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Purpose, not perfection

Arete is the Greek concept of excellence. It describes the fulfillment of purpose. To live with arete is to thrive at the highest levels of one's potential.

Arete is our standard of living on purpose. Unlike perfection, which is unachievable, arete leaves room for continuous improvement and growth.

We believe that you can flourish and add maximum value to the world while maintaining balance and peace in your life, and arete is how

Thomas has a passion for helping individuals and teams flourish. He brings nearly two decades of professional experience partnering with a wide variety of clients who have faced and overcome enormous obstacles. Some of his clients have included healthcare teams, veterans, first responders, c-suite executives, business owners, and entrepreneurs. Outside of coaching and consulting, Thomas maintains roles as a board-certified Chaplain, licensed clinical counselor, and university professor. He brings skill and expertise from each of these arenas to inform his services at Arete Group.

Thomas is highly skilled at assessing interpersonal dynamics and co-creating systemic solutions so that teams can function at peak performance. He helps leaders to better understand their blind spots and develop strategies for sustaining a strong organizational culture.

Thomas has an MS in clinical counseling as well as an MDiv. He is currently in the final phase of his doctoral program in organizational leadership.

Thomas Arbaugh

Stephanie is a dynamic speaker, trainer, and coach with over 15 years of experience in leadership, personal development, and helping others build thriving lives. She has risen to the top 1% of a multi-billion dollar international company and led a team of hundreds to retail over 4 million dollars in sales. She is sought out for her powerful speaking and has appeared on local and national television for her excellence in business. She has a passion for helping high achievers maximize their potential and results with peace, joy, and flow.

Through her coaching, speaking, and training program, Stephanie provides practical tools and strategies to achieve your goals without burnout or sacrificing your well-being. She believes that you can build your dreams and prioritize yourself and your most important relationships while fully enjoying life.

Stephanie's unique approach is rooted in her own experience of overcoming burnout, leadership fatigue, and the stress of an unbalanced life and shifting to build a successful career and fulfilling personal life. Her expertise in areas such as mindset, productivity, and relationships will help you develop the skills and habits that prevent burnout while still thriving in all areas of your life.

Stephanie holds a Master's Degree and is a certified John Maxwell Leadership Coach.

Stephanie Arbaugh


My methods

Behavior therapy

In behavior therapy, the main focus is on learning's role in developing both normal and abnormal behaviors.


In psychoanalysis, we focus on changing problematic behaviors by understanding the unconscious meanings and motivations behind them.

Cognitive therapy

In cognitive therapy, the focus is on what people think rather than what they do.

Humanistic therapy

In humanistic therapy, the main focus is on a person's capacity to make rational choices and develop.


Trying my best to learn


Harvard University

Bachelor's degree in Psychology

New York University

Master's degree in Psychology


NBCC board license, 2013, NYC

NBMTM board license, 2014, Washington DC

NCBTMB board license, 2014, NYC


St Jude's Hospital

Psychology Department

NYC Psychotherapy

Private psychology practice

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If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Doloress K.

Therapy has really helped me overcome some past trauma I had been keeping under a lid for a long time. Now, I feel happier and more confident in my life, and feel like I can walk with my head held high.

Anthony M.

Coming from a competitive sports background, the injury that ended up making me give up my career was a hard blow. With therapy, I was able to start building my identity around other things than just sport.

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