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Q&A: Theresa Caputo

The "Long Island Medium" will share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works while delivering hellos from heaven.

Donna Leahey
September 28, 2019

Teresa Caputo says she was just 4 years old when she woke to find a spirit standing next to her bed. When she was in her 20s, she says she learned to communicate with spirits. Now, she uses her gifts to bring messages of love and healing to her crowds of fans.

Undeterred by skeptics and doubters, Caputo has made a lucrative career out of her television show Long Island Medium, packed live shows, and books including There’s More to Life Than This, You Can’t Make This Stuff Up, and 2017’s Good Grief: Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones, and Learn to Live Again.

Q. Can you describe what you feel when a spirit is communicating with you?
A. When I communicate with a spirit, I sense and feel the bond and relationship they shared with the person as well as how they died.

Q. You’ve been sensing spirits since you were 4. Do you remember that contact?
A. I remember seeing a woman standing at the edge of my bed. It wasn’t until my early 30s that I found out the woman was my great grandmother who died before I was born.

Q. What does it mean to you to help people communicate with their loved ones?
A. It means the world to me to be able to share my gift with people. I consider it an honor and a privilege to be able to channel someone’s loved one’s departed soul to deliver healing messages of faith and peace.

Q. What can people expect from your event?
A. Coming to one of my live shows is a life-changing experience. Spirits will take us on an emotional rollercoaster of feeling pain, sorrow, loss, and grief, and then in the next moment have us laughing. Whether someone understands what I do or has never seen my show, Long Island Medium, it will be an evening filled with faith and peace.

Q. Do you have any new books planned?
A. I’m always thinking about writing a new book.

Q. Can you tell us about a particularly memorable client or time you’ve helped someone?
A. All my clients have a special place in my heart, and there are so many memorable moments that I could go on forever. One memory that particularly stands out was when I channeled a little boy whose mother never left his side, except this one day when she attended her daughter’s dance recital. He drowned in the family’s pool. His message to his mother was, “Don’t blame dad. I got out of that sliding door many times, and if you were home and this happened, you never would’ve been able to forgive yourself. This was dad’s journey to carry this burden.” With this message he repaired a broken family.

Q. What would you say to your doubters?
A. What I do is not about people believing in what I do. I want people to believe in themselves and to know that the soulbond can never be broken, and they still have a connection with their departed loved ones. I want them to know that all those things that go on around them that they think are odd, weird, or just a coincidence, to know that that’s a little hello from heaven. Spirit also talks about things that you witness with your own two eyes, things that no one else would know about. Whether you doubt mediumship or not, you can’t doubt what you experienced.

Q. What do you love about Long Island?  
A. I was born and raised on Long Island, so I don’t know anything different. We have the best of everything — the beautiful beaches, great people, fabulous restaurants and close to the best city in the world.

Q. Anything else I should have asked, or you want me to know?
A. Well not sure if you know this, but I still live next door to my parents; talk about separation anxiety. No, but seriously, I love what I do and couldn’t imagine myself doing anything but channeling souls of the departed and helping people move on with their lives after the loss of a loved one.

Q. Do you think there are others like you, who maybe don’t realize they have this gift?
A. I believe that every one of us can connect with our own departed loved ones and embrace those little hellos from heaven. Everyone is different in how they connect with the souls of the departed.

Theresa Caputo
Paradise Cove | River Spirit Casino Resort
8330 Riverside Parkway | Tulsa
Nov. 2: 8 p.m.
Must be 21 or older to attend