Sara Pesic is a Licensed Professional Counselor in states of Texas and Louisiana, and a Board Certified Counselor. She has training and experience working with a wide array of clients varying in race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and ability. She works with couple and family systems as well as with adolescents and adults coping with trauma and other crisis situations, self-esteem issues, interpersonal issues, stress and anger management, mood disorders, eating disorders, work related issues, and athletic performance. Sara focuses on creating a safe and trusting relationship where client will feel safe to explore important topics.
Sara views the counseling relationship as one built on trust, where teamwork is a must. She looks at six fundamental drives (needs) within each person that compel their behavior in a quest to experience a life of meaning. While she typically uses Robbins-Madanes training concepts that have been repeatedly proven to work and make a difference where other methods have fallen short, she chooses techniques that fit each client’s beliefs and needs individually, and will be the most beneficial to them. Some but not all are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Anthetic Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy, Trauma Informed Therapy, Mindfulness and Attachment Based Therapy, and Coaching.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Domestic violence - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for those surviving a partner’s abusive attempts to control one’s thoughts, beliefs, and actions
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Sports psychology - Navigating mental roadblocks to physical goals; optimizing personal and team performances
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Performance anxiety - Underperforming, due exclusively to anxiety
Years of Experience: 10 years
Freedom Life Solutions, LLC, Owner, Counselor, 2019 - Present
Family & Youth Counseling, Senior Counselor, 2013 - 2019
McNeese State University, Graduate Counselor, 2011 - 2013
McNeese State University, Master of Arts, 2013
University of Texas at Arlington, Bachelor of Science, 2010