As part of the psychotherapy and coaching process a counselor may utilize Reiki as an additional intervention. As a licensed mental health practitioner you may choose not to administer hands-on Reiki. Instead, Reiki can be delivered hands-off or via distance.
In-person clients may request hands-off Reiki during the session while other clients may be more comfortable with distant Reiki being administered after the session.
With both in-person and online clients, you may prepare yourself and the space in the Reiki tradition. When working with clients who seek online therapy, you might use Reiki energy as part of the work and with consent, you might send Reiki energy to your online client.
If you are a Reiki Master Teacher, for clients interested in Reiki as a minduful and meditative tool that can be used everyday, you may consider teaching to Reiki I level so that the client can self-administer Reiki energy. This is akin to learning meditation or visualization techniques that can reduce stress and create an intentional and mindful way of living . Reiki I training involves becoming attuned to Reiki energy by me (similar to a Reiki healing session either in-person or via distance) along with reading and discussion and keeping a simple journal of the self-Reiki experience.
Because Reiki can be a wonderful form of self-help for clients, you may be comfortable providing the necessary Reiki education and attunement to level I.
Clients who have been taught to level I with you may choose further Reiki training to levels II and III (learning to be a Reiki Practitioner or Teacher) with another Reiki Master with whom they did not have a previous client-practitioner relationship.
Psychotherapeutic Reiki: A Holistic Mind Body Approach To Psychotherapy – A Training Manual is an excellent book on the topic and I recommend the book for all mental health practitioners who practice Reiki.
For information on my online Reiki training services see below.