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CooperRiis at Asheville-Clinical Staff Highlight

Getting to know CooperRiis at Asheville’s Doctor of Psychiatry, Dr. Amy Zimmerman Can you please give us some background on your education and more specifically why you entered this field? “I am board certified in Psychiatry. Having a passion for mental health came as a bit of a surprise to me- I originally went to medical …Continue

Family Education Program goes Virtual

History & Vision Family Education has been a fundamental part of the CooperRiis program for as long as we have been in existence. Don Cooper and Lisbeth Riis Cooper’s founding vision included the appreciation and impact that their journey had on them and formed much of the basis for the program. Twice yearly, until this …Continue

CooperRiis at Asheville-Clinical Staff Highlight

Can you tell us about your upbringing and undergraduate experience? Where are you from? We’re curious about your fondness for the Appalachian Culture as well. I moved around a fair amount when I was a kid, bouncing around from Ohio, New York, West Virginia and Indiana. The majority of my growing up was in West …Continue

July Update-Some FAQs

Last week we proudly shared the exciting announcement of our new program opening on September 1, 2020,  “CooperRiis at Asheville.” Since then we have received a lot of inquiries, support, and questions about our plan. We are thrilled with the response and enthusiasm of our callers and we would like to share with you some …Continue

CooperRiis Launches New Insurance Driven Intensive Clinical Program

“CooperRiis at Asheville” to open September 1st, 2020 CooperRiis residential mental health treatment and healing community in Western North Carolina is pleased to introduce their new clinically intensive and insurance-driven CooperRiis at Asheville Program set to open September 1st, 2020. The CooperRiis at Asheville Program offers short-term treatment; 30-90 days, designed to promote stabilization and …Continue

CooperRiis has an EXCITING Announcement

CooperRiis will have some exciting news to share very soon. In the meantime, we are hopeful of piquing your attention and curiosity. Please reach out to Kim Nelson, National Outreach Coordinator for more information Kim.Nelson@CoooperRiis.org, click here to book time with her. Stay patient and STAY TUNED! Click here to make sure you are signed …Continue

CooperRiis is LGBTQIA+ Friendly

Here at CooperRiis we welcome all LGBTQIA+ community members. We are consistently supportive and inclusive of all our residents, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender orientation, or any other identifiable factors. If you or a loved one are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Trans or gender diverse, Queer and/or questioning, Intersexed, Agender, Asexual and or consider yourself an Ally to the community, you …Continue

Community Work & Service Program Update

Our Community Work & Service Program is rooted in the healing power of social engagement and being a part of a community. Working on crews alongside their peers and a leader from the staff, residents dedicate 20 hours a week to purposeful work, contributing to daily life at CooperRiis. This experience offers an opportunity for our residents to be a …Continue

We Stand with the Black Lives Matters Movement

These past weeks have been a difficult time for all of us. Organizations and individuals worldwide are declaring their support for peaceful protests and marking this moment as an important opportunity to turn words into action. CooperRiis believes in equity, empathy, diversity, inclusion, and kindness. We stand with the Black Lives Matters movement and feel the …Continue

Welcome New Admissions Director Michelle Nirde

By Kim Nelson, National Outreach Coordinator In mid-April, we got to welcome our new Admissions Director, Michelle Nirde, MSW to our team. I had the pleasure of visiting with her over a video call one afternoon and we got to know each other.  Michelle hails from the suburbs of Chicago and she moved to the …Continue

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