Karah Pegg


MSW, Registered Social Worker

“Hi there! My name is Karah (she/her) and I am a Registered Social Worker at the Alberta Virtual and St. Albert Studios. As your therapist, I believe that you are the expert in your own life and experiences, and my role is to walk alongside you and help you build on the skills you already have. Through my work, I hope to change the stigma around accessing therapy and make the therapeutic space less stuffy and more welcoming.”

Karah is here to help with your trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression and stress.

Works With
  • Individuals
  • Adults
  • Youth
  • Tuesday Morning/Afternoons/Evening
  • Wednesday Morning/Afternoon/Evenings
  • Thursday Morning/Afternoon/Evening
  • Saturday Morning/Afternoon
  • St. Albert
  • Alberta Virtual
  • My Approach

    Therapy can often feel overwhelming and scary, and I like to compare it to swimming. Just like in swimming, we don't plunge into the deep end immediately — we start by wading in gradually. Only when we're ready, having honed our skills and strengthened our foundation, do we venture into the deeper waters. I believe that this foundation begins from a relational approach, which is why my practice is grounded in collaboration. I focus sessions on creating a non-judgmental space for you to be unapologetically vulnerable. Using an adaptable approach, I will pull from many therapeutic modalities including dialectical behavioural therapy, trauma-informed care, and mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy. I believe that laughter is healing, and that humour in therapy should be welcomed to help lighten the heaviness that therapy often brings with it. Throughout our time together, we will progress at a pace that respects your readiness, ensuring a steady and empowering road toward greater understanding and healing.

  • My Philosophy

    My philosophy is that therapy is a tool to help people get “unstuck.” Sometimes we feel stuck in a recurring distressing thought, overwhelming emotions, or something that we can’t quite put our finger on. This is where the therapist can come in to help you explore and navigate some of the challenges that you’ve experienced that have led to that feeling of “stuckness.” From a collaborative and trauma-informed lens, I approach each session with the philosophy that you are the expert in your own life, and my role is to walk alongside you and help you build on the skills that you already hold. I am committed to creating a space where you feel safe to share your story and feel heard, supported, and validated. Using a humanistic and integrative approach to therapy, we will pull from many different therapeutic modalities to ensure that your individual needs are being met.

  • My Why

    Having navigated my own challenges of accessing mental health services, I understand the significance of a compassionate ear and empathetic presence. This led me to authentically embrace the role of a therapist, as I deeply believe in offering others a safe and non-judgmental space to share their struggles and triumphs. My aim is to be a steadfast sounding board, fostering an environment where individuals can embark on their healing journeys with the assurance that they are not alone.


  • Academic Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Body Image
  • Career or Work-related Issues
  • Chronic Pain/Illness
  • Death or Illness
  • Depression
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Family Relationships
  • Life Transitions (e.g. moving, new job, new relationship, etc.)
  • Parenting Issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-compassion
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Sleep Issues
  • Social Skills
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use or Addiction
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Trauma (e.g. emotional, physical, or sexual abuse; violence, bullying, etc.)

Therapy Approaches

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anti-racist/Anti-oppressive
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative or Holistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Person/Client Centered
  • Solution Focused
  • Strengths Based

Specialized Experience With Allied Communities

  • At risk children and youth
  • Body positivity

Rates + Direct Billing

Karah’s fees are:

50-Minute Session: $220

80-Minute Session: $330

Our therapy services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance provider or benefit plan. To confirm your plan’s coverage, please contact your insurance provider.

Karah’s appointments can be direct billed to Alberta Blue Cross, ASEBP, Canada Life, GreenShield and Medavie (which includes Veterans Affairs and RCMP), Manulife, Chambers of Commerce, Claimsecure, Desjardins, First Canadian and Beneva.

Don’t see your insurance listed?

If we’re unable to direct bill your insurance provider, you’ll be able to submit the receipt we send at the end of your session to your insurance provider for reimbursement yourself.

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