Telehealth Available
Telehealth Available
Manya Ronay
Credentials
Type of Therapist:
Health Coach
Primary Degree(s):
MS
Finances
Average Cost Per Session:
250-350 NIS
Insurance:
N/A
Discounts Available:
Sliding Scale

Licensed Abroad

Office
  • 7 Maagalei Yavne
  • Jerusalem, 9358213
Telehealth Available
Telehealth Available

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Credentials
Type of Therapist:

Health Coach

Primary Degree(s):

MS

Finances
Average Cost Per Session:

250-350 NIS

Insurance:

N/A

Discounts Available:

Sliding Scale

Licensed Abroad

Office
  • 7 Maagalei Yavne
  • Jerusalem, 9358213

ABOUT

I am a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®), Food Addiction Recovery Advocate (FARA) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) practitioner. I work at the intersection of physical health and emotional health, specializing in IFS (Level 3) for eating and mind-body healing.

IFS is a powerful form of therapy that helps us get to know our parts—the various subpersonalities living inside of us. For people struggling with overeating or food addiction, we explore the parts that use food for comfort and the parts that want us to be healthy. 

For people struggling with chronic conditions (like back pain, migraines or chronic fatigue), we get to know the parts that might be contributing to the symptoms. Parts can use the body to get our attention or fulfill needs, like saying no when we can’t set boundaries ourselves. 

All parts are inherently good, but some are forced into extreme roles to protect us from pain. Together, we will gently explore the inner system and discover our core Self that is calm, compassionate, curious and courageous. Self is found in everybody when parts relax and knows exactly what we need to heal.

Originally from Florida, my husband and I made Aliyah in 2021. If you are interested in working together, I invite you to reach out to see if we are a good fit! You can learn more about me at meetmanya.com. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Degree
Education
Year of Graduation

MS

University of Florida

2022


Degree
MS

Education
University of Florida

Year of Graduation
2022
Years in Practice

3

LICENSED ABROAD
License Category
License Number / State
Certified Health Education Specialist
37163 / USA

License Category
Certified Health Education Specialist
License Number
37163 / USA
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ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Level 1 - IFS Institute - 2023

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Level 2 - IFS Institute - 2023

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Level 3 - IFS Institute - 2024

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Telephone Counseling, Online Therapy

BLOG POSTS

Weathering the Storm with Internal Family Systems (IFS)

We are living in very scary and uncertain times. When the stress and pain threaten to overwhelm us, can we be with ourselves and contain the experience? I practice Internal Family Systems (IFS), a powerful modality that helps us take care of our parts—the parts tha...


PRIMARY SPECIALTIES

Addictions

Eating Disorders

Holistic

Stress Management

Nutrition, Food Addiction

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES

Lifestyle, Chronic Disease, Holistic Health, Mind-Body Medicine

CLIENT FOCUS

Population

Children
Adolescents
Adults
LGBTQ
Women

Languages

English

TREATMENT APPROACH

Body PsychotherapyBody psychotherapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that combines psychodynamic, humanistic, and somatic approaches with the goal of treating psychological and physical distress. It emphasizes the connection between body and mind, and works to increase awareness of physical sensations and emotions. Body psychotherapy practitioners may use a variety of techniques, including mindfulness, body postures, breath work, relaxation, and sensory awareness, to help clients become more aware of their bodies and to learn how to use this awareness to improve their overall wellbeing.

Body-Mind PsychotherapyBody-mind psychotherapy is an integrative approach to psychological treatment that draws from both psychotherapeutic and somatic/body-based approaches. It emphasizes the interconnection between physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual aspects of being. This approach seeks to help individuals explore how physical sensations, emotions, thoughts and beliefs influence their behavior and well-being. Through this exploration, individuals can gain insight into how the body and mind interact to create patterns of behavior, and how those patterns can be changed to promote healing and wellness.

Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) is an integrative psychological approach that focuses on building compassion for oneself and others. It combines elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, evolutionary psychology, philosophy, and Eastern contemplative traditions. CFT is based on the concept that compassion is a fundamental human emotion that can be cultivated to promote psychological well-being. The goal of CFT is to help individuals understand and relate to their emotions in a compassionate and non-judgmental way. It encourages clients to develop a sense of self-compassion and understanding, and to use it to create healthier ways of living. CFT also emphasizes developing a compassionate relationship with others, and can help foster greater acceptance and understanding. The primary therapeutic technique of CFT is compassionate mind training (CMT). Some CMT tools that clients may participate in are appreciation exercises, mindfulness, and compassion-focused imagery exercises. These exercises promote compassionate motivation, sympathy, sensitivity, and distress tolerance within clients.

Holistic PsychotherapyHolistic psychotherapy emphasizes the individual's interconnectedness between the individual's physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects and views them as inseparable components of a single holistic system. Holistic psychotherapy focuses on understanding how these components interact and affect a person’s wellbeing. The goal of holistic psychotherapy is to create a sense of wholeness and harmony within the individual, and to foster self-awareness and self-care. Holistic practitioners use a variety of approaches, including traditional talk therapy, mindfulness practices, and body-based therapies like movement therapy. They also may incorporate nutrition, physical activity, and other lifestyle factors into treatment plans.

Internal Family Systems (IFS)Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an evidence-based psychotherapy that uses the metaphor of an internal family of parts to help people gain awareness of how different parts of themselves can interact in healthy and unhealthy ways. IFS encourages people to become curious about their different parts, with the goal of helping them gain access to their true Self or core. Through this process, people can learn to recognize and care for the different parts of themselves, as well as develop compassionate understanding for the origins of their parts. A key principle of IFS is that each part within the person has its own positive intention and is trying to protect the person in some way. By understanding the positive intention of each part, the practitioner and client can work together to help the parts feel heard and understood, and to find more adaptive ways of meeting their needs. IFS has been found to be an effective treatment for a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues.

Systems Theory / TherapySystems therapy is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on understanding how people's behavior is affected by their relationships with others. This form of therapy is based on the idea that the individual is embedded within a larger system, such as a family unit or work environment, and that changes to that system can cause changes in an individual's behavior. Systems therapy emphasizes the importance of understanding how these systems interact and how they can be changed to improve the individual's mental health. The therapist works to identify patterns of behavior in the system, identify areas of conflict or stress, and help the individuals develop strategies to make changes within the system that will lead to healthier outcomes.

Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness

SERVICES OFFERED

Individual Therapy
Coaching
Home-based Therapy
Workshops/Educating

BLOG POSTS

Weathering the Storm with Internal Family Systems (IFS)

We are living in very scary and uncertain times. When the stress and pain threaten to overwhelm us, can we be with ourselves and contain the experience? I practice Internal Family Systems (IFS), a powerful modality that helps us take care of our parts—the parts tha...