Lawana Mortensen

Lawana is a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)

Intern. She is currently completing her requirements

for her expected graduation in February 2021 from

North Central University’s (NCU) MS MFT program.

She received her Bachelor’s degree from Brigham

Young University in their Family Studies Program

before taking some time off the educational path to

fulfill her family pursuits.

Lawana strongly believes in the importance of the

family and hopes to dedicate her efforts to

strengthening them. This includes working with families

on every level of their relationships: couples,

parent/child, and siblings. In all of her clinical interests,

she is most passionate about working with children and

their families.

Her individual therapeutic focus is in Dialectical

Behavior Therapy (DBT), while focusing on Gottman

Relational Strategies and Emotionally Focused Therapy

(EFT) in the relational realm. Under the supervision of

Jonathan Harrop, and support from Ashley Gaede, she intends to become certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as Sand Tray therapy to strengthen her trauma-focused strategies. 

Lawana is the mother of 6 children: 4 rambunctious boys and 2 amazing daughters. She has a love of children and has served the children in her East Valley community for the past 20 years, including 10+ years in the Boy Scouts of America, with her focus in Cub Scouts. Some of her personal interests include supporting her husband in his love of the outdoors, watching her children in their extra-curricular activities, world-wide travel, reading/learning new things, and college football.

Both her education and her family life has given Lawana a head start as a therapist. Her down to earth and straight forward approach, mixed with her personable and compassionate nature create a safe environment for children and families alike. 

Rates for Lawana

$60 /hour session

East Valley Family Therapy

21321 E. Ocotillo Rd.

Building M, Suite # 132

Queen Creek, AZ 85142

602. 759. 0512

Appointments available

Monday - Saturday

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