The Saint Sebastian Center for Performance Excellence is dedicated to utilizing a strengths based approach to helping executives, athletes, and performing artists overcome challenges, develop confidence, and achieve success.
The Saint Sebastian Center offers individual counseling/performance coaching and mental skills training for individuals as well as team or group performance workshops. We offer both in-person consultations as well as phone or Skype/video conferencing sessions.
What You Will Learn
Through the use of research-based strategies, you and/or your team will learn to build confidence, manage anxiety, develop resilience, increase performance ability, and improve team dynamics.
Who We Are
Rachael (Popcak) Isaac, MSW, LCSW, CPT is the founder of the Saint Sebastian Center for Performance Excellence and a counseling associate of the Pastoral Solutions Institute. Rachael completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and obtained her Masters in Social Work (Clinical Specialization) from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Licensed Social Worker and has received additional advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Gottman Relational Therapy, and the neurobiology of attachment and trauma. Rachael holds certificates in Direct Practice Mental Health (University of Pittsburgh), Evidence Based Suicide Prevention and Intervention (VYNE Education), TeleMental Health (Zur Institute), and is a Certified Personal Trainer.
Rachael is a lifelong athlete and performing artists who has specialized in performance psychology throughout her education and career. Rachael’s clinical approach is rooted in a strengths-based perspective, helping individuals discover and develop their innate resources to achieve their goals.
Areas of Focus
Rachael has spoken/presented on topics related to stress management, anxiety management, self-talk, team dynamics, time management, performance strategies, focus improvement, motivation, confidence building, and more.