Psychic help can be given and received in many ways.
Psychic readings, psychic advice, psychic healing, offering psychic energy (or channeling excess psychic energy away) are some of the ways for psychic help.
Yet, in most cases psychic help is simply about psychic presence. Even non-psychics often invoke the presence of others in the hearts and minds; the psychic is just able to do it more efficiently and acknowledges the reality of the connection.
Psychic help through psychic presence is like the magic flick of a finger: the perceived reality changes ever so slightly, and the problem can be seen from a different light.
Einstein said that problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them. Psychic help through psychic presence ups the awareness of the one helped to a higher level so it is able to solve the problem from there.