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Welcome to our Practice!

Pahrump Valley Counseling is committed to serving underserved Nevadans with
mental health treatment by accepting Medicaid, Medicare, most insurances and
offering a sliding fee schedule based on household income and family size.

We are pleased to have the opportunity to serve you and hope this will provide information helpful in making an informed decision concerning our services. 


Please ask questions at any time.


Ramona Sanchez, LCSW, LMFT

David VanDerBeek, LMFT


Our Therapists operate independently from each other,

as well as, Pahrump Valley Counseling. 

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Ramona Sanchez, LCSW, LMFT

I am a clinical therapist and have been in practice since 1984. I am licensed by the Board of Examiners for Social Work Examiners and the Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners. I have two national certifications - Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) and the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). I opened Pahrump Valley Counseling in 2012. I am a resident of Pahrump and serve on the board of directors for two local community non-profit agencies - Nevada Outreach Training Organization (No to Abuse) and C.A.S.A. (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) that serves foster care children. I am a member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals.

I work with adults, children/adolescents providing individual, couple and family therapy tailoring treatment approaches to best meet needs of clients. I have extensive experience in working with persons experiencing distress in their lives due to a multitude of challenges, such as mood disorders, adjustment-related problems, relationship discord, grief/loss, divorce/separation, occupational/academic stress, trauma and other life changes. I will collaborate, if desired; with other health care professionals to best meet your treatment needs whenever possible.

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David VanDerBeek, LMFT

As your therapist, I’m interested in whatever works to get you better. The key to success in therapy is generating movement towards success in all areas of your life. Your success is defined as however you choose to define it and I will support in whatever you choose. I do not let my clients off the hook on growth. The therapy process is driven forward towards your constant and never-ending personal growth and tapping into the power within you. I expect the same growth from myself as a person and your therapist.

 I use a variety of therapeutic models and training, because I put people before approaches, always seeking whatever treatment modality will bring success to the specifics of each unique case. Your suffering is sacred ground. The complexity of any human life goes beyond all models and my primary concern is providing you with a safe space for exploring new possibilities for your life now. My preferred therapies include those I find to be most effective with most people including Emotional Freedom Technique (ie. trauma meridian tapping), youth and adult identity issues, Johnson's Emotion Focused Couples Therapy, spiritual models, Christian-based counseling and the Enneagram personality system.

My personal form of therapy that I have developed is called The Path to Peace, which I’ll be happy to teach to you. I do not give you a therapy. I gift to you a life path. I am honored to do this great work and I would be honored to assist you in any way I can. I love Pahrump and I love serving the people here.

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Nevada. I have a B.A. in Philosophy, an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have worked in residential treatment, juvenile justice, comprehensive agency treatment, and now private practice all here in southern Nevada. I am also a veteran, listed with LDS Family Services and habló español.

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