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Peg Haust-Arliss, LCSW-R, CCT, AADP, NLP

Peg Haust-Arliss, LCSW-R, CCT, AADP, NLP is a licensed psychotherapist, life strategist and holistic health coach.

Peg’s own struggle with anxiety disorder lead her be to the specialist she is today.  She has been counseling, guiding and empowering others for nearly two decades to breakout of imprisoning fears and breakthrough to personal freedom.

Peg’s experience and ongoing educational pursuits underscores her appreciation for learning and her dedication to providing her clients with the best and highest quality services. She received her master’s degree from Syracuse University and 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. Her latest training with Dr. Matthew B. James, President of Empowerment Partnership, earned her certification as an NLP practitioner.

Peg knows that psychology is a vital part of emotional wellness, and she knows it’s not enough. Nurturing one’s health, body and spirit 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 became a board certified health coach.

Peg jokes of her ever growing list of certifications and what she really wants to accomplish:

“Yes, I might have a slight addiction to growth and learning. I’ve accepted it! And 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 around them.  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. THAT’S what I do best!  First I educate. I help people become aware of their thought-mood connection, identify their mental, emotional and physical junk. Then I teach them to clear away that garbage that’s been preventing optimal happiness and health. Next, give them the tools and strategies they need to enrich and feed their own rich nutrient soil of their mind, body and soul. Yes, I love colorful language!  I want people to clearly see and hear the message: No matter what your age (I feel I’ve only just begun at 50!) or circumstance, you can own your life, you can live more!”    

“My approach is forward focused, empowering, supportive, down to earth, structured and effective. My philosophy is simple; you hold the key, I help you use it!”

Professionally, Peg is the proud owner of Live More Coaching & Counseling. Her thriving private practice is located in the beautiful Finger Lakes area of upstate NY where she offers individual and couples psychotherapy as well as online seasonal detox classes. A second office location is in the works where she will offer VIP Day Breakthrough Sessions, and full empowerment packages. In addition to stress and anxiety, Peg offers psychotherapy and coaching for relationship challenges, self-esteem issues, life transitions, and mid life makeovers and second acts.

Personally, Peg resides with her supportive and awesome husband and their four very entertaining fur kids. She is passionate about animal rights, and is a board member for Animal Advocates of Upstate NY. For fun and relaxation she loves vegan cooking (especially on Sundays it’s an all day event!),  yoga, meditating (she’s getting better), exercising (currently addicted to Jillian Michaels DVDs) 70s disco, 80s rock, organizing parties and girl days, wine touring, spa days, walks with the dogs, very amateur photography and spoiling her husband and loved ones any chance she gets! Before she dies she is determined to learn to play the drums and get back into martial arts!

Read just a sample from Peg’s clients: 

“You are a gem hidden in the Finger Lakes!LM

“You not only gave me the tools–you taught me how to apply them. Thank you for letting me in on the world’s biggest secret. How could I ever thank you enough for showing me how to take control of my life? All of my most heartfelt admiration, RY

“I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me change my life.”  KM

“I feel confident I can do this and I thank you for your help in making me realize that I can beat this problem. I’m in the right frame of mind.” JW

“Meeting you was one of the best gifts life has ever bestowed upon me.  Your gentle guidance and depth of knowledge have brought me to a place that I never imagined reaching again – believing that I have the power to choose how I want my life to be.  From now on, I will decide what I want and then make it happen.  Thank you, Peg, for helping me understand that it has always been, and always will be, MY CHOICE.”  GL


Syracuse University  MSW
Nazareth College BA, BSW

The Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research
Robbins-Madanes Institute for Strategic Intervention
Institute for Integrative Nutrition

NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker with R privileges.
Certified Cognitive Therapist with ACT
Advanced Certification in Strategic Intervention with Cloe Madanes, LIC, HDL
Certified Robbins-Madanes Strategic Interventionist and Relationship Educator
New York State Department of Health Rape Crisis Certification
New York State Office of Children and Family Services Domestic Violence Certification
Trauma Counseling Certification State University at Buffalo

National Association of Social Workers NASW
Diplomate, Academy of Cognitive Therapy ACT
American Association of Drugless Practitioners AADP
Anxiety Disorders Association of America  ADAA
Better Business Bureau Approved: BBB


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