Theresa Caputo was born and raised on Long Island in Hicksville, New York, and lives with her husband and two children. Theresa began seeing spirits at age four. A sufferer of anxiety for many years, her mother suggested she go to a spiritual healer. After meeting with Pat Longo, an energy healer and spiritual teacher, she discovered she had the ability to communicate with spirits. Now a practicing medium for over ten years, Theresa started her business with just a business card and word of mouth and was booked for two years even before Long Island Medium aired on TLC.