About Peg Haust-Arliss
Peg earned an AA from Finger Lakes Community College, two BA degrees; Psychology and Social Work from Nazareth College of Rochester and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Syracuse University.
Post graduate work, she 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 holistic health coach. She is also a trained facilitator for the CHIP program through Rochester Lifestyle Medicine.
Most recently, Peg studied with Dr. Benjamin Perkus and earned certification as an Aroma Freedom Technique practitioner and instructor.
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!
Peg is the proud owner of Fear To Freedom Holistic Therapy and Coaching. Her thriving private practice is located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate NY where she offers in-person and online sessions, groups, and programs geared for optimal emotional fitness.
Peg, AKA "The Rural Vegan" also offers 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 domestic violence awareness and animal advocacy. She has worked and volunteered for the Victim's Resource Center and has served on the board of 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.