Hannah Manyara, LGPC, CGCS
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor
Hannah Manyara is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, providing outpatient individual psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, and older adults struggling with anxiety, depression, work related stress, relationship issues, trauma, and life transitions. In addition to individual therapy, Mrs. Manyara also provides couples’ counseling and family therapy.
Mrs. Manyara has several years of education and experience in the mental health field. She attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago where she studied Bible Studies. After college, Mrs. Manyara’s educational focus shifted to psychology and applied therapeutic practice. She then continued her education at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, where she earned her master’s degree in counseling. Mrs. Manyara has advanced training in the provision of mental health services for patients struggling with grief and loss and has earned certification as a Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS).
During her graduate studies, Mrs. Manyara obtained intensive therapeutic training working for multiple organizations where she honed her counseling skills in a variety of clinical environments. Chief among these experiences was Mrs. Manyara’s work with Hospice, where she provided individual and group therapy for families who were experiencing grief after the loss of a loved one. In addition to her Hospice work, Mrs. Manyara has extensive experience in the field of relationship abuse and intimate partner violence, working with individuals who have experienced sexual trauma and sexual dysfunction in their relationships with partners and spouses. While working for this organization, Mrs. Manyara gained a deep appreciation for the incorporation of trauma-informed practices into her own therapy techniques.
Mrs. Manyara draws from person-centered therapy, appreciating that the relationship between the patient and counselor is of the utmost importance. She utilizes a collaborative approach with her patients, understanding that the patient is the expert on his or her own life rather than the counselor. Mrs. Manyara takes great care to listen to the needs of each patient and prioritizes the creation of space in the therapeutic dynamic for each patient to feel safe and heard while they interact with difficult topics and experiences.