20 doctors weighed in:
Is reiki a type of psychotherapy?
20 doctors weighed in

10 doctors agree
In brief: No
Reiki is a japanese healing art based on the manipulation of a "life force energy" by the practitioner.

In brief: No
Reiki is a japanese healing art based on the manipulation of a "life force energy" by the practitioner.
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree
In brief: No, it is not
Practitioners do not need to have training in psychology or degrees as psychotherapists.

In brief: No, it is not
Practitioners do not need to have training in psychology or degrees as psychotherapists.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: It is an Eastern
Japanese spiritual practice, not a kind of psychotherapy.
The term "psychotherapy" is a western term which refers to different kind of talk therapy.

In brief: It is an Eastern
Japanese spiritual practice, not a kind of psychotherapy.
The term "psychotherapy" is a western term which refers to different kind of talk therapy.
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Dr. Sophie Duriez
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Dr. Richard Levenson
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Reiki
No.

In brief: Reiki
No.
Dr. Richard Levenson
Dr. Richard Levenson
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Dr. Richard Raubolt
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Some patients have found Reiki sessions to be helpful in relaxing, easing tension and releaving stress.
It is a hands on set of techniques. It does not offer the depth of training and expertise in diagnosis or treatment of mental/emotional problems. Psychotherapists of various disciplines require licensure which is not the case with Reike practitioners.

In brief: No
Some patients have found Reiki sessions to be helpful in relaxing, easing tension and releaving stress.
It is a hands on set of techniques. It does not offer the depth of training and expertise in diagnosis or treatment of mental/emotional problems. Psychotherapists of various disciplines require licensure which is not the case with Reike practitioners.
Dr. Richard Raubolt
Dr. Richard Raubolt
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