It is with great pleasure that PRN for Families announces the appointment of Patricia “Trish” Ruggles, LCPC, CADC, to the position of Family Consultant. Trish comes to PRN with many years of clinical experience working with adolescents, young adults and their families. Her passion for working with young people developed soon after earning her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Trinity College in 2004; she soon set her sights on becoming a therapist. Trish earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College in 2008. She went on to work for several prominent therapeutic wilderness programs and other mental health agencies, where she honed her family systems approach.

Trish is known for her endless dedication to her clients and their growth. Through her tough yet empathetic approach, she challenges them to reach their therapeutic goals.

She brings a wealth of experience working intensively with complex family dynamics, both via parent and family coaching, family therapy, family intensive work, individual and group therapy.

Trish states, “I am excited to join the PRN for Families team, and look forward to the opportunity to use PRN’s unique family preservation model to further support families who are struggling.”

Trish lives on a lake in Maine near her family and spends most of her free time in the outdoors, frequently backpacking on the Appalachian trail. Trish is also an avid baker.

“We are thrilled to welcome Trish to the PRN team,” said Charles Elias, PRN’s Executive & Clinical Director. “She brings with her broad clinical experience, the skills to thoughtfully engage with clients, and confidence working with complex family systems. Our Family Consultants work comprehensively with intense family situations, and Trish is extremely well qualified to take on this role and bring great value and support to PRN’s families.”

Trish began her role with PRN for Families during the first week of September, and will represent PRN at several upcoming conferences this fall and winter. She can be reached at:

About PRN for Families:
PRN for Families is an accredited, home-based support program that serves families who have children or young adults who are struggling, or for whom an out-of-home placement may be necessary. Since 2003, PRN for Families has offered intensive at-home intervention, crisis support, transition and reunification services that empower and support families so that they may live together successfully and safely. To learn more about PRN for Families’ services and programs, visit