I agree that you definitely need the help of other "professionals"
because it's absolutely true...you generally don't work on yourself, at least, not alone
As Native Spirit said, we work with guides and perhaps a few trusted others like close soul family, within the circle of belonging.
But, IMO...the folks here on earth who are most helpful in any sort of energy work are advanced and grounded in their tradition, and in traditional medicine and healing. Not folks who've picked up some techniques, tips, & tricks on the side.
Most of the beneficial healing session is the diagnostic & counseling part. That is the gold and not "curative" stuff that some folks put out in the adverts, as really there is no such thing as curative energy work that you have not progressed and grown into on your own. It's really quite important to understand that any quick fix is just a temporary thing, a patch, and can actually be somewhat harmful.
For example...I got a random reiki session or two (done with little to no intake or background given) in years past made me feel physically ill and disturbed afterward. What was I thinking, eh? Hahaha. Well, I didn't expect they'd muck with my energy without asking...I just expected an intake and diagnostic on first go, with all that was seen being shared with me as a part of the healing...what else would any serious healer do? Instead, there was little to no understanding of my situation and the person had no deep background in any tradition, though they were of Eastern descent. What they did was ask where it hurt and then waved their hands around like mad and some time later I felt terrible. LOL....
The professional healer, IMO, will do intake and diagnostics, and then focus on your spiritual and emotional side. This is higher-level healing, and it demands that you participate in your own healing. Sometimes this is a guided teaching, a shamanistic technique used by many traditions. Sometimes it is a counseling session. Sometimes it is a practical session (diagnostics, exercises). These are the most valuable things you can obtain from another professional
...their personal wisdom, experience, and perspective, put to use on your behalf.
Some basic balancing and clearing of energy blockages are fine...and will feel good generally, IF they know what they are doing and are precise, clear, and they communicate (LOL!)...but you have to remember that none of it is permanent until and unless you make changes in your life and do the hard work on your own.
Peace & blessings