Meet our Orange County facility experts! Drug treatment staff knowledgeable and experienced in facilitating rehabilitation programs for substance & alcohol abuse.

There are a variety of elements that determine the effectiveness of a residential and/or outpatient addiction treatment center. Among those elements, the clinical staff is absolutely the single most important factor throughout the overall rehabilitation process. From the initial interventionists to the therapists, counselors, physicians and so on, the staff must be “A-Number-One” if the facility is to truly excel in helping the clients. We invite you to take a moment and learn all about the amazing professionals behind the scenes that help make Turning Point Treatment Center, Inc. one of Orange County, California’s finest treatment facilities.

Jeff Benon – Executive Director


Tori DeGroote, Administrative and Program Director – Mission Viejo, CA / Counselor
Tori DeGroote, CATC IIITori DeGroote has over 6 years of experience in the addiction field building alumni and continuing care programs, serving as a marketing and outreach manager, building community connections as well as serving as a lead case manager and AOD counselor. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business as well as a CATC III in addictions counseling. Having over 8 years of personal recovery, Tori understands what it takes to obtain long-term sobriety. Her passion remains in the addiction field assisting patients and family members with long term recovery as well as being an active advocate providing addiction prevention, education and awareness programs throughout the community.

Karen Rippy Ph.D, LMFT VirtualTherapy4Couples – Consulting MFT therapist

Karen RippyDr. Karen Rippy, been providing sound advice and guidance for 30+ years. I pride myself in having family-friendly rates, flexible scheduling and prompt phone/texting responses. I am especially helpful with high intensity conflicts and offer intensive therapy sessions.

My counseling services include marriage and divorce counseling, co-parenting, child custody conflict, “Affair – Repair”, anger management and forensic psychology.

  • Nationally Recognized Marriage-Friendly Therapist
  • Expert Children and Teen Counseling
  • Parenting Angry, Confused and Defiant Teens
  • Discernment Counseling for Couples “On The Brink”
  • Stress –Anxiety – Anger Management
  • Blended family struggles
  • Child Custody Conflict
  • Modern Addictions

John Hunter – Operations Manager 
John HunterJohn came to California in 2005 from Colorado Springs CO. John has over 12 years’ experience in all aspects of Recovery Home administration and brings nearly 30 years business experience with a national food chain. John also has an AA degree in business from Blair Business College. A family man, John and his wife Regina have five children and thirteen grandchildren to whom they are deeply committed. John is very active in the Orange County sober community and believes deeply in the process of spiritual recovery. He John loves to work with people new to recovery and brings that love to Turning Point Treatment Center residents.

Clinical Team:

  • Consulting Dr. Warren R. Taff, MD – Medical Director / Consulting Physician
  • Mike Kelly, DNP
  • Patricia Osuji – CADC II
  • La Joy Brown, LVN

Services Offered

Joint Commission Accredited

Turning Point Treatment Center, Inc.