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Social Work & Counseling

Rana Zeiden, LMSW

Originally from Houston, Texas and First-Generation Lebanese, Ms. Zeidan is a Licensed Master of Social Work with over 9 years of experience in the field of social work and 6 years in clinical, mental health. Prior to coming to Del Valle ISD, Zeidan worked in intensive, mental health hospitalization programs, housing, and higher education. She offers non-traditional approaches to therapy with specialities in adventure-based therapy, mentorship, and positive youth development.

Zeidan is currently wrapping up her PhD in Education as a way to bridge the gap between community and the mental health world. She applies an experiential, humanistic approach to her therapeutic style in an effort to meet the needs of those she works with. Zeidan is a proud fur mom of 3 Golden Retrievers who love to travel, swim, and hug.

Rana Zeidan, LCSW
Social Worker
John P. Ojeda Middle School
(512) 386-3512

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Tara Barnes, Counselor

Tara Barnes is a Florida native who moved to Austin in 2015. She received her Master's in School Counseling in 2013 and has worked in education, case management, and school counseling since then. Her passion is helping young people believe in themselves and overcome barriers to live happy and healthy lives. She loves animals, going to comedy shows, anything outdoors, and working out at OrangeTheory.

Tara Barnes
Counselor, John P. Ojeda Middle School

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