all the time, readings are my job, but sometimes I still can't believe how specific spirit can be.....I then talked to this guy for close to an hour while continuing to play at the table, telling him everything I was seeing & hearing...explaining that I had a male coming through for him who passed young in life, showing me a vehicle accident, he said to his brother (the man sitting right beside me at the casino) tell him I love him but he's made some really bad choices in life & he knows what I mean, he has good intentions but he's going about things the wrong way....mom can't handle anymore pain, please think about things before you make bad choices".....the guy told me it was his brother coming through, and he knew exactly what he meant. The spirit also mentioned a baby that was coming to the family soon...the guy new this was about his nephew. He also gave me other details of validation and messages of hope and love. As we continued to play, the guy beside me was quiet for a little while, he then looked at me & said, "I'm going to tell you the truth...I sell drugs sometimes, I know it's the wrong thing to do and you just changed my life....starting today, starting now, my life is going to be different. I knew my brother was with me & I really needed to hear that, you just changed my life". I couldn't stop thinking about him during the entire drive home. I hope he does change something negative into his life & I hope he found some peace. I love the sessions that are completely random like that...no payment, no pressure, I just tell everything I'm being told & can only hope I'm making a difference. I obviously didn't include the man's name for his privacy, but we did exchange contact information & I am hoping I hear from him in the near future.
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If I told you, you could call up Heaven & set up a time to meet with your loved one, would you? Would you drive for hours to meet with them? Would you spend the time and money just for that last chance to say Goodbye, or to say Hello?, to ask them questions about their life in spirit or questions about their final moments? Well you can…at least that’s what thousands of people have told me after doing a reading. For them, it was like meeting with their passed loved one and many continue to do it on a regular basis after that first time because it’s like visiting with their loved one in Heaven for a while on earth. I do both phone and in person readings, I’m often asked which is better…..
I always prefer face to face readings over phone readings, not because phone readings aren't good, they are, but because I often get clearer more direct information when I'm sitting with someone than just speaking to them over the phone. I never know the client, not even their first name most of the time, they are scheduled by a host, usually their friend or family member. I arrive & go in a different room from the group, one at a time, people enter the room, sit down with me, not saying a word, I just begin speaking...having no idea who they are or a single thing about their life. The client often describes it as actually sitting down talking to their loved one and that's exactly what it often feels like. Here are just a few examples of what loved ones have said or talked about during recent readings that I did face to face in person with a complete stranger, or was it?!:
A lady who passed in her 20s came through, the first thing she said to my female client was that she had passed quickly, her body had been missing, and that foul play was involved, she then apologized that she had put herself in the situation she had, that ultimately caused her death, she described the 3 people who were involved, told me how and why she had been murdered, gave me the name of someone involved, even his birthday. She then gave me a secret password "bologna", I call it a password because it was the one word that convinced the client beyond a doubt that she wasn't talking to me, but was in fact talking to her sister, who had passed almost 15 years earlier....after the reading she explained to me that she and her sister would spend many nights late after coming home from a night of bar hopping, eating bologna sandwiches and just talking and having fun. The sister could hardly believe it when the word bologna came from my mouth, but it did...along with many other private details. After the reading she hugged me, telling me that she felt like she was visiting with her sister, and hugging her goodbye, until next time, which for her is about twice a year.
Another lady I recently sat with had someone come through and tell me she was older, like a Grandma and showed me that she passed from a health issue with the lungs, the client immediately was certain she knew who this was, as I continued, she quickly learned it was not at all who she thought it was or expected it to be, she had done sessions with me in the past but I of course didn't remember her...she assumed the same spirit would come through, boy was she wrong...I began to tell her exactly what I was being told "Tell her she's not one for jewelry but she wears the ring", I repeated this and the client looked at me like I was crazy, she said that just isn't true, I have no idea what she's talking about, she has come through before but never mentioned a ring and I don't have any jewelry from anyone”, I continued to argue with her for a good five minutes repeating it over and over "you are not one for jewelry but you wear the ring" and the client continued telling me she wouldn't say that and I was wrong, then it hit her, you could see her face, as if looking at me were looking at a ghost, she began to cry and said "Oh my God, that's not who I thought it was, that's my Grandma...she has never come through and I completely forgot, I am wearing her wedding ring, I never take it off and have worn it for so long, I completely forgot it was even her ring". She also felt as if she had just spent time talking to her Grandma. I didn't give up, I continued repeating because it wasn't me...it was her Grandma, speaking through me, strong personality and arguing, not willing to give up.
These are just two examples of why you are not setting an appointment with me, but instead with your passed loved ones. This is also why I strongly feel if you can do a reading in person, you really should. If you have read my details on Facebook of what comes through during phone sessions, you will see that phone sessions can be just as touching and amazing as well, but nothing beats the in person reading!
How do you get an in person reading? While phone readings can be scheduled on my website using the schedule now button, in person sessions are much harder to get…I do not do them in my home office. There are only 3 ways to schedule an in person reading:
1-Host me! It’s really pretty easy. You call/text John, my husband (he handles all the scheduling) 717-816-1258, you tell him your city and state. He will give you the fee info. The fee is always based on your distance from me and the hotel expenses in your area. I will come to you. There is NO LONGER a minimum number of people required, he just gives you a total fee that you pay to have me come. This fee is for 1-10 people, if you have more than 10 people, he will explain how that works…you also have the choice if each person wants a private reading or all together- fee is the same regardless.
2-Have a host invite you. Often times a friend or family member will be having me come, just ask them to include you.
3-Catch me if you can! I travel just a few times per year doing shows or private readings at venues, usually hotels, I will always announce on my Facebook and website www.shellyfrey.com . These are only done a few times and almost always in the northeast part of the country, space is extremely limited so be sure to catch me when you can.
Of course, not everyone can do one of these three things to see me in person, for those that can't, please schedule your appointment on my website for a phone reading, phone sessions are still a wonderful appointment with your passed loved one.
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I get so many questions about what my life is like or how things 'work" for me and in the afterlife. I sometimes forget that while these things are just a given for me & a part of my life as common knowledge, there are many beliefs out there in regards to me & what I do that people just don't automatically know the truth....how would you? It's not something everyone would just know....even other mediums experience things differently, so here's the biggest myths and misconceptions I hear or have been asked about....please feel free to share your comments, ideas, and questions too!
1. Shelly is so lucky, she sees and knows everything about everyone.
This is probably one of the biggest myths there is. I don't always just know where your husband is when he says he is going golfing, or where your missing necklace is or who your real dad is. I don't know what your deepest secrets and thoughts are and I certainly can't tell you what lotto numbers to play. While I can "see" more into your life than the average person & all of the things I just mentioned sometimes do just come to me, It's usually much harder than that...I usually have to go through the same relaxation and connecting technique that I do when I'm doing a session, I have to call in my angels and spirit guides, your angels and spirit guides, I have to really focus my mind on the question at hand & rarely get a direct answer...for example...I don't see your husband in a bar with his friends having a Coors Light & discussing his lie to you about being at the golf course, I may see that he isn't where he says, I may get a name...possibly his middle name or a name of someone he is sitting near or the bartender, I might hear a song that is playing in the background, but chances are, you or I will not even understand what those things mean. I rarely can just get asked a question and immediately know the answer.
2. I wish I could have the easy job Shelly does, she must make a ton of money working from home just a few hours a week or better yet, she does sessions for 40 hours a week.....if you do the math of the session fees, she's raking in the money.
This could NOT be further from the truth. There is a lot more than people realize that goes into this job. It is not a career that anyone (after really understanding what goes into it) would choose to do like going to college for a degree as a medium....My husband and I sacrifice a lot, we work long hours, are constantly away from our kids, meet strangers at hotels without really knowing if we are safe, deal with some very mentally unstable individuals-people who threaten everything from harming us to fake blackmail to suicide and everything in between. We get calls 24/7, some emergencies....many hang ups in the middle of family game night with our kids or just a relaxing dinner. I can't go out in public without either being recognized or having spirits come through to the point where I can't even finish what I'm trying to do.....and after all of this, the income is the same and some months less, than we made at our previous jobs....I am not doing sessions full time, that would be much too draining and just isn't possible. In addition to all of this, we have lost friends and family who simply do not believe in what we do-thinking it's evil or non-existant...No, this is certainly not a career that most people would choose...it chose me!
3. If I can do a reading with Shelly, she will solve all my problems, make my life worth living, make it all better, etc...
There are many people who have readings/sessions with me in which they find ultimate peace after years of heartache or get all their questions answered before even asking, but this is not always the case, this is the 1st step in a long journey, much like counseling, many people need numerous readings to connect and reconnect with their loved ones to find that peace or those answers.
4. Oh, I forgot to ask XYZ during my session, I think I'll ask Shelly or I just realized what she meant during my reading when my loved one said this, I need to ask her if XYZ is what he meant or I don't need a full session, I just have one quick question for her that I need answered.
I get a ton of emails and messages from people asking me for things outside of a session or after a session. I simply can't just answer these questions, as described in the previous question #1 above, there is an entire process to this and I do sessions before and after yours, so I don't remember most of your session once I have dialed the next number. Also, when I'm done with sessions or have a day off, I am thinking about my life, my family, etc... not connecting with the other dimensions. If I kept myself connected 24/7 in case anything comes through or to answer your "1 question" I would be so stressed and drained, I wouldn't be able to use my gift at all.
5. Shelly must read people's minds just for the fun of it or to see how they really feel.
I have a full busy life, connecting with the other side is mentally, emotionally, & physically draining, and so is focusing on other people's thoughts and minds. I have no desire to know what others are thinking, I see and hear enough without that...just because I can sometimes do it, doesn't mean I want to! I don’t see people in the mall or on the street and try to "see" what their life is like, I have no desire to know and when it comes to me automatically, I try to block it or leave their vicinity, I just don't need that drama.
6. This must be like a drug for Shelly, she probably has so much energy.
This is completely the opposite of the truth. I am more tired than ever and have difficulty ever relaxing...I don't remember the last time I slept for more than an hour or two at a time. If you look at my photos before I admitted to the world I could do this and started doing it professionally, then look at my photos now, I have aged well beyond the time I should have.
7. Shelly is so blessed, she has a perfect life.
TRUST ME...none of us have a perfect life. I am very blessed with many things (this gift, my family, my husband and children, health, etc...) but we all have our drama, no ones life is perfect, including mine. I am a normal human being and have the normal faults within myself and the same family, financial, minor health, etc.. issues that you have.
8.Shelly isn't really communicating and she's scamming people, no one can talk to the dead.
There are thousands of reviews and testimonials on my website, my Facebook page, and individual unbiased 3rd party websites saying otherwise. Sure, I know that there may be some people who will believe anything and often I get the same "Cold Reader" accusations as all other mediums & psychics, but the truth is, most of these reviews are from sane, smart, skeptical people who first came to me with no expectations, telling me nothing, not even their name, and I was able to give them very private, specific details about their life that can't be explained...how would I know that stuff? They aren't reaching to make it fit, it's not vague or general, it's specific and detailed.....It's coming from somewhere and I believe I am communicating not only with the dead, but have the ability to read minds, to psychically know things, and to communicate with other dimensions (spirit guides and angels). Just because you can't hear or see it doesn't mean I'm just really good at reading body language or guessing, the things I have been able to tell are not even close to things that would be guessed. I never pressure anyone to do a reading and I have nothing to hide, I'm an open book and very public with my life...I have no private life and trust me, this is way more work and stress than anyone would ever do to scam people out of a few hundred bucks....many times, I leave a group making next to nothing because of the time out of office I'm not doing phone sessions, the hotel and gas expense, etc..... why would I do that all for a lie? It makes no sense, because it isn't true. I get to help people...as long as I have people that are truly helped and find peace, I will continue doing this...yes, it is my job and it pays the bills, but I could do many other jobs that pay the bills for a lot less stress.
9. Shelly is communicating with other dimensions, but it's pure evil, those spirits are at rest and she's disturbing them.
This is ridiculous but you wouldn't believe how many people believe in afterlife, believe that I am talking to the dead, but also believe it's evil and I'm going to the place they call Hell for it.....this is simply so much of a misconception all I can say is, you can't believe every detail you read, even if it is in a book called the Bible. We are living in Hell already in this world, this is a gift from God and I was given it so I could use it.
10. Shelly is so strong, she never cries during sessions and seems to be always happy.
While I love my life and this gift, I am not as strong as you think. I cry watching Bambi....I am very emotionally fragile, if you deal with heartache, sorrow, and death and see the ugliest parts of the world all day everyday, it definitely shatters your strength. As a psychic medium, I struggle everyday with separating other people's problems and sorrows and living my life....do you know how hard it is to watch your teenager leave in the car, only hours after doing a reading for someone who's teen son with the same name or birthday, passed in a car accident?......I do have strength of faith and family, but I'm also very fragile.
11. Shelly charges too much or should work for free.
Would you go in to work tomorrow for free? Why should I? If you are a nurse, do you take double shifts on the weekend at a hospital that is hours away, leaving your children for days on end for free or less pay because you are helping people? of course not, in a perfect world, we would all be able to do this, but I have to pay my bills as you do, so just as you wouldn’t work for free, nor do. The time I put into this and the expenses of hotels and travel, etc... are definitely too much of an expense and to much pressure on my family to do this for free or for any less than I charge now. You are literally making an appointment with your passed loved one, it amazes me the number of people who question the price of that!
12. Shelly should time her sessions, I want to know in advance exactly how long sessions are.
This is one of the craziest things I have ever heard. This is not a Science, I am not God...just as I can't see and know everything about you or your life, I can't possible know what will happen during a session or how long it will last. All are different and I never know what I'm getting. I refuse to just tell your relatives to leave because a timer goes off-that's cruel.
I hope this clears up some of the misconceptions and myths I have heard about me and my life as a psychic medium. I love what I do, and it's definitely worth the sacrifice and difficulties I deal with to be able to help others find peace. I honestly don't know why there are so many people criticizing those of us that do this, if people find peace and are happy, why do they care? No one is forcing them to do a reading or connect with their own passed loved ones....I think, at least for some, it's because they don't have their own happiness, so they don't want others to be happy either, it's a sad but true fact. At this point in my life, there's nothing else I would rather do, but trust me, I didn't "choose" this....it chose me.
Completely Skeptic, Pleasantly Shocked- While A Lady Awaiting A Response From Long Island Medium, She Gets Shelly Frey Instead!
I try to regularly write a quick recap of my readings every week for those interested in things that come through during sessions, I don't always have the time right away, but I do it as often as I can...but this one is different, this is a story that I needed to tell:
I had a lady on the phone who was extremely skeptical, she watched Long Island Medium & believed that some people have the ability to communicate with the dead, but she really wanted a session with Theresa Caputo because she trusted her from seeing her on tv....like so many others, she tried for an appointment, but never got a reply, so she called my husband (she found his number on my website, she had stumbled upon while researching mediums), as she was dialing, she was thinking of me more as a back up plan...hoping something would come through during a reading, but preparing herself that it probably wouldn't (she already had in her mind that I was probably just another medium doing "cold reading" or pulling information out of my clients)....she was pleasantly surprised & really more in shock when she had her session....I called her on her scheduled day, I think she was somewhere in the middle on the list (John just gives me a list of names and phone numbers and I call in the order they are on the list), I quickly explained to her how normally when I do a session, spirit gets more talkative and stronger a few minutes in & in the beginning it's normally more about validating who they are. She was very polite and extremely quiet, not doing much talking other than the occasional "ok". Most clients at least tell me yes they know what the spirit is talking about or in some way confirm that they at least think they know who it is, but she didn't...making it much more difficult because for all I knew, this was a relative of extended family that had passed 70 years ago.....but I just kept repeating....the spirit came through instantly telling me his name, birthday, and date of passing (this is extremely rare for me, I typically get one of those pieces of info, but all 3...I thought to myself that something must be wrong with this as it's never that spot with SO much info right away), she just kept saying ok, ok & nothing else... He explained that he was her boyfriend when they were younger, over 20 years ago...he then proceeded to show me images of his passing, a very strange passing because he had actually went on a beach trip with friends, disappeared, and never been found (spirit doesn't explain it that way specifically, first he showed me the beach, then a question mark, then said something about a missing person)-as I always attempt to, I put the puzzle together and said to her "I think he's saying he was missing at some point, possibly from a beach"....she again simply said "ok"....He then showed me that he had gotten in a truck with someone who offered to give him a ride back to his hotel because he couldn't find his friends, he had been drinking and so had the driver, the truck swerved from the road and went into the water, but it didn't look like the ocean, some lake or river, he had hit his head and ultimately drowned.....after all of this info, we are not about 40 minutes to an hour into her session & I really have no idea if she has any clue who this guy is, she then starts hysterically crying, I feel for her and hope she isn't crying of disappointment that a family member didn't come through, he then tells me to tell her, he wasn't upset with her and he should have listened, he is so sorry for the things he had said and he is with her and loves her, he approves of her husband and is glad she is happy and hopes she can move forward with her life, he even told me that he comes through to her by communicating with her youngest child (I found out later this is true and the child is less than a year old), he went on saying some other messages about his family and such...she then starts talking to me, it's a completely different person than I started the call with, her voice suddenly sounded relaxed and personable, she went from being polite to being friendly. She explained to me that no one knew she was doing this session, she didn't want to hurt her husband by letting him know how often she thinks of the male energy coming through... her childhood sweetheart had passed away on a Spring trip to the beach, they had been together into their late teens. She knew that this couldn't be researched ahead of time because he wasn't related to her and it was a LONG time ago, so if he came through, she knew it would be real. They had argued about him going without her before he left... His body was found, but he had been considered a missing person until the body was identified...she also explained that no one ever understood why he was in that truck or who the driver was/how they were connected...now she knew. She had lived for over 20 years with the guilt of the argument they had and worried he was angry with her. This has haunted her on a regular basis since it happened....she had thought her child had been looking and laughing at something she couldn't see herself, but didn't know what....we finished her session and then she explained to me how she had stumbled upon my website, read the testimonials and even watched videos, but had honestly thought it was all fake, just a scam or something.....she apologized for doubting and thanked me, saying that for the first time in over 20 years, she feels free....like a new life is beginning (she had gotten married, had children, and taken care of a sick Grandfather, but through it all she felt lost, her mind always going back, living with the guilt was killing her)....she said she is now able to live again, and has found her peace. I am keeping her name, as well as the spirit's name out of this for confidentiality as she requested, but felt her story needed to be told. I am hop this helps others to move forward in their lives, knowing that in the end, you don't have to live with the guilt, you can let go and be happy again. Enjoy what you have in life and don't let your peace be determined by your past.
I have written several blogs on Theresa Caputo, Long Island Medium. As her popularity grows, so do the number of fans searching for answers. I have answered the big questions below- How much is a reading with Theresa Caputo, How long is the waitlist for an appointment with Theresa Caputo, Does Theresa Caputo still do readings? How to get an appointment with Theresa Caputo? How do I see Theresa Caputo at one of her shows? etc... I STRONGLY encourage anyone wanting or needing a reading to do their research and find another medium you trust. You can do this even while remaining on a 3+ year waitlist for Theresa Caputo. While finding a good medium can be difficult, There are a few of us out there who are true mediums and can bring the same peace & answers from a reading that you will find with Theresa Caputo, with a much less wait time & some for lower fees. With that being said, I love Theresa Caputo and love watching the Long Island Medium. I understand why after watching just one episode, many people feel an intense need to do a reading with her but that's much easier said than done.
How much is a reading or session with Theresa Caputo, Long Island Medium, What are Theresa Caputo, Long Island Medium's fees?
It seems that other than those readings taped during her tv show, Theresa primarily does large venues with thousands of people, tickets for those range from $75-$100+ per person, while I'm sure it is a wonderful show, it is more of a show, and only a select few get any type of reading at all. If you want a private reading (not the hope of one at a large show), the fees are reportedly anywhere from $150-$500...I'm sure it varies based on type of reading (group or private). Theresa did email me in December 2012, I have searched and can't find this email now, but I think she said her current fees for a private reading were $250 for 30 minutes or $500/hour, this is not what's reported by many people in her local area, I found an entry on wikihow that suggest it's more like $400 for a 30 minute local reading to her & more if you live farther away from New York. Most mediums do charge by time, many of my fans know, I do not charge by time. For me, a reading lasts as long as needed for the one fee, but this is not abnormal and many mediums charge like Theresa (by the time of session).
How long is the current waitlist for Theresa Caputo, Long Island Medium?
From the research I have done, there is a waitlist for a waitlist. In other words, once you contact Theresa Caputo, you wait a minimum of 3 years to get a response, at that time, you will be notified that you have now been added to the waitlist, which is another 3-5 year wait (minimum).
Does Theresa still do regular readings?
From everyone I have spoken with and all the research I have done, she only does regular readings for the show.
Are your readings or sessions the same as Theresa Caputo's?
Yes....but, keep in mind, this is a matter of opinion & no 2 mediums are exactly the same, but I do feel that mine are similar in nature and style. Just like no 2 mediums are the same, neither are readings and sessions. Each is different. I will say that the way the info comes through, the things we seem to see in the same way, & even to some degree the way the info is communicated is very similar to Theresa Caputo, The Long Island Medium (which is why I am fascinated by the fact that although I have never met her in person, the information comes through in a similar style and manner). I would be more than happy to schedule a reading with anyone who needs one and I do phone sessions and travel for sessions, however, I would not want someone to schedule with me expecting me to be Theresa Caputo- I am not, I'm sure while similar, there are many differences in the way we see & communicate things in regards to the afterlife.
How do I get on your waitlist or schedule an appointment?
I first recommend that you do your homework on various mediums and find the one that you feel most comfortable with...my website is www.shellyfrey.com. You can watch my webisodes & videos, read testimonials, even schedule your own phone reading all right on the website. If you want to get the fee info for an in person session (I would travel to you), please email firstname.lastname@example.org OR call/text 717-816-1258 OR you can click contact Shelly on my website.
We have all heard & seen the wave of TV shows bringing psychic & medium abilities mainstream, but; is all the hype helping or hurting those of us who are true "non tv" mediums? Is what you see on these shows real & why is it so difficult to get an appointment?
I recently did a session with a very nice lady who opened my eyes & really made me think about this. Many of us remember seeing Sylvia Browne on Montel or John Edward on Crossing Over, but now we see everything from TLC's Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo on DR OZ & even late night shows & Anderson Cooper have all joined the bandwagon. There are all kinds of
paranormal shows like Ghost Hunters & even a pet psychic show. These TV psychics & mediums seem spot on with every reading, but is what we see on TV real? Is this really how it is for other mediums? Is all that hype helping those of us working & making a living using this gift every day? Sort of!
Yes, I love those TV mediums & enjoy watching any show they are on & I cry along with everyone else every time. I appreciate them having the nerve to go on TV in front of millions to represent us all by showing the world what we do. I think in many ways they have opened the minds & hearts of many & that's a beautiful thing. DR Oz even had a brain specialist who did brain scans on Theresa Caputo while she did a session & then after the session, proving that patterns are different in mediums while doing a
session& not just different but should never appear in a person the way they do while doing a reading - ultimately proving something is going on in our minds when we connect to the afterlife, something DRs can't explain but say we could not possibly control ourselves. In many ways these shows have helped us; however, in many ways they haven't.
I get many calls from people barely getting through life & I feel for every one of them, but the worst are the ones who paid hundreds & in some cases thousands of dollars to people claiming to be mediums but were not. It saddens me that there are people pretending to have abilities & cashing in on other's pain, the tv hype has brought these so called mediums out in drones, they are nothing more than con artists & it's making it difficult for those of us who can do what we say; naturally because so many now claim to have this gift, people are afraid & don’t know who to trust; it’s heartbreaking. In addition these shows (even the reality TV type) aren't always as they seem, they are edited-very edited. I am not saying they are lying, the people are real, the abilities are real, but it often is portrayed that sessions are short& straight to the point, which is rarely the case. I often get exact info straight away when doing sessions but sometimes it takes much longer than you see on these shows & the info comes through a bit differently too. Most of the time, a session lasts quite a bit longer because I am trying to get the validation for my client (and not just general info but specific details), and while I am usually successful, it takes much longer & is much more difficult than portrayed in these edited shows.
Finally, getting an appointment with a TV Medium, Psychic, Ghost Hunter, etc......this is the biggest problem, people are misguided & often believe that only the mediums on TV are good enough to do an appointment with, they think because others are not famous, we are not good. This is simply not true. There are many mediums, myself included, who are just as good, maybe even better than some on TV. We either chose not to pursue TV, don't want to expose our family, or maybe haven't had a producer interested in us, that certainly doesn't mean we aren't good mediums. It is very difficult to get on a waitlist for tv mediums (several years sometimes) & the fees are often close to $1000 (some are more), many are busy writing books, doing large venues ($100+ per ticket) for huge audiences & only a select few attendees actually get a reading. I am not referring to a specific medium or show on tv, nor am I upset with these shows in general - if the right show idea came my way, I would certainly consider it too, I am just saying the recent burst in tv shows about psychics, mediums, ghosts, & the afterlife have both helped & hurt those of us trying to make a living by helping others! Please don't think I am asking you not to watch these shows, most seem genuine & I will be watching them all! Just asking you to remember, things aren't always exactly the same in the real world, reality TV is still TV after all :)
One plus one does not equal two
We only really learn what our teachers want us to
We open our eyes but will we ever truly see
The events of the day have some priority
We search & search, but a motive never clear
Orders & directions, minds are simply steered
Terrorism, Gun Control, Mental Health...all different views
Perhaps the finger needs to point at the one who holds the glue
We must learn to connect the dots, listen to the sound
the dates, the times, the other clues, just waiting to be found
Read between the lines, our lives are all on lease
Until we see who's really to blame, we'll never find our peace.
I would like to offer my love, hugs, & prayers to everyone affected by these senseless tragic events. God Bless Us All!
For those of you that don't know, I do Psychic Medium sessions over the phone in addition to in office & travel/groups. I know there are a lot of questions about how that works so I'm writing this blog to explain a bit about phone sessions. Phone sessions are great option for you if you want a session quickly, but live far away, have working hours, etc... I'm typically able to squeeze people in for phone sessions within a month, often times even within a week or two. Phone Sessions are very accurate-meaning the spirits of loved ones that come through to me during a session are just as good at validating who they are & communicating with you as they would be if I were to be with you in person. This is because your loved ones in spirit are around you constantly. I communicate with them through my mind using energy. It's not an easy thing to explain, but my connection works via the phone, in person, & even via email or Facebook....a person's loved ones can communicate with me anywhere, anytime. If you read the testimonials on my website www.shellyfrey.com, many are from people who did phone sessions...I did not know them before the call at all & they did not know me. You do not have to provide me any information at all. I simply call you, collect your credit card info, then begin to explain some things to expect and tell you what I "see"...I use the term see because it's the best way to describe it, but please remember, I'm seeing it all in my head & using my mind to communicate. When your loved ones begin to fade (they are still around you, but I lose my connection), I then keep your spirit guides & angels with us, this is to do more of a psychic reading-I use my own psychic abilities as well as ask them questions regarding your past, present, & future. You, as the caller, are free to ask questions at any time, but do not have to ask anything if you do not want to. Basically, there is NO difference between a phone session & an in person session except the fee is lower for a phone session & I can usually get you in sooner. I have had many people that were reluctant to do the phone session because they thought it wouldn't be as good of a session, but after the phone session they wrote me wonderful testimonials on how great the session was. I hope this eases your mind if you are one of the many people who want a session but live far away or can't come to my office or want to avoid the long wait for a session.