Intuitive Counseling FAQs

Learn more about Susan’s gifts and Intuitive Counseling FAQs.

Many people have questions about Intuitive Counseling. Susan offers answers to several of the most common queries.

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First things first—who are you and what do you do?

I’m a natural-born psychic and intuitive gifted with clairvoyant, clairsentient, claircognizant, and clairaudient abilities that allow me to “tune in” to the energy of a person and the given situation. My reading style is honest, caring, inspirational, and nonjudgmental. I have helped many find peace, harmony, and balance in their lives through my Intuitive Counseling sessions.

Can you help me understand words like intuitive, psychic, clairvoyant, clairsentient, claircognizant, and clairaudient?

Though I have psychic abilities, I identify with the term intuitive and call myself an Intuitive Counselor because I draw from soul-level resources and offer the healing that enables you to truly understand and solve your problems. I receive intuitive “hits” and flashes of insight that reveal and illuminate your life’s path. I also offer you healing and energy balancing to enable you to make positive changes in your life.

There are four main types of psychic and intuitive ability. I use all four types in an Intuitive Counseling session.

Clairvoyance means “clear seeing.” I will see flashes of images, people, places, symbols, colors, numbers, and sometimes movie-like projections in my mind’s eye (not the naked eye).

Clairsentience is a gift of “clear feeling.” I’m an empath, which means I can sense and feel the energies in my surroundings in-person or from a distance and pick up on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of a person, place, or situation.

Claircognizance, or “clear knowing,” is the ability to know something is true without knowing how or why you know it to be true.

Clairaudience means “clear hearing.” I’m able to receive an intuitive impression from sounds that are not heard by others. I hear the voices of your higher self, spirit guides, angels, and deceased loved ones in my head.

I can also intuitively smell (clairolfaction), taste (clairgustation), and pick up an item belonging to a person and see, feel, hear, and know things about them (psychometry).

How do you do what you do?

Essentially, it’s energy work. All living and non-living creation is composed of energy. Humans are energetic beings and contain a vibrational frequency or energetic signature pattern that is unique to us. I “tune in” a person’s energetic signature using my psychic abilities to see, feel, hear, and or know the energy fields of a person.

From this energetic field emanates the energy of emotions, feelings, influences, and desires. I can tune in in many ways: through the use of written names, a photograph, an article belonging to the person, hearing the person say their name aloud, or by just looking at the person. This information functions a little like the call letters of a radio station—tuning into a person is like tuning into a radio station to hear their song being broadcast.

Is there a difference between a psychic reader and an Intuitive Counselor?

Both the psychic and the Intuitive Counselor can give you information about your past, present, and future. The psychic usually describes one path, leaving it up to you and your free will to change that path.

As an Intuitive Counselor I use my psychic abilities to identify emotional blocks and limiting beliefs that keep you from serving your life’s purpose and fulfillment. Instead of describing one future outcome, I may present you with several paths you can choose from.

I then offer guidance and wisdom that flows to me from your higher self, spiritual healing team, and any deceased loved ones working to help you change your life to achieve the highest and greatest good.

What exactly is meant by a “reading”?

Though “reading” is a commonly accepted term, a psychic or intuitive does so much more than simply “read” the future. They use their psychic abilities to feel, see, hear, and/or simply perceive what’s happening in someone’s energetic field.

All people emanate emotions, feelings, and desires through their aura – the energy “halo” that surrounds all living beings. You visit an intuitive to help translate this information into something meaningful that empowers you to make informed decisions about your future.

Some readings may offer some interesting ideas for you to consider while some – depending on the abilities of the person you consult – may give you stunning insights and enduring, soul-level guidance.

Do you make predictions about the future?

I do make predictions, but I also do much more than that. During a reading I will describe any psychic information that comes through, but that’s woven into a healing experience that also focuses on helping you clear energetic blocks so you can make the best choices for yourself.

Why do people choose Intuitive Counseling?

People call on me because they may be experiencing troubled times with family, relationships, business, career path, money, health issues and spiritual growth. They may also feel stuck or at a crossroads and not know what to do. They may feel numb or disconnected, depressed, lonely, unloved, uninspired, confused, stressed out, anxious and overwhelmed, and need some guidance from their own higher self, spirit guides, and spiritual healing team.

What happens in an Intuitive Counseling session?

Before a phone or in-person session begins I take some time to ground, center, and protect my energy by calling in my spiritual healing team.

When the session begins, I ask that you state aloud your first and last names. I then initiate contact and ask for permission to communicate with your higher self and spiritual healing team. I also ask that the session be set for your highest and greatest good.

During the first few minutes of your session, I provide you with a brief overview of the areas that I consider to be a main focus for you at the current time. We then proceed with your questions.

Do you do the session over the phone or in-person?

I can do a session over the phone or in-person, at your home. There is no difference in quality and I have no preference. It’s your choice. See travel policy for house calls.

How can I prepare for a session?

A day or two before your session prepare yourself mentally. Take time and think about the questions you’d like to ask, or the areas you’d like to cover during your session. Here are some more tips:

  • Be relaxed. It isn’t unusual to be nervous before a reading, but the energy flows more freely when you’re calm. So try to do something before your session that relaxes you: Go for a walk, take deep breaths, meditate or say a prayer.
  • Eliminate distractions. Make sure you are in a quiet, comfortable place without any distractions. Take notes or record the session. I encourage you to do this because, once the session starts and the information begins to flow, it may be difficult for you to remember everything and after the session your imagination may settle in.
  • Be open to all possibilities. Ask the questions you scheduled the session for, but welcome the unexpected also.
  • Enjoy! Participate, ask questions, and have fun!
What questions should I ask?

You can ask any question you like during a session. It helps to ask questions that begin with why, what, or how, rather than yes-or-no questions. For example: “What can I do differently in my life to help attract a loving partner?” instead of “Will I meet my soul mate?

Is there anything to be afraid of?

Not at all! Your higher self, spirit guides, and spiritual healing team are very wise and compassionate. They will never tell you anything that’s not in your highest good.

Can you communicate with people in-spirit?

Yes, I can. However, I cannot guarantee that a certain spirit or any spirit will come through, so be open to other relatives or friends who want to come through with messages for you or no messages from spirit at all.

How do you know that the information you get is actually from those in the afterlife?

You will know. Your loved ones and friends will give me ways to help identify them, such as personality traits, images of events that you shared or things they loved. The purpose is to reassure you that it really is your grandmother, or another family member, or best friend.

Often they’ll describe something quite commonplace, such as a tattoo that only you or a few people knew about, or piece of jewelry they wore every day. It probably won’t take much for you to recognize who’s talking with me, but sometimes they’ll offer information that you can’t immediately validate.

Through research or asking around in your family, you’ll find that it was another piece of true information to help you know that your loved one was with you in spirit.

How many sessions will I need?

For some people, one session may be enough to create an energetic shift to get their life back on track. Depending on what comes up in your session, I may recommend that you schedule a series of sessions to absorb, process, and integrate the information you’ve been given.

Will my reading be kept confidential?

All of my clients’ identities and information given during an Intuitive Counseling session are kept completely confidential.

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