Carolina Outreach is a clinician-run agency, with all of the top management positions filled by people who have directly provided—or are currently providing—community mental health services. This leadership has kept the agency client-focused throughout all of the changes that have been a part of the public mental health system over the past 13 years.
In a similar vein, Carolina Outreach has consistently hired “over-qualified” staff because of the positive impact this has on a client’s experience with treatment.
If you have a question for any of our team, please send an email to info at carolinaoutreach.com or call 919-251-9001.
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.
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.
Dr. Baloch received his adult and child psychiatry training in Richmond, VA, and Baltimore, MD, before assuming an academic psychiatry position at UNC-Chapel Hill. In addition to research and clinical work in the area of pediatric bipolar disorder, he instructed residents, fellows, and medical students. He left academics for private practice and joined Carolina Outreach in 2010. Dr. Baloch is board certified in adult and child psychiatry and currently treats both populations and supervises other medical staff in these areas.
Renee White, LCSW
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.
Rebecca Edwards-Powell, LCSW
Director of Staff Development
Ms. Edwards-Powell received her BA in Interpersonal Communications from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2003 and her MSW From UNC-Charlotte in 2008. Her background includes working with adult survivors of interpersonal violence in both group and individual therapy. Additionally, she has extensive training and experience in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to assist individuals with severe emotional dysregulation. She joined Carolina Outreach in 2008 to work with children and families. During her tenure with the agency, she has held several roles, currently overseeing the training, supervision, and professional development of all clinical staff.