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Finding a trustworthy psychic is no easy feat, especially if you were already slightly skeptical to begin with. While there are a lot of talented psychics out there, unfortunately, there are some scammers, too, and nothing is more disheartening than being taken advantage of. But don’t let the negative outweigh the positive. If you’re wondering “is it possible to find a psychic near me?” the answer is yes — providing you’re ready to put in a little groundwork first. If you’re not sure where to start or what to look for, we’ve got you covered. 

Establish the intention of your reading

Before anything else, you have to establish why you want a reading in the first place. This is important because different psychics specialize in different things. For example, if you’re having problems with your partner, you’ll want to find a psychic who specializes in love and relationships. If you wish to speak to a deceased family member, then you’re going to want to tap a medium. After you establish the intention of your reading, then you can pinpoint the specific type of psychic to search for.  

Ask around 

A referral from a trusted source is probably one of the best ways to find a professional reader. Along with friends and family members, try striking up a casual conversation with people in your circle by asking the question, “What’s the best way to find a psychic near me?” Perhaps your hairdresser, esthetician, or mail person has psychic experience but never feel comfortable speaking about it until you brought it up. Of course, if the psychic they are suggesting is a close friend or relative, take their advice with a grain of salt and do your own research on this person first.

Use the internet to your advantage

If referrals aren’t fruitful, let your fingers do the walking. All it takes is a computer and some general search terms like “psychic near me.” If you’ve narrowed down the type of reading you’d like to receive, you can get more specific with a term like “psychic medium near me.” Once you get the results, it’s time to tap into your inner-Sherlock Holmes. Does the website(s) look legit? Do the reviews seem authentic or do they look fabricated? What’s the location of the psychic? What type of experience does he/she have? Does the psychic have any credible press or (well-known) client testimonials?

Dig deeper

Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, take a deeper dive by checking out local watchdog groups and the Better Business Bureau to see if any of the psychics on your list have negative complaints with relation to fraud. Unfortunately, the BBB typically only reports on incorporated businesses — many psychics work out of their homes and generate income via customer referrals only. If they are registered, keep in mind that you can still get scammed even if there aren’t any complaints. A blank file simply means nobody has complained yet. 

Screen your candidates

Now that you have your final list, it’s time to screen your potential candidates. Don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and conduct a brief interview — brief being the keyword here as psychics are used to being paid for their time. Start by saying something like, “I was looking for a psychic near me and I came across your profile.” Even if you already saw a bio on another website, ask about their background, training, methods used (e.g. palmistry, tarot, etc.), and if they have any clients who would be willing to give a referral. Another important question to get answered right upfront is their rate policy — how much for how long and are there any hidden costs — so you don’t get hoodwinked. If they are not able to answer that question (or any other question for that matter), it’s time to hang up to phone and go back to the drawing board. 

Opt for a psychic reading online instead

As you can see, a lot of work goes into looking for a psychic near you. Remember, there’s always the option to have a psychic phone reading instead. Oftentimes, advisors feel psychic readings over the phone are sometimes even more effective than having a client sitting across from them. There are fewer distractions, and they are not influenced by their type of dress or how they present themselves. This isn’t to suggest that in-person readings aren’t effective or that all psychics feel that way, but having a phone reading can be at least as useful as seeing someone in person. 
Remember that psychics can tap into your energy anywhere, making phone readings an effective resource for those seeking long-distance psychic advice. And considering everyone always has a smartphone in-hand, getting a reading is easier than ever. And speaking of phones, you can also book an online psychic reading with the Keen app! It’s never been easier to browse profiles, read reviews, and book a session. Available for both iOS and Android, the application is an easy way to receive psychic readings anytime and anywhere, 24/7. Whether you prefer to get your reading by telephone or chat, all your conversations with your favorite advisors are completely anonymous and secure.

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