Combining Reiki and Counseling
People often ask me whether to choose to work with me through my counseling or Reiki practice. If you have emotional or mental issues and haven’t utilized counseling before or only in a limited way, it might be best for you to try counseling. If you have primarily physical issues or if you have had counseling which did not resolve your issues, it might be best to try Reiki. Once you are a counseling or Reiki client, you cannot switch with me for two years after the last session, due to the ethical and liability issues associated with my counseling profession.
Can Reiki and counseling be combined?
I can combine counseling and Reiki in a few ways. Because of the ethics and liability issues of my counseling profession, I do not place my counseling clients on the Reiki table. I can work very effectively with my hands over the body or in a limited number of hands on positions while the client is sitting in a chair. During a counseling session, I might use Reiki healing with a guided visualization to heal past issues. I can also use a special Reiki procedure to actually lift an issue out of the client’s body and then fill that area of the body with healing energy. I have used this procedure effectively with abuse issues, healing for past romantic relationships, healing for childhood issues, healing a recent rape, healing an eating disorder, and more. During a Reiki session, I sometimes utilize inner child work and spiritual healing (working with Holy Spirit) to help with trauma release work. These traumas can be anything in life for which you do not feel resolved.
Can I just have counseling without Reiki?
Of course! I give you the option of what you want to do. This is your healing journey and you are in charge! I have many ways to help people and have been trained in over 8 different counseling modalities. When agreed with the client, I utilize some Reiki procedures in my counseling practice because I have found they often work more quickly and easily than just counseling alone.