In this text, my use of the term 'psychic' includes 'empath' as well.
The difference which can be made between the terms 'psychic' and 'empath' are the following:
'Psyche' means 'mind'.
Therefore, a psychic is a person who has developed the use of his or her mind to a greater level.
Empathy - feeling.
An empath is person who has developed the use of his/her feelings and emotions to a greater level.
A balanced access to the spiritual realm requires both the mind and the heart:
The heart gives access to the unlimited possibilities, while the mind sorts through them - one wouldn't make much sense without the other.