A Psychic Symbolist from New York City
Thank you for visiting my website. If you’re looking for a Time Out Magazine top-ten New York psychic to help you create a plan or sort through a dilemma, I'd be honored to read with you.
I offer private, one-hour sessions designed to help you identify opportunities, navigate relationships, and sort through a decision.
The readings are by phone, and conducted without video—because I want you to focus on the symbolism and story presented in the personal spread of cards that I email you, rather than how we look on screen.
I am currently in San Francisco, by Telegraph Hill.
My Fee. How to Schedule.
Each session is one hour. The fee is $200.
~Please watch the three minute video on this page explaining the process behind my readings.
~Email me for an appointment (a call or text will cause delays) suggesting a couple of times that could work for you from the options provided on my Rates-Psychic-FAQ page.
~I'm fortunate to read with clients from all over the world. Please include your time-zone.
~I appreciate the opportunity to read with you!
I've been working as a professional psychic for 15 years and proud to be listed as one of New York's Top-10 Psychics by TimeOut Magazine. I got my start in Honolulu, my home of twenty years. I was featured on 'Hawaii News 8', CNN's 'Morning America', and Comcast, where I wrote and hosted a show called 'Psychic Workshop'. You can find my psychic book online; it's called, "Can You Turn It Off?: A Diary of Psychic Awakening".
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My Philosophy and Method
A psychic reading is an insightful journey into the imagination. Fourteen years of experience offering intuitive guidance has shown me that the best psychic readings feature three key elements:
A specific focus.
A willingness to relate to metaphorical concepts.
An active participation on the process.
Whether you take your session by phone or in person, I will present you with images for us to look at together. As we interpret the way they relate to one another, familiar stories will emerge. It's like looking into a dream mirror of your life.
The images will be randomly drawn from a signature deck of over 400 modern, art-cards I've collected since about 2006. They come from my travels through the Americas, Asia and Europe and collectively they become an oracle that I call The Postcard Tarot.
It has all the relevance of a traditional tarot card deck—offering reflections of your past, present, and future—yet, its modern nature makes it easily relatable. My clients have responded enthusiastically.
While the impressions are generally to be taken symbolically, the deck has such a diverse, contemporary nature that it can illustrate circumstances literally as well.
I'll first interpret the cards as I see them. But you will have your own associations. As you interpret the stories they portray, we'll correlate our impressions in a dialog. Through that intuitive guidance process, potential paths and psychic details can reveal themselves.
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“Derek, you give me chills every time I read your emails.” --Melanie, Honolulu
How I Found My Psychic Ability
In 1995 I'd founded a successful home-spun ice cream company in Honolulu, where I lived from 1987-2007. The business initially flourished, but due to the nature of distribution to the islands, I found that my venture wasn't ultimately sustainable. By 2004 I was drowning in debt, so I turned to tarot cards for help.
To my amazement, they offered remarkably clear advice. They not only lifted me out of the water, they showed me a way to thrive.
Read more about the details of that story, and how you might connect to your own psychic ability, check out my book, Can You Turn It Off?: A Diary of Psychic Awakening.
While I don't use traditional tarot cards anymore, that oracle initiated a fascinating new career for me. By 2007, I was working as a professional psychic. That year, on my 40th birthday, I moved to Manhattan. New York dramatically expanded my horizons. In August of 2015, TimeOut Magazine chose me as one of New York’s Top 10 Psychics. I'm honored to have been featured on CNN, NBC'S Psychic Hawaii, and Comcast, where I wrote and hosted a show called Psychic Workshop.
Every year or so, I work in Honolulu and Tokyo. Twenty-three participants attended my psychic readings workshop in Hawaii last April. September 2018, I'll make my twelfth trip to work in Japan!
You Are Your Own Best Psychic
Have you ever wondered about the deeper meaning behind psychic experiences?
My book features fascinating stories revealing secret techniques you can use to draw out your own natural psychic ability.
Buy it online at
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It’s available in paperback, or as an eBook.