Mandi Roarke, M.A., LMFT

Mandi Roarke, M.A., LMFT

Hello and Welcome! I am happy you found me. I'm Mandi and I look forward to the opportunity to meet you. I think one of the most important parts of therapy is connecting with your therapist as a person. It's so important to feel like this person is someone who you can trust and sincerely know we are all working towards your goals together. So here's my elevator speech about myself: I'm from Austin and continued to love Austin enough to build my life here with my husband and daughter. I am passionate about my friends and family, music, the outdoors, and seeing my daughter look for our pet outdoor lizard each night. Life is beautiful but at the same time can be overwhelming. Part of my work as a therapist is to help you mindfully embrace all the beauty (whether within yourself or within your relationships) while being able to identify ways to shift perspective and adapt to new ways of approaching situations. Change can happen each and every conversation if we open ourselves to it. If you'd like to know more about me, my approach to therapy, and my areas of specialty they are listed for individual therapy, relationship therapy, or family therapy. If you are feeling like I might be the right Therapist for you, please contact me for a phone consultation. If you aren't sure (or if your need doesn't fit under my "Areas of Specialty") contact me anyway. We can meet and I can offer trusted referrals if need be. 

Qualifications and Training: 

- Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from St.Edward's Univeristy

- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

- Professionally Trained in postmodern Collaborative Language Systems Therapy

- Level I certification for Gottman Method Couples Therapy

- Certified Bring Baby Home Educator

Schedule a phone consultation

I ask to meet with every new client for 10-15 minutes over the phone. This is a great time for us to meet, discuss the process and logistics, and for me to answer any questions you have. After our phone consultation I will provide a link to my online portal for you to complete new client paperwork before our first session.


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“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.”
Brenee Brown 

Each individual is born into their own story that along the way becomes their own- but it takes work and it can be challenging. I feel honored to become a part of your individual journey for the change you need most.

 

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areas of specialty:

  • Stress and Anxiety: Discover how to manage stress and anxiety to feeling empowered and grounded. 
  • Motherhood/Parenthood: Transitioning into motherhood with a mindful approach to find new meaning and balance.
  • Relationships and transitions
  • Musicians: As a SIMS provider I am lucky to be able to work with Austin musicians and their families with individual and relational challenges. 
  • Chronic Illness/Cancer: As a Flatwater provider I'm here to support you with the many intense emotions, hopes, and fears that arise- and ways to cope.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu

When our most intimate relationships are suffering it can feel hard to see straight. The stress, sadness, fear, and helplessness can be overwhelming and you need new perspective. Our conversations can lead to new perspective and healing within your relationship- so you're both getting the love you want, need, and deserve.

Areas of Specialty:

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  • Transition to parenthood: I offer Baby Makes Three private counseling packages as well as small group workshops. 
  • Conflict/Anger/Communication- as a level I trained Gottman therapist, I work to help you avoid the 4 most destructive communication patterns and how to constructively problem solve while using self soothing techniques during conflict
  • Disconnection- relationships can evolve into a disconnected place and having the right conversations can help bring you closer to one another
  • Premarital Counseling: prepare for what happens after you say "I do."
  • Musicians: As a SIMS provider I am lucky to be able to work with Austin musicians and their families with challenges in their relationship whether that be with romantic partner or fellow band member. 
  • Chronic Illness/Cancer: As a Flatwater provider I'm here to support you and your partner with the many intense emotions, hopes, and fears that arise within your relationship as a result to Cancer.
"Love one another and you will be happy. It is as simple and as difficult as that."
Michael Leunig

Areas of Specialty

  • Communication: work to be clear and thoughtful when communicating while working towards understanding of individual differences
  • Conflict: strategies to minimize conflict by understanding triggers and self soothing techniques and how to resolve or compromise 
  • Blended Family Dynamic: help identify needs and expectations within family (or co parenting) while being intentional about minimizing conflict.
  • Teenager/Parent Relationships: transitioning from adolescents to adulthood and complications that can arise
  • Chronic Illness/Cancer: helping find solid grounding when your family has all been greatly impacted.

 

Call me

Call, text, or email me at 512.537.0995 to schedule a free 10-15 minute phone consultation. I look forward to meeting you!

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Conveniently Located South Austin Office

Office located in Grand Oaks Office Condominiums at:

8700 Manchaca Rd, Suite 706, Austin, TX 78748

 

free 15 minute PHONE CONSULTATION:

The goal of our phone conversation is for us to briefly meet each other and explore if counseling is a good fit for your needs. Our conversation is a great time for us to meet one another, discuss the process and logistics, and for me to answer any questions you may have.

first session- extended session

I recommend that our first session together be for an extended session (80 minutes) and then we will likely schedule 50 minute follow up sessions. We can discuss if you feel a need for extended sessions. 

RATE PER 50 MINUTE SESSION:

My standard rate per 50 minute session is $120 and $180 for an extended session. If my fee is an obstacle in making an appointment please contact me for a phone consultation to discuss.

types of payment accepted:

I accept cash, check, credit cards and health savings account (HSA) cards. 

give the gift of counseling:

Are you close to someone you would like to give the gift of counseling to? I offer electronic gift certificates for you to gift to your loved ones. To purchase a gift certificate for counseling click here

OUT-OF-NETWORK INSURANCE:

With certain insurance plans, and how your plan works with out-of-network benefits your insurance may offer cover part or all of what is spent in private pay counseling sessions. Insurance companies typically ask for a Superbill to reflect payment received and treatment provided- which I can provide to you. With every insurance plan being a bit different, it will be most helpful to check with your insurance company to review your out-of-network mental health benefits.