A one-stop medium facilitating integrity, expansion, and joy
A professional intuitive since 2009, I hail from Massachusetts, and am the descendent of a long line of Scottish and Sioux factory workers who could tell you who was calling long before caller ID was invented. The women on my mother’s side always could see what some call “auras” but they referred to as “colors around the head.” Often, nonchalantly, they reported ghost sightings. As the nerdier kid in the family who did well in school, I assumed that I was too much in my head to possess the same gifts, and was secretly relieved.
It wasn’t until I was an adult that I realized that I’d always had access to a lot more information than the average person. In dreams and impressions that came to me, I often saw things before they happened or knew where a person was from or what their parents were like or even what medicine they were taking. Sometimes people who’d died came to me in dreams to tell me things that I had no other way of knowing. To this day, I believe in what I call the “intuition spectrum.” I think everyone possesses a natural intuition they rarely access because technology has long supplanted its use. It’s just that for whatever reason the women in my family still actively access it, the way other families might produce really fast runners or unusually high abilities to calculate large sums.
Certainly, I did not set out to be a professional intuitive. I’ve always been curious but naturally skeptical. My dad is a computer science professor who taught me to methodically sift through information. I took degrees in literature and political philosophy with a concentration in gender/feminist studies at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, which emphasize the Quaker values of respect and accountability in a way that has impacted my entire world view. And I studied at the Integral Yoga ashram and with the astrologers and intuitives Virginia Bell, Maryann Russell, and Darlene Troiano, the energy healers Alysia Tromblay and Jill Purce, the integrative medicine physician Dr. Ann Marie Chiasson, and the authors Matthew Fox and Rupert Sheldrake, who have written extensively about the connection between science and spirituality.
When I first came to New York City it was to be a labor organizer in homage to my family’s background. It became apparent, though, as I kept sneaking out of demonstrations to attend afternoon movies, that I was better suited to cultural commentating. Since 2000 I have commentated as a Brooklyn-based film critic for PBS, NY1, CBS, Salon.com, Time Out New York, Flavorwire, Marie Claire, the IFC, and Us Weekly. It is a job I have felt incredibly lucky to do.
But I always have been intuitive, and over the years my skills of claircognizance and clairvoyance only grew stronger until they began to leak out in ways that were funny but embarrassing. Once I ruined a dinner party by asking a woman if she’d told her husband about her affair only to realize she hadn’t told me about it. It was around then that I decided to formally build an intuitive practice as an ethical, constructive outlet for my abilities. Really, writing about culture and conducting intuitive sessions aren’t that different. In each pursuit I translate people back to their best selves whether it’s through tarot cards or through the vehicle of art and culture. Both jobs are about serving as a medium. All of it is about easing up the human condition.
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What to Expect
First and foremost I connect your conscious, daily self—the self who pays the phone bill and wonders if that guy is ever going to call back and if you turned off the stove and, well, you fill in the blanks—with your “true self,” what some people refer to as the soul. The part of us that we typically only connect to first thing in the morning or in our dreams. In all my readings, I help you develop a more daily way to connect to who you really are.
Before our session, think a little about what you’d like to focus on. Schedule a little time to regroup afterward, a “buffer zone” between you and the reality you’re stepping back into on new terms. Turn off your other devices, and settle in with a glass of water and a notebook you like. If possible, set yourself up in a private space where you can plant your feet firmly on the ground and face the camera of a laptop or a tablet rather than a phone.
During our session, we will discuss your intent and/or question(s) and then I will begin to share the responses I receive.
After our session, you may feel a little spacey. Be sure to hydrate and be gentle with yourself. Journaling also can be helpful. I rarely remember what comes through sessions, but you may continue to receive information over the next few days so be sure to write down your dreams.
Although quite often I gain insight into your past and future, that is not the central focus of my readings. Details about your past, present, and possible future arrive to expand your understanding of your life right now––of your challenges and strengths, of the circumstances and people around you. Sometimes they may be details you have forgotten and other times they may be details about what might happen, although I believe that our future is constantly changing based on every choice we make. Such tools as tarot and astrology help but often the most important information shows up while I am just tuning in to you. What emerges is your best path and how to align with it.
Intuitive Reading via Zoom. 75 minutes.
This comprehensive reading draws upon astrology, tarot, guided breathwork, and information about your past, present, and future that I tune in on beforehand to identify your optimal paths, heighten your intuition, and release long-held blocks. Ideal for birthdays (i.e. your personal new year), significant turning points, and deep digging, the true focus is on tools of healing, expansion, and joyful service.
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Intuitive Guidance via Audio. 40 minutes.
Available only to clients who’ve received intuitive readings in the last 12 months, these follow-up sessions unpack one question, issue, or dream using whichever tools—tarot, astrology, breath work, visualization, and cultural resources—best support your growth, joy, and healing in the moment. The emphasis is always on cultivating your own intuition through the vehicle of my own. Please note that these sessions focus less on prediction than on process–not if so much as how.
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I am honored to read for others on your behalf, and simply ask that you ensure the recipient is open to intuition work before setting up the gift. (I do not offer refunds.) Once interest is confirmed, you may fill out a gift form here.
All sessions are held remotely. On a case-by-case basis, intuitive readings can be arranged for a different rate in my Brooklyn office. For more information, get in touch.
I Turned 40 and Visited a Clairvoyant. From Jewish Boston.
Interview with Lisa Rosman, Intuitive and Blithe Spirit Herself. From Lux Lotus.
Deep Night Season 9: Interview with Lisa Rosman. From Dale Seever’s Podcast.