There’s quite a bit of confusion when deciding what type of reader one needs. What would best serve your purposes? Here’s a simple cheat sheet…

A psychic is someone who through clairvoyance, clairaudience, or clairsentience (clear seeing, clear hearing and clear feeling, respectively) is able to tune into the aura and physicality of the sitter. A psychic can often be seen using tools to aid in their perception, such as a pendulum, stones, tarot or oracle cards, they may need to touch you, etc. A psychic, however, does not have the ability to speak to those on the other side.

A medium is someone who also uses clairvoyance, clairaudience, or clairsentience and possesses the able to pick up the subtle life force energy of those beyond the veil. Mediums work on different energetic levels; some have the ability to pick up higher energetic being such as angels and spiritual guides and others have the ability to pick up lower level spiritual beings such as loved ones and ancestors. Mediums also have the ability to do psychic work.

A Physical Medium is one who has the ability to affect physical matter such as using billets, psychic drawing, physical transfiguration, channeling etc. A physical medium is also one who will take on the physical actions and mannerisms of the deceased. A physical medium can work mentally as a spirit medium.

A Mental Medium is one who uses the mental faculties to communicate with those on the other side. A mental medium can work physical medium.

An Evidential Spiritual Medium will connect you with your loved ones and ancestors in spirit, but will provide evidence of their continued interaction in your life. Along with the evidence, there can also be guidance, truth and love from your spirit people, reassuring us that they live on past physical death. An Evidential Spiritual Medium will work both as a physical and mental medium, often at the same time. This is what I do!

Author's Bio: 

Experiencing paranormal and spiritual phenomenon for more than five decades, Lisa began seeing spirit at the young age of four years. Around the age of six Lisa knew there was more to this world than what we see in the here and now. Information was imparted to Lisa about living multiple lifetimes and thus began her deeper understanding of the spiritual realm, reincarnation, and the possibility of communication with those in-between lives.

Today, Lisa’s communication with departed loved ones and ancestors have touched thousands of people worldwide. Lisa is a Survival Evidence Medium, meaning she is able to bridge the gap between that of the living and the dead by providing evidential proof of life after death via detailed messages and proven facts.

Lisa has written countless articles, which have been featured on websites, in print magazines, and her own personal blog. Her first book, The Lessons Of Jesus Christ, was published in 2013. Her book, The Visible Energy Around Us: A 4 Week Guide To Reading the Aura is a self-study class you can take at your own pace. Two more books are in the works; From His Lips: 365 Daily Devotions From Jesus Christ and Tracking; Following Your Loved One’s Passage To Heaven . She has made appearances on television and radio and co-hosted on CBS and Blog Talk Radio. Lisa teaches spiritual development classes and holds public Spirit Galleries nationwide.

Lisa has presented at a multitude of Spiritual, Metaphysical and Consciousness events. Her sense of humor as well as her vast knowledge of the subject matter make her an internationally sought after speaker, presenter and instructor.

Body-Mind-Spirit-Festival: Lisa was a reader, vendor, presenter and performed Demonstrations of Mediumship.
Your Spiritness Expo: Lisa served as a reader, vendor and performed public Demonstrations of Mediumship.
The Awake & Empowered Expo: Lisa sat on the Spiritual Development and Consciousness Panels, did a performed a Demonstration of Mediumship, and presented The Cycle of the Soul.
The Afterlife Awareness Expo: Lisa is a vendor and does private readings.
CBS Radio: Radio host
The Woman’s Everywhere Expo: Lisa is a vendor and does public Demonstrations of Mediumship and presents on a multitude of spiritual topics.
Blog Talk Radio: Radio Host
The Body, Mind, Spirit Expo: Lisa is a vendor and does public Demonstrations of Mediumship and presents spiritual topics.
The World Of One Expo: Lisa is a vendor, will do select readings, and performs public Demonstrations of Mediumship.
Healing Body & Spirit Expo Psychic Fair: Lisa will be a speaker presenting upon her book Tracking, doing select readings, Demonstrations of Medium, and have a vendor booth.
Intuitives Interactive Expo: Lisa will be speaking upon the Ethic and Professionalism of Psychics and Mediums.
Lily Dale Assembly: Spiritual Development Instructor

Lisa is continuously updating her skills in the fields of Mediumship, Spiritual and Personal Development, Metaphysics, and Parapsychic Science. She is a certified Spiritualist Healer, Reiki Master, Certified Spiritualist Medium, Certified Psychic Medium, Ordained Spiritualist Minister, Ordained Metaphysical Minister, and currently holds a Bachelor’s degree in Metaphysical Sciences from The University of Sedona.