About Us

Working together to explore your concerns in a safe, accepting environment.

PCC is a not-for-profit counselling centre serving the Pembina Valley. We exist to help individuals who are struggling personally or in relationships, to gain direction and find lasting hope.

  • Marriage Counselling (joint & individual)
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Parenting
  • Depression
  • Counselling for a Teen or Child
  • Anger Management
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Phobia
  • Abuse
  • Attachment Disorders
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  • Repressed Memory Syndrome
  • Self-esteem
  • Codependence
  • Grief
  • Parent Consultation
  • Eating Disorders
  • Religious / Spiritual Issues
  • Suicidal / Crisis
  • Traumatic Incident / CISM
  • Addiction
  • Chronic Health / Pain Management
  • Trust Issues
  • Sexuality
  • Women’s Concerns
  • Men’s Issues
  • Disability
  • Pre-retirement
  • Burnout / Workplace Stress
  • Career Issues
  • Blended Families
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Parenting / Family Issues


  • Chris Derksen, Executive Director of Pembina Counselling Centre

    Chris Derksen

    Executive Director

  • Danita Janzen

    Danita Janzen

    Office Manager

  • Irma Harms

    Irma Harms

    Support Staff

  • Kathy Froese

    Kathy Froese

    Support Staff

  • Laura Klassen

    Support Staff

  • Melissa Wieler


Board of Directors

Darlene Wirth – Board Chairman
Andy Schmidt – Treasurer
Hank Froese
Vern Reimer
Don Martens
Sean Harder

Core Values

  • Commitment to confidentiality

    PCC handles all information in strict confidence. PCC staff will only have access to your information as required. However, clients are advised that a legal obligation exists to report information in certain circumstances. A PCC staff member will discuss privacy and confidentiality at your initial consultation.

  • Personnel

    We hold our staff and volunteers to a high standard of professional conduct and treat them with respect.

  • Clinical practice

    We base our counselling intervention on a sound theoretical framework that places higher value on addressing causes rather than symptoms.

  • Personal faith and practice

    We hold ourselves accountable to the teachings of the Bible and bear witness to the hope which lies in the good news of Jesus Christ as Saviour for the world.

  • Community

    We will operate in ways that respect the role of our society members, referral base, support base, client base, staff and community at large.

  • Finances

    We provide services to all people on a not-for-profit basis, depending on God and His people for resources.

Chris Derksen, Executive Director of Pembina Counselling Centre

Meet our Executive Director

Chris became the Executive Director of Pembina Counselling Centre in December of 2019.  Prior to joining the PCC family, Chris worked for Adult and Teen Challenge in various capacities for nearly 10 years.  Over the course of that time, he developed a deep compassion for individuals and families who were struggling with life controlling issues.  Chris had the privilege of walking with several families through their journey, from hopelessness and despair, to freedom and reconciliation.

It was during this time that Chris began taking an interest in Counselling, that eventually led him to a timely meeting with his predecessor, Paul Penner.  Paul’s desire to shift from E.D. to full time Clinical Director, and Chris’ passion for ministry and connecting with people in the community, made for a perfect match.

Chris is originally from Winnipeg and studied at the University of Winnipeg, majoring in Political Science, and graduated from Red River College with a major in Business and Marketing.

In 2004 Chris married a country girl from the Pembina Valley, and after declaring that he would never move to the country, moved with his wife and 2 children to the Pembina Valley in 2017.

We’re here to help

Just give us a call at (204) 822-6622 or drop us a line at reception@pccmb.ca and we’ll take care of you.