Pecan Valley

The Military Veteran Peer Networks' mission is to establish camaraderie and trust with each other, identifying and vetting community resources and, collectively, contributing to the communities where we live. The network connects veterans and their families to local, state, and national resources through an active group of veteran peers. As a member, you can meet other vets, get help and support, and find resources.

Sometimes navigating through a forest can be rather difficult, especially if you are not sure of which direction you should be going, or exactly where you are headed. The same can be true for Veterans trying to navigate through, and transition into civilian life. The Peer to Peer facilitators who serve Pecan Valley's six county region are here to help.  We are a dedicated group of Veterans and Veteran family members who strive to make life a little better for the Veterans and active duty personnel we serve. We can provide assistance with navigating the many benefits that Veterans are entitled to along with providing one on one and group workshops to help with many different issues faced by Veterans today.

If you would like more information about Pecan Valley's other services, please see its separate listing. 

Pecan Valley Centers provides a variety of behavioral healthcare services to persons with mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as alcohol and chemical dependency. Our service area includes residents in Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, and Somervell Counties.

We are licensed by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) to serve as both the Mental Health Authority as well as the IDD Authority for the counties we serve. 

If you're considering making an initial phone call to determine if you're a candidate for therapy,  you've taken an important and courageous step for yourself in seeking help. We want your treatment experience to be as positive and helpful as possible.

It is normal to have questions if counseling is a new experience for you.

Step One - Make the call.Call for an initial assessment. You will be asked a number of questions that will help us determine how we can best help you.  We can help you with payment and insurance questions.

Step Two - Meet to determine how we will work togetherYour initial appointment. Your initial appointment will be with a therapist on our Access team. He or she will carefully listen to your needs and concerns, and gather information regarding your treatment history, symptoms and other relevant issues. This information is then used to determine which of our therapists is best suited to care for your needs.You and your access therapist will decide together, the best treatment options available for you.

Step Three - Develop a treatment planAfter your initial appointment, you will be contaced by a clinical care coordinator. This may be a therapist or case manager. Together you will develop a comprehensive treatment plan and begin treatment. Talk with your clinical care coordinator about your feelings and be as open and honest as you can. Ask questions. Plan the course of treatment with your clinical care coordinator. The more you contribute, the better the outcomes may be. Make sure you give plenty of feedback to your therapist and incorporate treatment closings in your goal planning. Most of all, remember that change takes time and lasting changes require a commitment on your part to be more successful.

Step Four - Achieve your treatment goalsAchieving treatment goals. Once you have achieved your treatment goals, talk to your clinical care coordinator about completing treatment or updating your treatment plan to involve community support or other external resources that will help you with your recovery. Sometimes people feel motivated to end counseling without a closing session. It's usually in your best interest, however, to follow through treatment to its conclusion.


Free Counseling for Veterans 

To schedule an appointment for counseling, please contact Joel Chaverri at (817) 274-0981

Beginning Tuesday, August 5th, Mr. Chaverri will conduct free group sessions at noon at the VFW post located at 3670 Hwy 377 West, Granbury,  76048 - anyone interested in attending these group sessions must pre-register with Joel Chaverri (817-274-0981). 

Clinic Locations

Erath County(254) 968-4181

Hood & Somervell Counties(817) 573-2662

Johnson County(817) 558-1121

Palo Pinto County(940) 325-9541

Parker County(817) 599-7634

Administration Office2101 West Pearl StreetGranbury, TX 76048(817) 579-4400



Career Phase:
Discharges Allowed:
  • No Minimum Discharge
Military Branch:
Programs for Family Members:
Service Counties:
  • Johnson
  • Parker
  • Erath
  • Hood
  • Palo Pinto
  • Somervell
Services Category:
  • MH - Counseling
  • MH - MST
  • MH - Peer Support
  • MH - PTSD
VA Disability Rating Requirement:
  • No Disability Requirement
Vet Plus: