Jonathan Harrop, LMFT

Jonathan is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a board approved supervisor for MFT’s in the State of Arizona, as well as, the owner, supervisor, and a therapist for East Valley Family Therapy. Jonathan is also an Approved Supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists.


He received his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University, a second Master’s degree in Bible and Ministry from Lubbock Christian University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development from Brigham Young University.


Jonathan currently serves as a Chaplain in the Arizona Army National Guard and has counseled with hundreds of our country’s servicemen and women around matters related to trauma, relationships, and faith. 



Jonathan is an experienced facilitator and the most often requested Chaplain to facilitate the marriage retreats for the Arizona Army National Guard. He has facilitated dozens of marriage and family weekend retreats to strengthen the most important relationships of those who serve and sacrifice so much to support and sustain this country's freedoms. 

Rates for Jonathan

$150 /hour session

$225 /1.5 hour session (Ideal for couples sessions).

Michele Mulcahy, LAMFT

Michele's passion is helping people find healing and peace

as well as enhancing their ability to successfully connect

with others in a meaningful and satisfying way. She

specializes in anxiety and depression symptoms, whether

caused by major childhood or adult trauma, simply feeling

stuck in an undesirable place in life or somewhere in

between. Michele is currently under the supervision of

Jonathan Harrop and is in training for Emotionally Focused

Therapy (EFT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and

Reprocessing (EMDR). She plans to become nationally

certified with the respective governing international


Michele has experience working with couples to create a

stronger and more satisfying connection by creating a

safe place for the couple to have open honest conversations. Often this involves processing past hurts and identifying the maladaptive response patterns within each individual and between them as a couple. For some couples, one person or both have experienced some form or level of trauma that requires additional attention. Michele is currently in the process of becoming certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to improve her work with those needing to clear out difficult or even traumatic mental and emotional blocks. 

Rates for Michele

$130 /hour session

4 hour Couple Intensive sessions

Discounted at $110 /hour session. 

Ashley Lynch Gaede, LPC

Ashley has a great understanding of the human need for

belonging. Humans are biologically wired to need

connections/relationships with others for optimal growth

and development. Often, negative life experiences, inability

to self-regulate our emotions, attachment difficulties,

self-esteem or other mental health concerns, negatively

affect the way we interact with and respond to others,

causing difficulties in building and maintaining those positive

relationships that we need. Ashley is able to work together

with parents and their children to improve those


Through the therapeutic modalities of EMDR, DBT, Sand

Tray, and others, Ashley is able to assist individuals in

learning and implementing coping skills to self-regulate

emotions, identify those experiences, circumstances, and

thoughts that negatively impact daily functioning and then process towards resolution for improved functioning and life enjoyment.

Rates for Ashley

$150 /hour session

$100 /NFB session

$250 Initial QEEG

Laura Rice, LAC


Laura is inspired by Carl Roger’s quote,

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a

direction not a destination.

And it shows in her work. Kind and compassionate, Laura

walks side by side with those she counsels with. The whole

person means a great deal to her, and she considers the

holistic health of each individual and meets her clients where

they are at. Her office is a safe space for individuals, couples

and families to work toward improving their relationships,

mindset and everyday life.


In Good Hands

Laura is experienced working with children, teens, adults, and

their families. She specializes in depression, anxiety, mood

disorders, relationship issues, trauma and behavioral

concerns. Never one to push, she works with her clients

towards their personal goals at a pace that is both comfortable for them and responsive to where they are at.



Laura is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC). She received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and School Counseling from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, PA. Showing her commitment to excellence, Laura went on to receive an Applied Behavioral Analysis Certification through Penn State University, which lends her to a greater capacity to understand complex behaviors in children.  


Laura has worked for more than 15 years as a counselor in a variety of settings such as public and private school systems, family homes, partial hospitalization and inpatient facilities. She has a proven track record of helping parents and teachers understand the complex behaviors and needs of their children.  


Personal Life

Laura is a very calm and collected gal. Highly intelligent, she somehow balances her brains with a compassionate nature that wins you over in your first meeting with her. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, she and her family relocated to AZ in 2009 and have loved AZ living ever since. Laura and her husband have been married since 2002 and have 4 children and 2 dogs.  A soccer mom through and through, she enjoys family time, running, and the great outdoors.

Rates for Laura

$120 /hour session

Heather Richards, MFT Intern

Heather excitedly joins the East Valley Family Therapy team

as a student intern under the supervision of Jonathan Harrop,

LMFT. Heather has begun training in Emotion Focused

Therapy (EFT) and has attended an EFT externship as the

first step towards becoming a certified EFT therapist.

She is passionate about helping couples understand

their negative relationship patterns and helping them find

new ways of expressing themselves to their partner. Heather

believes when couples learn how to turn toward each

other and truly express their needs, a secure relationship

begins to develop. This will allow for both partners to grow

into the best version of themselves, together. She aspires to

help individuals, couples, and families work through conflicts,

feel safe and comfortable expressing themselves, and

ultimately reach their relationship goals.


Heather strives to create a safe and welcoming space for

clients to thrive both personally and relationally. She is

inspired and honored by the courage taken to reach out and invite her on this personal journey - to seek support in the face of pain, loss, relationship struggles, or uncertainty. She has adopted a client-centered, attachment-focused lens in her work and looks forward to walking side by side with each client and couple on their path toward healing.

Rates for Heather

$60 /hour session

Lawana Mortensen, MFT Intern

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, she intends to become certified in

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

(EMDR) as well as Sand Tray therapy to strengthen her

trauma-focused strategies with children.

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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Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm