About Us

OUR MISSION:  The Purple Door, Rochester, NY, is about connection and empowerment--through a strong focus on excellence and integrity in instruction, services and products that allow us to live our best self, intend our day, and have fun doing it!

We are OPEN for Retail and Services. Hours have been modified to: Mon-Fri Noon to 6pm; Sat 10am to 3pm. Our readings, energy wellness and classes are Phone, Zoom or In-Store.  Call 585-427-8110 for information and appointments. 

Connie Wake


Connie is an EC Certified* psychic-medium offering reading services, tarot readings and classes.  She is also a co-author and instructor of "Everyday Conversations" psychic-medium books and methodology with Susan Fiandach, and offers lectures on "Your 6th Sense Today" to clubs, groups and organizations.

Connie started this adventure looking for a holistic health solutions back in the 90's, but ended up exploring psychic-mediumship, meditation and a greater understanding of the Universe at large. She opened The Purple Door in 2007 to provide a place for folks to do what Oprah refers to as "the highest fullest expression of your Self!"

*Originator and EC Certified of the " Everyday Conversations" methodology of evidential psychic-medium studies 


Rev. Sue Fiandach


Susan is an EC Certified* professional psychic-medium and teacher of psychic-medium studies at The Purple Door.  Her services include psychic-medium readings, past lives readings, health intuitive readings, telephone, reading parties, and Reverend services.   Sue is co-owner of The Purple Door and co-author of "Everyday Conversations" classes, lectures and book series.

Susan has been experiencing spirits since she was a young child, and feeling fearful she blocked out this information being received. It wasn't until her early 40’s after she became gravely ill and had a near death encounter that she allowed those experiences again. What happened wasn't an opening of a special gift or ability but the ending of fear, the very fear that had stopped all the communication she knew as a child. This experience, diligent work and easy communication style allows her readings to be a powerful healing and comforting experience.

*Originator and EC Certified in the " Everyday Conversations" methodology of evidential psychic-medium studies


Karen Kurchyne

Karen is a psychic medium, life coach and energy healer. She has extensive experience in mediumship, card readings, dream interpretations, past life readings, psychic messages, life coaching and healing. She is available for face to face, phone or email readings as well as to schedule home parties and home clearings & blessings. Karen teaches a variety of classes on topics to help you embrace your personal power and Spirit. Karen is a non-denominational minister and is available for sacred life events such as weddings and baptisms.

Contact Karen directly at 585-313-2839 or ladybughealing@yahoo.com to schedule an appointment with her.

Her website: www.karenkurchyne.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KarenKurchynePeaceGardener/

Karen is EC Certified and fellow instructor in the "Everyday Conversations" methodology of evidential psychic-medium studies

Kathy Manikowki

Kathy has been working with healing energy since 1998. She is a Reiki Master Teacher trained in the Usui Shiki Ryoho tradition. Kathy is an NSAC Certified Spiritual Healer and has pursued extended training in Medical Intuition, Integrated Energy Therapy, Sound Healing, Crystal Therapy, Color Healing, Zero Point Regeneration Healing, Intention Healing, Meditation, Mediumship, Essential Oils, and Herbology. It is with great love and compassion that she intuitively brings these healing tools together to help her clients and students discover their healthiest selves.

Her energy healing services include Energy Balancing, Chakra Charge sessions, Reiki, Crystal Reiki, Sound Healing. Kathy also offers Reiki Certification Classes and Healer Mentoring on topics such as: Tools for the Healer Series, Crystals, Pendulums/Dowsing Rods, Bless & Clear Your Space, Auras, Chakras, Intuitive Journaling, Meditation, Explore Your Life Path, Read Your Rune Stones. 


Cathie Miller

Catherine Miller offers psychic-medium readings, auragraph (personal oracle) readings and is a certified MARI reader/practitioner. She is a graduate of Fellowships of the Spirit School of Healing and Prophecy where she was ordained a minister and received metaphysical certification.  

An Auragraph Reading is (also referred to as personal oracle drawings)  a reading is given using symbols, colors, and numbers representing the pathway of the client from the past, present, and future.

MARI is an assessment tool that goes beneath one’s ego revealing the inner truth of the person, allowing the client to connect with their own intuitive guidance.

Cathie is EC Certified and fellow instructor of the "Everyday Conversations" methodology of evidential psychic-medium studies.

Rev. Richard Flint

Rev. Rich is an EC Certified* Professional Psychic-Medium, Certified Hypnosis Practitioner, Pet Psychic / Animal Communicator, Usui Reiki Master Teacher, and Instructor.

Rich is known for his compassionate and caring sessions infused with a bit a humor. Starting his spiritual journey in mid-2010, Rich has been building his “Spiritual Tool Belt” to provide a wide variety of services and classes for his clients. Some of the biggest influences in Rich’s life include authors and personalities such as Abraham Hicks, Doreen Virtue, Wayne Dyer, Anthony Robbins, Dale Carnegie, and John Gordon. Rich has worked in the business world for over 15 years and has spent the last 10 years providing support and analysis for call centers. In his spare time, Rich enjoys watching movies, spending time with animals, playing video games, and being creative.

*EC Certified is the successful completion of the " Everyday Conversations" methodology of evidential psychic-medium studies

Mary Lee

Mary Lee is an EC Certified* psychic medium has a Master’s Degree in Creative Art Therapies as well as a MARI practitioner. Mary Lee connects to Higher Energies in her readings to offer insights that will help you in receiving the message Spirit intends. The messages you will receive in her readings will incorporate the recognition of your own strengths and assert your talents through empowerment. In addition, Mary Lee incorporates her Creative Arts Therapies education with her psychic mediumship in working with clients to explore their connection with spirit. She provides SPIRIT ART and MANDALA reading, upon request, where the client will receive their personalized art piece that is created client during the session. She believes when working in the artistic realm one’s higher self transforms itself in the artwork. This provides the client with an opportunity for discovery and greater understanding of self. Her readings offer creative insights and emphasize the Universe’s role in supporting us in our daily lives.

*EC Certified is the successful completion of the " Everyday Conversations" methodology of evidential psychic-medium studies

Jane Anderson-Ross

Jane offers Palm Readings at The Purple Door. Jane has always had the gifts of love and compassion, and even as a young child, felt that her life path was to help others heal. She began adopting a natural holistic lifestyle in 1980. Soon after, she decided to enter the field of holistic healing arts, and became a Shiatsu and Thai massage therapist, Reiki Master, and Aromatherapist. In 1995, she met Dr. Girish Jagirdar, PHD, of Bombay, India. He was an international yoga teacher and master of the Ancient Science of Palmistry. Jane was one of a select group of students to study with Dr. Girish. She completed her Palmistry training in 2000.


Ann Knapp offers Natural Energy Wellness sessions, instruction/development and certification at The Purple Door. She also teaches "See Your Life Force in Action" which shows how the conscious mind has a direct impact on the energy around us.

For the past several years, Ann has worked extensively in private practice as well as at the Interlakes Oncology and University of Rochester/Highland Radiation Treatment Centers.  She offers Energy Wellness sessions to patients, family members and medical professionals to bring the benefits of energy work to enhance the medical treatment needed during a very difficult time. Through the benefits of total relaxation, side effects of cancer treatments can be reduced, immune systems improve, and pain can be subsided. Ann is a strong advocate of "after care" using energy work to facilitate a "new normal" after experiencing a life-altering physical and emotional event.

Through Ann's many years as a practicing Reiki Master/Teacher in both private and clinical settings, she has developed the Natural Energy Wellness methodology.

Natural Energy Wellness (N.E.W.) is an energy medicine with an enhanced perspective of empowerment through awareness. The N.E.W. session will facilitate the client's natural ability to access and engage their individual life force energy and greater sense of well-being, especially in:

  • total relaxation as in a deep meditative state
  • pain reduction
  • better sleep
  • increased energy, focus and clarity


Wende Gum

Wende is a certified "Everyday Conversations" psychic-medium as well as health intuitive, pet intuitive and Reiki Master Healer. She enjoys helping people understand that their passed loved ones are still nearby. Wende easily facilitates loving, evidential conversations between clients and people they want to hear from. 

Empathic from a young age, Wende focused on developing her mediumship and healing skills at The Purple Door since 2012. She especially loves sharing her intuition and insight with those seeking to gain perspective and learn what is best for their greater and higher good and where it will lead them. Clients describe Wende as kind, compassionate and exceptionally good at creating a rapport with children as well as adults. Wende sometimes will incorporate beautiful, inspiring oracle cards as tools in her readings as well.

Wende is available for private readings, as well as group message events, Reiki and Reading ("R&R") sessions, house parties, and phone or email readings. As a non-denominational minister, she is available for sacred events, such as weddings, baptisms, funerals and house blessings.  

In Memoriam - Gregg Soucie

On June 16, 2016, we lost a dear friend and colleague, Gregg Soucie. We called him "Gregg of God" because he first came to The Purple Door after describing to a friend "what do I do with this?" He was referring to his hands of incredible healing energy that "turned on" after his return from an after-death experience. He was ready to work, to provide healing to others. His hugs did it physically, his sense of humor did it emotionally, and his healing and mediumship did it energetically. One way or another, he helped others to understand this world or cross over to the next. He had amazing experiences that he loved to share with us. He was in awe of the universe. Gregg loved the energy in gemstones and rocks, and had a knack of making them into beautiful pendants or stand up on each other at Corbett's Glen. He loved to show people their energy, showing them with his hands and their hands. He empowered people. He empowered me. He empowered The Purple Door. As a healer, teacher, mentor and jack-of-all-trades when it came to renovating, moving things around, fixing the computer or decorating. He got the job done, helping to work through all of our challenges. He was always there, with a donut, a coffee or a smile! I didn't know all his challenges, however. I knew him as one who helped me through mine. I wish I could have been there for him. So, in his memory and honor, I'll keep a light on at the "spiritual store" I knew he loved. I look forward to “hearing from him” and his continued strength and love.

Dawn Daggs

Dawn is a certified "Everyday Conversations" Evidential Psychic-Medium, as well as  Numerologist, Reiki Energy Practitioner, Tarot card reader and instructor. Dawn specializes in a reading that combines Numerology with the Tarot cards while tapping in psychically to her clients to provide insight and direction on life’s journey. Other services provided include psychic-medium readings, telephone readings, reading parties, Numerology instruction and Reverend services.

As a child Dawn would see spirit but as life’s responsibilities took hold the connection to spirit gradually dissipated. In 2007, after having major back surgery, her life slowed down considerably causing her to pay more attention to her surroundings. During this time all her psychic abilities came flowing back and spirit became a  constant in her daily life. Now it is just a way of life to have grandma stop by when making her lasagna.






  • Shelly Jewell - I received a wonderful evidence based reading after my brother passed away suddenly last year from Sue Fiandach. It really gave me some peace. I could not recommend her or the Purple Door more. They are gifted professionals.