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Director Eden Males, LCSW, has been with the PRN team since 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. Eden has dedicated herself to working with professionals struggling with substance use and/or mental health issues. She identifies herself as an advocate for her client’s sobriety and has a passion for supporting healthcare professionals in their recovery journey. Eden has experience in leading support groups, teaching life skills and healthy interpersonal relationship skills, healthy family dynamics, family safety planning, and complex case management. Eden is a Texas-Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
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
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.”