Karen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Family Life Educator. For the past several years, Karen has been fulfilling the role as Intensive In Home Team Leader working with children, teens and adults in the local community. She enjoys providing services in a variety of settings that include the home, school and community. Karen is passionate about areas including grief and bereavement, self-image, parent-child relationships, depression/anxiety and medical family therapy. Karen displays an enthusiastic spirit & strong desire to empower those around her.
Darryl Lanier is the Program Manager of Adult Services at Turning Point Family CARE (TPFC). He has over 10 years of experience working with individuals with mental health issues, and he received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Averett University in Danville, VA. Before relocating to Wake County in 2005, Darryl worked as a Special Education teacher in the Pittsylvania County Public School system (PCS) in Southern Virginia. While at PCS, he served as the Head Basketball Coach of the Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Team, Assistant Coach of the Varsity Boys Basketball Team, and as the Head Coach of the Girls Track Team; the latter for which he was named Coach of the Year in the Piedmont District.
Since joining the TPFC team in 2015, Darryl has played a key role in guiding the Peer Support Services program, which provides structured and scheduled activities for adults age 18 and older with Mental Health/Substance Abuse disability, before being tabbed as the Program Manager for Adult Services. He is extremely passionate about community-based mental health and the impact that it can have on consumers, as well as the community. Darryl has a well-earned reputation of being a positive motivator and supporter. For Darryl, the notion that being helpful to someone is also self healing has truly been an inspiration while managing Peer Support Services. Most of all he shares the idea of his current Program Director that Mental Health providers are servants that share the concerns of their customers, and understand the needs of the population of people that they serve.
Dr. Jarrett, a board certified psychiatrist in the state of North Carolina has been providing mental health and substance abuse services for 25 years. Dr. Jarrett brings a very "hand on" approach model to Turning Point Family CARE. Dr. Jarrett has a strong passion for the adult mental health population, and works collaboratively with the TPFC leadership team to monitor incident reports and high-risk cases. Dr. Jarrett also supervises all provisionally licensed therapist, and currently supervise four psychiatric nurse practitioners. Dr. Jarrett also has a private practice in Winston Salem and Durham, North Carolina.
Brandi S. Jones is originally from Concord, North Carolina and arrived to Durham in 1998 when entering North Carolina Central University for her undergraduate degree, in which she obtained a BA in Psychology in 2002. After a couple of years working with CAP consumers, she decided to pursue her Master’s in Agency Counseling from North Carolina Central University and graduated in 2007. She is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been working in the Behavioral Health field for 13 years within various dynamics and populations.
Her background in includes Assertive Community Treatment Team Lead(ACTT), Community Support Team Lead(CST), Intensive In-Home Team Lead(IIH), OPT, Director of Programs for SAIOP/SACOT/PSR programs, HIV Case Management Supervisor, Qualified Professional, and other Community Based Services(CBS-DD population).
For it is her philosophy that once a client and clinician establishes trust, the client is able to gain insight on the goals that they need to set for themselves, which will encourage self-responsibility/accountability. She has experience in providing person-centered interventions with children, adolescents, adults, and families that are intensive and motivational. By being empathetic to the individual’s needs and situations, Mrs. Jones utilizes person-centered, cognitive behavioral approaches, and motivational interviewing tools that can help develop self-actualization, restructuring, and positive self-redirection.
Brandi is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated and enjoys spending time with her husband and three amazing children.
Therapist, OPT Clinical Supervisor- Outpatient Services
James Todd is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 16 years of experience providing clinical and administrative services and supports to diverse individuals, and families in a variety of contexts. He believes that a primary means of change lies in developing a strong working alliance and collaborative relationship that fosters trust within treatment.
Trained in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and systemic approaches to therapy, he adapts his interventions according to the specific needs of his clients. His special interest areas include men issues, marital and premarital therapy, family preservation, mood and behavioral disorders, and gerontology. He also provides pastoral counseling for those who seek spiritual and pastoral related interventions within therapy. As a macro and micro practitioner, he is a strong advocate for expanding access to high-quality family-centered services for children, adolescents, and adults. He is dedicated to promoting social and organizational change and believes that communities are healthy and sustainable through community asset building and partnerships with well-resourced entities. As an Administrative Surveyor for CARF International, he consults with community based and faith-based organizations to ensure that best-practice standards are modeled.
His academic background includes his educational training at North Carolina State and Shaw Universities in Raleigh, North Carolina where he holds a Masters in Social Work and an undergraduate degree in adapted physical science (KT) and minor in psychology.
Program Development & Outreach Manager
Ms. Wenzel has been working in mental health for over 20 years. Ms. Wenzel was the CEO of Wellness Supports for the past 8 years, and has held senior management positions with Triumph, FYI, and the Durham Center while residing in North Carolina. Prior to North Carolina, Ms. Wenzel was a licensed therapist in Florida working with both mental health and substance abuse populations. Ms. Wenzel is dedicated to providing quality clinical care and has been a strong community advocate for individuals with special needs. Ms. Wenzel is active on the NAMI board, and other civic organizations throughout the triangle area.