NEW YORK — Theresa Caputo is not bothered in the slightest if you don’t believe that she’s a medium.
The TV personality and star of “Long Island Medium” on TLC has plenty of believers and says if you’re not one of them, that’s OK, too.
“I’m not asking anyone to believe in what I do. Everyone has a right to their own opinion,” Caputo said in a recent telephone interview.
What she doesn’t understand is how skeptics think people who do believe in psychic readings are wrong: “How can someone tell someone that what they’re experiencing isn’t real?”
Caputo believes that if someone has a session with a medium and then walks away feeling uplifted and empowered, people should respect that.
In the current and eighth season of her show, which airs Sundays at 8 p.m. Eastern, we see Caputo read for celebrities, including Rosie O’Donnell, Carson Kressley and Bravo TV star Kim Zolciak-Biermann.
So what does a psychic see when you peer into a celebrity psyche.
“For me there’s no difference,” Caputo says. “Once I get over the initial shock that they know who I am and that they watch “Long Island Medium,” they’re just like any other client.”
But there are “moments,” Caputo said: “To hear the messages (Rosie) O’Donnell heard from her father was incredible.”
For those who can’t get enough of all things clairvoyant, Caputo has just released a book “Good Grief: Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones, and Learn to Live Again.”
“Grieving doesn’t have to be negative,” Caputo said. “We can grieve in a positive way. Spirit might come through and say, ‘I just want you to live life.”