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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQs

What are your rates?


I work in time increments. My rates are $40 every 15 minutes, maximum 90 minutes at $240. A typical mediumship reading is 30 minutes. A typical astrology or tarot reading is 30 to 60 minutes. A typical coaching session is 60 to 90 minutes. I accept cash, card and sometimes trade (don't be afraid to speak up).  

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For those who see me twice a month or more for student sessions or psychic consulting, I offer discounts off my usual rates. There is a minimum of 120 minutes a month to qualify. Ask me for details.


Are you a Medium? Can you contact the other side and speak to the dead?

Yes. I have developed my skills enough to communicate clearly with the deceased and with spirit guides. When I make contact with a Spirit, I work very closely with my angelic guides and yours to ensure our safety and I ask for the most helpful and relevant information to come through. Depending on the strength of the connection, I will receive psychic information from the Spirit in different ways. Often I am given visual images or I can hear their thoughts, sometimes I can receive emotions from them. If the spirit is strong, it is like a live conversation with them, as if I am a telephone. Other times it is more like psychic charades where I have to piece together what I receive so that it makes sense.


The best readings are when you are prepared for a conversation with your loved one or spirit guide. Every reading is different and there is no guarantee that we will make contact, but I am always willing to try for you. If you have a photo or an object of the deceased person, I can sometimes use that to tap in better and tell you what I receive. 

If you would like to set up an appointment to communicate with someone who has passed on, I do have a few stipulations:

  • It has been more than 8 months since they have crossed over (too soon can disrupt the spirit).

  • You are not afraid or skeptical of making contact (either can block the spirits from coming through)

  • There is no reason the spirit would not want to make contact or would not want to give me accurate information (in other words, you and the deceased are on good speaking terms).

  • You have a genuine interest and desire to make contact, it is not just a passing curiosity. Lack of focus or desire can weaken the connection and make the reading rather dull.

  • Readings are done in person only as I am less conscious during this type of reading and cannot fix technical issues while under.

  • Everyone present must turn off their cell phones during the reading, it is very disruptive otherwise. 

  • My guardian angel must approve of the contact being made (unfriendly spirits are not welcomed).

  • ​Please bring an item that belonged to the deceased if you can and a photo. It helps me connect.

  • Please have questions ready otherwise the reading doesn't go far. Think of this as a conversation.

  • Please arrive on time, if you come too early, I may not be ready for you. If you do arrive early, you are welcome to browse our shop or get a coffee next door.

  • I will always treat you and your loved ones with respect and compassion, but I will not tolerate disrespect from others, including spirits!

In addition, I recommend that you read over the Windbridge Research Center's Guide for Sitters (On mediumship readings in general)

How should I prepare for a reading?

If you are getting the "Works" reading, then you don't need to do much except double check your birth data for accuracy. Since it is a structured reading, all you need to do is relax, listen and learn about yourself from a metaphysical perspective.

For psychic, clairvoyant or mediumship readings, there is a little more prepping that I recommend. Since I work with spirit guides and angels, it is a very good idea to prepare a list of questions or concerns relating to your life that you wish to address during your reading. The best readings are when questions are asked so that answers may be found. If you do not have an area to focus upon and start your reading with “Just tell me what comes up”, we may receive information of any kind and you might end up with more unanswered questions because of the lack of focus. Please feel free to ask questions during your reading at any time. I am in the business of finding answers, after all. 


If you wish to contact someone who has passed on, I recommend that you spend time before your reading preparing yourself for the contact and asking them with your heart and focus to please come to the reading. You might want to spend some time looking at photographs or handling items connected to your loved one beforehand. When you come for the reading, please bring these items as it makes it easier for me to connect. If it has been less than eight months since they have passed, I recommend that you give the spirit enough time before trying to make contact. We do not want to interrupt the spirit’s journey. Please be sure to read the question above on Mediumship before your reading.


During your reading, it is important that you stay present and undistracted and give me your full attention so I will need your cell phone turned off. It is important to have an open mind and an open heart, knowing that sometimes things won’t make sense at the time but probably will later on. If you are fearful or skeptical, you can possibly block or complicate the psychic guidance that is available to you. 


Your reading is confidential and I do not judge you. I am here to help you and nothing you tell me will make me think less of you. I understand we’re all human and humans act in all sorts of ways. My office is a safe place for you to be yourself, however should you display intent to harm yourself or others, it is my moral if not legal obligation to seek outside assistance. 

Please don’t take notes, it slows down the reading and can create friction. However you are free to record it on your phone or other device as long as it is not disruptive to the flow of the reading.​​


What do you do? What can I expect from a reading with you?


It all depends on your needs at the time. I’m in the business of getting answers and I use my abilities and my occult knowledge to assist you however I can in getting those answers. My mission is always to be of service to you and to provide answers and guidance as I receive it through the spirit guides. I receive best just by being around you and tuning in to your spirit guides. They will often direct me to the best tool to help you in that moment. Sometimes I might use astrology, sometimes I’ll use clairvoyance, sometimes a spirit comes through, other times, palmistry is more appropriate and sometimes the tarot cards will help us understand something better. I like the freedom to use whatever modality feels right to me at the time to help you the best I can.


So essentially, you tell me what's going on with you and what your questions are and I'll see what I can do to get the answers from the universe. I work closely with angels and my spirit guides to get the answers and oftentimes I'll receive information directly from your spirit guides. See above on how to prepare for your reading.

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What does Clairvoyant mean?

Clairvoyant is the term used to describe a psychic who receives information visually. Extra Sensory Perception (ESP) can come through any one of our senses, but to make it easier to understand, researchers have categorized the different types of psychic information, known as “the clairs”. Clairvoyance is the ability to see psychic visions, clairsentience is the ability to feel psychic energy and claircognizance is the ability to receive information without knowing why you know it but you just do. I use all three to help my clients on a regular basis although sometimes I will also receive in other ways through my ESP. The other clairs are: clairaudience is the ability to hear psychic information; clairtangency (also called psychometry) is the ability to pick up information from objects; clairgustance is psychic taste; and clairalience is psychic smell.


What is a Medium?

A Medium is a particular type of psychic with the ability to communicate clearly with spirits (those who have passed on and with other non-physical entities). Typically these psychics can hear the spirits' thoughts, feel their emotions and receive all kinds of information from spirits. Mediums act as a sort of psychic telephone between you and the deceased. All Mediums are psychics but not all psychics are Mediums. The difference is that Mediums communicate with spirits.


What kind of psychic are you? What abilities do you have?

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Generally I’m not a fan of labels when it comes to psychic abilities for I feel it can limit us, we all have access to all abilities. However I understand the need to categorize in order to better grasp the psychic world. That being said, you can say that I am an intuitive empath with clairvoyance, clairsentience and claircognizance ability (see above for explanations on what those mean). I can receive psychic information from any one of my senses (ESP), but typically it is visual or emotional or it is felt in my body and sometimes I am just given the information and I just know the answer. On top of that, I also communicate with Spirits, which is the Mediumship ability. 

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An empath has the ability to feel other people's emotions. An intuitive empath, can not only feel the emotions of others (and animals), but also their physical ailments. Advanced empaths can also be trained to receive psychic insights by touching objects (also called clairtangency) - and this is the best way for me to communicate with those who have passed on as it increases my telepathy.

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Do you see ghosts/spirits?

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Sometimes I can clairvoyantly “see” them (in my mind's eye), but I have not seen them with my physical eyes that I’m aware of. However, I can feel them and can often tune into their thoughts. When I focus with you, sometimes we can call a spirit to us to communicate. Sometimes I can communicate better with them through my dreams.

What kind of readings do you offer?

I’m a bit of Jill of All Trades. I offer a few different types of readings, depending on your needs. I am an astrologer as well as a psychic and a life coach. I tend to blend all three into my readings, but I also supplement them with my knowledge of other subjects such as palmistry, numerology and the tarot. If I read clairvoyantly for you, my focus is on reading the Akashic records to assist you or its to speak to a spirit through divine protection of the angels. My intention is to help you and I use whatever modality is best suited for you at the time. You can see your different options here.

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Can you tell me about my past lives?

Yes, this information can come through in a clairvoyant reading.​

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Can you help me contact my spirit guide?

Yes, I can help translate their messages through a clairvoyant reading. 

May I take notes?

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No, it slows down the reading. However, you are free to record it on your phone or other device as long as it is not disruptive to the flow of the reading. 

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How much should I tell you?

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That’s really up to you. I’m here to help you, not impress you so feel free to share as much as you feel comfortable sharing. I receive a lot of information when I tune into someone, but may be guided to only share what is most helpful for you at the time. And sometimes I receive images that don't make sense to me at first, but will as the reading progresses.


I trust my guides to lead me to the best information for you at the time. I know when someone lies to me, but I realize that sometimes that's what feels best to them or perhaps someone isn't ready to accept something just yet. I don't want to embarrass you, but sometimes spirits are very blunt and say it as it is too. Regardless I want you to feel safe and comfortable with me and know that I simply desire to use my gifts to help you. Do not worry, I do not judge you. I cannot help you and judge you at the same time. 

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Can I bring a friend?

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Yes, but on three conditions: 1. They do not interrupt. 2. You feel it will help you. 3. You are alright with secrets being revealed. If it is a clairvoyant reading, please keep in mind that I might accidentally read their energy instead of yours or the energy of a spirit attached to them. That doesn’t happen too often, but it has on occasion happened. However my office is located inside my boutique and your friend is always welcome to grab a coffee next door (Ristretto Stone Coffee) and hang out in our zen corner while they wait. We have books, magazines, adult coloring books, tarot and oracle cards and pendulums to keep them busy while they wait. Or they can get a reading from one of our independent readers at the shop!

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May I bring my child with me?

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NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT - not even on a phone or video reading. No matter how well-behaved, children and pets are a huge distraction and I cannot focus on helping you. If you lose childcare for your scheduled appointment, let me know ASAP and we can reschedule for another time.  


Do you read pets/animals?

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Yes and they do not need to be present. But bring a photo and a toy/collar of theirs if you have it, it makes it easier.

Can you read minds?

No, but I can read your energy and I can feel your emotions which sometimes gives the impression that I can read minds, but I cannot. Thank goodness!

Do you take cash or card?

I take either, but I prefer cash. I am also open to working in trade if you have a trade skill or service you offer. From handyman services to house cleaning to crystals to books to farm fresh eggs to tax preparation to homemade cooking, I'm open to negotiate. Don’t be afraid to ask!

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How often should I come see you?

That really depends on your needs. Some people come in once a year on their birthdays, some like to come in every few months to see how their auras look, others like to see me once a month to see what their horoscope looks like, some see me every week for psychic counseling and others become my students and see me every two weeks to develop their skills. I always advise you to do what feels right to you as long as you don't become dependent on me! I teach self-empowerment. 

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Do you read for couples?

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Yes, I do and at the same rate. I find that offering readings for couples can do wonders for your relationship. Just request a couple's reading and provide both partner's info when booking so I can prepare ahead of time.

Do you read for children?

Not psychically…however I do children’s natal charts for parents/guardians to better understand how to relate with their children. I will on special occasions read for a younger person (age 14 and up) with parental permission and as long as the parent is present for the reading.

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Do you read for parties?

Not anymore, sorry. I found it to be too exhausting. If you’re looking for someone, I can recommend some people, contact me. 

Where are you located?

Currently my office is located inside my Psychic Boutique. The address is 2326 Wheaton Way, Suite 140, Bremerton, WA 98310. Hours: Thursdays through Monday from 11 am to 5:30 pm. Closed at 4 on Sundays.

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Should I tip you?

That’s entirely up to you, but if you feel that you had a good reading, I certainly do appreciate it! The best tip you can give is a positive review on Google, that’s the tip that keeps on giving! 


Why do you call yourself the Laughing Gypsy? Are you Romani? 


No, my heritage is of the Celts and the Mayans of central Mexico. However I have past life memories of living nomadic lives and they call out to me sometimes from somewhere deep within. With all due respect, I use the term gypsy to refer to the lifestyle I was living when I created the brand, Laughing Gypsy. I have read for several Romani people and they adore that I use the title in reverence and honor to the Romani Gypsy culture.

Once upon a time, I was a depressed, miserable, overweight, overworked web developer who hated her life and looked to escape it through food, Netflix and video games. I had all kinds of physical problems plus I was suffering with bipolar depression, social anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. I also felt that I had been cursed to be born an empath and the burden of it created even more mental anguish for me.


Then at age 40, I had a nervous breakdown and I knew I had to change. So I decided to get happy, even though I didn’t know how to do that, and I set out on an incredible journey of self-discovery, healing and growth. I wanted to do it without drugs and without therapy, and I wanted to do it with the power of my mind. So I trained under a skilled psychic to learn how to control my abilities and not feel burdened by them. 


Then I did the hardest part - I faced my demons and healed my childhood trauma. Shortly after, my husband and I quit our jobs, sold our house, donated everything but a suitcase of clothes and our two cats and we hit the road in a little 19 foot Roadtrek RV camper van. We traveled around the United States for over 2 years and I made money reading palms and the Tarot for the people I met on the road. I fully embraced the wild heart of the gypsy spirit that lives within my soul and I was finally living life the way I wanted! I ate when I wanted, slept when I wanted, traveled when I wanted. It had been a dream of mine ever since I was 15 years old and it was amazing to live it!

Then in the spring of 2017, while visiting family in Washington State, our van caught on fire one morning due to a faulty battery in my laptop. Within minutes, we were left stranded with nothing but our two cats and the shirts on our backs. Devastated but determined to learn true unconditional happiness, we picked ourselves back up as best we could. I understood that the universe burned down my van for a reason (I saw it in the stars) so I kept myself open. After a year of spiritually retreating, I discovered that the happier I got, the more my psychic abilities increased. And the more psychic I became, the more empowered I felt to create the life I truly wanted. 


After a particularly intense meditation where angelic beings appeared to me in the woods, I realized something big was coming and I was being called to change my life so that I may serve others. I have since dedicated myself and my abilities to the service of others so that I can be here to assist during these end times. I have discovered the secret to true happiness and it’s not as hard as you think. Ultimately I am here for planet earth and I am here to help her children, especially now when she needs us to lift our vibrations. 

DISCLAIMER

Readings are done for information and entertainment purposes. The information is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Any action taken on your part as a result of your reading is solely your responsibility and done under your own authority. The readers in our shop are independent from Laughing Gypsy. Views and opinions expressed by the independent readers in our shop do not necessarily reflect those of the business or its owners.  

MY GUIDELINES

In order for me to give you the best service I can give you, I run my practice within the following guidelines. If you do not think you can agree with them, please seek the services of another reader. Please be sure to see my FAQs before your reading.

  • Please give me your full attention during the reading, turn off your phone and your smartwatch and anything else that might interrupt. It greatly disrupts the reading if you are not present.

  • Please arrive on time. If you arrive too early, I may not be ready for you energetically as I must prepare myself for your visit. If you do arrive early, you are welcome to browse my shop or get a coffee next door.

  • Please be honest with me, I am here to help and if you lie, you make it awkward and difficult to help you. I do not judge you and you are safe with me. I cannot help you and judge you at the same time.

  • Spirit communication readings (Mediumship) can only be done in person, see FAQs for Mediumship guidelines.

  • I require a 50% deposit on all first time, long distance readings prior to your reading.

  • Sorry, but I don’t use phones except for psychic readings. I correspond mostly through text and sometimes email.

  • You may choose to electronically record the reading if you like as long as it is not a distraction to the reading, but you may not take notes as this interrupts and slows down the reading.

  • This is a private and confidential meeting; no one else may sit in on it unless you and I both agree on it.

  • Please find a babysitter for your children/pet, it is too distracting to read clearly when children/pets interrupt. This is especially important for online or phone readings.

  • I will only read for those in my presence, I will not do readings on someone else's behalf.

  • I will not play any sort of game which might be considered as "testing a psychic". I can tell when you are lying and this is draining and unnecessary. I take my work seriously and you should too.

  • Your reading is confidential, but it is my moral, if not legal, obligation to seek outside assistance should you display intent to harm yourself or another or otherwise engage in criminal activity.

  • Please be respectful of my time. I must prepare for each reading ahead of time. If you decide not to follow through with your reading, please send me a text ASAP so I can alert the next person on my wait-list. If you ghost me, I consider that as you burning a bridge. 

  • My office is a safe place for you to be yourself without judgment from me, but I will never tolerate disrespect, and that includes to yourself.

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