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Turning Point Recovery Staff

Ken Converse/Partner

Being the parent of a recovering alcoholic/addict I have seen the problems it causes families and I realize the importance of a good recovery program. I became a partner in Turning Point Recovery to support my son and his dream of helping people recover from addiction and restore balance and hope back into their lives. God has guided me here and I believe that through the Turning Point Recovery program that balance and hope can be restored.

Bobby Scott, M.A., L.M.F.T., C.C.A.P. - Clinical Director

Bobby Scott is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), a Certified Clinical Addictions Professional (CCAP) and an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICAADC). He holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. Bobby is a licensed minister. He is the owner and founder of Turning Point Counseling & Consulting. He is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the Mississippi Association of Addictions Professionals (MAAP).


Jimmy Franks - CEO/Owner

James (Jimmy) R. Franks founder/ president of Lighthouse Recovery Residences Inc., currently the only residential extended care homes available in Desoto County, MS. Jimmy is a retired Business Executive who has helped lead numerous small companies to success. Over the past three years he has worked closely with Clark Converse and seen lives changed. As of November 2011 he has joined Clark and his staff in their endeavor to continue to help people restore their lives as well as the lives of their families.

Allan J. Katz - Therapist

Allan J. Katz has a Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of Memphis and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. He is currently a PRN Therapist at LaPaloma Treatment Center in Memphis, a dual diagnosis rehabilitation residential facility and leads adolescent and adult groups at Turning Point Recovery in Southaven, MS and HealthQuest in Cordova, TN.

Currently he is working toward licensure as an Licensed Professional Counselor and also toward certification as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist with

Allan is the author of Addictive Entrepreneurship, a book for hard working people who want to balance their work and personal lives to live a more fulfilling, meaningful life.

He is a former President of the Direct Marketing Association of Memphis serving as a direct marketing consultant and strategist for over 25 years. He presents seminars, workshops, lectures and groups on sex and love addiction, attitude, teamwork, marital harmony and work/life issues.

Merrilee Jones - Business Manager

Merrilee Jones came to Turning Point Recovery with a wide range of work experiences and interests. Her background includes laboratory work in both hospital and addiction treatment center settings and working for several years as an office manager in a CPA practice. She attended U of M where she was an English Honors major with an Anthropology minor. Recently, she completed the coding specialist course at Delta Technical College. She did her internship at Turning Point Recovery, which led to her current position there as Billing Specialist. Her interests include history, knitting, train travel, and all things Halloween.

Danielle Johns - Patient Care Coordinator

Danielle Johns came to Turning Point Recovery with a background of working in schools and at Youth Villages in Bartlett, TN. She recently attended Delta Technical College and is a certified Coding Specialist. She completed her internship at UT Pediatrics. She brings her extensive customer service skills to the front desk of Turning Point Recovery as our Patient Care Coordinator, assisting our clients with everything from scheduling with our therapists to questions about their insurance benefits. A native of New York, Danielle has called Southaven home for over 11 years now.

Michael Douglass - Alumni/Recovery Support Coordinator

michaelMichael is the newest member of our team. He graduated from our IOP program in July while recovering from an opiate addiction. Michael is very passionate about helping other opiate addicts recover from addiction and wants to help people understand that life is worth living. He worked as a facility manager for ten years while never battling the underlying issues that come with addiction, such as depression. He is very active in the recovery community and loves doing service work for various recovery programs. He is also the head of the alumni program at TPR and is extremely close to the clients that come through the IOP program. He’s also an avid outdoorsman and loves playing golf as well as hiking with his dog.

James Long - Recovery Support Counselor

James received a Technical Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling at Southwest Tennesse Community College in 2006. He has worked the last 6 years with the Shelby County Drug Court Program under the guidance of Judge Tim Dwyer. With years of addiction himself, he brings personal knowledge of the disease of addiction which brings insight and hope to those who think nothing is left but a miserable way of life.

Jan Brucker

Jan has a considerable background in Behavioral Health as well as Sales and Marketing in the Pharmaceutical and Surgical products industry. She has a Master of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Memphis and is currently pursuing Certification in Addiction Therapy. Jan came to Turning Point Recovery after developing a successful grassroots program for treating opiate addicted clients with medical management and Intensive Outpatient therapy. She also has considerable experience in conducting Clinical Assessments, referring clients to appropriate levels of care. Jan conducts group and individual therapy for adolescents and adults who are struggling with alcohol and drug addictions. Jan claims that her greatest accomplishment is raising two healthy, happy and productive adult children and being married for 27 years!

Luanne Gilbert - Therapist


Luanne Gilbert came to Turning Point after completing her Master of Science degree in Counseling with a concentration in Rehabilitation. Her first career was in the food and beverage industry. Luanne has been an animal lover and rescuer since she was very young, bringing home wayward cats, dogs and birds to share her family’s home.

Being a therapist at Turning Point Recovery keeps her busy but Luanne continues to rescue dogs, cats, raccoons, squirrels, birds, turtles and anything else that needs a helping hand. She shares her home with six rescue kitties, two feral cats outside, a tank of fish, a cranky 35 year-old parrot, and an understanding husband and wonderful son.

Matt Ellis - M.Div., M.A., L.P.C.

Matt Ellis is a Licensed Professional Counselor with extensive clinical experience as a therapist in treating adult and adolescent clients in the inpatient, intensive outpatient, and outpatient program levels of care for multiple behavioral healthcare organizations and treatment facilities. He graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary in 2002 with a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Matt has worked for New Life Counseling Centers as an Associate Licensed Counselor offering individual, couples, and family therapy, Communicare, as a mental health therapist providing diagnostic assessments, treatment planning, and individual and group psychotherapy on an outpatient basis, and as a therapist leading mental health and chemical dependency groups in the Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) of Parkwood and Lakeside Behavioral Health Systems.


Monica Krulewitz - Therapist

Monica Krulewitz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who recently relocated to Memphis from Cherry Hill, NJ. While in New Jersey, Monica worked as a Senior Primary Therapist with inpatient, partial hospital, and intensive outpatient adults struggling with PTSD, depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, and substance abuse/dependence. Monica is very excited to be a part of Turning Point Recovery where she brings more than 10 years experience in Mental Health and Social Work. Monica earned her Master of Social Work from Fordham University, New York, NY and her Bachelor of Arts from West Chester University, West Chester, PA. She is an LCSW licensed in TN, MS, and NJ.

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  • Southaven Treatment Center: (Serving the Following Areas)
    Desoto County MS, Southaven MS, Olive Branch MS, Hernando MS, Senatobia MS, Oxford Ms, Holly Springs MS, Tunica MS, Batesville MS, Byhalia MS, Walls MS, Shelby County TN, Memphis TN, Germantown TN, Collierville TN, Bartlett TN, Lakeland TN, Arlington TN, Millington TN, West Memphis AR

Gold Seal of Approval

  • Joint CommissionTurningPoint Recovery has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.



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