When hypnotist Selena Valentine snaps her fingers, the economy will still be in the toilet, but that hasn't stopped dozens of New Yorkers from paying her hundreds of dollars for a trance to strike it rich.

After playing Frank Sinatra's "I've Got You Under My Skin," on her iPod, Valentine told the professionals who paid the $20 admission to relax their way to riches.

"Go on a journey to your inner self, your inner being," Valentine says, circling the room in her Louboutin pumps.

Valentine, the author of How to Date an Exotic Dancer and a former anchor on the Web-based "Naked News," said she was inspired to become a certified hypnotist after the therapy helped her through her own personal struggles.

"My first hypnosis was instant and it changed my outlook on life," she said. "My life went from a dark period to a positive period."

She sees an average of three clients a day, each paying $100 for their hourlong sessions.

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