ABOUT ME: I’m the Long Island Medium (maybe you’ve heard of my reality show?), a New York Times bestselling author, and an incredibly busy mom, wife, and all-around family gal. I was born and raised on Long Island in Hicksville, NY and have been married to my husband Larry for twentyfive years. We have two children, Larry and Victoria, and I’m close to my parents, who are still very much alive. I also have a brother named Michael and a feisty Yorkie we call Louie (short for Louis Vuitton).
I’ve been seeing, feeling, and sensing Spirit since I was four years old, but it wasn’t until I was in my 20s that I learned to communicate with souls in Heaven. After suffering from debilitating anxiety and trying to manage it on my own and with a therapist for years, my mom introduced me to a spiritual healer and teacher named Pat Longo. After just one session, she told me that I was suppressing Spirit’s energy, which caused a lot of my anxiety, and helped me learn to channel Spirit through my chakras and release it with my words. I began to heal and come into my own.
When I accepted my gift, I decided to use it to deliver healing messages that would help people learn, grow, and embrace life. I’ve been a practicing medium for over ten years now and tour the country with my live show “Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience.” I’ve also written two books: There’s More to Life than This: Healing Messages, Remarkable Stories, and Insight from the Other Side (Atria Books, 2013), which debuted at #2 on the New York Times best seller list, and You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Life Changing Lessons from Heaven (Atria Books, 2014), scheduled for release on September 30th. Considering I started this work with just a business card and word of mouth, I pinch myself when I think about what a crazy ride it’s been for a typical Long Island mom!
Clients, fans, and the media always ask me to describe how I receive information, and it’s hard to put into words because I see, hear, and feel things differently than we do in the physical world. Sprit mostly speaks to me through a sixth sense—a kind of feeling and knowing. When I get information, it feels like very strong intuition, or recall. Spirit also uses a vocabulary of signs and symbols that they show me during a reading; over time, I assigned words, phrases, and meanings to certain images I was shown, and then through trial and error, Spirit helped me add new ones until we created an entire vocabulary for us to work with. I translate my signs and what I feel as best I can, and then deliver the messages, but it’s the client’s job to interpret how the meaning is significant. It’s like piecing together a puzzle, and can sometimes sound like guesswork, but Spirit speaks “another language,” at another speed, and in another dimension. My job’s not easy!
I’m grateful for an ability that’s brought countless people comfort and joy, helped many believe in an afterlife, led others to trust that their loved ones are safe and at peace, and shown them that those souls are guiding, encouraging, and loving them from the Other Side. My wish for everyone I meet is that Spirit gives them a message that brings them the most peace at that moment.
SHORT BIO IN THIRD PERSON: Theresa Caputo was born and raised in Hicksville, New York and currently lives there with her husband Larry and two children Larry and Victoria. She is the star of Long Island Medium, a reality television show about her life and extraordinary gift, which airs on TLC. Theresa has been a practicing medium for more than ten years and tours the country with her live show “Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience.” She is also the author of There’s More to Life than This: Healing Messages, Remarkable Stories, and Insight from the Other Side (Atria Books, 2013), which debuted at #2 on the New York Times best seller list last fall, and You Can’t Make This Stuff Up:
Life Changing Lessons from Heaven (Atria Books, 2014), scheduled for release on September 30th.
ABOUT THE TV SHOW: Long Island Medium A lot of people ask me how it all began. Here’s the back story: My friend Victoria felt that I was “made for TV” (Was it the nails? The hair? The accent? You tell me!) and that having a show was the best way to touch as many lives as I could. Victoria’s sister Courtney and friend Jonathan couldn’t agree more, and since they’re both producers, they made this crazy idea a reality. Between TLC, our production company Magilla Entertainment, and my incredible crew, I’ve since been able to share my life and amazing gift with the world. People always want to know, “How has your life changed since the show?” And I say that the only thing that’s different is that I have both cameras and Spirit following me now! At the end of the day, I’m just Theresa Caputo—a medium, wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend from Hicksville, New York.