Mr. Brooks received his BA in Sociology from NC State University. After five years of work as a research analyst for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, he returned to school and earned his MSW from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1996. Mr. Brooks worked as a therapist providing Family Preservation Services, worked on a study of adolescent psychosis, ran a shelter and social services agency, did evaluation and policy development for NC DSS, then returned to providing in-home therapy to children and families before co-founding Carolina Outreach 13 years ago.
Thomas Reid, LCSW
Co-Director/Business Development Director
Mr. Reid has been working with At-Risk Youth and their families since 1989 in both residential and community-based services. He received his MSW from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2000. Mr. Reid worked for the OPC Area Program for eight years, specializing in crisis management, hospital diversion, and community integration for clients at risk of hospitalization. Mr. Reid has extensive experience in group therapy and individual and family therapy, and he is responsible for business development activities including mergers/acquisitions, as well as training for staff on clinical core values and crisis prevention/safety.
Ms. White received her BS in psychology from the University of Arizona in 1992 and her MSW from the University of Kentucky in 1997. She began post-graduate work as the staff therapist serving children in foster care at Butler County Children Services in Ohio. Ms. White did clinical work for eight years with the UNC Psychiatry Department, which included clinical assessment and family therapy on multiple studies with adolescents and adults experiencing psychosis and depression. Ms. White began providing in-home therapy to children and families with Carolina Outreach in 2003, then gradually assumed clinical supervision, training, and management roles as the agency grew.
Katie Wright, LCSW
Director of Programs
Ms. Wright received a BA in psychology from the University of Virginia in 1996 and an MSW from UC Berkeley in 2001. She has worked primarily with adult clients with serious and persistent mental health and substance abuse issues in both inpatient and outpatient settings, including Forensic ACT services in the San Francisco Bay area. She joined Carolina Outreach in 2004, and, in addition to providing clinical supervision, develops the programming and services for adults and transition-age youth at Carolina Outreach.
Dr. Therese Garrett, Medical Director
Dr. Therese Garrett received her BS in psychobiology and BA in philosophy from the University of Southern California in 1999. She then obtained her MD from the University of California-San Francisco in 2004. She completed her general psychiatry residency at the Harvard Longwood program, and fellowship training in child/adolescent psychiatry at UCSF. She has worked in both outpatient and crisis settings in community mental health, through the SF Department of Public Health, as the medical director for the Foster Care Mental Health program and San Francisco Child Crisis.
Most recently she has worked as an outpatient psychiatrist in college mental health at North Carolina State University. Throughout her professional career she has been involved in supervision and training of psychiatry residents and fellows, both as volunteer faculty at UCSF and adjunct clinical faculty at UNC. Dr. Garrett is excited to begin this next phase of her professional career working with the Carolina Outreach team.