CooperRiis Healing Community

October 17, 2022

CooperRiis is a nonprofit, residential healing community located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Since 2003, we’ve been helping adults living with mental health challenges achieve their highest levels of functioning and fulfillment through a powerful recovery approach combining clinical therapies, purposeful work, community service, education, and holistic integrative wellness practices.

CooperRiis offers a person-centered, strength based, approach to recovery. Our programming focuses on the resident’s strengths and we help them to craft a dream statement that outlines their hopes for the future and serves as a roadmap along the resident’s recovery journey. Recovery planning is created in collaboration with the resident and regularly addressed and revised if necessary throughout a resident’s stay with us.

CooperRiis’ clinical component offers several therapeutic modalities for residents. We offer psychiatry, nursing, therapists for group and individual therapy, as well as recovery coordinators who serve as case managers for our residents; coordinating the overall treatment experience for our residents which includes family involvement. CooperRiis offers a full continuum with four levels of care. CooperRiis at Asheville is a clinically intensive, short-term program (45-90 days) that accepts out-of-network insurance benefits.

The Mill Spring Farm campus is a long-term program (3-6 six months) and is a therapeutic work-based program. We also offer our residents a transitional living option called the Asheville Community Program, with five different houses available in the Greater Asheville area. Our final level of care is CooperRiis Support for community members who are able to live independently in Asheville, but would still benefit from a connection to our clinical and community services to support their mental health.

CooperRiis treats adults 18+ with Anxiety Disorders, Neurodiversity/Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Dual Diagnosis, Major Depressive Disorders, Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD), and Schizophrenia & Schizoaffective Disorders.