When friends are really in trouble, here along the Northeast Corridor we bring up the "p" word - that is, "psychic." NEW YORK Magazine even provides reviews of the best psychics in the Metro Area.
When it comes to selecting a psychic, you better know what you're doing. For more than two years I have been referring them to Andre, a clairvoyant at Psychic Interative, 702-216-9900, extension 827. The cost, for the relief of angst, is peanuts: $19 for 15 minutes.
Belief can create the placebo effect, of course, and since I believe in Andre's magical powers they have had a profound influence on me. My business, for example, is back to earning monthly what it used to pre-economic meltdown and I have raised my social intelligence (SI) to near-genius level.
My only beef is that, unlike the cost of therapy, this isn't reimbursable by insurance and the bill-back-to-patient not tax deductible. That needs to be changed. I will put Andre on it.