Hope, Healing, Happiness



Meet the Staff
Juracán Center, LLC
451 East 1000 South Ste B.
Pleasant Grove UT 84062
(801) 310-3091
email: juracancenter@gmail.com


Dr. Juracan Dr. Juracán has been working with adults, adolescents, couples and families for over ten years in a variety of clinical environments. He holds a bachelors degree in Marriage, Family and Human Development, a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling, and a Doctor of Psychology from accredited universities all over the country. He has worked as a Residential Treatment Center Director, Proctor Care Director, Program Director, Clinical Director and Clinical Evaluator.

He specializes in a variety of situational and clinical maladies which are common among all of us. His practice is marked by demystifying therapy and breaks the long-held belief that therapy is just for “crazy people”. His style of empathic listening, wealth of life experience, grounded clinical theory and mastery of a variety of proven clinical techniques insures his approach in session will yield the greatest client gains in the shortest period of time. He is driven by a deep desire to help people of all walks of life achieve their goal in a nonjudgmental forum of support and understanding.

During his work in various aspects of residential and outpatient treatment, Dr Juracan has gained lasting connections with dozens of referral points across the country. He has access to the entire continuum of care including: medical evaluation / support, neurological services, intensive outpatient programs, psychiatric and medication management services. He can assist in the healing process locally or, if clinically needed, assist in the assessment and referral to world-class inpatient treatment centers. Dr JuracŠn eagerly awaits the call to support and assist you in your journey. Don't wait another day to find the peace you seek. Call (801) 310-3091.

Gwen Laws Gwen Laws, CMHC

Gwen holds a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Music Education and a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling, from a National Board for Certified Counselors accredited university. She has experience with a variety of clients in multiple clinical settings. She is a Domestic Violence Treatment Program Director, and served as the chair for the Utah County Domestic Violence Coalition, where she has helped victims, perpetrators, and their families find healing. She has worked for the Utah Department of Child and Family Services, in family preservation counseling, as well as for the Department of Corrections, at the Utah State Prison, in the Excell program, which is a residential substance abuse treatment program for female inmates. Gwen is also an affiliate provider for the Network on Juveniles Offending Sexually (NOJOS) and for the Utah Department of Corrections Sex Offender Task Force. Prior to becoming a Mental Health Counselor, Gwen held a Utah Educator license, with a secondary music endorsement. While teaching in the public school system, she worked with at risk youth and youth in custody, at the Lighthouse Learning Center alternative high school.

Gwen believes that each of us is on a personal journey of experience and growth. Each journey will include experiences which impact our emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and choices. We may encounter a variety of life's obstacles, including relationship problems, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, grief, and interpersonal issues. As an experienced Clinical Mental Health Counselor, it is her goal to provide a safe, comfortable, open-minded environment in which you feel free to express yourself and to reframe and integrate your experiences in ways that encourage wellbeing, self-worth, healing, and hope.

Lura Carey Lura Carey, CMHC, RN

Lura has experience with adults and adolescents in medical hospitals, residential treatment centers and psychiatric hospitals for more than 30 years. She completed her Bachelor's degree in behavioral science at Utah Valley University and a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. She has vast experience in a variety of clinical settings as well as physical locations, working on both coasts and in Hawaii. Lura works effectively with people from all walks of life, cultures, faiths and ways of handling life's many challenges. She believes the solution to those challenges exists within the individual. Lura enjoys helping clients develop skills and knowledge needed to find and apply inner wisdom.

In addition to her career in nursing, Lura is certified in Thanatology by the Association for Death Education and Counseling. An experienced bereavement facilitator, Lura has led grief groups and educational workshops regarding managing grief in a private practice format, public format and at the mortuary level. Lura offers clients hope in the darkness of life's challenges; specializing in death / grieving, PTSD, adoption, depression, LGBT issues and anxiety disorders. If you find yourself in the path of sorrow, contact Lura. Together, you can illuminate your path and restore peace.

Jenny Johnson Jenny Johnson, CMHC

Jenny holds a Bachelorís Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Brigham Young University and a Masterís Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. She has been a director over substance abuse and mental health programs, working with a variety of clients. She is experience in adult and adolescent addiction, depression, anxiety, PTSD, interpersonal and relationship issues, and victim issues stemming from all areas of abuse; as well as additional training in trauma and domestic violence. One of her passions is running a Womenís Empowerment group, which she has done for the last three years. She served as the co-chair for the Utah County Domestic Violence Coalition during 2014. Jenny also has experience as an affiliate provider for the Network on Juveniles Offending Sexually (NOJOS) and for the Utah Department of Corrections Sex Offender Task Force. She completed two internships working with youth and adults at the Utah State Hospital and has spent time volunteering at Slate Canyon Juvenile Detention Center. She has also worked with adults with disabilities providing therapeutic recreational activities. Jenny believes in empowering individuals to have personal control over their beliefs, thoughts, emotions and behaviors in order to face and overcome lifeís challenges, develop healthy relationships, reach oneís desired goals and increase self-worth. She provides a genuine, non-judgmental and safe environment for the healing process to occur.