Brazos Valley Mental Health and Wellness, LLC announced today that it is expanding its mental health outreach by opening a new office at 102 East Alamo in downtown Brenham on March 2nd. The office will be initially staffed by Sheila (Haferkamp) Vaz, a Licensed Professional Counselor – Intern and 2001 Brenham graduate. She practices under the supervision of Roberta Sheffield, Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor.
“When Brazos Valley Mental Health and Wellness opened approximately four years ago in Bryan, it didn’t take long to realize there was a huge need for mental health services, especially in the smaller communities surrounding Bryan-College Station. Some of the clients were driving from Brenham, Bellville, Burton, and Somerville. It just didn’t sit well with me that some clients were driving over an hour one way to obtain mental health services. While I appreciated their dedication to their treatment by committing to the weekly and sometimes biweekly drives, I felt if there was an opportunity to meet future clients halfway, our practice would do so. Our Brenham office will allow clients to access mental health resources closer to home.” said Dr. Sherry Haferkamp-Watson, Psy.D., Clinical Director of Brazos Valley Mental Health and Wellness.
Brazos Valley Mental Health and Wellness specializes in trauma and trauma related disorders as a whole. In the Brenham location, Ms. Vaz seeks to address symptoms related to anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm, ADHD, Autism, family-separation, divorce, school related issues, and eating disorders. While she frequently works with children and teenagers, Ms. Vaz also has experience in working with adults struggling with similar issues.
“I’m committed to helping my clients to realize their potential, navigate life’s curve balls and challenges, and obtain skills that allow them to live a life worth living.” said Sheila Vaz. “Therapy is a challenging path. It can be scary to confront and work on issues that have caused so much pain in the past. Therapy requires courage from the individual in order to take the first steps towards positive change. It requires commitment. If you are committed to working towards bettering yourself, then as your therapist, I’m equally committed to helping you move towards and achieve your goals.”