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Director Brittany Lash, LPC, joined PRN in September 2017. She received her Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. Brittany has dedicated many years to help individuals with severe and persistent mental health and substance abuse concerns in Washington D.C., Maryland, San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin. She has a history of coalition building within her local communities for the benefit of her clients. Brittany is a member of the Texas Crisis Intervention Team Association and presented at their state conference in 2017. She has also presented on addiction at various conferences including the American Counseling Association Conference in 2008. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas.
Emily Abel, LCSW, joined the PRN team in April 2011. She received her Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. Emily has dedicated many years to families and children in Texas, working to find a safe placement for children who have been subject to abuse/neglect, substance abuse, and conflict in their family systems. She also has experience in providing psychiatric services and working with individuals who have been hospitalized due to medical illness or injury. Emily is a Texas-Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
“Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.”
–H. Jackson Brown
Eden Males, LMSW, joined the PRN team in February 2012. She graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Our Lady of the Lake University in December 2014. Eden has a true passion for advocacy and contributed much of her time at Texas State to groups such as University Ally’s and Students Against Child Sex Trafficking. She has experience in leading support groups, teaching life skills and healthy interpersonal communication, and complex case management. Eden also volunteers in her free time with teen parents and the homeless population.
Tara Russell, LMSW, joined the PRN team September, 2017. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and went on to earn her Master’s at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work. Tara has a background working with people diagnosed with a variety of mental health diagnoses including anxiety, depression, substance use disorder, bipolar disorder, autism, and more. She has provided a variety of therapeutic support for clients such as social skills, coping skills, and other techniques that enhance client’s quality of life. She has done medical social work and has experience in providing case management, discharge, and referral options for clients.
“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.”