By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski
Theresa Caputo, who has been a practicing medium for over 20 years, loves nothing more than to help individuals find closure by delivering healing messages.
For Caputo, this isn’t just her job. It’s her life.
“I feel like I’m just doing what I was meant to do here in the physical world,” she says.
“I feel I have the most amazing gift from God. He guides my entire gift.”
When Caputo comes to Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino on Saturday, January 21, she’ll let spirits guide her through the audience. A video display ensures everyone in the venue has an up-close, hands-on experience regardless of seat location.
“The experience isn’t about believing in mediums. It’s about witnessing something life-changing,” says Caputo, known as the Long Island Medium.
Caputo is celebrating her 10th anniversary of being on tour and sharing personal stories about her life and explaining how her gift works. She delivers healing messages to audience members and gives people comfort knowing that their loved ones who have died are still with them, just in a different way.
Caputo admits that at first she struggled with her gift, particularly in 2001. She didn’t understand why she was chosen — until 9/11.
“It was later in my 30s,” she says.
“I always sense or felt spirit. I discovered we all that have ability to connect with our loved ones. I had that ability to connect with everyone’s loved ones. I will feel what everyone else feels. That’s where a lot of my anxiety came from. I’ll be standing there in Bed, Bath & Beyond trying to pick out towels and I’ll feel like I can’t breathe, like my lungs are filling up with fluid. That shouldn’t be happening.”
She went on to appear in living rooms thanks to TLC’s “Long Island Medium,” which aired for 14 seasons. Last year, she went on to star in “Long Island Medium: There in Spirit” on Discovery+.
Now, she hosts a weekly podcast, “Hey Spirit!,” which was recently nominated for an Ambie Award in the Best Personal Growth Spirituality category. “Hey Spirit!” gives Caputo a platform to engage with her millions of followers sharing stories about their past loved ones and meaningful feel-good tips for a healthier and happier time on earth.
For her podcast, fans can call 1-866-TCAPUTO or 1-866-822-7886.
Caputo is also the author of four New York Times bestselling books, including her most recent “Good Mourning: Moving Through Everyday Losses With Wisdom From The Other Side.”
Her show at Harrah’s Ak-Chin will be about two hours. She starts by sharing how she connects with spirit. Caputo doesn’t stay on the stage, but she has cameras that follow her around and spirit will start channeling loved ones.
“I always tell people, do not get discouraged by the amount of people in the world,” she says. “Experience, that’s what it is. The experience of witnessing healing right in front of your eyes.”
Caputo calls it a tough job, but she doesn’t want to do anything else.
“It may mean nothing to me, but it’s life changing for the person I’m standing in front of,” she says.
“That’s such a testament that the soul is OK and at peace. The soul is strong. If they weren’t, they wouldn’t be able to maneuver me around the venue. It’s an honor and a privilege to do this work.”
Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday, January 21
WHERE: Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road, Maricopa
COST: Tickets start at $89