Frequently Asked Questions About Corbie’s Readings
Where are you located? Do I have to come see you?
I am located in upstate New York, in Schoharie County (about 45 minutes west of Albany). No, you do not have to come and see me in person; in fact, for privacy’s sake I do not schedule appointments at my home. The majority of work is done over the phone or via Skype. In person appointments are scheduled at the Black Cat Café in Sharon Springs NY, at psychic expos and private parties.
Please note: for a Black Cat Café appointment, you MUST make prior arrangements with me before you book your session.
I do not have regular hours there, and their schedule of operation varies from season to season.
What are your hours of operation?
All available times are on my scheduler, which can be accessed by clicking on the BOOK A READING button on the home page. I work six days a week. My only day off is Wednesday; I neither schedule appointments nor return phone calls. Whether I am available on a given weekend depends on my travel schedule.
How much do you charge? How do you take payment?
Fees, methods of payment and cancellation rules are all explained for you here.
Why are there different prices on your readings?
Charges reflect the amount of preparatory time and specialized knowledge that are part of each session.
- General readings are done without preparation on my part; it’s a “direct plug in” for practical matters.
- Business consultations take advantage of my years as an executive recruiter, and involve not only psychic work but specialized talents such as business branding, shaping your business plan, and marketing.
- Sentence of Passion consultations use many of the same talents as the business consultation in assisting you to redirect your life on multiple levels.
- Soul Plan readings take 6-8 hours of pre-work and deep trance meditation on my part, and then at least an hour on the phone with the client discussing my findings.
Why do you ask for payment when I book with you?
This fee means we both acknowledge that this is a real appointment, just as you would make with any other professional, and intend to honor it. If you break your appointment after the time allotted for cancellation, you are charged a cancellation fee, the reasons for which are clearly stipulated on the actual fees and scheduling page.
How long do I have to wait to get an appointment?
General readings can usually be scheduled within a week, sometimes within 24-48 hours.
Business consultations and Sentence of Passion consultations are usually available within 7-10 days.
Soul Plan readings are scheduled a minimum of 14 days from your phone call, to give you time to do the required “homework” and for me to process it with my guides. Because of their taxing nature, and the volume of my other work, I only do two per month. My schedule fills up for these quickly, and we are now booking two to three months ahead.
I know I scheduled my reading on a certain date, but could you please do it right away?
My scheduler is the real-time look at my availability. If you were only able to schedule on a certain date because the scheduler did not offer anything earlier, it is because my schedule is fully booked.
Should I take notes? Can I record the session?
You may take notes, but my philosophy is “If you’re taking notes you aren’t completely listening; you might miss something.” Therefore, I record your session for you, either via MP3 download (for Skype and phone readings), or onto a CD (at psychic events and parties). This recording is for your convenience, and is provided as a courtesy. I am not able to guarantee the quality of the recording due to the frequent energy anomalies which can occur when a psychic is around electronics or other technical challenges beyond her ability to control.
All recordings are copyright protected by Corbie Mitleid and any use other than for what they are intended (personal record of reading) is strictly prohibited without written consent.
If you require a CD copy of your Skype or phone session, it is available by special request for $15 (you can request it when you schedule your appointment; look for the “add on” section of the appointment scheduler). CDs are sent by regular mail to addresses within the U.S. only. You must request the CD when you request your Appointment; it cannot be created afterward, as computers no longer have the ability to “burn” a CD from an MP3.
Would you do a reading for a lot less than you normally charge? Would you do it for free? Because I have a lot of problems, but I’m poor.
I have received hundreds of letters like this, each one asking for everything from a general reading all the way up to a Soul Plan reading. Every letter shares a heartrending story, saying they cannot afford it, and asking that I do it for half my fee…a quarter of my fee…for free. Some people even try to “guilt” me into a free reading, saying I must not be very spiritual if I’m not willing to give them what they want.
This is how I make my living — it’s not a hobby. And while there are occasions when Spirit tells me that a pro bono reading is required at a show, I cannot respond to free reading requests (or demands) otherwise. if I say yes to one, in fairness I must say yes to all, and to do that I would be both burnt out and out of business in short order. So while I can acknowledge each person’s difficulties and wish them heart’s ease and understanding, I must say no to such requests.
There are places on the Internet where one can get a free brief reading; google “free psychic reading” or “free tarot reading” and you will find sources that are specifically set up to assist you.