About Peg Haust-Arliss
Peg’s own struggle with anxiety disorder lead her to be the specialist she is today. She has been teaching people for nearly two decades how to breakout of fear and breakthrough to freedom.
Peg holds an A.A degree in Liberal Arts/Humanites from Finger Lakes Community College, a B.A in Psychology and a B.S in Social Work from Nazareth College of Rochester and an M.S.W from Syracuse University. Post graduate work, she has had the honor and privilege of learning from masters in her field. She personally trained with world renowned psychotherapists, Cloe Madanes and The Becks at The Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy. She trained again with Cloe Madanes, at the Robbins-Madanes Institute for Strategic Intervention learning from coaching genius Anthony Robbins, and Mark and Magali Peysha. Training with Dr. Matthew B. James, President of The Empowerment Partnership, also earned her certification as an NLP practitioner.
Peg knows that an empowering psychology is not enough. Nurturing one’s health is an absolute necessity to achieve and maintain optimal and lasting results. For that reason she also studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and at the Vegetarian Health Institute and is now a board certified health coach. She is also a trained facilitator for the CHIP program through Rochester Lifestyle Medicine.
Peg jokes of her ever growing list of certifications and what she really wants to accomplish:
Yes, I have a slight addiction to learning. I’ve accepted it! It's because I am the happiest when I am learning or teaching. But, I know it’s not the most important criteria for some people in choosing a therapist or coach. People just want to feel better and they deserve to! I love people and it saddens me to see others feeling unfulfilled. This not only affects them, but everyone in their life. I see people unhappy in relationships, feeling tired and stressed, selling themselves short and giving up on dreams. I was there! They don’t realize, and neither did I, that they already have everything they need. When working with me, they discover the tools and strategies to increase self-esteem, kick anxiety to the curb and accomplish whatever it is they want. I want people to clearly know that no matter what their age or current circumstances they can own their life!
Professionally, Peg is the proud owner of Fear To Freedom Holistic Psychotherapy. Her thriving private practice is located in the beautiful Finger Lakes area of upstate NY where she offers in person and online therapy and coaching specializing in anxiety, life stress, and relationship challenges.
AKA "The Rural Vegan" offering vegan health and lifestyle mentoring to achieve the greatest results from a plant-based diet and cruelty free lifestyle.
Heartfelt Causes: Peg is passionate about dometic violence awareness and animal advocacy. She has worked and volunteered for the Victim's Resource Center and has served on the board of ARAUNY, Animal Rights Advocates of Upstate NY based in Rochester. Noticing a need for more resources, advocacy and education in the Finger Lakes area, she resigned from the board to launch FLAVOR, Finger Lakes Area Vegan Organization, a not for profit resource for vegan education and advocacy.
Personally, Peg resides with her awesome husband and entertaining fur kids. She loves cooking, dancing, Finger Lakes wine touring, being a fur mom, very amateur photography and spoiling her husband and loved ones any chance she gets!