Who Am I?
My name is Catherine LaBella. I’m a lover of hoop dance and poetry. I’m a mother to a small boy and two ball pythons.
I’m also a shaman and natural intuitive working with integrity and compassion in the New Jersey/Philadelphia area. I was born with my gifts, as they run in my mother's side of the family. Throughout my childhood, I would see the dead, beings of the faerie realm, and speak with angels. Despite having inherited my gifts, for the majority of my teenage years, I was persecuted for my abilities by my family, who are also deeply religious. I could not control what I was experiencing, and this scared many people, including myself. It also made me depressed, to know that half of the world I saw was obscured from the view of my loved ones. Eventually, my parents took me to a doctor, who erroneously diagnosed me with schizophrenia. At 13, I was institutionalized in a psychiatric facility for almost 7 years, where I spent much of that time in solitary confinement. To keep myself from actually going insane, I would sing broadway show tunes. The greatest gift I received from this experience is the unshakable knowledge of who and what I am.
Today, I practice shamanism to redeem the suffering of my past, and to educate other intuitives on how to control their abilities, rather than allowing their abilities to control them. I truly believe that we are all born with all the power we need to fufill our lives' purpose. Too many of us have forgotten this.
My resume thus far:
o I have worked/studied in a highly disciplined development circle run by a spiritualist medium in Somerville, NJ.
o Worked as a guest reader at Art of the Heart in Chester, NJ.
o Featured as a guest reader on local radio.
o Studied shamanic practices with Julie Groth of Raven’s Drum in Hackettstown, NJ.
o Prayed and studied with an Oglala Lakota medicine man from Pine Ridge Reservation.
What my clients say
“While I’ve been a pretty stable person, some things she has helped me see have been unknown to me for some time. Previous to this I had no inkling on what healing of this type entailed and I’m glad I took a dive into something that I didn’t know much about. I’m infinitely grateful for the things she has done for me.”
“I have had the privilege of knowing Catherine Labella for several years. She has worked for me using several of her modalities. Her tarot readings are quite accurate and have given me much needed insight into troubling situations. When she did a shamanic journey for me, I learned a lot about myself. The information gave me a totally new perspective which was much needed. This unique information has helped me move forward and grow. I also experienced a trance healing where within a moment, I felt calmer and at peace. Later, physically, mentally, and spiritually I felt changes within myself. Words cannot adequately describe this wonderful experience. Catherine always works from a place of love. Integrity and ethics are practiced as she respects her clients. Many psychics, mediums, and healers are gifted but Catherine presents the information in a positive way with much empathy. She is very honest, very gifted, and very compassionate.”